RankingsAugust 15, 2010

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Top 50 Keepers for 2010-2011: Tiers 2/3

By Brett Roberts


9. David Lee
Moving from New York to Golden State can only help, as he goes from one high octane offense to another. He’s a lock for 20-10, with great percentages.

10. Amare Stoudemire
Being the go-to guy in New York will be to Amare’s advantage. He really turned it on at the end of last season, and his center eligibility makes him a top 10 pick.

11. Brook Lopez
Brook Lopez is the closest thing to Tim Duncan that this generation has. His age makes him an attractive piece to build around

12. Pau Gasol
Pau is the most talented offensive big in the league and has been a steady player throughout his career.

13. Carmelo Anthony
Last year Carmelo increased his scoring average…by a lot. He went from 22.8 PPG, to 28.2.

14. Josh Smith
Smith offers off the chart athleticism and is a great shot blocker.

15. Deron Williams
Odd that the second best point guard in the game ranks as low as 15, but Deron Williams is nearly as good as Chris Paul and is a 20-10 threat every night.


16. Andre Iguodala
On the trade block, this is a harder one to place. Evan Turner may hurt his stats a little, but I don’t expect it to be significant.

17. Rajon Rondo
Rondo showed in the playoffs this year that he is a force to be reckoned with. If only he could improve his free-throw percentage.

18. Brandon Roy
Roy is Portland’s playmaker and best offensive threat. He has averaged 37 minutes a game for each of the last three seasons. I don’t think he’s going to dramatically improve on what he has done so far in his career, but that’s not bad at all when you’re averaging 21 PPG, 4 APG, and 4 RPG.

19. Al Jefferson
Jefferson’s move to Utah shouldn’t hurt him much. I mean, he is playing with Deron Williams after all, who is just a bit better than Johnny Flynn and Ramon Sessions.

20. Gerald Wallace
“Crash” is a well rounded player who brings defensive stats (1 stl, 1 blk) along with stellar rebounding (10 RPG).

21. Chris Bosh
A former first round pick, Bosh’s stats figure to take a hit in Miami. 17 and 9 seem to be about right.

Brett Roberts is one of a growing number of fantasy experts who write for the Cafe. You can catch up with Brett in the Cafe's forums where he posts under the name of Nene.
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