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2013 Fantasy Basketball Draft Prep: 12-team, Head-to-Head mock

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At this point in the NBA calendar, preseason games are already under way, which means your Fantasy draft is fast approaching. Our staff recently did our first mock draft for a Head-to-Head, standard scoring format, the results of which you can find below.

(And, if you're interested in setting up a mock draft of your own, click here and set one up for yourself.)

The main thing to take away from a H2H draft, as opposed to a Rotisserie league, is that certain players rate much more highly in one format versus the other. While you might not see Blake Griffin go until the third round in a Roto draft, it is perfectly acceptable to pick him up in the first in H2H leagues. Griffin produces points, rebounds and assists at a high volume, and those categories are more valued in a standard points league, where he is not hurt by his poor free-throw percentage or relative lack of blocks or steals.

The flipside of that is seen in a player like Kyle Korver, who is an solid Roto option due to his elite three-point shooting, but does little else and nearly falls out of our H2H mock. High-volume, low-efficiency scorers who contribute in either assists or rebounds are gold in H2H leagues, and should be valued as such -- feel free to pinch your nose and draft Brandon Jennings or Monta Ellis early, in other words.

We will be publishing our Roto mock draft in the next few days, but use this as a guide to see when you should expect certain players to go for your standard scoring league.

Participating in this draft were ...

Jeff Tobin, Associate Managing Editor
Michael Hurcomb, Fantasy Editor
Al Melchior, Data Analyst
Dave Richard, Senior Fantasy Writer
Jeff Lippman, Fantasy Writer
Joe Polito, Social Media Coordinator
Igor Mello, Fantasy Writer
Chris Towers, Fantasy Writer
Nando Di Fino, Senior Fantasy Writer
Larry Hartstein, Fantasy Writer
Scott White, Senior Fantasy Writer
Jamey Eisenberg, Senior Fantasy Writer

