Now that we’ve got the rankings and projections for the Top 25 Overall, Top 50 Overall and Top 75 Overall players for fantasy basketball 2012/13 all wrapped up, it’s time to get to the top 100! Right around pick 76, you’ve got the core of your team already in place but the next few rounds you’ll be filling it out and they can make you or break you so these rounds are important. Don’t let these next few rounds break you! Drago couldn’t break Rocky. Remember that? As they touched gloves in Rocky IV, Drago said, “I must break you.” Rocky looked scared and nervously walked back to his corner. Then when the bell rang Drago beat the living crap out of him in the first round and Rocky said, “He’s not human”, but in the end we found out that Drago was just a man and it was Rocky who was not human. Ironic drama! Sweet. Anyway, as a reminder, look at these rankings in terms of rounds. The rankings are more of a feel of where in the draft these players should be taken. From 76-100, you’re still going to find some real nice value. Eric Gordon comes in at number 76 and he’s a real wildcard. He can get you first or second round value and win you the league but he could also get you no stats and break you. Undoubtedly, he’ll most likely go higher in most drafts but this is where I’d feel comfortable grabbing him, if I were to grab him, I mean. Ok, ok, off to the top 100! Let’s get to it!
76. Eric Gordon – Here’s what I said last December about EG: The list of ailments over the past couple of years isn’t very short … fractured wrist, viral infection, bad shoulder, sore leg (sore leg!?), turned ankle, the sneazies, etc. Ok, ok, I made up the sneazies, fine. If you’re feeling brave then hit up EG, you may need an EKG if he gets hurt again but are you feeling lucky, punk? Turns out you needed an EkG. Sigh. Anyways, so far this October it’s more of the same for EG. I don’t know about you but he probably won’t be on any of my teams. Unless it’s bargain basement I mean, which it won’t be.
Projections: 22 ppg/2.8 apg/3.5 rpg/.450/.795/1.2 spg/120 3s/12 blk/3 tov (if healthy)
77. Kris Humphries – I may like Kris Humphries a little bit more than other, um, experts but it’s not like I want to marry him or anything, said Kim Kardashian.
Projections: 11 ppg/10.5 rpg/1.5 apg/.485/.740/.6 spg/0 3s/80 blk/1.7 tov
78. Isaiah Thomas – I’m pretty excited about Isaiah Thomas this year and I don’t mean that in a sexual harassment kind of way.
Projections: 15 ppg/5.3 apg/3 rpg/.410/.835/120 3s/.9 spg/8 blk/2.3 tov
79. Tyson Chandler – I think his 11.3 ppg average last year will regress this year and that’s why I have him just a notch below Joakim Noah but if you absolutely must rate Tyson higher, I’m cool. Like Joe.
Projections: 10 ppg/9.4 rpg/1 apg/.590/.710/.8 spg/0 3s/98 blk/1.5 tov
80. Wesley Matthews – If you read me daily last year I was pretty hard on Wes throughout the season and rightfully so. Franly, he was disappointing despite hitting 2 threes per. I’m a bit higher on him this year though for a bounce back. Consider him a slight sleeper. Who doesn’t love a good sleeper? Unless it’s a pull out. I hate those pull out sleepers, they always kill my back.
Projections: 14.5 ppg/1.7 apg/3.5 rpg/.445/.850/1.5 spg/130 3s/15 blk/1.5 tov
81. Carlos Boozer – Not to sound like Debbie Downer or anything but he’s really just some points and boards at this point. Toss in FG, I’ll give you FG, too. Oh, and around a steal per. Meh. Useful. I’ll give him useful.
Projections: 16 ppg/9 rpg/2.2 apg/.510/.720/.9 spg/0 3s/20 blk/2.5 tov
82. Jeff Teague – Devin Harris was brought in to back up Teague so I wouldn’t have a problem if you bumped him down slightly here. His mother might have a problem with it but I’m cool. I’d take him though. I mean I really, really don’t like Devin Harris!
