Pick 37: Nene
Pick 38: Kevin Martin
Pick 39: Gerald Wallace
Pick 40: Al Harrington
Pick 41: Troy Murphy
Pick 42: Antawn Jamison
Pick 43: Jameer Nelson
Pick 44: Russel Westbrook
Pick 45: Carlos Boozer
Pick 46: Tony Parker
Pick 47: Andris Biedrins
Pick 48: LaMarcus Aldridge
Three more point guards went this round.
Troy Murphy is a guy I did not want to reach for in the third round. Some people can say he will not repeat his career year from last season, but he is a very special fantasy player.
He was the only player in the NBA to knock down two three-pointers per game (2.2) and pull down 11 rebounds. He finished second in the league in rebounding (11.8) and posts solid percentages.
Antawn Jamison is one of the most underrated fantasy players in the game. Despite his shoulder injury in the preseason he has been lifting weights and is healing quickly. He has missed just four games in the past two seasons and averaged 22 points, 8.9 rebounds, 1.4 threes and 1.2 steals per game last season.
I like the value of Martin and Wallace in this round. Biedrins averaged 11.2 rebounds and 1.6 blocked shots per game.
Carlos Boozer played in just 37 games last season and there has been speculation that he could be traded. He has been a 20-10 player but does not block many shots.
Team Melnick should have selected Tony Parker, who would have been the team’s first point guard. I thought Al Harrington went a round early but provides Team Andie another scorer since he selected Jason Kidd in round two.
Kevin Martin and Gerald Wallace are roto studs when they are healthy. However, each player is prone to miss games due to injury.
However, Team Airballs selected Gilbert Arenas in the second round and sees the upside in risky players.
Team Preety in Phink has a solid team through the first round four rounds: Chris Bosh, Brandon Roy, David West, and Martin.