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					 FANTASY HOOPS DRAFTOLOGY 2010
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                        October 20, 2010

                                         Top 50 Overall     UQB           Top 50 Overall    UQB
 Table of                            1 Chris Paul           1182     26 Pau Gasol           758
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 Contents                            2 Kevin Durant
                                     3 LeBron James
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                                                                     27 Carmelo Anthony
                                                                     28 Andrew Bogut
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                                                                                            780    You Win By
Page 1: Top 50 Regardless of
                                     4 Dwyane Wade           925     29 Rudy Gay            727    Obtaining Value With
Position
Page 2: Ultimate Stat, Draft         5 Dirk Nowitzki         953     30 Brandon Roy         637
                                                                                                   Every Pick!
Board decoder                        6 Rajon Rondo           810     31 Joe Johnson         672
Page 3: Guard rankings               7 Kobe Bryant           778     32 Luol Deng           727    We at FantasyDrafthelp.com
Page 4: Center rankings              8 Dwight Howard        1017     33 David West          733    always emphasize the wisdom of
Page 5: Forward rankings             9 Chris Bosh            953     34 LaMarcus Aldridge   708    our VIP approach to drafting:
Page 6: Suggested league            10 Zach Randolph         947     35 Chauncey Billups    670    information and process lead to
guidelines, 2010 fantasy                                                                           value. Of course, value is the
                                    11 Gerald Wallace        914     36 John Salmons        655
hoops overview                                                                                     single most important component
Page 7: Don’t Be That Guy,          12 Andre Iguodala        781     37 Caron Butler        661
                                                                                                   of drafting or auctions. Even in
2010 Undervalued and Over-          13 Marcus Camby          992     38 David Lee           711
                                                                                                   the fantasy industry, this point is
valued Players, Players most        14 Stephen Curry         773     39 Mike Miller         796    often overlooked.
disproportionately valuable in      15 Deron Williams        727     40 Josh Smith          676
points-only leagues                 16 Amar'e Stoudemire     643     41 John Wall            NA    In most cases, titles are won by
Page 8: 2010 FDH Mock Draft                                                                        patiently accruing value throughout
                                    17 Troy Murphy           878     42 Baron Davis         683
and analysis                                                                                       a draft or auction. During the Infor-
Page 9: FDH 2010-2011 NBA           18 Brook Lopez           680     43 Beno Udrih          690
                                                                                                   mation stage, fantasy owners
overall projections                 19 Danny Granger         789     44 Raymond Felton      660
                                                                                                   compile information about players
Page 10: FDH NBA power              20 Tim Duncan            824     45 Manu Ginobili       650    at individual positions. Process
rankings. Lebron analysis           21 Steve Nash            712     46 Jason Terry         672    involves comparison of players
Page 11: FDH All-NBA Team           22 Jason Kidd            987     47 Jason Richardson    652    across all of the positions.
for the 2000s decade and
                                    23 Yao Ming              NA      48 Paul Pierce         667
projected team for the 2010s                                                                       We put a tremendous amount of
Page 12: Correlation of top         24 Monta Ellis           734     49 Blake Griffin        NA
                                                                                                   hard work into our draft board,
players to NBA titles               25 Kevin Love            822     50 Al Jefferson        381
                                                                                                   and you do also. As such, you
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players in NBA                            FantasyDrafthelp.com/                                    labors and adhere to your draft
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               Guard Rankings
   Player                Exp   UQB    Rk    GP   PPG    Rk    Reb   Rk    Ast    Rk    Stl   Rk    Blk   Rk FG% Rk       3%    Rk FT% Rk TO       Rk
 1 Chris Paul              1   1182    1    45   18.7   13T   4.2   15T   10.7    2    2.1     3   0.2   25T 49.3 6     40.9    6T 84.7 12 2.5    31T
 2 Dwyane Wade             2   925     3    77   26.6    2    4.8    10    6.5    10   1.8    5T   1.1     1 47.6 13    30.0    40 76.1 37 3.3
 3 Rajon Rondo             8   810     4    81   13.7    38   4.4   13T    9.8    4    2.3     1   0.1       50.8 2     21.3       62.1     3.0   40T
 4 Kobe Bryant             4   778     7    73   27.0    1    5.4     5    5.0    27   1.6    9T   0.3   11T 45.6 22    32.9    36 81.2 26 3.2
 5 Andre Iguodala          6   781     6    82   17.1    18   6.5     1    5.8   14T   1.7    7T   0.7     2 44.3 30    31.0    39 73.3     2.7   33T
 6 Stephen Curry           5   773     8    80   17.5   16T   4.5    12    5.9   12T   1.9     4   0.2   25T 46.2 17    43.7     2 88.5 5 3.1
 7 Deron Williams 1X       3   727     10   76   18.7   13T   4.0   17T   10.5    3    1.3   17T   0.2   25T 46.9 16    37.1   25T 80.1 29 3.3
 8 Steve Nash              7   712     12   81   16.5   24T   3.3   28T   11.0    1    0.5         0.2   25T 50.7 3     42.6     4 93.8 1 3.6
 9 Jason Kidd              9   987     2    80   10.3         5.6     4    9.1    5    1.8    5T   0.4    5T 42.3 40T   42.5     5 80.8 28T 2.4   28T
10 Monta Ellis 2X         13   734     9    64   25.5    3    4.0   17T    5.3   23T   2.2     2   0.4    5T 44.9 24T   33.8   32T 75.3 40 3.8
11 Brandon Roy            10   637     28   65   21.5    5    4.4   13T    4.7   31T   0.9   35T   0.3   11T 47.3 15     33     35 78 32T 2       15T
12 Joe Johnson            12   672    18T   76   21.3    6    4.6    11    4.9   28T   1.1   26T   0.1       45.8 19T   36.9    27 81.8 23 1.9    13T
13 Chauncey Billups       11   670     20   73   19.6   11T   3.1   33T    5.6   19T   1.1   26T   0.1       41.8       38.6    15 91.0 3 2.4     28T
14 John Salmons           25   655     25   81   15.4   33T   3.3   28T    2.8         1.2   22T   0.3   11T 44.1 33T   38.2   18T 83.0 18 1.5     8T
15 Caron Butler           22   661     23   74   16.3   26T   6.2    2T    2.1         1.6    9T   0.3   11T 42.8 37T   29.0       83.8 15 2.2    24T
16 Mike Miller                 796     5    54   10.9         6.2    2T    3.9   33    0.7         0.2   25T 50.1 4      48      1 82.4 19 2.1    17T
17 John Wall             33     NA          NA    NA          NA           NA          NA          NA         NA         NA         NA      NA
18 Baron Davis           19    683     16   75   15.3   35    3.6   24T    8.0    6T   1.7    7T   0.6     3 40.6       27.7       82.1 21T 2.8   36T
19 Beno Udrih            40    690     14   79   13.0   39    2.8    38    4.7   31T   1.1   26T   0.1       49.4 5     37.7   21T 83.7 16 1.7    11T
