We’re back doing the fantasy hoops roundtable with several of our outstanding colleagues in the blogging field. This week’s question was:
How will LeBron’s taking his talents to South Beach affect his fantasy production?
It was hosted by Ryan Lester over at Lester’s Legends, and featured panelists from Hoopsworld, Weakside Help, Razzball, Life is Just a Fantasy… Basketball Blog, fBasketball Blog, RotoProfessor and Give Me the Rock. Here was my answer:
All of the disdain everyone outside of Miami has for LeBron James makes it easy to forget that he is the best player in the NBA. He may not be the most clutch or mentally toughest yet, but he is still a steamroller of a human with sublime offensive and defensive gifts. He has already harnessed them, and I sense that as he tries to repair his image, as well as sensing an elusive championship on the horizon, he is going to be motivated. Of course, he won’t match his stats from last year for a few reasons. He won’t need to score as much on Miami, and this team could indeed be so good that they blow people out pretty regularly, meaning lots of rest. But LeBron playing point forward is so intriguing that I’m now considering him only slightly worse than a year ago and the 1-AA to Kevin Durant’s 1 and Chris Paul’s 1-A. If LeBron only averages 25 points, he could still improve on his rebounding, assists and field goal percentage.
You can read the full roundtable here.