Fantasy Basketball H2H Draft

 | November 17, 2008 11:52 AM

This is my second Fantasy Basketball team, named the Funky Kimchees, the same name I have used for all my Fantasy Baseball teams.  I decided to do another draft because I thought I could do much better than my first draft plus I wanted to try out playing in a head-to-head (H2H) league.

PG Jose Calderon, Tor PG
SG Dwyane Wade, Mia SG
SF Caron Butler WAS SF
PF Drew Gooden, Chi PF, C
C Andris Biedrins, GS C
G Jason Kidd, Dal PG
F Tayshaun Prince, Det SF
UTIL Brandon Roy, Por SG
UTIL Jamal Crawford, NY PG, SG
UTIL Zydrunas Ilguaskas, Cle C
Bench Nate Robinson, NY PG, SG
Bench Jameer Nelson, Orl PG
Bench Chris Duhon, NY PG

After the draft I was immediately tied for first, and now I am alone in first.

Looking over the draft I made one glaring mistake.

  1. I realized when I was drafting my last active player that I had no power forwards.  So I had to draft Drew Gooden because he was the only decent power forward left.
  2. Later I realized there were several better power forwards but I did not notice them because their primary position was center.  ESPN’s draft tool is horrible at finding players, I should have used ESPN’s fantasy website to find eligible power forwards.  If I had done that I would have Nene and be in much better position.

Here is my analysis of my draft.  I had the number six position which I liked a lot.  I was hoping for the first or fourth or fifth position but this position worked perfectly.

Round 1
I had planned on taking Dwayne Wade and if he was not available Dwight Howard.  Dwayne was there so I took him and immediately afterwards my friend Kwang took Dwight.  I think Dwayne is amazing, according to my stats he is currently #2 behind Chris Paul.

Round 2
I had planned on taking Jason Kidd in the second round and there he was.  Kidd is having a phenomenal season though I expect his field goal percentage to go down.

Round 3
I knew entering this draft that I would take Jose Calderon and I did as my number three pick. My backups were  Paul Pierce, who Kwang took immediately after me, and Chris Bosh, who went four picks after I took Jason Kidd in the previous round.  I saw Danny Granger was available and would have liked to have taken him but I am too loyal to Calderon.

Round 4
Bosh and Al Jefferson were already gone, having gone in the second round.  I was excited to pick up Caron Butler though he has been underperforming.  I thought of maybe Hedo Turkoglu but Caron Butler excites me more.

Round 5
Here I took Golden State sensation Andris Biedrins.  It was a little high but I had to have him.

Rounds 6 and 7
I was debating at this point whether to take Brandon Roy or Jamal Crawford.  I took Brandon Roy, figuring there was a better chance Jamal Crawford would be available in the next round and he was!  Fantastic two rounds.

Rounds 8 and 9
I was hoping Zach Randolph would be available but he was taken before I took Jamal Crawford.  I was originally expecting to take Zydrunas Ilgauskas but I decided I did not want to take a chance that Tayshaun Prince would be taken.  I was quite pleased that Zydrunas Ilgauskas was available for me to pick up in round 9.

Round 10
Expecting to pick up someone who had been producing a lot like Nene Hilario or Rajon Rando I suddenly realized I needed a power forward and grudgingly drafted Drew Gooden.  Later I realized Nene was eligible at power forward and that I should have drafted him.  Kenyon Martin might have been a better pick too but he had been a bit hurt.

Rounds 11, 12, 13
Here I took whoever had been hot so I picked Nate Robinson (really hot), Jameer Nelson and Chris Duhon.  I wish I had drafted Nene instead of Jameer but I thought I could get Nene in round 13.

Overall the draft went about as well as I could have hoped.  Yet still it’s a tight race for first in this league.

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