20 Raymond Felton        26    660     24   80   12.1         3.6   24T    5.6   19T   1.5   12T   0.3   11T 45.9 18    38.5    16 76.3 36 2.1    17T
21 Manu Ginobili         16    650     27   75   16.5   24T   3.8   21T    4.9   28T   1.4   14T   0.3   11T 44.1 33T   37.7   21T 87.0 8 2.1     17T
22 Jason Terry           38    672    18T   77   16.6   21T   1.8          3.8   34T   1.2   22T   0.2   25T 43.8 35    36.5    29 86.6 9 1.4      6T
23 Jason Richardson 3X   28    652     26   79   15.7    31   5.1    7     1.8         0.8   37T   0.4    5T 47.4 14    39.3    12 73.9     1.2     4
24 Derrick Rose          15    508          78   20.8     7   3.8   21T    6.0   11    0.7         0.4    5T 48.9 7     26.7       76.6 35 2.8    36T
25 Kevin Martin          23    578    33    46   20.6    8T   3.6   24T    2.4          1    32T   0.1       41.7       33.3    34 87.6 7    2    15T
26 Marcus Thornton             688    15    73   14.5    36   2.9    37    1.6         0.8   37T   0.2   25T 45.1 23    37.4   23T 81.4 25 1.0     1T
27 Gilbert Arenas        30T   382          32   22.6     4   4.2   15T    7.2    8    1.3   17T   0.3   11T 41.1       34.8    31 73.9     3.7
28 Darren Collison        34   607    30    76   12.5         2.5          5.7   16T   1.0   32T   0.1       47.7 11T   40.0     8 85.1 11 2.7    33T
29 Tyreke Evans           18   565          72   20.1   10    5.3    6     5.8   14T   1.5   12T   0.4    5T 45.8 19T   25.5       74.8     3.0   40T
30 Jose Calderon               667    21    68   10.3         2.1          5.9   12T   0.7         0.1       48.2 9     39.8   10T 79.8 30T 1.5    8T
31 George Hill                 699    13    78   12.4         2.6   39T    2.9         0.9   35T   0.3   11T 47.8 10    39.9     9 77.2 34 1.3      5
32 Jrue Holiday                677    17    73    8.0         2.6   39T    3.8   34T   1.1   26T   0.3   11T 44.2 31T   39.0    13 75.6 38T 2.1   17T
33 Stephen Jackson       17    576    34    81   20.6   8T    5.0    8     3.7    36   1.6    9T   0.5     4 42.3 40T   32.8    37 77.9 33 3.2
34 Leandro Barbosa             582    32    44    9.5         1.6          1.5         0.5         0.3   11T 42.5 39    32.4    38 87.7 6 1.1      2
35 Mike Conley                 601    31    80   12.0         2.4          5.3   23T   1.4   14T   0.2   25T 44.5 28T   38.7    14 74.3     2.1   17T
36 Russell Westbrook      14   459          82   16.1    28   4.9    9     8.0    6T   1.3   17T   0.4    5T 41.8       22.1       78.0 32T 3.3
37 Aaron Brooks           20   525          82   19.6   11T   2.6   39T    5.3   23T   0.8   37T   0.2   25T 43.2 36    39.8   10T 82.2 20 2.8    36T
38 Vince Carter           37   609     29   75   16.6   21T   3.9   19T    3.2    37   0.7         0.2   25T 42.8 37T   36.7    28 84.0 14 1.4     6T
39 O.J. Mayo             30T   573    35T   82   17.5   16T   3.8   21T    3.0   38T   1.2   22T   0.2   25T 45.8 19T   38.3    17 80.9 27 2.2    24T
40 Ray Allen 4X           27   662     22   80   16.3   26T   3.2   30T    2.6         0.8   37T   0.3   11T 47.7 11T   36.3    30 91.3 2 1.6      10
41 Eric Gordon            35   513          62   16.9   19T   2.6   39T     3    38T   1.1   26T   0.2   25T 44.9 24T   37.1   25T 74.3     2.3    27
42 Devin Harris           29   517          64   16.9   19T   3.2   30T    6.6    9    1.2   22T   0.3   11T 40.3       27.7       79.8 30T 2.8   36T
43 Jamal Crawford        30T   573    35T   79   18.0    15   2.5          3.0   38T   0.8   37T   0.2   25T 44.9 24T   38.2   18T 85.7 10 1.7    11T
44 Rodrigue Beaubois           725     11   56    7.1         1.4          1.3         0.5         0.2   25T 51.8 1     40.9    6T 80.8 28T 1      1T
45 Brandon Jennings 5X   24    501          82   15.5   32    3.4   27     5.7   16T   1.3   17T   0.2   25T 37.1       37.4   23T 81.7 24 2.4    28T
46 Evan Turner                  NA          NA    NA          NA           NA          NA          NA         NA         NA         NA      NA
47 Tony Parker                 386          56     16    29   2.4          5.7   16T   0.5         0.1       48.7 8     29.4       75.6 38T 2.7   33T
48 Mo Williams           21    497          69   15.8    30    3    35T    5.3   23T    1    32T   0.3   11T 44.2 31T   42.9     3 89.4 4 2.5     31T
49 Jameer Nelson         36    547          65   12.6    40    3    35T    5.4   21T   0.7          0        44.9 24T   38.1    20 84.5 13 2.1    17T
50 Andre Miller          39    490          82   14.0    37   3.2   30T    5.4   21T   1.1   26T   0.1       44.5 28T   20.0       82.1 21T 2.1   17T
51 Rodney Stuckey              507          73   16.6   21T   3.9   19T    4.8    30   1.4   14T   0.2   25T 40.5       22.8       83.3 17 2.2    24T
52 J.R. Smith 6X               463          75   15.4   33T   3.1   33T    2.4         1.3   17T   0.3   11T 41.4       33.8   32T 70.7     1.9   13T
                 Center Rankings
   Player              Exp    UQB Rk GP PPG Rk Reb Rk Ast                 Rk Stl     Rk Blk    Rk FG% Rk        3%     Rk FT% Rk TO          Rk
 1 Dwight Howard        3     1017   1 82 18.3     4 13.2      1    1.8   7T 0.9     3   2.8   1    61.2   1    0.0        59.2        3.3
 2 Marcus Camby         7T    992    2   74 7.5         11.8   2    2.5    1   1.3   1    2    3    47.5        28.6   4   63.9 14 1.2       2
 3 Amar'e Stoudemire    1     643    9   82 23.1   1    8.9    10    1    14T 0.6 7T      1         55.7   7    16.7   5   77.1   5    2.6
 4 Brook Lopez          2     680 7T 82 18.8       2    8.7    11 2.3     3T 0.7     4T 1.7    5T 49.9     13   0.0        81.7   2    2.5   15
 5 Yao Ming             6     NA         NA NA          NA          NA         NA        NA         NA          NA         NA          NA
 6 Andrew Bogut 1X      9T    780    3   69 15.9   6    10.2   4    1.8   7T 0.6 7T 2.5        2     52    11    0         62.9 15 1.9 12
 7 Al Horford           4     660 7T 81 14.2 10         9.9    5    2.3   3T 0.7 4T 1.1 15T 55.1           8    100        78.9   3    1.5 4T
 8 Marc Gasol           9T    701 5T 69 14.6       9    9.3    7T   2.4    2    1    2   1.6   7T 58.1     4     0          67    13    2    13
 9 Joakim Noah          7T    701 5T 64 10.7 13         11     3    2.1    5   0.5 9T 1.6      7T 50.4 12        0         74.4   8    1.8 8T
10 Samuel Dalembert     13    711    4 82 8.1           9.6    6    0.8        0.5   9T 1.8    4    54.5   9    N/A        72.9   11 1.5     4T
11 Greg Oden 2X               NA         NA NA          NA          NA         NA        NA         NA          NA         NA          NA
12 DeMarcus Cousins           NA         NA NA          NA          NA         NA        NA         NA          NA         NA          NA
13 Andrew Bynum         12    637 10T 65     15    7T   8.3 12T 1.1 12T 0.5 9T 1.5 11T               57    5T    0          74    9T 1.8 8T
14 Andrea Bargnani      5     472        80 17.2   5    6.2         1.2   11 0.3         1.4   13    47         37.2   3   77.4   4    1.5 4T
15 Chris Kaman          9T    456        76 18.5   3    9.3    7T 1.6     9T 0.5     9T 1.2    14 49.0     15   0.0        74.9   7    2.9
16 Andris Biedrins            637 10T 65     15    7T   8.3 12T 1.1 12T 0.5 9T 1.5 11T               57    5T    0          74    9T 1.8 8T
17 Mehmet Okur                511 13 73 13.5       11 7.1      15 1.6     9T 0.5     9T 1.1 15T 45.8            38.5   2 82.0     1    1.7   7
18 Emeka Okafor         15    502 14 82 10.4       14 9.1      9    0.7        0.7   4T 1.6    7T 53.1     10 N/A          56.2        1.4   3
19 Robin Lopez                496 15 51 8.4             4.9         0.1        0.2        1         58.8   3     0         70.4 12 0.8       1
20 Kendrick Perkins           534 12 78 10.1       15 7.6      14 1.0     14T 0.3        1.7   5T 60.2     2    0.0        58.2        2.1   14
21 Roy Hibbert          14    452        81 11.7   12 5.7           2.0    6   0.4   15 1.6    7T 49.5     14 50.0     1 75.5     6    1.8   8T
22 Tiago Splitter 3X          NA         NA NA          NA          NA         NA        NA         NA          NA         NA          NA

