Most fantasy NBA drafts have, in all likelihood, already taken place. As was the case in every draft room, most if not all, managers are saying how their team is best because of their drafting one particular star.
While the presence of an A-list star and other great players on a fantasy team is definitely important, some managers are always guilty of an ongoing fantasy crime: overhyping a superstar.
To give everyone an example, allow me to take you back to the 2008-09 season. I let my obsession with Andrew Bogut, then of the Milwaukee Bucks, lead me to draft him as my starting center in his first season after a career year. Instead of building upon that, Bogut only played in 36 games due to injury and my team was sunk. After putting all of my money on one star, I paid for it by not making the playoffs.
Sure enough, there are a handful of stars this season who, despite still having some gas left in the tank, can only regress and be considered failures in the fantasy department. Be it the aging Kevin Garnett or another over-the-hill player, fantasy owners that select any of the following players will be setting themselves up for a disappointing 2012-13 campaign.