Projections: 13 ppg/5.2 apg/3 rpg/.470/.785/75 3s/1.5 spg/35 blk/2.1 tov
83. Anderson Varejao - When you start to become more famous for your haircut, headband and injury proninity (made up word!) than for your fantasy prowess, you’ve got issues. Anderson, don’t go there, man, don’t do it. Step up, brah! It’s now or never, brah. Are you listening, Anderson?
Projections: 10.5 ppg/10 rpg/1.5 apg/.530/.665/1 spg/0 3s/75 blk/1.5 tov
84. Kenneth Faried – I’m a pretty big fan. Kenny is a firecracker! Pow! Or something like that. No, but seriously folks, double-double potential with a block and a steal is pretty good stuff! He’ll be higher on this list next year. Fo’ shizzle!
Projections: 12.5 ppg/9.5 rpg/1.5 apg/.560/.670/.9 spg/0 3s/100 blk/1.7 tov >>>>> optimistic but can get there with the minutes
85. Kemba Walker - As a starter last year, Kemba averaged 14.5 ppg/4.9 apg/5 rpg/.352/.798/1.4 3pm/1 spg/.5 bpg/2.3 tov. Sweet! I mean except the FG, blech. Hey, you can’t have it all, man. Greedy!
Projections: 13.5 ppg/4.9 apg/4.5 rpg/.385/.795/105 3s/1 spg/20 blk/2.3 tov
86. Brandon Knight – The FG is a concern but he should get regular playing time. Who doesn’t like regular playing time?
Projections: 13 ppg/4.3 apg/3.5 rpg/.395/.765/110 3s/.8 spg/10 blk/2.6 tov
87. JaVale McGee – If I come out of any auction/draft with JaVale as my number 1 center I’ll probably be feeling a little uncomfortable, like when I wear tiny whiteys instead of boxer shorts. He’s perfect as a 2nd center because he could end up exploding and win you your league. If he ends up back in the dog house playing 20 minutes a night, you can still live with it. Just an observation. That’s what I do, I observe!
Projections: 10.5 ppg/8.5 rpg/1 apg/.535/.570/.6 spg/0 3s/180 blk/1.5 tov
88. JJ Hickson – Knock, knock. Who’s there? Opportunity. Opportunity who? You only get one shot, do not miss your chance to blow. This opportunity comes once in a lifetime yo (You better). Oops, sorry, I lost myself in the moment. Where was I? Oh, right, JJ. In 14 April games, J.J. averaged 33.1 mpg/14.9 ppg/9.2 rpg/1.4 apg/.506/.707/.4 spg/1.1 blk. As an aside, the year before last, JJ averaged 31.9 mpg/16.8 ppg/10.8 rpg/.7 spg/.7 bpg in 26 games after the All Star Break. Coincidence? Hmmmm. Maybe he’s just a second half player. Or maybe this is the year he puts together a full season of solid ballin’. We’ll see!
Projections: 13.5 ppg/8 .2rpg/1.5 apg/.475/.670/.5 spg/0 3s/65 blk/2.3 tov
Projections: 12 ppg/5.8 apg/3.2 rpb/.440/.810/95 3s/.8 spg/8 blk/2.3 tov
90. Raymond Felton – Hey, Raymond Felton is a Knick again! Remember two years ago when he was on the Knicks, he was like the best fantasy point guard like ever. Yeah, not so much now. Oh, andJason Kidd is on the team without a hot wife sitting court side so that’s kind of a drag.
Projections: 11.5 ppg/6 apg/3 rpg/.420/.800/80 3s/1.2 spg/10 blk/2.6 tov
91. Nikola Pekovic - Klay Thompson, Gordon Hayward, Nikola Pekovic. If you read me daily last year, these are just a few names who I told you to scoop up quick, quick before your league mates had any clue. If you listened, chances are you probably had some fantasy glory! I know many of you did. Anyway, don’t be shy on Pek this year, go ahead, draft him, it’s ok. Go on now, run along.
Projections: 14 ppg/7.5 rpg/1 apg/.550/.735/.6 spg/0 3s/60 blk/1.8 tov
92. Rodney Stuckey – Despite his talent, I didn’t give Rodney his due respect for fantasy simply because Ben Gordon was always around to eat into his minutes a bit and that annoyed me. This year, who’s going to take his minutes? Terrance Williams? Nah. Will Bynum? Kim English? Burp.
