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30-team draft, pick-by-pick

Friday, October 25, 2013


Round 5

 

121.    Anthony Bennett

122.    Mario Chalmers

123.    Samuel Dalembert

124.    Andrew Bogut

125.    Mike Dunleavy

126.    J.J. Hickson

127.    Markieff Morris

128.    Andrea Bargnani

129.    Jamal Crawford

130.    Andrew Bynum

131.    Arron Afflalo

132.    Steve Nash

133.    Chris Kaman

134.    Nate Robinson

135.    Kevin Seraphin

136.    Nene

137.    J.J. Redick

138.    Danny Granger

139.    Caron Butler

140.    Trey Burke

141.    Harrison Barnes

142.    Alec Burks

143.    Gerald Wallace

144.    Nick Young

145.    Brandan Wright

146.    Thabo Sefolosha

147.    Omer Asik

148.    DeMarre Carroll

149.    Kelly Olynyk

150.    Jared Dudley

 

Round 5 is specifically when the wheels come off, and you’re simply looking for the best player at one of the holes you have left. For me, that was DeMarre Carroll, who I assumed was a small forward, since he played zero minutes at power forward last season. But he is only eligible at PF at CBS for now. Hopefully his eligibility includes SF once he starts five games there for the Hawks, which we can assume is going to happen.

 

Round 6

 

151.    Danilo Gallinari

152.    Michael Kidd-Gilchrist

153.    Jarrett Jack

154.    Avery Bradley

155.    Manu Ginobili

156.    Jason Thompson

157.    Tony Allen

158.    James Anderson

159.    Jared Sullinger

160.    Kentavious Caldwell-Pope

161.    Andrei Kirilenko

162.    Donatas Motiejunas

163.    Luis Scola

164.    Ed Davis

165.    Iman Shumpert

166.    Amare Stoudemire

167.    Jeremy Lamb

168.    Al-Farouq Aminu

169.    Taj Gibson

170.    Rodney Stuckey

171.    Randy Foye

172.    Metta World Peace

173.    Corey Brewer

174.    Andray Blatche

175.    Derrick Williams

176.    Lou Williams

177.    Dorell Wright

178.    Lance Stephenson

179.    Ray Allen

180.    Chauncey Billups

 

I came back with Jarrett Jack, who I moved to point guard, making my starting lineup PG Jack, SG Brandon Knight, SF Jimmy Butler, PF Paul Millsap, C Roy Hibbert and F DeMarre Carroll.  I will fill out my G and Flex positions with my next two picks, hopefully. I love the Taj Gibson pick with Joakim Noah shut down with a groin injury, as well as those lingering foot issues. I also like the Donatas Motiejunas pick here, and he qualifies at both PF and C. I was hoping Lance Stephenson or Andrei Kirilenko would fall to me later, but it wasn’t meant to be.

 

Round 7

 

181.    Ramon Sessions

182.    Elton Brand

183.    Channing Frye

184.    Vince Carter

185.    Alexey Shved

186.    Otto Porter

187.    Andre Miller

188.    Luke Ridnour

189.    Patrick Patterson

190.    Thomas Robinson

191.    C.J. McCollum

192.    Trevor Ariza

193.    Bismack Biyombo

194.    Wes Johnson

195.    Martell Webster

196.    Jerryd Bayless

197.    Kris Humphries

198.    Josh McRoberts

199.    Shawne Williams

200.    Vitor Faverani

201.    Jordan Hill

202.    Archie Goodwin

203.    Greg Stiemsma

204.    Matt Barnes

205.    Carlos Delfino

206.    Emeka Okafor

207.    Steven Adams

208.    Jordan Farmar

209.    Kyle O’Quinn

210.    J.J. Barea

 

Ramon Sessions, Channing Frye, Vince Carter, Andre Miller, Trevor Ariza, Wes Johnson, Shawne Williams, Vitor Faverani, Jordan Farmar and J.J. Barea are all guys who could be useful in regular fantasy leagues this season.

 

Sessions is the yang to Kemba Walker’s ying, Frye can hit threes and block shots, Carter isn’t quite done yet, ditto on Miller, Ariza is starting for the Wizards and had a nice preseason, Johnson may get a long look in L.A. with Kobe out, Williams is going to start at power forward for the Lakers, as far as I know (and as hard as it is to believe), Faverani went absolutely nuts on Wednesday (a 3-pointer, 6 blocks) but has a back issue, Farmar may be the best point guard the Lakers have (sorry, Steve-o), and Barea can score in bunches off the Wolves bench.

 

There are still five rounds unaccounted for here, but I’m pretty sure I would bore you by going through all of them. This is the only league I know of where people get mad when someone takes guys like Al Harrington and Richard Jefferson just before they pick. And that is the beauty of 30-Deep.



Steve "Dr. A" Alexander is the senior editor for the NBA for Rotoworld.com and a contributor to NBCSports.com. The 2014-15 NBA season marks his 13th year of covering fantasy hoops for Rotoworld. Follow him on Twitter - @Docktora.
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