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   Player              Exp   UQB    Rk    GP   PPG    Rk    Reb    Rk    Ast   Rk    Stl   Rk    Blk   Rk    FG%    Rk     3%    Rk    FT%    Rk    TO    Rk
 1 Kevin Durant          1    951     4   82   30.2     1   7.6     20   2.8   14T   1.4   7T    1.0   12T   47.6    28   36.5    12   90.0     2   3.3
 2 LeBron James          2   1107     1   76   29.7     2   7.3    22T   8.6     1   1.6   2T    1.0   12T   50.3    18   33.3   19T   76.7    28   3.4
 3 Dirk Nowitzki         3   1096     2   81   25.0     4   7.7    18T   2.7   16T   0.9   26T   1.0   12T   48.1    24   42.2     2   91.5     1   1.8   23T
 4 Chris Bosh          11T    953     3   70   24.0     6   10.8     6   2.4    21   0.6         1.0   12T   51.8    12   36.4    13   79.7    21   2.4
 5 Zach Randolph       13T    947     5   81   20.8     7   11.7   1T    1.8   32T   1.0   22T   0.4         48.8    21   28.9    30   77.9   23T   2.2   35T
 6 Gerald Wallace 1X    8T    914     6   76   18.2    16   10.0     9   2.1   23T   1.5   4T    1.1   9T    48.4    22   37.1    11   77.6    25   2.3   39T
 7 Troy Murphy         16T    878     7   72   14.6    30   10.2     7   2.1   23T   1.0   22T   0.5   36T   47.2   29T   38.4     7   79.8    20   1.4   6T
 8 Danny Granger         4    789    11   62   24.2     5   5.5     37   2.8   14T   1.5   4T    0.8   22T   42.8         36.1    14   84.8     5   2.5
 9 Tim Duncan          13T    824     9   78   17.9   17T   10.1     8   3.2   9T    0.6         1.5    5    51.9   10T   18.2    39   72.5    38   1.8   23T
10 Kevin Love           25    822    10   60    14     34    11      5   2.3    22   0.7   38T   0.4         45.1          33     22   81.5    12    2    31T
11 Pau Gasol             5    758    12   65   18.3   14T   11.3     3   3.4     7   0.6         1.7    2    53.6   7T      0           79     22   2.2   35T
12 Carmelo Anthony       7    739    13   69   28.2     3   6.6     26   3.2   9T    1.3   10T   0.4         45.8    38   31.6   26    83.0    10   3.0
13 Rudy Gay            16T    727   15T   80   19.6    10   5.9    33T   1.9   30T   1.5   4T    0.8   22T   46.6    34   32.7   23    75.3    32   2.1   33T
14 Luol Deng            26    727   15T   70   17.6    20   7.3    22T   2.0    29   0.9   26T   0.9   18T   46.7    33   38.6    6    76.4    29   1.9   28T
15 David West          11T    733    14   81   19.0    12   7.5     21   3.0    13   0.9   26T   0.7   28T   50.5   16T   25.9   35    86.6     3   2.1   33T
16 LaMarcus Aldridge   20T    708    19   78   17.9   17T   8.0     17   2.1   23T   0.9   26T   0.6   33T   49.5    20   31.3   27    75.7   30T   1.3    5
17 David Lee             6    711    18   81   20.3     8   11.7   1T    3.6     6   1.1   16T   0.5   36T   54.5     5   0.0          81.2    13   2.3   39T
18 Josh Smith 2X         7    676    22   81   15.7    24   8.7     13   4.2     2   1.6   2T    2.1    1    50.5   16T   0.0          61.9         2.4
19 Paul Pierce          15    667    23   71   18.3   14T    4.4         3.1    12   1.2   12T   0.4         47.2   29T   41.4    3    85.2    4    2.3   39T
20 Blake Griffin       40T    NA          NA    NA           NA          NA          NA          NA           NA           NA           NA          NA
21 Al Jefferson         10    381         76   17.1    21   9.3     12   1.8   32T   0.8   34T   1.3    6    49.8   19    0.0          68.1         1.8   23T
22 Michael Beasley            607   28T   78   14.8    29   6.4     28   1.3         1.0   22T   0.6   33T   45.0         27.5    32   80.0   19    1.7   16T
23 Jeff Green          23T    659    25   82   15.1   26T   6.0     32   1.6   36T   1.3   10T   0.9   18T   45.3   40    33.3   19T   74.0   36    1.7   16T
24 Kevin Garnett       20T    705    20   69   14.4    31    7.3   22T   2.7   16T    1    22T   0.8   22T   52.1    9     20    36T   83.7    7    1.5   11T
25 Channing Frye        36    825     8   81   11.2         5.3    39T   1.4         0.8   34T   0.9   18T   45.1         43.9     1   81.0   14    0.9   3T
26 Anthony Randolph     28    713    17   33   11.6   40T    6.5    27   1.3         0.9   26T   1.6   3T    44.3          20    36T   80.2   18    1.5   11T
27 Danilo Gallinari    16T    619    27   81   15.1   26T   4.9          1.7   34T   0.9   26T   0.7   28T   42.3         38.1   8T    81.8   11    1.4   6T
28 Carlos Boozer        8T    576    33   78   19.5    11   11.2    4    3.2   9T    1.1   16T   0.5   36T   56.2    3    N/A          74.2   35    2.7
29 Lamar Odom 3X        31    678    21   82   10.8         9.8    10    3.3    8    0.9   26T   0.7   28T   46.3   35    31.9   25    69.3         1.8   23T
30 J.J. Hickson               88          81   8.5          4.9          0.5         0.4         0.5   36T   55.4    4    0.0          68.1         1.1    4
31 Trevor Ariza        23T    590    31   72   14.9    28    5.6   35T   3.8    5    1.8    1    0.6   33T   39.4         33.4    18   64.9         2.2   35T
32 Carl Landry         32T    662    24   80   16.8    22   5.9    33T   0.8         0.7   38T   0.8   22T   53.6   7T    33.3   19T   80.6   15T   1.7   16T
33 Andrei Kirilenko    32T    636    26   58   11.9    39    4.6         2.7   16T   1.4   7T    1.2   7T    50.6    15   29.2    29   74.4   33T   1.4   6T
34 Luis Scola                 602    30   82   16.2    23   8.6     14   2.1   23T   0.8   34T   0.3         51.4    15   20.0   36T   77.9   23T   2.0   31T
35 Wilson Chandler            581    32   65   15.3    25    5.4    38   2.1   23T   0.7   38T   0.8   22T   47.9   26T   26.7    33   80.6   15T   1.7   16T
36 Andray Blatche       22    607   28T   81   14.1   32T   6.3     29   2.1   23T   1.1   16T   0.9   18T   47.9   26T   29.6    28   74.4   33T   2.3   39T
37 Nene Hilario 4X      19    539    39   82   13.8   35T   7.7    18T   2.5   19T   1.4   7T    1.0   12T   58.7     2   0.0          70.4    40   1.5   11T
38 Al Harrington       37T    559   36T   72   17.7    19   5.6    35T   1.5   38T   0.9   26T   0.4         43.5         34.2   17    75.7   30T   1.8   23T
39 Rashard Lewis        27    567    35   72   14.1   32T   4.4          1.5   38T   1.1   16T   0.4         43.5         39.7    5    80.6   15T   1.5   11T
40 Boris Diaw           39    541    38   82   11.3         5.2          4.0    4    0.7   38T   0.7   28T   48.3   23    32.0   24    76.9    27   2.2   35T
41 Josh Childress             NA          NA    NA           NA          NA          NA          NA           NA           NA           NA          NA
42 Paul Millsap         29    559   36T   82   11.6   40T   6.8     25   1.6   36T   0.8   34T   1.2   7T    53.8     6   11.1   40    69.3         1.4   6T
43 Antawn Jamison       30    570    34   66   18.7    13    8.4    16   1.3         1.1   16T   0.3         46.1    37   34.4   16    64.7         1.4   6T
44 Corey Maggette      40T    484         70   19.8     9   5.3    39T   2.5   19T   0.7   38T   0.1         51.6    13   26.0   34    83.5    8    2.4
45 Jason Thompson      37T    463         75   12.5    38   8.5     15   1.7   34T   0.6         1.0   12T   47.2   29T   10.0         71.5   39    1.9   28T
46 Hedo Turkoglu 5X    34T    443         74   11.3          4.6         4.1    3    0.7   38T   0.4          41          37.4   10    77.4   26    1.7   16T
47 Derrick Favors             NA          NA    NA           NA          NA          NA          NA           NA           NA           NA          NA
48 Wesley Johnson             NA          NA    NA           NA          NA          NA          NA           NA           NA           NA          NA
49 Elton Brand         34T    299         76   13.1   37    6.1    31    1.4         1.1   16T   1.1   9T    48.0    25   0.0          73.8   37    1.7   16T
50 Nicolas Batum              496   40    37   10.1          3.8         1.2         0.7   38T   0.7   28T   51.9   10T   40.9    4    84.3    6    0.7     1
51 Travis Outlaw              474         34    9.1          3.6          1          0.5         0.5   36T   39.1         38.1   8T    83.1    9    0.9   3T
52 Tyrus Thomas               314         54    9.4          6.2   30     1          1.2   12T   1.6   3T    46.2   36      0          68.6         1.7   16T
53 Kenyon Martin              387         58   11.5          9.4   11    1.9   30T   1.2   12T   1.1   9T    45.7   39    27.6   31    55.7         1.6    15
54 Thaddeus Young             342         67   13.8   35T    5.2         1.5   38T   1.2   12T   0.2          47    32    34.8   15    69.1         1.9   28T
55 Amir Johnson 6X            317         82   6.2          4.8          0.6         0.5         0.8   22T   62.3    1    0.0          63.8         0.8     2
Suggested League Guidelines
We recommend that you hold your auction or serpentine-style draft with 10 owners, selecting 12 players (4 guards, 4 for-
wards, 2 centers). In case of an auction, use a financial system that allots an average of $11 per player.

