Commentary

2010-2011 Fantasy Hoops Rankings

Updated: July 9, 2010, 2:31 PM ET
By Brian McKitish | Special to ESPN.com

Move over, LeBron, there's a new King of fantasy hoops. That's right, I said it. When LeBron James announced that he'd be joining Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh in Miami, Kevin Durant officially became the best fantasy hoops player in the land. In fact, with the move to Miami, LeBron drops all the way to No. 3 (behind Durant and Chris Paul) in the newest top-150 rankings.

Why, you ask? Well, just ask Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Ray Allen how they fared when the Big Three first got together. Sure they won a championship, but in fantasy hoops we don't care about championships, we care about numbers and numbers only. If history has taught us anything, we know that when elite players get together on the same team, someone (typically everyone) has to sacrifice statistics to make things work. Will LeBron, Wade and Bosh still be fantasy studs? Sure, but not to the same extent that they were in the past. And to be honest, the difference at the top of the fantasy ranks is fairly slim, so any decrease in production is going to sway the rankings drastically.

While Thursday night might have been all about LeBron, the past two weeks have been a whirlwind of free-agent signings with heavy fantasy impact. To say that a lot has changed since our most recent rankings would be a gross understatement. James, Bosh and Wade in Miami? Amare Stoudemire in New York? Carlos Boozer in Chicago? Yeah, the fantasy implications are downright enormous.

The Top 150

Note: Brian McKitish's Top 150 players are ranked for their expected fantasy value in the 2010-11 NBA season. Previous rank (compiled after the NBA draft) is indicated in parentheses.