Projections: 15 ppg/3.9 apg/3 rpg/.435/.840/1 spg/45 3s/15 blk/2.2 tov
93. Luis Scola – Hola, Luis, this is the Rocket’s GM, we’re going to amnesty you, amigo … Yeah, sure, you pulled that mierda with me last year when you said you traded me to New Orleans, you can’t fool me, bud …
Projections: 17 ppg/8.5 rpg/2.5 apg/.500/.755/.6 spg/0 3s/35 blk/2 tov
94. Michael Beasley – Yeah, I know, go ahead, curse me out for putting B-Easy this high. Go for it, man, curse me. I can’t hear you anyway, unless you cursed me in the comments. Then my feelings might get hurt. Michael is one year removed from averaging 19.2 ppg with starter’s minutes. He’ll be starting in Phoenix and should see 30ish minutes of burn. 2+2=4. You feel me, homes?
Projections: 17 ppg/5.8 rpg/2.1 apg/.450/.760/.7 spg/70 3s/50 blk/2.7 tov
95. Jason Terry – Do you remember that show The White Shadow? Oh my god, I friggin’ loved that show. Greatest high school basketball show in the history of television, bar none. Every week, the kids on the team did something really stupid and then Coach Reeves and the guidance counselor would have to bail them out of trouble. One episode taught me not to drink alcohol, another episode taught me not to deal drugs, another episode taught me not to steal stuff. Hell, I didn’t even need parents, I just watched The White Shadow and it taught me all I needed to know about life. I’m also sure Coolidge could have gone pro without a doubt if he hadn’t contracted that nasty STD (another lesson learned!). Salami or Hayward going pro? Eh, not so much. Oh and why didn’t Coach Reeves ever hook up with the guidance counselor? There was definitely sexual tension there. Anyhoo, Jason Terry is a modern day Thorpe. Tell me I’m wrong, I dare you, I double-dog dare you, man. Will be the C’s 6th man.
Projections: 15 ppg/3.5 apg/2 rpg/.450/.850/1.1 spg/115 3s/15 blk/2 tov
96. Glen Davis – He’s starting at PF for Orlando but I have him listed on the Top 25 Center rankings since he’s mostly likely C eligible in your league. He’s also pretty fat but so is Roy Nelson from the UFC and he does pretty good (well!).
Projections: 14 ppg/8 rpg/1 apg/.450/.700/1 spg/0 3s/40 blk/1.1 tov
98. DeAndre Jordan – Let’s take a look at what young DeAndre can do for you. Blocks. Check. Rebounds. Check. Field Goal. Check. Points. Not so much. Steals. A little bit. Assists. Not at all. Threes. None! Free throw. Negative (literally!). Add it all up and he’s limited! But for what he do, he be useful. Ebonics!
Projections: 7.5 ppg/8 rpg/.5 apg/.620 FG/.500 FT/.5 spg/0 3s/160 blk/1.5 tov
99. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist - Knock, knock. Who’s there? Opportunity. Opportunity who? Opportunity for minutes, that’s what! His college numbers at Kentucky don’t jump out at you as a stud but the minutes should be there in Charlotte. You can probably expect some growing pains early in the season, said Kirk Cameron.
Projections: 14 ppg/5.5 rpg/2.5 apg/.455/.755/1 spg/30 3s/60 blk/2.5 tov
100. Kawhi Leonard - What happens when the coach falls in love with you? You usually get stalked, that’s what. Just kidding. No I’m not. As a starter last year Kawhi averaged 26.1 mpg/8.6 ppg/5.4 rpg/1.3 apg/.480/.770/1.3 spg/.8 3pm/.4 bpg/.8 tov. I expect improvement pretty much across the board this season. Keep your eye on him mid to late, y’all.
Projections: 11 ppg/6 rpg/2 apg/.475/.780/1.5 spg/80 3s/40 blk/1.3 tov
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