Our preferred style of play is head-to-head rotisserie, in which teams compete on a week-to-week head-up basis. Recom-
mended categories are points, rebounds, assists, steals, blocks, 3-pointers, 3-point percentage, field goal percentage, free
throw percentage and least turnovers. First place in each category would yield 10 points, second place 9 points, etc.

A rotating tiebreaker category should be utilized in the case of a 5-5 category tie. The starting lineup should consist of 2
guards, 2 forwards and 1 center.



2010 Fantasy Hoops Overview
^ The crop of #1 centers is a bit deeper than usual, but not to a huge degree. If you lose out on one of them, there are some
#2s that have the upside to jump a tier this year and a few #3s that could likewise graduate to become #2s.

^ Forwards and guards are similar in terms of top-tier depth, but they part ways on the next level: there are only a few
guards with the all-around statistical game to rate as #2s, while forwards are deeper at that point and remain so all the way
to the bottom of the #4 tier.

^ LeBron James has been the best all-around fantasy player over the past few years and while his skills remain at that level
— if not at a point of still-continued improvement — uncertainty over the specific nature of his role with the “Big Three” in
Miami must knock him from the top spot as part of a “better safe than sorry” philosophy. Chris Paul is ready to contend for
the top spot even without that dynamic at work and Kevin Durant’s lightning-quick improvement curve puts him right there
as well.

^ A perusal of the “Overvalued” list (Page 7) indicates that there are some impressive young point guards whose all-around
statistical games have not yet matured to the level of public perception. Players such as Aaron Brooks, Derrick Rose and
Russell Westbrook will surely realize these expectations someday — but it would be foolhardy to value them as such right
at the start of the 2010-11 season.



