RankingsAugust 28, 2005


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August Player Rankings

By Arlo Vander

Larry Hughes and Donyell Marshall signed with Cleveland, Quentin Richardson was shipped to the Knicks, and Joe Johnson is headed to Atlanta… It’s been a busy off-season in the NBA, and several of the players who made our Top 50 back in June now find themselves on new teams, or playing with an entirely different supporting cast. How did these transactions affect their fantasy values? Once again, we asked eight fantasy veterans for their opinions.

To compile these composite rankings, each player was assigned a rank by all eight experts; the lower this score compared with other players, the better. By combining these lists, we can see both individual preferences and the overall consensus among the rankers.

Average rank indicates the average of the scores assigned to a player by each person (for this calculation, players not appearing in an individual list were assigned a score of 60). Each ranker’s individual list can be seen in the eight columns at the right.

Please note that this is a tool for draft preparation; it will not be updated throughout the season. Enjoy, and good luck in your drafts!

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Kevin Garnett – F, Min1.1312111111
LeBron James – F, Cle1.8821222222
Dirk Nowitzki – F, Dal3.2533433343
Shawn Marion – F, Pho4.3847354534
Amare Stoudemire – F/C, Pho5.0056545456
Tracy McGrady – G/F, Hou6.6365798675
Tim Duncan – F/C, SA7.0084966869
Kobe Bryant – G, LAL7.8898689788
Andre Kirilenko – F, Utah8.137108771097
Allen Iverson – G, Phi10.63109111012121011
Gilbert Arenas – G, Was11.00111112121091310
Elton Brand – F, LAC13.501215101617141212
Dwyane Wade – G, Mia13.751712181111131117
Ray Allen – G, Sea15.881613132220151513
Brad Miller – C, Sac16.381320151515181916
Paul Pierce – G, Bos17.001425142316161414
Vince Carter – G/F, NJ18.251516232118191618
Jason Kidd – G, NJ18.502017291314221815
Jermaine O’Neal – F, Ind19.252414201722172020
Peja Stojakovic – F, Sac19.881821172019202123
Steve Nash – G, Pho20.632118191421232227
Stephon Marbury – G, NY23.131922222728212719
Shaquille O’Neal – C, Mia24.752924372413111743
Ron Artest – F, Ind25.132527242525282522
Chris Bosh – F, Tor26.132828301924262628
Yao Ming – C, Hou26.132330263023302324
Larry Hughes – G, Cle27.252632162829353121
Rashard Lewis – F, Sea28.002729253727242926
Mike Bibby – G, Sac28.252234213433253225
Ben Wallace – F/C, Det28.503023312926293030
Baron Davis – G, GS30.133319391839322437
Manu Ginobili – G, SA33.003139273232343633
Steve Francis – G, Orl33.133526382636373334
Dwight Howard – F, Orl36.133637363635383536
Emeka Okafor – F/C, Cha36.134038353530392844
Zydrunas Ilgauskas – C, Cle36.883736443834403432
Pau Gasol – F, Mem38.253947344041333735
Marcus Camby – C, Den39.253445453331484038
Kirk Hinrich – G, Chi39.634142424337274342
Jason Richardson – G, GS40.133235286060314431
Joe Johnson – G/F, Atl42.504633603138493845
Chauncey Billups – G, Det42.633848463950413940
Carlos Boozer – F, Utah43.884540324940434260
Richard Jefferson – F, NJ44.134244334242454560
Corey Maggette – G/F, LAC44.884341404443474160
Chris Webber – F, Phi47.384731476049466039
Donyell Marshall – F, Cle50.386046414760606029
Rasheed Wallace – F/C, Det50.884960604160504641
Lamar Odom – F, LAL53.134460604560605046
Kurt Thomas – F, Pho53.755043606048604960

Legend
MeSh = MeShawn
king = kingctb27
Thrl = The Thrill
dogg = Crimedogg32
Floc = Flockers
mbus = mbuser

Assumed League Settings:

Single-season (no keepers), roto scoring, 12-man rosters with the following starters:

1 PG
1 SG
1 G
1 SF
1 PF
1 F
2 C
2 Flex (any position)

Scoring is based on the following categories:

Points, rebounds, assists, steals, blocks, three-point field goals made, field goal percentage, free throw percentage

 
Thanks once again to the fantasy pros who shared their thoughts on the upcoming NBA season with us, and especially to Tim (MeShawn to Forum regulars) for turning the individual rankings into one master list!

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