By guest writer Alan Morrison
The NBA season kicks off next week, so avid fans of the Tar Heels
will be tuning in to at least follow some of the former UNC
standouts. North Carolina is known for producing quite a few
fantasy basketball stars, but here’s a look at 3 guys who are
poised for particularly good seasons.
Coming out of college, some people thought that Lawson would struggle at
the NBA level due to his size. He slipped a little bit in the draft, but he has
turned into one of the best overall point guards in fantasy basketball. He had
to miss 20 games last year due to foot injury issues, and when he did play he
had to carry a bigger load on offense. He might not be able to average 17.6
points per game and 8.8 assists in 2014-2015, but he will be more efficient.
Take him in the 2nd or 3rd round in most formats.
It was a hot start to the 2013-2014 season for Henson, as he was averaging
about 15 points and 10 rebounds per game in the early stages of the year. He
cooled off a little bit, but people still feel pretty confident that he is going to
provide some value this season for the rebuilding Milwaukee Bucks. He
needs to find a way to get on the floor for around 25 or more minutes per
contest in order to put up enough value in fantasy basketball to be
worthwhile. It is a crowded frontcourt for Milwaukee, but his play on both
ends of the floor will give him time. Take a flyer on him in any round after
It has been a remarkable run for Green in his NBA career, as he has gone
from an undrafted player to someone who is a significant contributor for the
reigning NBA champions. He doesn’t get a lot of looks on offense, and that
is the main reason why he is only a marginal fantasy basketball player. He is
more valuable to the San Antonio Spurs, as he spreads the floor very well
and can go on hot streaks like few others in the NBA. Like Henson, he is a
pick in the later rounds to make the team more well-rounded.