Round by Round
Round 1
Pick Team Player
1 Tobin LeBron James, SF, MIA
2 Hurcomb Kevin Durant, SF, OKC
3 Melchior James Harden, SG, HOU
4 Richard Stephen Curry, PG, GS
5 Lippman Chris Paul, PG, LAC
6 Polito John Wall, PG, WAS
7 Mello Blake Griffin, PF, LAC
8 Towers Carmelo Anthony, SF, NY
9 Di Fino Deron Williams, PG, BKN
10 Hartstein Kyrie Irving, PG, CLE
11 White Dwight Howard, C, HOU
12 Eisenberg Derrick Rose, PG, CHI
Round 2
Pick Team Player
13 Eisenberg Damian Lillard, PG, POR
14 White Kevin Love, PF, MIN
15 Hartstein Brandon Jennings, PG, DET
16 Di Fino Al Jefferson, C, CHA
17 Towers Al Horford, C, ATL
18 Mello Russell Westbrook, PG, OKC
19 Polito Josh Smith, PF, DET
20 Lippman Ty Lawson, PG, DEN
21 Richard Marc Gasol, C, MEM
22 Melchior Kemba Walker, PG, CHA
23 Hurcomb DeMarcus Cousins, C, SAC
24 Tobin Jrue Holiday, PG, NO
Round 3
Pick Team Player
25 Tobin Monta Ellis, SG, DAL
26 Hurcomb LaMarcus Aldridge, PF, POR
27 Melchior Greg Monroe, C, DET
28 Richard Paul Millsap, PF, ATL
29 Lippman Tim Duncan, PF, SA
30 Polito Paul George, SG, IND
31 Mello Tony Parker, PG, SA
32 Towers Dwyane Wade, SG, MIA
33 Di Fino Evan Turner, SG, PHI
34 Hartstein Rudy Gay, SF, TOR
35 White Pau Gasol, PF, LAL
36 Eisenberg Roy Hibbert, C, IND
Round 4
Pick Team Player
37 Eisenberg Chris Bosh, PF, MIA
38 White David Lee, PF, GS
39 Hartstein Brook Lopez, C, BKN
40 Di Fino Jeremy Lin, PG, HOU
41 Towers Dirk Nowitzki, PF, DAL
42 Mello Nikola Vucevic, C, ORL
43 Polito Thaddeus Young, SF, PHI
44 Lippman Mike Conley, PG, MEM
45 Richard Serge Ibaka, PF, OKC
46 Melchior Chandler Parsons, SF, HOU
47 Hurcomb Jeff Teague, PG, ATL
48 Tobin Goran Dragic, PG, PHO
Round 5
Pick Team Player
49 Tobin Joakim Noah, C, CHI
50 Hurcomb Ricky Rubio, PG, MIN
51 Melchior Derrick Favors, PF, UTA
52 Richard Eric Bledsoe, PG, PHO
53 Lippman Carlos Boozer, PF, CHI
54 Polito Jeff Green, PF, BOS
55 Mello Nicolas Batum, SF, POR
56 Towers Klay Thompson, SG, GS
57 Di Fino David West, PF, IND
58 Hartstein DeMar DeRozan, SG, TOR
59 White Kyle Lowry, PG, TOR
60 Eisenberg Zach Randolph, PF, MEM
Round 6
Pick Team Player
61 Eisenberg Kenneth Faried, PF, DEN
62 White Andre Iguodala, SG, GS
63 Hartstein Ryan Anderson, PF, NO
64 Di Fino Anthony Davis, PF, NO
65 Towers Gordon Hayward, SF, UTA
66 Mello Ersan Ilyasova, PF, MIL
67 Polito Jose Calderon, PG, DAL
68 Lippman Andre Drummond, C, DET
69 Richard Larry Sanders, C, MIL
70 Melchior O.J. Mayo, SG, MIL
71 Hurcomb Nikola Pekovic, C, MIN
72 Tobin Luol Deng, SF, CHI
Round 7
Pick Team Player
73 Tobin Paul Pierce, SF, BKN
74 Hurcomb Kobe Bryant, SG, LAL
75 Melchior Greivis Vasquez, PG, SAC
76 Richard Kawhi Leonard, SF, SA
77 Lippman DeAndre Jordan, C, LAC
78 Polito Marcin Gortat, C, PHO
79 Mello Ramon Sessions, PG, CHA
80 Towers Jonas Valanciunas, C, TOR
81 Di Fino Dion Waiters, SG, CLE
82 Hartstein George Hill, PG, IND
83 White Steve Nash, PG, LAL
84 Eisenberg Rajon Rondo, PG, BOS
Round 8
Pick Team Player
85 Eisenberg Tyson Chandler, C, NY
86 White Tobias Harris, SF, ORL