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2010 Undervalued and Overvalued Players
UNDERVALUED GUARDS: Leandro Barbosa, Jose Calderon, Darren Collison, Raymond Felton, George
Hill, Jrue Holliday, Mike Miller, Jason Richardson, Jason Terry, Marcus Thornton, Beno Udrih, John Wall

OVERVALUED GUARDS: Ray Allen, Aaron Brooks, Jamal Crawford, Tyreke Evans, Eric Gordon, Devin
Harris, Stephen Jackson, OJ Mayo, Andre Miller, Jameer Nelson, Derrick Rose, Russell Westbrook, Mo Wil-
liams

UNDERVALUED FORWARDS: Michael Beasley, Chris Bosh, Wilson Chandler, Luol Deng, Channing Frye,
Blake Griffin, JJ Hickson, Kevin Love, Troy Murphy, Anthony Randolph, Zach Randolph, Luis Scola

OVERVALUED FORWARDS: Carmelo Anthony, Trevor Ariza, Andray Blatche, Elton Brand, Danilo Galli-
nari, Nene Hilario, Antawn Jamison, Al Jefferson, David Lee, Rashard Lewis, Paul Millsap, Josh Smith, Jason
Thompson, Hedo Turkoglu

UNDERVALUED CENTERS: Marcus Camby

OVERVALUED CENTERS: Andrea Bargnani, Chris Kaman, Roy Hibbert

Players Most Disproportionately Valuable in Points-Only Leagues
GUARDS: Ray Allen, Gilbert Arenas, Aaron Brooks, Vince Carter, Jamal Crawford, Tyreke Evans, Eric
Gordon, Devin Harris, Stephen Jackson, Kevin Martin, OJ Mayo, Derrick Rose (ironic, since he plays so well
at the point), Rodney Stuckey

FORWARDS: Carmelo Anthony, Al Harrington, Antawn Jamison, David Lee, Corey Maggette

CENTERS: Andrea Bargnani, Andris Biedrins, Chris Kaman

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2010 FDH Mock Draft and Analysis
           Russ                Steve               Samm                 Rick                Jason          This draft was held on
             1                   2                    3                   4                   5
                                                                                                           October 16, 2010.
 1      Chris Paul         Kevin Durant         Dirk Nowitzki       LeBron James        Dwight Howard
                                                                                                           Participants were as
 2     Andrew Bogut         Monta Ellis          Jason Kidd          Steve Nash         Andre Iguodala
                                                                                                           follows:
 3    Gerald Wallace      Marcus Camby        Chauncey Billups      Troy Murphy         Danny Granger
 4     Caron Butler          David Lee           Luol Deng           Kevin Love         John Salmons
                                                                                                           1 Russ Cohen from
 5      Josh Smith        Raymond Felton        Blake Griffin     LaMarcus Aldridge      Derrick Rose
                                                                                                           Sportsology & Card
 6     Kevin Martin        Kevin Garnett        Manu Ginobili        Beno Udrih          Jason Terry
                                                                                                           Corner Club
 7    Danilo Gallinari      Vince Carter        Jrue Holiday      Marcus Thornton        Trevor Ariza      2 The FDH New York
 8    Jamal Crawford        Devin Harris      Leandro Barbosa     Samuel Dalembert      Gilbert Arenas     Bureau Steve Cirvello
 9     Lamar Odom          Al Harrington        Nene Hilario        Jose Calderon       Josh Childress     3 FDH Entertainment
10   Jason Thompson         Tony Parker      DeMarcus Cousins     Stephen Jackson       Andrew Bynum       E d i tor S a m an th a
11     Chris Kaman         Channing Frye        Mehmet Okur          Carl Landry          Boris Diaw       Jones
12      J.R. Smith          Roy Hibbert        Travis Outlaw       Andris Biedrins      Tyrus Thomas       4 FDH Managing Part-
          Mike V                Jeff                 Tim               Mike P                Nate          ner Rick Morris
             6                   7                    8                   9                   10           5 FDH Senior Editor
 1    Dwyane Wade           Kobe Bryant         Rajon Rondo         Stephen Curry         Chris Bosh       Jason Jones
 2       Yao Ming         Deron Williams       Zach Randolph        Brook Lopez       Amar'e Stoudemire    6 FDH Niche Sports
 3   Carmelo Anthony        Tim Duncan          Brandon Roy          Rudy Gay             Pau Gasol        Contributor Mike Vili
 4      Mike Miller         David West           Al Horford           John Wall          Joe Johnson       7 FDH Lounge Digni-
 5     Tyreke Evans         Baron Davis      Russell Westbrook       Jeff Green         Darren Collison    tary Jeff Maslanich
 6      Al Jefferson     Jason Richardson        Paul Pierce         Marc Gasol          Joakim Noah       8 FDH Lounge Digni-
 7    Michael Beasley        Ray Allen          J.J. Hickson         O.J. Mayo           Eric Gordon       tary Tim Foust
 8      Greg Oden          Carlos Boozer        Mike Conley          Paul Millsap     Anthony Randolph
                                                                                                           9 FDH Lounge Digni-
 9 Brandon Jennings        Rashard Lewis      Antawn Jamison         George Hill       Corey Maggette
                                                                                                           tary Mike Ptak
10    Hedo Turkoglu       Andrea Bargnani      Andrei Kirilenko    Wilson Chandler      Aaron Brooks
                                                                                                           10 FDH Lounge Digni-
11    Jameer Nelson          Luis Scola         Andre Miller        Evan Turner          Mo Williams
12   Thaddeus Young       Kendrick Perkins      Robin Lopez        Derrick Favors        Elton Brand
                                                                                                           tary Nate Noy

Here are some round-by-round notes from the proceedings:
ROUND 1: LeBron’s not the consensus #1 player anymore, but seeing him drop to #4? Samm made it happen! It was also a bit
surprising seeing Kobe drop to #7. Rondo and Curry cracked the Top 10, probably not for the first time in one of our drafts.
ROUND 2: Mike P indulged his youth/upside fetish by pairing Lopez with Curry. Jeff put together a daring guard-guard combo in
the first two rounds. Owners toward the end of the round had to reach a bit just to keep from getting shut out on top guards.
ROUND 3: Russ, Steve, Rick, Jason and Jeff cleaned up on some nice forward value.
ROUND 4: With the top tier of centers gone, Tim started in on the next level. Rick kept value-picking at forward, taking his third.
ROUND 5: Another forward, Rick? Really! This was a round dominated by youth and upside.
ROUND 6: The final players from the FDH Top 50 disappeared here, as did a few more second-tier centers.
ROUND 7: Aside from Ray Allen, the second half of the round was dominated by youthful high-upside wishes.
ROUND 8: Coincidentally, former college teammates Mike Conley and Greg Oden were taken two picks apart here.
ROUND 9: Jeff, Tim and Nate all augmented their scoring punch greatly here.
ROUNDS 10-12: Samm finally took her centers here! Turner and Favors rounded out a typical Mike P team.


