Way too early fantasy basketball rankings for 2015-2016 NBA
It’s about that time to come out with the fantasy basketball rankings for 2015-2016… well, it will be in a few months, but that doesn’t matter to me and all the other fantasy basketball fanatics out there! While others are eating heavy meals of fantasy baseball and football, I wanted to give my fellow fantasy basketball owners who have been eliminated in the playoffs, something to snack on. This is already a somewhat crazy idea to begin with, so why not throw in some crazy names that just may break in to the first round. As Babe Ruth used to say, “swing big, miss big.”
Top 10 Fantasy Basketball Rankings
1. Anthony Davis, NO PF/C
The unibrow will be the unanimous No. 1 pick next year. Call it way to early, but back to back-to-back MVP awards are right around the corner.
2. Stephen Curry, GS PG/SG
Chef Curry has really got it cooking heading into this year’s playoffs. Curry, the best player on the best team in the NBA has a game that needs to be seen in order to be believed.
3. Russell Westbrook, OKC PG
Russ has been dropping triple-doubles like popcorn kernels from a full bag. His mad game, meaning both good and angry, assures him a spot in the Top 5… Move over Durant, looks like they got a new sheriff in OKC.
4. James Harden, Hou SG/SF
The handles of a point guard, the shot of a shooting guard, and the strength of a power forward. No wonder he makes it look easy to drop 40 points, grab 8 boards, and dish out 12 assists any given night.
5. LeBron James, Cle SF/PF
LeBron has not ranked this low on a list since his rookie season. Concerns of rest down the stretch and aging knees has LeBron in the five spot.
6. Chris Paul, LAC PG
No Blake Griffin, no problem, just throw more lobs to DeAndre. What else do I need to say, he’s Chris freaking Paul, the face of assisting.
7. DeMarcus Cousins, Sac PF/C
George Karl may have finally found a way to unleash the beast, and what a beast he is out in Sacramento. A better supporting cast would only boost his value.
8. Nerlens Noel, Phi PF/C
Cheese-steak, the liberty bell, Rocky, and Nerlens Noel… That’s about all Philly has to be proud of. At least it’s not Detroit.
9. John Wall, Was PG
The ultra talented guard seems to be hitting his prime. His combination of passing and defense gives him a slight nod over Kyrie Irving.
10. Jimmy Butler, Chi SG/SF
Jimmy is one of those players who was forced to deliver and was able to preform with flying colors. Given Rose’s checkered past and Jimmy’s development, look for a changing of the guard in Chi Town.
Jahlil Okafor, Duke C
Given his success in the big dance, no I’m not talking about Shaq, it would not be a surprise to see Jahlil shine in his first year in the association. I like to take risks, and it has paid off for me every year in fantasy. Don’t be surprised if Okafor sneaks in the first round of some bold rankings.