87 Hartstein Amir Johnson, PF, TOR
88 Di Fino Wilson Chandler, PF, DEN
89 Towers Brandon Knight, PG, MIL
90 Mello JaVale McGee, C, DEN
91 Polito Tristan Thompson, PF, CLE
92 Lippman Tyreke Evans, SG, NO
93 Richard J.R. Smith, SG, NY
94 Melchior Shawn Marion, SF, DAL
95 Hurcomb Trey Burke, PG, UTA
96 Tobin Spencer Hawes, C, PHI
Round 9
Pick Team Player
97 Tobin Jameer Nelson, PG, ORL
98 Hurcomb Danny Granger, SF, IND
99 Melchior Kelly Olynyk, C, BOS
100 Richard Victor Oladipo, SG, ORL
101 Lippman JJ Hickson, PF, DEN
102 Polito Bradley Beal, SG, WAS
103 Mello Raymond Felton, PG, NY
104 Towers Jimmy Butler, SF, CHI
105 Di Fino Michael Carter-Williams, PG, PHI
106 Hartstein Kevin Garnett, C, BKN
107 White Enes Kanter, C, UTA
108 Eisenberg Harrison Barnes, SF, GS
Round 10
Pick Team Player
109 Eisenberg Andrew Bynum, C, CLE
110 White Isaiah Thomas, PG, SAC
111 Hartstein Gerald Wallace, SF, BOS
112 Di Fino Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, SF, CHA
113 Towers Joe Johnson, SG, BKN
114 Mello Anderson Varejao, C, CLE
115 Polito Jarrett Jack, PG, CLE
116 Lippman Andrea Bargnani, PF, NY
117 Richard Maurice Harkless, SF, ORL
118 Melchior Luis Scola, PF, IND
119 Hurcomb Cody Zeller, C, CHA
120 Tobin Gerald Henderson, SG, CHA
Round 11
Pick Team Player
121 Tobin Nene, PF, WAS
122 Hurcomb Kevin Martin, SG, MIN
123 Melchior Jamal Crawford, SG, LAC
124 Richard Ben McLemore, SG, SAC
125 Lippman Eric Gordon, SG, NO
126 Polito Anthony Bennett, PF, CLE
127 Mello Tiago Splitter, PF, SA
128 Towers Manu Ginobili, SG, SA
129 Di Fino Amar'e Stoudemire, C, NY
130 Hartstein Arron Afflalo, SG, ORL
131 White Andrew Bogut, C, GS
132 Eisenberg Wesley Matthews, SG, POR
Round 12
Pick Team Player
133 Eisenberg Mo Williams, PG, POR
134 White Avery Bradley, SG, BOS
135 Hartstein Brandon Bass, PF, BOS
136 Di Fino Danny Green, SG, SA
137 Towers Robin Lopez, C, POR
138 Mello CJ McCollum, PG, POR
139 Polito Glen Davis, C, ORL
140 Lippman Derrick Williams, PF, MIN
141 Richard Jared Sullinger, PF, BOS
142 Melchior Jason Thompson, PF, SAC
143 Hurcomb Otto Porter, SF, WAS
144 Tobin Martell Webster, SF, WAS
Round 13
Pick Team Player
145 Tobin Jared Dudley, SG, LAC
146 Hurcomb Markieff Morris, PF, PHO
147 Melchior Mario Chalmers, PG, MIA
148 Richard J.J. Redick, SG, LAC
149 Lippman Thomas Robinson, PF, POR
150 Polito Lou Williams, SG, ATL
151 Mello Josh McRoberts, PF, CHA
152 Towers Al-Farouq Aminu, SF, NO
153 Di Fino Emeka Okafor, C, WAS
154 Hartstein Iman Shumpert, SF, NY
155 White Kevin Seraphin, PF, WAS
156 Eisenberg Andre Miller, PG, DEN
Round 14
Pick Team Player
157 Eisenberg Chris Kaman, C, LAL
158 White Kris Humphries, PF, BOS
159 Hartstein Taj Gibson, PF, CHI
160 Di Fino Devin Harris, PG, DAL
161 Towers Marcus Thornton, PG, SAC
162 Mello Ray Allen, SG, MIA
163 Polito DeJuan Blair, C, DAL
164 Lippman Omer Asik, C, HOU
165 Richard Andray Blatche, C, BKN
166 Melchior Kyle Korver, SG, ATL
167 Hurcomb Shabazz Muhammad, SF, MIN
168 Tobin Nate Robinson, PG, DEN
 
