Now that we have the rankings and projections for the Top 100 Overall players for fantasy basketball 2012/13 in the books, let’s move onto the end game, the rounds where you may very well win or lose your league, the rankings and projections for the next 100! Let’s start with numbers 101-125, shall we? We shall. Who said that?
101. Ricky Rubio – I’m as big a fan as anyone but his FG% still lacks severely and he’ll likely be eased back into the lineup in December. Hopefully, he’ll be back up to speed by the turn of the year though! You’re so handsome, Ricky.
Projections: 11 ppg/8.5 apg/4 rpg/.385/.810/1.9 spg/.7 3pm/.2 bpg/3.2 tov
102. Jared Dudley – Good peoples of fantasy hoops land, I submit to you the forgotten shooting guard in Phoenix who disappointed last year. His name is Jared Dudley, not to be confused with Chris Dudley, he of the underhanded free throw which was really embarrassing. Jared was a sleeper heading into last year but he disappointed. Sniff. Can you say post-sleeper sleeper? Wheeeeeee.
Projections: 14.5 ppg/2 apg/4.5 rpg/.480/.770/1 spg/120 3s/30 blk/1.5 tov
103. Greivis Vasquez - My Greivis is not with Vasquez! As long as Austin Rivers doesn’t cut into his time, I mean. Anyway, I give him this ranking counting on Eric Gordon getting hurt. If that happens, GV will probably see combo minutes, too. Right? We are so clever. If you don’t think I’m so clever, feel free to drop him down below Darren Collison and George Hill. Your call.
Projections: 11.5 ppg/6.5 apg/2.5 rpg/.435/.825/1 spg/75 3s/5 blk/3 tov
104. George Hill – Coach likes him running the point as the starter. I like him running the point as the starter. You like him running the point as the starter. Now let’s all scream for ice cream! Fine, that made no sense but whatever. Anyway, he’s worth a bit more in tov leagues. D.J. Augustin aint (isn’t!) bad though so that concerns me a bit. Just sayin’ (saying!).
Projections: 12 ppg/5 apg/3.5 rpg/.440/.780/.9 spg/90 3s/25 blk/1.8 tov
105. Darren Collison – Darren Collison is about as exciting as paint drying on the wall. Dude is still living off his two month run when he filled in for Chris Paul in 2009. He’s useful though! Kind of …
Projections: 10.5 ppg/4.5 apg/3 rpg/.450/.845/55 3s/1 spg/10 blk/2.5 tov
106. Derrick Favors - I’m not going to lie, I’m not the biggest fan of Flava Favors but I see other, um, experts love him. He’s improving from year to year but the problem is he’s got two studs playing alongside him (ahead of him!) in Utah’s front court. I don’t know, maybe I’m missing something. Maybe I’m not! He’ll be useful though and if Paul Millsap or Al Jefferson ever go down, watch out!
Projections: 10.5 ppg/8 rpg/1 apg/.500/.680/1 spg/0 3s/105 blk/1.8 tov
107. Tristan Thompson - I like the upside that he brings. Boards and blocks, oh, and minutes to be had on a bad team. What more do you want? If you’re scared, draft David West here instead, I’ll pray for you.
Projections: 11.5 ppg/8 rpg/1 apg/.455/.622/.6 spg/0 3s/90 blk/2 tov
108. Hedo Turkoglu - I know I have him a bit higher than you might find elsewhere but here’s the deal: Dwight Howard. Gone. Ryan Anderson. Gone! Shots. Available! I’d expect useful, yet unspectacular, numbers out of him. Um, yay?
Projections: 11.5 ppg/4.5 rpg/4.2 apt/.425/.725/.8 spg/125 3s/35 blk/2.1 tov
109. Thaddeus Young - Thaddeus is a versatile man. He can play a little bit everywhere so he should see minutes as usual. He’s not going to knock your socks off or anything like that but slow and steady at the end of the draft could win you the race. Or it may not. Psyche!
Projections: 13 ppg/5.2 rpg/1.3 apg/.500/.755/1 spg/0 3s/40 blk/1.5 tov
110. David West – West fell off a cliff last year and crushed the hopes and dreams of many a fantasy owner. I don’t know if he will regress from 12.8 ppg/6.6 rpg but I don’t see much progression either. Sigh. On the plus side, he’s filthy rich!
Projections: 13 ppg/6.5 rpg/2 apg/.500/.825/.8 spg/0 3s/50 blk/2 tov
111. Gerald Henderson – Gerald is hard-nosed! Don’t you love how players get reputations for no real reason. The black guy is athletic. The white guy is hardworking and crafty. The Asian guy will out-think you. Anyway, feel free to bump G-Hen down a notch or two for a 3 point specialist if you’re in need late.
Projections: 15 ppg/2.4 apg/4 rpg/.455/.770/.9 spg/20 3s/30 blk/1.9 tov
112. Trevor Ariza – Everyone knows that Trevor is well known for his three point shooting ability. There’s only one problem though. Last year he hardly hit any of them! Here’s the thing, if you draft a guy who hasn’t had a FG% over .412 since the 2009 season, at least make sure you get some threes out of him. Am I right or am I right? Rhetorical! If you’re real desperate for steals, a smattering of boards, a few assists late in your draft or auction then Trevor is your man. Just move him along quick quick if he gets off to a hot start. Your percents will thank you.
