As we approach the 12th week of the fantasy basketball season, the All-Star break is quickly approaching. Before we get there, though, here are my midseason awards for the 2013-14 fantasy season.
MVP – SF Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder – Durant’s 54-point performance on Friday night further cemented his stranglehold on this year’s fantasy MVP trophy. Durant is currently leading the NBA with 30.6 points per game, but he is also adding 7.9 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 triples, and 1.5 steals per game.
BUST – PG Derrick Rose, Chicago Bulls – Many pegged D-Rose to have a bounce back fantasy season after missing all of last season with a torn ACL. Unfortunately, Rose played in a meager 10 contests before tearing the medial meniscus in his right knee and being forced to have season-ending surgery. Rose has easily been the most disappointing fantasy selection from this past draft.
ROOKIE OF YEAR – PG Michael Carter-Williams, Philadelphia 76ers – In his first professional game, Carter-Williams dropped 22 points, 12 assists, seven rebounds, and a jaw-dropping nine steals. He quickly showed that he could put up PG2 numbers and MCW has averaged an impressive 17.6 points, 7 assists, 5.9 rebounds, and 2.6 steals per game.
COMEBACK OF YEAR – C Andrew Bogut, Golden State Warriors – Heading into the 2013-14 fantasy season, Bogut only played over 65 games once in his past five years. However, the center has enjoyed a resurgent fantasy season by averaging 8 points with 10.2 rebounds per game. Welcome back to the world of fantasy Mr. Bogut.