Fantasy Basketball Preview For UNC Standouts



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.


Ty Lawson

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.


John Henson

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

the 10th.


Danny Green

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.



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