The fantasy basketball season has almost reached the midway point, which means the All-Star break is rapidly approaching. So before we officially hit the turn, here are the All-Fantasy First & Second Teams for the first half of the season.
PG Chris Paul, Los Angeles Clippers – It is true that CP3 is currently sidelined with a shoulder injury. However, he was averaging 19.6 points, 11.2 assists, and 2.4 steals per game before the setback, which was number among all point guards. Some respect is due.
PG Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors – Curry has lived up to the hype this fantasy season by scoring 23 points per game with 9.2 dimes, 4.6 boards, and 3.1 triples.
SG James Harden, Houston Rockets – Harden has averaged a gaudy 24 points (24.6), five rebounds (5), and five dimes (5.2) per contest this season.
SG Monta Ellis, Dallas Mavericks – The flex-guard continues to drop 20 points a game for the Mavs and the veteran is one of the most consistent options in fantasy.
SF Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder – Durant has put up ridiculous numbers this season and is currently posting 29.8 points, 8.1 rebounds, 4.9 assists, and 1.5 steals per game. He is easily the frontrunner for fantasy MVP this season.
SF LeBron James, Miami Heat – Bron continues to set the bar for fantasy owners by averaging 26-6-6 night after night. James, like Durant, is an obvious choice for the All-Fantasy First Team.
PF Kevin Love, Minnesota Timberwolves – Love is adding his typical 25-plus points (25.6) and 10-plus rebounds (13), but his 2.4 triples per game has made him a fantasy MVP candidate.
PF LaMarcus Aldridge, Portland Trail Blazers -Aldridge’s monster season has gone somewhat overlooked, but the All-Star has steadily posted over 20 points-10 rebounds each game.
C DeMarcus Cousins, Sacramento Kings – Cousins has finally taken the next step forward in his game. The center is averaging a position-best 23.4 points per game to go along with a staggering 11.6 rebounds. This is the breakout season fantasy fans have been waiting for from Run DMC.
PG Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers – Lillard continues to establish himself as one of the best point guards in fantasy. He is scoring 21.6 points per game and is shockingly first in the league with 3.3 three-pointers per game.
PG John Wall, Washington Wizards – Wall is recording career-highs in points (19.7), assists (8.6), steals (2), three-pointers (1.2), and free throw percentage (84.9%).
SG DeMar DeRozan, Toronto Raptors – Double-D is leading Toronto with 21.3 points per game. The four-year pro is also adding a respectable 4.5 rebounds, 3.6 assists, and 1.2 steals per game. He is truly having an All-Star caliber fantasy season.
SG Goran Dragic, Phoenix Suns – Dragic is posting 19.3 points, 6 assists, 3.6 rebounds, and 1.4 triples per game.
SF Carmelo Anthony, New York Knicks - Melo is once again putting up elite fantasy number across the boards and Anthony is posting 26 points per game with 8.8 boards and 3.1 dimes.
SF Paul George, Indiana Pacers - George is recording a career-high 22.8 points per game to go along with 6.2 rebounds and 3.6 helpers. The forward may be somewhat slumping this month (18.6 points/game), but he has shown enough this season to receive Second-Team honors.
PF Blake Griffin, Los Angeles Clippers – Griffin is having a career fantasy season, but he has been even more productive since CP3 went down with a shoulder injury. Griffin has imposingly added 25.9 points and 10.3 rebounds over the last 14 contests.
PF Pau Gasol, Los Angeles Lakers – Gasol has enjoyed a bounce back fantasy campaign and he has continued to fill the box score each night. The forward has averaged 19.7 points, 11.6 rebounds, 4.9 assists, and 1.9 blocks per game in January alone.
C Dwight Howard, Houston Rockets – People may criticize Howard’s 53.7% free throw percentage until they are blue in the face, but the veteran is still posting 18.1 points per game and is tied for third in the league with 12.7 rebounds.