Team by Team
Nando Di Fino
Rd.Pk Player
1.9 Deron Williams, PG, BKN
2.4 Al Jefferson, C, CHA
3.9 Evan Turner, SG, PHI
4.4 Jeremy Lin, PG, HOU
5.9 David West, PF, IND
6.4 Anthony Davis, PF, NO
7.9 Dion Waiters, SG, CLE
8.4 Wilson Chandler, PF, DEN
9.9 Michael Carter-Williams, PG, PHI
10.4 Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, SF, CHA
11.9 Amar'e Stoudemire, C, NY
12.4 Danny Green, SG, SA
13.9 Emeka Okafor, C, WAS
14.4 Devin Harris, PG, DAL
Jamey Eisenberg
Rd.Pk Player
1.12 Derrick Rose, PG, CHI
2.1 Damian Lillard, PG, POR
3.12 Roy Hibbert, C, IND
4.1 Chris Bosh, PF, MIA
5.12 Zach Randolph, PF, MEM
6.1 Kenneth Faried, PF, DEN
7.12 Rajon Rondo, PG, BOS
8.1 Tyson Chandler, C, NY
9.12 Harrison Barnes, SF, GS
10.1 Andrew Bynum, C, CLE
11.12 Wesley Matthews, SG, POR
12.1 Mo Williams, PG, POR
13.12 Andre Miller, PG, DEN
14.1 Chris Kaman, C, LAL
Larry Hartstein
Rd.Pk Player
1.10 Kyrie Irving, PG, CLE
2.3 Brandon Jennings, PG, DET
3.10 Rudy Gay, SF, TOR
4.3 Brook Lopez, C, BKN
5.10 DeMar DeRozan, SG, TOR
6.3 Ryan Anderson, PF, NO
7.10 George Hill, PG, IND
8.3 Amir Johnson, PF, TOR
9.10 Kevin Garnett, C, BKN
10.3 Gerald Wallace, SF, BOS
11.10 Arron Afflalo, SG, ORL
12.3 Brandon Bass, PF, BOS
13.10 Iman Shumpert, SF, NY
14.3 Taj Gibson, PF, CHI
Michael Hurcomb
Rd.Pk Player
1.2 Kevin Durant, SF, OKC
2.11 DeMarcus Cousins, C, SAC
3.2 LaMarcus Aldridge, PF, POR
4.11 Jeff Teague, PG, ATL
5.2 Ricky Rubio, PG, MIN
6.11 Nikola Pekovic, C, MIN
7.2 Kobe Bryant, SG, LAL
8.11 Trey Burke, PG, UTA
9.2 Danny Granger, SF, IND
10.11 Cody Zeller, C, CHA
11.2 Kevin Martin, SG, MIN
12.11 Otto Porter, SF, WAS
13.2 Markieff Morris, PF, PHO
14.11 Shabazz Muhammad, SF, MIN
Jeff Lippman
Rd.Pk Player
1.5 Chris Paul, PG, LAC
2.8 Ty Lawson, PG, DEN
3.5 Tim Duncan, PF, SA
4.8 Mike Conley, PG, MEM
5.5 Carlos Boozer, PF, CHI
6.8 Andre Drummond, C, DET
7.5 DeAndre Jordan, C, LAC
8.8 Tyreke Evans, SG, NO
9.5 JJ Hickson, PF, DEN
10.8 Andrea Bargnani, PF, NY
11.5 Eric Gordon, SG, NO
12.8 Derrick Williams, PF, MIN
13.5 Thomas Robinson, PF, POR
14.8 Omer Asik, C, HOU
Al Melchior
Rd.Pk Player
1.3 James Harden, SG, HOU
2.10 Kemba Walker, PG, CHA
3.3 Greg Monroe, C, DET
4.10 Chandler Parsons, SF, HOU
5.3 Derrick Favors, PF, UTA
6.10 O.J. Mayo, SG, MIL
7.3 Greivis Vasquez, PG, SAC
8.10 Shawn Marion, SF, DAL
9.3 Kelly Olynyk, C, BOS
10.10 Luis Scola, PF, IND
11.3 Jamal Crawford, SG, LAC
12.10 Jason Thompson, PF, SAC
