Roto Basketball : Too Steep For My Wallet

Hot Stove New YorkSenior Writer ISeptember 23, 2009

DENVER - MAY 29:  Chauncey Billups #7 of the Denver Nuggets passes the ball in Game Six of the Western Conference Finals during the 2009 NBA Playoffs against the Los Angeles Lakers at Pepsi Center on May 29, 2009 in Denver, Colorado. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

Chauncey Billups—Unlike Detroit, where Billups played essentially 45 minutes a game and was considered the second or first scoring option with RIP,  he is getting older and there are many capable scorers in Denver like Melo and J.R. His FT percentage, 3PTM, and Pt’s are all solid, but most PG’s are good from the stripe, and he only had 506 assists and 93 steals last year. In comparison, Ray Felton had 553 assists and 126 steals while Rajon Rondo had 659 assists and 149 steals. He’s a good value late in the second round, but don’t spend too much for him if you're looking to solidify the main PG categories. There are cheaper options.

Kevin Garnett—Defense wins championships, but it doesn’t win fantasy basketball leagues. Garnett’s numbers have gown down across the board, and a bum knee is a concern for all prospective owners. The arrival of Rasheed Wallace and depth at PF in Boston’s lineup means youre paying for a second round name and getting a late 3rd round value

Kevin Martin—Yes, this guy is a scoring machine. But what else does he do? 42 percent from the field, and only 138 assists for a small guard. Tim Duncan had about 250 assists on the other hand. Why not just get OJ Mayo 3-4 rounds later?