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FDH 2010-11 NBA Overall Projections
NOTE: Last year’s record is in     CONFERENCE QUARTERFINALS
parentheses.                       Miami over Cleveland in 4
                                   Chicago over Charlotte in 5                              Twitter.com/
EASTERN CONFERENCE                 Boston over Milwaukee in 6
ATLANTIC DIVISION                                                                          TheFDHLounge
X-Boston 52-30 (50-32)             Orlando over Atlanta in 6
New York 37-45 (29-53)             LA Lakers over Phoenix in 5                                 Taste our
Philadelphia 36-46 (27-55)         Portland over Dallas in 7
Toronto 30-52 (40-42)              San Antonio over Houston in 7                                Tweets!
New Jersey 29-53 (12-70)           Oklahoma City over Utah in 7

CENTRAL DIVISION                   CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS
X-Chicago 53-29 (41-41)            Miami over Orlando in 6
                                                                                           SteveKallas.com
Y-Milwaukee 42-40 (46-36)
                                   Chicago over Boston in 6                                    Covering the
Y-Cleveland 38-44 (61-21)
Indiana 31-51 (32-50)              LA Lakers over Oklahoma City in 7                          intersection of
Detroit 21-51 (27-55)              Portland over San Antonio in 6                            sports, ethics and
SOUTHEAST DIVISION                 CONFERENCE FINALS                                            the law like
X-Miami 59-23 (47-35)              Miami over Chicago in 6                                   NOBODY else can.
Y-Orlando 56-26 (59-23)            LA Lakers over Portland in 5
Y-Atlanta 50-32 (53-29)
Y-Charlotte 39-43 (44-38)
                                                                                           KeepItInTheRing.net
                                   NBA FINALS                                                  Veteran sports
Washington 37-45 (31-51)
                                   LA Lakers over Miami in 6
                                                                                           — and pro wrestling —
WESTERN CONFERENCE
NORTHWEST DIVISION                 NBA FINALS MVP: Kobe Bryant                                 journalist Rich
X-Portland 54-28 (50-32)           NBA MVP: Kevin Durant                                   Mancuso breaks down
Y-Utah 53-29 (53-29)               NBA ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: John Wall                       the action with passion
Y-Oklahoma City 52-30 (52-30)      NBA COACH OF THE YEAR: Nate McMillan
Denver 42-40 (50-32)
                                                                                            and professionalism.
Minnesota 12-70 (15-67)
                                                          THE FDH LOUNGE MULTIMEDIA
PACIFIC DIVISION                   The FDH                 MAGAZINE: Nothing is off-topic
X-LA Lakers 57-25 (57-25)
Y-Phoenix 44-38 (54-28)            Lounge        Among the hundreds of topics thus far: Karl Rove … tunnels under Las
LA Clippers 38-44 (29-53)          Dot Com       Vegas … Flava Flav … Michael Vick … the comeback of the KGB …
Sacramento 25-57 (25-57)                         Summerslam … the Big Ten Network … Mitt Romney … Mark Shapiro &
Golden State 24-58 (26-56)       ^ Sports        Larry Dolan … Sarah Palin … Lebron James … Ron Paul … a Hamas
                                 ^ Politics      boy band … C.C. Sabathia … Pat Robertson … Ohio State/Michigan …
SOUTHWEST DIVISION               ^ Geopolitics   Vladimir Putin … NFL Sunday Ticket … Jim Tressel … Madden ‘09 …
X-Houston 46-36 (42-40)          ^ Music         waterboarding … Roid-ger Clemens … NHL Winter Classic … 2009 NFL
                                 ^ TV/Movies
Y-San Antonio 45-37 (50-32)                      Draft profiles … Hillary Clinton … all-star selections … Juno … hottest
                                 ^ Pop Culture
Y-Dallas 44-38 (55-27)           ^ Fun Web Stuff female cartoon characters … Stone Temple Pilots reunion … Bill Belichick
Memphis 43-39 (40-42)            ^ Sports        … Bill Clinton … Jason Kidd … Tony Bruno … Chris Berman … Chris
New Orleans 42-40 (37-45)        Entertainment   Benoit … Pao Gasol … Berkeley city council hippies … Bobby Knight …
                                 … and so much Shaquille O’Neal … Pistol Pete Maravich … the Super Bowl … Super
                                 more!           Tuesday … WrestleMania … open-wheel racing … James Dobson …
  CardCornerClub.net                             Looney Toons … Barack Obama … Grammy Awards … John McCain …
                                                 NBA All-Star Weekend … American Gangster … George W. Bush … the
     Pro Wrestling Insider                       Daytona 500 … old-school pro wrestling … Dennis Kucinich … Academy
                                                 Awards … Kosovo … NBA trading deadline … Bobby Jindal … Vince
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FDH NBA Power Rankings For Start of Season
FIRST TIER
1 Miami                LeBron James: Deadbeat Dad of the Cleveland Cavaliers
2 LA Lakers            By Rick Morris
3 Orlando
SECOND TIER            I’ve broken down the LeBron James situation – comprehensively and almost immediately – before. But as I indicated on our THE
4 Boston               FDH LOUNGE program (Wednesdays, 7-10 PM EDT on SportsTalkNetwork.com), I felt a need to take my observations from our
5 Portland             show’s post-mortem and respond to a lot of the continued idiocy that circulates unabated on the subject.
6 Utah                 It became clear in the days after LeBron’s departure that a number of imbeciles were circulating with the flimsiest of pro-LePippen
7 Oklahoma City        talking points. Some of this was no doubt due to the sadly-common “backlash against the backlash” phenomenon, which involves
8 Chicago              soft-brained trolls rebelling against deserved condemnation of a figure simply because they’re too childish to reflect on the reasons
9 Atlanta              behind it. Some of it just involved people who wanted to continue to jock him regardless of circumstances. And some of it, frankly,
                       came from the vocal minority in Akron that mindlessly embraced the “He’s still with us” gaga – these being the same kind of people
THIRD TIER
                       who, when informed that a woman was beaten, ask “Well, what did she do to deserve it?”
10 Houston
                       But fortunately, I am here as always to lend needed reason and enlightenment to the discussion.
11 San Antonio         ^ First and foremost, the reasonable Cavs fans who are bent that LeBron left (as opposed to those who believed in the mindless
12 Dallas              “hometown boy” crapola as a reason he shouldn’t go) recognize what I said on the program: LeBron operated as Tony Soprano for
13 Phoenix             seven years, shaking down this organization as though it were a small, vulnerable business under the thumb of a mob kingpin. His
14 Memphis             “boyz” (who, speaking of TV analogies, each operate on the level of “Turtle” – the lowliest bag-carrier on Entourage – notwithstand-
15 New Orleans         ing the resumes that falsely claim they have ever accomplished a single thing in life on their own) displaced team officials and
16 Denver              employees of the flagship broadcaster on a regular basis (by the way, that excellent blog entry, written by a friend of a friend al-
17 Milwaukee           though I do not know him personally, gives a comprehensive account of the behind-the-scenes garbage that LeBron and Co. se-
FOURTH TIER            cretly perpetrated for seven years). LeBron could not leave with a clean slate after taking – and taking – and taking – for seven
18 Charlotte           years. He shook down the organization for countless favors, coerced the owner into putting some of his “Turtles” on payroll and
19 LA Clippers         forced the team into countless short-term moves because he wouldn’t commit to them – only to leave town citing a better opportu-
20 Cleveland           nity than the one HE created as a virtual co-GM and only to do more recruiting in the first seven days for his new team than he did
                       in the previous seven years. If you understand nothing else, understand this: LeBron is the Cavs’ deadbeat dad. We often hear that
21 New York
                       pathologies repeat themselves in family dynamics and while by all notions LeBron has been a good and loving dad to his own kids,
22 Washington          he has done to the Cavaliers organization exactly what his own biological dad did to him and Gloria (by the way, speaking of Gloria,
23 Philadelphia        props to Michael Beasley’s dad for the Tweet of the Year). Chalk this up to yet another cliché example of what the lack of a father
24 Indiana             figure teaching accountability can do to a person. This sewage about “He was a FREE agent! He can play anywhere he like, yo!”
25 Toronto             completely ignores the moral debt that LeBron incurred through his seven years of shakedowns and forced short-term mode of
26 New Jersey          operating.
FIFTH TIER             ^ On a similar note to the last one, as we discussed on the show, the biggest steaming pantload came from some guy who writes
27 Sacramento          for something called the Akron Law Café through the Ohio.com website (no, I will not be linking to his dung heap). On that site, he
28 Golden State        “bravely” stated the “controversial” point of view that “LeBron had the constitutional right to go wherever he wanted!” To which I
29 Detroit             replied on the show, “Nice straw man you built there, egghead.” Hey, I didn’t claim that it was a particularly civil reply! I truly didn’t
SIXTH TIER             think I had scraped the bottom of the barrel until I found the person who tried to justify his LeBron sycophant status by claiming that
30 Minnesota           hordes of people were somehow claiming that what he did violated everything the Founding Fathers held dear.

