McKitish: Fantasy All-Star Team
The NBA All-Star votes are in, and if you're unhappy with the fan selections, maybe you'll be happier with the Fantasy All-Star lineup we've put together below.
Now, before we get into the picks, it's important to note that the fantasy game isn't always about the best players; it's about the best values. I mean, anyone can draft a Kobe Bryant or Chris Paul in the first or second round. That's the easy part. It's the mid-to-late rounds where your true talents are put to the test, and I'd be willing to bet that those owners who were able to score a Chris Kaman or Rudy Gay in the later rounds are probably sitting pretty in their league standings right now.
It's all about value, and with that in mind, our Fantasy All-Stars will not feature the big names like Steve Nash, Yao Ming or Kevin Garnett. Instead, we'll focus on those players who have played above and beyond our preseason expectations and have far outproduced their average draft position (ADP). And of course, these selections are always up for debate, so feel free to throw out some names that I may have missed along the way in the Conversation area at the bottom.
Others receiving votes: Danny Granger
Others receiving votes: John Salmons
Others Receiving Votes: Brad Miller
Brian McKitish is a fantasy baseball and basketball analyst for ESPN.com. He can be reached at Littlemac@TalentedMrRoto.com.