NBA Fantasy Rookie Watch List

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NBA Fantasy Rookie Watch List

Everyone knows of the Odens, Roses, and Beasleys of the NBA rookie world, but there are a couple guys that the talking heads do not talk about at every possible chance, who could still impact your fantasy team. So here is a list of rookies that are most likely still available in your fantasy league, and could make an impact on your team like Jamario Moon and Ramon Sessions did last year.

Anthony Morrow, PG/SG, Golden State Warriors, 44 percent Owned in Y! Leagues

Here is a guy that has set the fantasy basketball world a fire. In two games against the Clippers and Blazers, Morrow dropped 62 points, 8 3pts, 15 reb, 72 percent FG, and 100 percent FT. As an undrafted FA out of Georgia Tech Morrow has proven that he is at least worth a look in deep leagues until Monta Ellis comes back.

Marc Gasol, C, Memphis Grizzlies, 68 percent Owned in Y! Leagues

Here is a guy that proved that he was ready for the NBA when he played very nice for Spain in Beijing. It actually came to a surprise to me that he is owned in so many leagues, but with numbers like 12.2 pts, 7.2 reb, and 59 percent FG, it really shouldn't. So, if you are in a league where he is Gasol is available pick him up now, even if you are loaded at center.

Jason Thompson, PF/C, Sacramento Kings, 46 percent Owned in Y! Leagues

Thompson played at Rider, which is definitely not known for putting out good NBA players, but he obviously had NBA talent being selected 12 overall in this past draft. The Kings are getting a great return on their investment with Thompson putting up manly numbers in 11.9 pts, 3.1 reb, 3.9 asst, and 55 percent FG. What really impresses me are the high number of assists that he gives a fantasy team especially from a big man position. I would say if you are lacking consistency at the center position, Thompson is a viable fantasy option.

Ryan Anderson, PF/C, New Jersey Nets, 3 percent Owned in Y! Leagues

This is going to be a harder sell than the other guys on this list, and that probably can seen by his low ownage percentage.  Anderson currently ranks fourth among rookies in 3pts per game with 1.1, and he is also putting up other good numbers with only 16.5 minutes per game, 7.6 pts, 3.9 reb, and 50 percent FG. Also keep in mind that he is shooting 55 percent from behind the arc. Anderson should be on people's watch list, because if one of the bigs in New Jersey were to go down or start playing poorly, Anderson's high percentage numbers could translate into him being a viable fantasy option.

Luc Richard Mbah a Moute, SF/PF, Milwaukee Bucks, 37 percent Owned in Y! Leagues

Now, you may remember seeing him play for UCLA over the past years, but it seems as though a lot of NBA GMs forgot about his solid collegiate play. Mbah a Moute was drafted in the second round, and is playing like he was wronged by every team that passed up on him. This man is pulling down rebounds at an impressive of 7.5 per game, more than Oden, Beasley, and Love. His other numbers are good enough for an add if your team is lacking rebounds, with 9.7 pts, 44 percent FG, and 77 percent FT.

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