^ While Jesse Jackson was rightfully denounced in most corners for his moronic injection of race into this issue, as I said on the program, I give him credit
for at least doing so openly. Nothing to me is more galling than those who covertly play the race card, hiding behind “one love” to try to find something
good to say about a fellow brotha regardless of circumstances (see Orenthal). If you spend five minutes listening to jerks like Michael Baisden or Tom
Joyner, you will find people going out of their way to defend LeBron – for reasons they don’t have the nards to talk about openly, just a bunch of “well, in
fairness …” pabulum that is never accompanied by their stated motivation. Gutless! I even had some troll come after me on Twitter, denying that Spike
Lee was playing the race card with his “40 acres and a mule” statement about Dan Gilbert! He actually claimed that I played the race card by correctly
recognizing what Lee had done. This troglodyte is sadly representative of a part (hopefully a small part) of the population that looks for any excuse what-
soever to play the “Hate Whitey” card – but to do so in a subtle, cowardly manner. As long as our country is being poisoned by people more concerned
with a group identity than with the common identity of being American that we all share, we’re going to be in trouble regardless of anything else that hap-
pens in the world.
^ Speaking of cards to play, there is none more mindless than “You just hatin’! Hatas gonna hate!” The translation to English reads, “Yeah, I got nothin’,
I’m just peddlin’ clichés because I don’t have a mind of my own.”
^ Many have noted that the NBA legends who mocked LeBron for seeking to play with megastars rather than beat them are speaking of a different time.
They are indeed. Can anyone say, though, that this is a better time in terms of the lack of killer instinct that most of today’s best players lack? Different
isn’t necessarily worse, people, and advancement of time doesn’t always equal progress.
^ Anyone who denies that LeBron carries forward two huge historical burdens is the worst kind of know-nothing. First, as Dan Gilbert mentioned, no mega-
star in the history of the game has had to deal with the very real probability that they quit on their team during multiple playoff games. As I have said, I’m
still not 100% sure that he “quit-quit,” but at best, he dealt with his frustrations in a way that undermined his team. Look on down the line in this history
books and you won’t find a precedent as smelly as that one among the all-time greats. Second, we have never seen – perhaps in the entire history of
sports – a player on a glide-path to become the greatest of all-time in the history of his sport willingly throw it away. Unless D Wade gets hit by a bus in the
next few years, LeBron will always be one title short of him, thereby completely obliterating the “greatest of all-time” case. Of course, the Dastardly Trio in
Miami has been getting spun as a bunch of unselfish winners by their jock-sniffers, but all they’ve proven is that they can’t do it themselves and want to
collectively gravy-train each other. Granted, Wade is the closest to an exception to this rule because he’s already got a ring, but let us not forget that his
was won at the tail end of “when Shaq was Shaq” and that his recruiting proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that he thinks he needs the 82nd Airborne to
ever win again. By the way, in terms of Wade deciding to join LeBron as a national laughingstock by becoming his biggest enabler – he might want to dial
up some Cavs employees (past and present) to find out how that story inevitably ends when LeBron feels that you’ve outlived your usefulness.
FDH All-NBA Team for the 2000s Decade
FIRST TEAM
C Shaquille O’Neal              FDH Projected All-NBA Team for the 2010s Decade
F Tim Duncan                    FIRST TEAM
F Lebron James
G Kobe Bryant
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C Dwight Howard
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G Chauncey Billups              F Chris Bosh                       ^ Sean Casey
                                G Derrick Rose                     ^ The San Diego Chicken
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C Yao Ming
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F Tracy McGrady                 THIRD TEAM                         ^ Dick DeBartolo
F Paul Pierce                   C Brook Lopez                      ^ Diane Dimond
G Jason Nash                    F Carmelo Anthony                  ^ JJ Dillon
G Chris Paul                    F LaMarcus Aldridge                ^ Bret “Hitman” Hart
                                G Deron Williams                   ^ Missy Hyatt
HONORABLE MENTION               G John Wall                        ^ Al Jaffee
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Ron Artest, Chris Bosh, Vince   HONORABLE MENTION                  ^ Dhani Jones
Carter, Richard Hamilton, Al-   Michael Beasley, Rudy Gay,         ^ Will Leitch
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Correlation of Top Players to NBA Titles
This list correlates to the rankings of present players on Page 13. Top-tier players are defined as those very few capable of winning a
championship without a fellow super-elite player. The second tier represents players who were at an All-Star level at the time. Each
year’s champions are examined separately; for example, you will notice that Magic Johnson’s star teammates were rated at different
levels at different points of the 1980s dynasty. This list helps to go beyond the cliches about superstar players and their surrounding cast
on championship teams to identify the specific dynamics most and least at play. It is interesting as well to study the anomalies on the list.
A study of how 2010-11 teams stack up on this standard appears also on Page 13.
                                                                                                                                   The
Year   Team                Top Tier               Top Tier              Second Tier         Second Tier        Second Tier         FDH
2010   LA Lakers        Kobe Bryant                                      Pau Gasol                                                Lounge
                                                                                                                                    Dot
2009   LA Lakers        Kobe Bryant                                      Pau Gasol
                                                                                                                                   Com
2008   Boston           Kevin Garnett                                   Paul Pierce           Ray Allen
2007   San Antonio       Tim Duncan                                     Tony Parker                                               Nothing
2006   Miami           Shaquille O'Neal        Dwyane Wade                                                                          Is
2005   San Antonio       Tim Duncan                                                                                                 Off
                                                                                                                                   Topic
2004   Detroit                                                       Chauncey Billups       Rip Hamilton Rasheed Wallace
2003   San Antonio        Tim Duncan                                                                                               Rinse
2002   LA Lakers        Shaquille O'Neal        Kobe Bryant                                                                        Wash
2001   LA Lakers        Shaquille O'Neal        Kobe Bryant                                                                        Repeat
2000   LA Lakers        Shaquille O'Neal        Kobe Bryant
                                                                                                                                   The
1999   San Antonio        Tim Duncan                                  David Robinson                                               FDH
1998   Chicago          Michael Jordan                                Scottie Pippen                                              Lounge
1997   Chicago          Michael Jordan                                Scottie Pippen                                                Dot
1996   Chicago          Michael Jordan                                Scottie Pippen                                               Com
1995   Houston         Hakeem Olajuwon                                 Clyde Drexler                                              Nothing
1994   Houston         Hakeem Olajuwon                                                                                              Is
1993   Chicago          Michael Jordan                                Scottie Pippen                                                Off
1992   Chicago          Michael Jordan                                Scottie Pippen                                               Topic
1991   Chicago          Michael Jordan                                Scottie Pippen
                                                                                                                                   Rinse
1990   Detroit                                                         Isiah Thomas     Joe Dumars                                 Wash
1989   Detroit                                                         Isiah Thomas     Joe Dumars                                 Repeat
1988   LA Lakers        Magic Johnson                                 James Worthy
1987   LA Lakers        Magic Johnson                                 James Worthy                                                 The
                                                                                                                                   FDH
1986   Boston             Larry Bird                                   Kevin McHale    Robert Parish
                                                                                                                                  Lounge
1985   LA Lakers        Magic Johnson                               Kareem Abdul-Jabar James Worthy                                 Dot
1984   Boston             Larry Bird                                   Kevin McHale    Robert Parish                               Com
1983   Philadelphia     Moses Malone            Julius Erving
1982   LA Lakers        Magic Johnson                               Kareem Abdul-Jabar                                            Nothing
                                                                                                                                    Is
1981   Boston             Larry Bird                                   Robert Parish                                                Off
1980   LA Lakers        Magic Johnson       Kareem Abdul-Jabbar                                                                    Topic
1979   Seattle                                                          Jack Sikma
1978   Washington                                                       Elvin Hayes                                                Rinse
                                                                                                                                   Wash
1977   Portland            Bill Walton                                                                                             Repeat


