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NBA Fantasy Playoff Draft Recap

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Fantasy Playoffs: LeBron-athon

Thursday, April 18, 2013


Round 4


31. Joakim Noah

32. Ray Allen

33. Kenneth Faried

34. Mario Chalmers

35. George Hill

36. Tiago Splitter

37. Wilson Chandler

38. Jamal Crawford

39. Mike Conley

40. Paul Pierce


Notes: Joakim Noah’s feet are a concern, Mario Chalmers’ production is a concern, George Hill’s groin is a concern, and Round 4 is when the real crapshoot starts. I didn’t love my Chalmers pick, but after looking at my other choices, I’m not all that upset. I was, however, kind of bummed not to get Wilson Chandler with my next pick. If the Grizzlies get by the Clippers, Mike Conley and Zach Randolph (Round 5) are going to end up being steals in this thing.


Round 5


41. Klay Thompson

42. Roy Hibbert

43. Zach Randolph

44. Kevin Garnett

45. Joe Johnson

46. Carlos Boozer

47. Mike Miller

48. Corey Brewer

49. Andre Miller

50. Luol Deng


Notes: I liked the Hibbert pick here, as the Pacers are favored to get by the Hawks and play great defense. Carlos Boozer could get a boost if Derrick Rose returns (and is actually in condition to play meaningful minutes), while I rolled with another minor member of the Heat in Miller. He’s also a forward, and I needed one at the time, but again, not thrilled with the pick.


Round 6


51. Jeff Teague

52. Manu Ginobili

53. Kosta Koufos

54. Chris Copeland

55. Danny Green

56. DeAndre Jordan

57. JaVale McGee

58. Omer Asik

59. Kyle Korver

60. Steve Nash


Notes: Here’s where the dice started rolling on injured players, underperformers and odd balls like Kyle Korver. I went with my own kind of oddball in Chris Copeland, who could be great or could do nothing. But I like my chances due to the fact that the Knicks are still so beat up.


Round 7


61. Lance Stephenson

62. Matt Barnes

63. Thabo Sefolosha

64. Jeff Green

65. Monta Ellis

66. Evan Fournier

67. Caron Butler

68. Reggie Evans

69. Jason Kidd

70. Jarrett Jack


Notes: Round 7 is the land of misfit kids, although I thought the Lance Stephenson, Thabo Sefolosha, Jeff Green and Monta Ellis picks were all pretty strong. Even if Monta only plays in four games, he might put up more production than my Heat brothers, even if they make it to the Finals. And no, Derrick Rose, Brandon Jennings, Larry Sanders and John Henson were not even drafted in this league (and there are no add/drops). You just set your lineup and go.


So there you have it. Get your boys together on Friday night and have yourselves a fantasy playoff draft. It should only take an hour and you might get another trophy or some cash to brag about. 

Steve "Dr. A" Alexander is the senior editor for the NBA for and a contributor to The 2017-18 NBA season marks (at least) his 16th year of covering fantasy hoops for Rotoworld. Follow him on Twitter - @Docktora.
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