Projections: 10.7 ppg/5.2 rpg/2.8 apg/.400/.700/1.6 spg/70 3s/40 blk/2 tov
113. J.R. Smith – For now, it appears he’ll be coming off the bench but will do what he do in 27ish mpg anyway. It’s raining threes, hallelujah!
Projections: 12.5 ppg/2.5 apg/3.8 rpg/.420/.730/1.3 spg/130 3s/15 blk/1.3 tov
114. DeMar DeRozan - Outside of points you’re looking at pretty much an empty line night in and night out. I’ve never been a huge fan and I’m not sure we’ll see any improvement with Toronto’s depth at SG and SF. Unless you’re desperate for points, it would behoove you to tread carefully here. You’ve been behooved!
Projections: 16 ppg/3.1 rpg/2 apg/.455/.810/.8 spg/30 3s/30 blk/2 tov
115. Harrison Barnes - My Magic 8 Ball, who moonlights as a crystal ball in Manhattan on weekends, sees a bit of a slow start for Harrison but, much like Klay Thompson last year, a fantasy bonanza could be in the offing after a month or three. Grab him late but temper expectations for November and December. You feel me, son? Feel free to grab one of the old guys below him if you’re feeling conservative. Wuss.
Projections: 13 ppg/4.5 rpg/2 apg/.425/.740/1.1 spg/90 3s/25 blk/2.5 tov >>> Rough educated estimate
116. Luke Ridnour - Health permitting he should get most of the run at the point until Ricky Rubio comes back and when Brandon Roy, inevitably, gets hurt he’ll see some combo minutes. You could do worse!
Projections: 11.5 ppg/4.5 apg/2.5 rpg/.440/.870/1.1 spg/75 3s/20 blk/1.8 tov
117. O.J. Mayo – New life in Dallas but Roddy Beaubouis, or Boobwah if want to get all French about it, looms. Delonte West looms. I don’t know, I like him though, he seems like a nice man.
Projections: 13.5 ppg/2.5 apg/3 rpg/.425/.785/1.2 spg/115 3s/25 blk/2 tov
118. Mike Dunleavy - Young Tobias Harris is the only thing standing in the way of Dunleavy and solid minutes at the small forward position for Milwaukee. That said, I like his chances to be a decent late round grab given his situation. To get you all pumped up I checked out what he did as a starter last year. Here you go: 30 mpg/10.3 ppg/4.3 rpg/4 apg/.320 FG (anomaly!)/.769 FT/1 spg/1.7 3pm. But hecman, he only started 3 games last year. Fine, but now you’re just nitpicking!
Projections: 12.5 ppg/3.5 rpg/2.5 apg/.460/.810/.5 spg/120 3s/10 blk/1.2 tov
119. Jason Richardson – There’s Q-Rich, there’s J-Rich, there’s Pooh Rich. I just say they are all rich. Count on mid to high 20s mpg for J-Rich and solid threes but not much more. Sniff.
Projections: 11.5 ppg/2 apg/3.5 rpg/.435/.730/1 spg/130 3s/30 blk/1.5 tov
120. Omer Asik – Wanna know what’s funny about Omer Asik this year? He’s the guy that every expert hypes so much as a sleeper that he ends up being over drafted. Don’t be that guy! That said, he’s a nice sleeper this year. Doh!
Projections: 7.5 ppg/9 rpg/1.5 apg/.480 FG/.500 FT/1.2 spg/0 3s/130 blk/1.5 tov >>>>> semi-educated guess!
121. Evan Turner – Other, um, experts, have young Evan much higher but I’m hesitant, man. You’ve got Dorrell Wright, you’ve got Thad Young who can slide to the 3, you’ve got Nick Young and Jason Richardson who could play together with Jrue Holiday if the Sixers decide to go small at times. I don’t know, man. It seems a bit crowded. Consistency may be an issue. Prove me wrong, Evan!
Projections: 12 ppg/6 rpg/2.8 apg/.440/.720/.8 spg/20 3s/50 blk/1.8 tov
122. Jordan Crawford – Once John Wall comes back around Thanksgiving, he’ll be fighting for minutes with Bradley Beal but, for now, I’ll go ahead and give the nod to the experienced player. Don’t forget, JC is still only 23. Keep an eye on this one though, y’all.
Projections: 14.5 ppg/3 apg/2.5 rpg/.410/.800/1.spg/100 3s/8 blk/2.2 tov
123. Dion Waiters – Looks like he may have won the starting shooting guard job. I like him a bit even though I’ve never met him.
Projections: 11 ppg/3.1 rpg/3 apg/.390/.770/.8 spg/45 3s/10 blk/2 tov >>>> Hard to say, man, hard to say.
124. Tony Allen – Tony, Tony, Tony has done it again! Done what, you ask? Why he stole the ball, of course. He’s not your prototypical two guard because he hits virtually no threes but as an end game option you could definitely do worse. Just ask MarShon Brooks.
Projections: 10 ppg/1.5 apg/4 rpg/.475/.780/1.8 spg/15 3s/40 blk/1.8 tov
125. Jonas Valanciunas – Andrea Bargnani and Valanciunas defending on the same team. Sounds like chop liver to me but what do I know? Anyway, I like this kid, keep your eye on him. Just one eye is sufficient. Use the other eye to read that Playboy magazine if you’d like. Whatever floats your boat.
Projections: 9 ppg/6 rpg/2 apg/.500/.800/.5 spg/0 3s/80 blk/2.0 tov >>>> Hard to predict, man, hard to predict.
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