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NBA (Non-Fantasy) Top Player Rankings
These rankings correlate to the ones on Page 12, which has a list of NBA champions going back to the first full season after the
ABA/NBA merger of 1976. For these purposes, the top tier of players represents the few in the league who are the most capable of
winning a championship without a fellow super-elite player. The second tier represents players who are presently at what might be con-
sidered an All-Star level. This list also is fascinating because it reveals the true impact of July 1 on the NBA. Players in bold were poten-
tial unrestricted free agents. Nine out of the 30 players on this list were on the market, but the true impact goes beyond that number
because of the placement of most of the players named here; two of the top four, five of the top 12 and seven of the top 16 players were
able to sign with the team of their choice (and this list doesn’t even reference restricted free agent Rudy Gay). Such a bonanza has little
precedent not only in basketball, but in sports as a whole.
    Top Tier                Pos.        7 Dwight Howard             C       15 Joe Johnson            G        23 Paul Pierce           F
   1 LeBron James            F          8 Deron Williams            G       16 Carlos Boozer          F        24 Pau Gasol             F
   2 Kobe Bryant             G          9 Dirk Nowitzki             F       17 Rajon Rondo            G        25 Chauncey Billups      G
   3 Kevin Durant            F         10 Chris Bosh                F       18 Danny Granger          F        26 David Lee             F
   4 Dwyane Wade             G         11 Carmelo Anthony           F       19 Tim Duncan             F        27 LaMarcus Aldridge     F
   5 Chris Paul              G         12 Amare Stoudemire          F       20 Monte Ellis            G        28 Andre Iguodala        G
    Second Tier             Pos.       13 Brandon Roy               G       21 Rudy Gay               G        29 OJ Mayo               G
   6 Steve Nash              G         14 Derrick Rose              G       22 Zach Randolph          F        30 Antawn Jamison        F
In terms of the first tier/second tier title history illustrated on Page 12, here are
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NBA Rookie Trading Card Photo Shoot Notes
By Russ Cohen

Many of the NBA's top rookies from this past draft got together to take pictures that will appear on their first trading cards.
Sixers top pick Evan Turner was having some fun, for sure. Panini has the exclusive and they had guys signing into the wee
hours of the morning to ensure collectors all get a chance to get some of the new talent on the block.

The 2010 NBA Rookie Photo shoot had a distinctly different feel than the previous ones that I had attended. The first big
difference was the fact that the event was no longer a three-ring circus that included Topps and Upper Deck. Now Panini
was the only game in town and the players seemed way more relaxed and rushed as a result. One thing is for sure: even with
just one card manufacturer, the NBA is still very protective of its brand and the quality, so Panini still has some pressure on
them. Panini just had some record-breaking sales with the World Cup, so emotions were riding high and they had an army
of employees there to make sure they could get every conceivable type of shot for the public to see and then from behind
the black curtain.

I was watching Larry Sanders, who was the 15th overall pick of the Milwaukee Bucks, going through a series of steps and
then the photographer would check the lighting, then the player would dribble some more, hold the ball, wait .. all of this
took about three minutes to get the one shot. The Bucks’ draft pick was performing some moves, but they were being cho-
reographed so it would look good on a card. These players are young men who were pretty much in awe of the environment
at the MSG training center (and the Knicks retired jerseys).

Warriors forward Ekpe Udoh came in with a cast on his broken wrist. He was all smiles, but he already had the chance to
have a very unique collectible depending on who he got to sign his broken bone. “Just some random people,” he added.
“Nobody famous.” Was he thinking about getting the top prospects to sign the Plaster of Paris piece? “I might, I don’t know
how they will feel about that.” Udoh did collect when he was younger, but the sixth overall pick didn’t have access ability
to collect some of the greats like Michael Jordan. “He was too hard to get,” he said.

Another interesting character was Utah forward Gordon Hayward. He collected John Stockton and he remembers watching
Karl Malone as well, but there was one legend this Indiana native wishes he could have seen play live - - Celtics great Larry
Bird. “I wish I could say that I’ve seen him play but that was too long ago, that was my dad,” Hayward said with a smile,
making me feel very old in the process. Then we started talking like a few guys on the street. “It’s weird that when I woke
up, I put this Utah Jazz jersey on. It’s something that I’ve always dreamed of, but a few years ago that would have been me
wearing that jersey as a fan of Deron Williams.” Before we finished, I noticed that he had an odd wristband on and asked
him about it. “This is a power balance. Supposedly, it makes you balanced and give you more strength. It has a magnet and
it affects your body’s magnetic field. I believe in it, yes. It’s all a mind game, and hey if it works …”


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