2011-12 Top 10 NBA Fantasy Sleepers

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2011-12 Top 10 NBA Fantasy Sleepers
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Free agency is underway and it has been an exciting weekend.  The Los Angeles Lakers have tried twice to acquire Chris Paul, only to be denied by David Stern.  Dwight Howard appears to be headed out of Orlando.  And the Mavericks surprisingly gave up their best defender, making it unlikely that they repeat as champions.

With the start of the NBA season means another year of fantasy basketball.  The key to a successful fantasy season has nothing to do with the stars on your team.  It comes down to the late-round picks, finding a diamond in the rough.

Last season Kevin Love went from being a solid fantasy player to a star.  He is now one of the top power forwards in the league and will likely be a first-round pick in most drafts.

When it comes to picking fantasy sleepers there is a tendency to overreach.  Both Eric Gordon and Jrue Holiday had fantastic seasons last year.  They took big strides forward and are poised for a big year.

Also, Derrick Williams and Kyrie Irving were both top five draft picks this year.  They expect to have major roles with their respective teams going forward.  However, they aren’t sleepers.  It is expected that high draft picks will come in and help out the team immediately.

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