1. Kevin Durant, SG/SF, OKC (2)
2. Chris Paul, PG, NO (3)
3. LeBron James, SF, MIA (1)
4. Danny Granger, SF, IND (5)
5. Dirk Nowitzki, PF, DAL (6)
6. Kobe Bryant, SG, LAL (7)
7. Dwight Howard, C, ORL (8)
8. Pau Gasol, PF/C, LAL (9)
9. Deron Williams, PG, UTA (10)
10. Carmelo Anthony, SF, DEN (11)
11. Steve Nash, PG, PHO (13)
12. Dwyane Wade, SG, MIA (4)
13. Stephen Curry, PG/SG, GS (14)
14. Gerald Wallace, SF/PF, CHA (15)
15. Tyreke Evans, PG/SG, SAC (16)
16. Jason Kidd, PG, DAL (17)
17. Brook Lopez, C, NJ (18)
18. Josh Smith, PF/SF, ATL (20)
19. Brandon Roy, SG/SF, POR (21)
20. Amare Stoudemire, C/PF, NY (19)
21. David Lee, C/PF, GS (22)
22. Chris Bosh, PF/C, MIA (12)
23. Rajon Rondo, PG, BOS (23)
24. Russell Westbrook, PG, OKC (24)
25. Joe Johnson, SG/SF, ATL (25)
26. Monta Ellis, PG/SG, GS (26)
27. Andre Iguodala, SG/SF, PHI (27)
28. Chauncey Billups, PG, DEN (28)
29. Andrew Bogut, C, MIL (30)
30. Stephen Jackson, SG/SF, CHA (31)
31. Tim Duncan, C/PF, SA (32)
32. Carlos Boozer, PF, CHI (29)
33. Al Horford, C/PF, ATL (33)
34. Paul Pierce, SF/SG, BOS (34)
35. Rudy Gay, SF, MEM (35)
36. Zach Randolph, PF, MEM (36)
37. Antawn Jamison, PF, CLE (59)
38. Marc Gasol, C, MEM (37)
39. Al Jefferson, C, MIN (38)
40. Aaron Brooks, PG, HOU (39)
41. Jason Richardson, SG, PHO (54)
42. Andrea Bargnani, PF/C, TOR (47)
43. Joakim Noah, C/PF, CHI (40)
44. Troy Murphy, PF/C, IND (41)
45. Baron Davis, PG, LAC (42)
46. Paul Millsap, PF, UTA (74)
47. Devin Harris, PG, NJ (43)
48. John Wall, PG, WAS (44)
49. Luol Deng, SF, CHI (45)
50. Manu Ginobili, SG, SA (46)
51. Mo Williams, PG, CLE (55)
52. Marcus Camby, C/PF, POR (48)
53. Nene, C/PF, DEN (49)
54. Derrick Rose, PG, CHI (57)
55. David West, PF, NO (50)
56. O.J. Mayo, SG, MEM (51)
57. Jeff Green, SF/PF, OKC (52)
58. Andray Blatche, PF/C, WAS (53)
59. Chris Kaman, C, LAC (56)
60. Danilo Gallinari, SF/PF, NY (58)
61. Brandon Jennings, PG, MIL (60)
62. Anthony Randolph, PF/SF, NY (95)
63. Rodney Stuckey, PG, DET (61)
64. Andre Miller, PG, POR (62)
65. Kevin Martin, SG, HOU (63)
66. Marcus Thornton, SG, NO (64)
67. Jrue Holiday, PG, PHI (65)
68. Kevin Garnett, PF, BOS (66)
69. Luis Scola, PF/C, RFA (68)
70. Kevin Love, PF, MIN (69)
71. Carl Landry, PF, SAC (70)
72. Darren Collison, PG, NO (71)
73. Tony Parker, PG, SA (72)
74. Jamal Crawford, SG/PG, ATL (73)
75. Eric Gordon, SG, LAC (75)
76. Caron Butler, SF, DAL (76)
77. Jason Terry, SG, DAL (77)
78. LaMarcus Aldridge, PF, POR (78)
79. John Salmons, SG/SF, MIL (79)
80. Trevor Ariza, SF/SG, HOU (80)
81. Blake Griffin, PF, LAC (81)
82. Rashard Lewis, SF/PF, ORL (82)
83. Yao Ming, C, HOU (83)
84. Mehmet Okur, C, UTA (89)
85. Evan Turner, SG/SF, PHI (67)
86. Raymond Felton, PG, UFA (84)
87. Jameer Nelson, PG, ORL (85)
88. Gilbert Arenas, PG, WAS (86)
89. Wesley Johnson, SF, MIN (87)
90. J.R. Smith, SG, DEN (88)
91. Andrew Bynum, C, LAL (90)
92. Ray Allen, SG, BOS (91)
93. Boris Diaw, PF/SF, CHA (92)
94. Richard Hamilton, SG, DET (93)
95. Al Harrington, PF, UFA (94)
96. Hedo Turkoglu, SF, TOR (101)
97. Kelenna Azubuike, SF/SG, NY (126)
98. Vince Carter, SG/SF, ORL (96)
99. Josh Howard, SG/SF, RFA (97)
100. Mike Conley, PG, MEM (98)
101. Emeka Okafor, C, NO (99)
102. Lamar Odom, PF/SF, LAL (100)
103. Terrence Williams, SF/SG, NJ (102)
104. Corey Maggette, SF, MIL (104)
105. Jonny Flynn, PG, MIN (105)
106. Michael Beasley, PF/SF, MIN (107)
107. George Hill, PG/SG, SA (108)
108. Roy Hibbert, C, IND (109)
109. Carlos Delfino, SF/SG, MIL (110)
110. Wilson Chandler, SF/SG, NY (103)
111. Lou Williams, PG/SG, PHI (111)
112. Channing Frye, PF/C, PHO (123)
113. Elton Brand, PF, PHI (112)
114. Anthony Morrow, SG/SF, RFA (113)
115. Samuel Dalembert, C, SAC (114)
116. Tayshaun Prince, SF, DET (115)
117. Courtney Lee, SG, NJ (118)
118. Jose Calderon, PG, TOR (119)
119. Kenyon Martin, PF, UFA (120)
120. Andrei Kirilenko, SF/PF, UTA (121)
121. Thaddeus Young, SF, PHI (122)
122. Kirk Hinrich, SG/PG, WAS (124)
123. Serge Ibaka, C, OKC (125)
124. Ron Artest, SF, LAL (127)
125. Ersan Ilyasova, PF/SF, MIL (128)
126. Anthony Tolliver, C/PF, RFA (116)
127. Andris Biedrins, C, GS (117)
128. Derrick Favors, PF, NJ (106)
129. Ben Gordon, SG, DET (129)
130. Brendan Haywood, C, DAL (131)
131. Beno Udrih, PG/SG, SAC (132)
132. Drew Gooden, PF/C, MIL (133)
133. Robin Lopez, C, PHO (NR)
134. Mike Miller, SG/SF, UFA (134)
135. Spencer Hawes, C, PHI (135)
136. Wesley Matthews, SG, RFA (143)
137. Greg Monroe, PF, DET (138)
138. Jamario Moon, SF, CLE (NR)
139. Anderson Varejao, PF/C, CLE (139)
140. Jarrett Jack, PG/SG, TOR (140)
141. Marvin Williams, SF, ATL (141)
142. JaVale McGee, PF/C, WAS (142)
143. DeMarcus Cousins, C, SAC (144)
144. Marreese Speights, PF/C, PHI (145)
145. Jason Thompson, PF, SAC (146)
146. Chris Andersen, C/PF, DEN (147)
147. Corey Brewer, SF/SG, MIN (148)
148. Goran Dragic, PG, PHO (149)
149. Travis Outlaw, SF/PF, NJ (NR)
150. Tyrus Thomas, PF, RFA (150)

Brian McKitish is a fantasy basketball analyst for ESPN.com. He can be reached at bmckitish@yahoo.com.

Brian McKitish is a fantasy basketball analyst for ESPN.com and is a two-time Fantasy Basketball Writer of the Year, as named by the Fantasy Sports Writers Association.