Fantasy sports are not real. It’s a game based on a real sport. So I thought I’d have a little fun with it and offer up my own fake awards for this fake sport. I’ve got an MVP, Rookie of the Year and Most Improved Player as well as a couple of teams.
This is partly just a fun thing, but it’s also a very telling piece about how I feel on many players in fantasy basketball this season. Here is my take on some preseason fantasy basketball awards:
MVP: Rudy Gay – SF, Memphis Grizzlies: In a year where there is a lot of flux and question marks after the top four or five it seems almost certain that someone in the 2nd or 3rd round ends up being a top ten player and winning many a titles by giving someone the equivalent of two first round picks. There are several options, but Rudy Gay is the guy I like the best. Read more
Every year before the season starts sports writers around the globe offer their pre-season predictions on standings and awards. So I thought to myself, why not do that for fantasy basketball too? Granted I had to come up with fictitious awards in order to do it, but that is half of the fun.
Obviously since these are fake awards the whole reason we’re doing it is to have some fun, but also let all of you know my take on some more of the guys on the fantasy basketball landscape. At the end of the season we’ll check back and see how these pre-season predictions help up.
Fantasy Basketball MVP: Kevin Durant – I thought about making a bolder less obvious choice for the award as it’s really hard to call the guy everyone has at number one the most valuable player, but I think he’s in line to do incredible things this season. It’s very easy to forget that Durant is only 23 years old and still developing physically and skill wise. This guys has already scored 30 points per game in a season, and it’s possible we haven’t even seen the best, most well-rounder version of him. Durant showed marked improvement last season as a shooter which should continue, and I expect him to also take another step forward as a defender boosting his blocks and steals numbers. Durant might be the easy choice, but he’s the best choice. Read more