13.3 Mario Chalmers, PG, MIA
14.10 Kyle Korver, SG, ATL
Igor Mello
Rd.Pk Player
1.7 Blake Griffin, PF, LAC
2.6 Russell Westbrook, PG, OKC
3.7 Tony Parker, PG, SA
4.6 Nikola Vucevic, C, ORL
5.7 Nicolas Batum, SF, POR
6.6 Ersan Ilyasova, PF, MIL
7.7 Ramon Sessions, PG, CHA
8.6 JaVale McGee, C, DEN
9.7 Raymond Felton, PG, NY
10.6 Anderson Varejao, C, CLE
11.7 Tiago Splitter, PF, SA
12.6 CJ McCollum, PG, POR
13.7 Josh McRoberts, PF, CHA
14.6 Ray Allen, SG, MIA
Joe Polito
Rd.Pk Player
1.6 John Wall, PG, WAS
2.7 Josh Smith, PF, DET
3.6 Paul George, SG, IND
4.7 Thaddeus Young, SF, PHI
5.6 Jeff Green, PF, BOS
6.7 Jose Calderon, PG, DAL
7.6 Marcin Gortat, C, PHO
8.7 Tristan Thompson, PF, CLE
9.6 Bradley Beal, SG, WAS
10.7 Jarrett Jack, PG, CLE
11.6 Anthony Bennett, PF, CLE
12.7 Glen Davis, C, ORL
13.6 Lou Williams, SG, ATL
14.7 DeJuan Blair, C, DAL
Dave Richard
Rd.Pk Player
1.4 Stephen Curry, PG, GS
2.9 Marc Gasol, C, MEM
3.4 Paul Millsap, PF, ATL
4.9 Serge Ibaka, PF, OKC
5.4 Eric Bledsoe, PG, PHO
6.9 Larry Sanders, C, MIL
7.4 Kawhi Leonard, SF, SA
8.9 J.R. Smith, SG, NY
9.4 Victor Oladipo, SG, ORL
10.9 Maurice Harkless, SF, ORL
11.4 Ben McLemore, SG, SAC
12.9 Jared Sullinger, PF, BOS
13.4 J.J. Redick, SG, LAC
14.9 Andray Blatche, C, BKN
Jeff Tobin
Rd.Pk Player
1.1 LeBron James, SF, MIA
2.12 Jrue Holiday, PG, NO
3.1 Monta Ellis, SG, DAL
4.12 Goran Dragic, PG, PHO
5.1 Joakim Noah, C, CHI
6.12 Luol Deng, SF, CHI
7.1 Paul Pierce, SF, BKN
8.12 Spencer Hawes, C, PHI
9.1 Jameer Nelson, PG, ORL
10.12 Gerald Henderson, SG, CHA
11.1 Nene, PF, WAS
12.12 Martell Webster, SF, WAS
13.1 Jared Dudley, SG, LAC
14.12 Nate Robinson, PG, DEN
Chris Towers
Rd.Pk Player
1.8 Carmelo Anthony, SF, NY
2.5 Al Horford, C, ATL
3.8 Dwyane Wade, SG, MIA
4.5 Dirk Nowitzki, PF, DAL
5.8 Klay Thompson, SG, GS
6.5 Gordon Hayward, SF, UTA
7.8 Jonas Valanciunas, C, TOR
8.5 Brandon Knight, PG, MIL
9.8 Jimmy Butler, SF, CHI
10.5 Joe Johnson, SG, BKN
11.8 Manu Ginobili, SG, SA
12.5 Robin Lopez, C, POR
13.8 Al-Farouq Aminu, SF, NO
14.5 Marcus Thornton, PG, SAC
Scott White
Rd.Pk Player
1.11 Dwight Howard, C, HOU
2.2 Kevin Love, PF, MIN
3.11 Pau Gasol, PF, LAL
4.2 David Lee, PF, GS
5.11 Kyle Lowry, PG, TOR
6.2 Andre Iguodala, SG, GS
7.11 Steve Nash, PG, LAL
8.2 Tobias Harris, SF, ORL
9.11 Enes Kanter, C, UTA
10.2 Isaiah Thomas, PG, SAC
11.11 Andrew Bogut, C, GS
12.2 Avery Bradley, SG, BOS
13.11 Kevin Seraphin, PF, WAS
14.2 Kris Humphries, PF, BOS

