NBA Draft Approaching!

Essence DashtarayContributor IJune 16, 2010

\With the 2010 NBA Draft approaching next week, and the free agent period approaching in early July, fantasy sports players will have lots of news heading their way in the next 2 months!

Lebron James, F, Cleveland Cavaliers

Having received the honor of back-to-back MVP, sports fans await the fate of Lebron James during the free agent period. Being one of the top players in the NBA, it is no surprise that all 30 teams want him and will do whatever they can to get this dominate player on their team. The question is, who where will he go? No matter what choice he makes, all fantasy fans will want to make sure they get Lebron on their fantasy team.

Dirk Nowitzki, F, Dallas Mavericks

With Dirk Nowitzki possibly opting out of his current deal with the Mavericks on July 1st, he will get the chance to look around, but many sports goers feel that Nowitzki’s heart is with Dallas and that is where he will stay. Having the honor of leading scorer in franchise history and never having played for any other team gives Dallas hopes that their top player will return, making him another good choice for fantasy games.

Jrue Holiday, G, Philadelphia 76ers

GM Ed Stefanski has high hopes for Jrue Holiday for the 2010-2011 season, stating that he has made great progression and has a bright feature in the league. As long as Coach Collins gives him the opportunity to play more games, he will make a great addition to anyone’s fantasy sport’s lineup at point guard.


Amare Stoudemire, F, Phoenix Suns

It was just last week that Steve Kerr was wasting no time in attempts to lock up a new deal with Amare Stoudemire to remain with the Phoenix Suns as a part of a long-term deal, but now that GM Steve Kerr has recently resigned, it is unlikely that the Suns will be able to re-sign Amare. Regardless of where Stoudemire ends up, he will be a great forward for all fantasy sport goers.

Allen Iverson, G, Philadelphia 76ers

Allen Iverson will have to take what he can get with minimal complaint this upcoming season if he wants to get a chance with one of the 30 NBA teams. If he is demanding as he has been in the past, then his chances of remaining in the NBA are slim to none. Although Iverson was one of the best players in league history, he also has much controversy against him, making him an inconsistent player, and one who you will not want to pick for your fantasy lineup.


Whether you choose some of these players, or choose to go with some of your own, head over to when the basketball season rolls around for some great fantasy games!