I love fantasy basketball and if there's one rule I have when it comes to drafting, it's to make sure that I have one player from my beloved New York Knicks either in my starting lineup or on the bench. Yes, the goal is to build the best team possible, but it's hard for one to not feel a bit sentimental when it comes to their favorite team. It's a team that we love for a reason and if having one of the players on a faux-squad can help us win some extra cash, it gives us a whole new reason to show support. Just a couple of years ago, I got to utter the words, "I love Chauncey Billups! He won me a fantasy title!"
That isn't to say that one should arbitrarily pick players from their favorite team. Such decisions require analysis, planning and discipline. Even if you're a die-hard Golden State Warriors fan, it's not at all a good idea to draft someone like Jeremy Tyler onto your team just so you'll have one member of that team on your roster. It's a waste of space and will only hurt you in the standings.
The fact of the matter is that each NBA team has a fantasy stud and if they're available when your turn in the draft comes, you shouldn't hesitate to draft them, be they on your favorite team or most-hated one.