2013 Fantasy Basketball: Shooting Guard Report

By Adam McGill
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The 2013 fantasy basketball season is just about underway and it is the perfect time to start going over each position. So before drafting this season, make sure to check out my positional ranking reports. Here is the second report on shooting guards.

Average Draft Position (According To ESPN):

1. James Harden, Houston Rockets – 3.6

2. Dwayne Wade, Miami Heat – 16.4

3. Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers – 32.7

4. Klay Thompson, Golden State Warriors – 37.5

5. J.R. Smith, New York Knicks – 51.0

6. Bradley Beal, Washington Wizards – 52.4

7. Danny Granger, Indiana Pacers – 70.6

8. O.J. Mayo, Milwaukee Bucks – 73.3

9. Joe Johnson, Brooklyn Nets – 78.4

10. Wesley Matthews, Portland Trail Blazers – 82.2


Top 5 Sleepers:

1. Joe Johnson, Brooklyn Nets

2. Evan Turner, Philadelphia 76ers

3. Kevin Martin, Minnesota Timberwolves

4. Gerald Henderson, Charlotte Bobcats

5. Eric Gordon, New Orleans Pelicans


Top 5 Busts:

1. J.R. Smith, New York Knicks

2. O.J. Mayo, Milwaukee Bucks

3. Ray Allen, Miami Heat

4. J.J. Redick, Los Angeles Clippers

5. Iman Shumpert, New York Knicks


Position Does More Than Score

A couple seasons ago, the shooting guard position was only known as a bunch of scorers. Even the best players at the position would score 29 points per game, but wouldn’t add much else in the way of boards and assists. Nowadays, two-guards can truly fill out a box score for fantasy owners. More and more options average over 18 points, four boards, and four dimes. Times have truly changed.


Big Names On Mend

Kobe Bryant is still trying to rehab from the nagging Achilles injury he suffered at the end of last year and the superstar could be in jeopardy of missing some time in the beginning of the year. Dwayne Wade also missed significant time last season due to his bad knees and the three-time champion will likely miss time again this season as well. Both injuries will be worth monitoring all season and it could end up hurting their draft status this fall.


Related Article:

2013 Fantasy Basketball: Point Guard Report


Adam McGill is the Senior Fantasy Sports Writer at Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @adammcgill83, like him on Facebook, or add him to you networks on Google here or here.

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