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Heat add Reggie Williams
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/16/2014) The Heat signed guard Reggie Williams to a free-agency contract last week, the team announced. Terms of the deal are not known.

Williams appeared in just three games for the Thunder last season, and has played 180 games over parts of five NBA seasons. He averages 8.5 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game, while shooting 46.0 percent from the field and 37.1 percent from three-point range for his career.  


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(8/15/2014) Suns newcomer Isaiah Thomas underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left wrist, the team announced Thursday.

Thomas dealt with a sprained wrist last season but was able to play through it on his way to a career year. An MRI in February revealed no ligament damage, which would indicate this latest procedure is nothing to worry about. The team expects him to be ready for training camp. 


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(8/15/2014) Kings center DeMarcus Cousins dodged a bullet Thursday when the MRI on his right knee came back negative.

According to Yahoo Sports, Cousins limped off the court during a Team USA training session after Anthony Davis landed on his knee during a scrimmage. Cousins later tweeted that he was "fine," helping to suppress any concerns of a serious injury. 


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(8/11/2014) The Pacers are shopping center Roy Hibbert, and they have called the Pistons regarding a potential deal involving restricted free agent Greg Monroe, Detroit Sports 105.1 reports.

There's no word about whether the Pistons would be interested in a Monroe-for-Hibbert spot, but they are pretty well set in the middle with Andre Drummond in the starting lineup. It's a rumor that seemingly has very little chance of coming to fruition.


Rockets sign Kostas Papanikolaou
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(8/11/2014) The Rockets have signed small forward Kostas Papanikolaou .

Papanikolaou gets $4.8 million guaranteed in the upcoming season, with a team option of $4.6 million for the following season. He has been playing in Europe since being drafted in the second round of the 2012 draft.


Report: Greg Oden faces felony charge
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(8/11/2014) Free agent Greg Oden is facing a felony charge after allegedly attacking his former girlfriend after a night of drinking, the Indianapolis Star reports.

Oden is accused of punching the woman in the face three times and fracturing a bone in her nose, according to court documents. The felony offense carries a penaly of one-to-six years in prison.


Markel Brown out with broken hand
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(8/11/2014) Nets guard Markel Brown will be held out of basketball activities for four-to-six weeks after being diagnosed with a nondisplaced fracture of the fourth metacarpal in his right hand, the team announced Monday.

Brown was selected 44th overall in this year's draft, and the Nets acquired him for cash considerations on the night of the draft. He averaged 17.2 points, 5.3 rebounds and 2.9 assists in his senior season at Oklahoma State.


Report: Wolves to swap Anthony Bennett for Thaddeus Young
by Joe Polito | CBSSports.com
(8/8/2014) Though the trade can't go official until August 23, the deal reportedly struck between the Cavaliers and Timberwolves will lead to another trade between Minnesota and the 76ers.

The Philadelphia Daily News reported early Friday that Minnesota, upon receiving Anthony Bennett from the Cavs as part of the Kevin Love trade, would then trade him for Thaddeus Young. The Timberwolves have been showing interest in Young since Love stated his desire to be traded.

Meanwhile, the 76ers want to move Young because he's entering his prime at age 26 and only has one additional year left on his contract. Acquiring Bennett would complete a core of young talent to develop over the coming years. Young was one of the most productive forwards in the league last year playing in Brett Brown's up-tempo offense, averaging 17.9 points, 6.0 rebounds and 2.1 steals per game. Bennett, on the other hand, failed to make any impact what so ever but did show signs of growth during the Summer League. 


Landing in Minnesota should improve Andrew Wiggins' value
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(8/7/2014) The prize of the trade that ultimately sent Kevin Love to Cleveland will likely be the Timberwolves' acquisition of No. 1 overall pick Andrew Wiggins , assuming there are no unexpected changes in the deal the two sides agreed to.

If Wiggins does ultimately land in Minnesota, as expected, this should be a boon to his Fantasy value. Though Wiggins will have substantially less help as he makes the transition to the NBA than he would have in Cleveland, he is also likely to be much more of a featured option than he otherwise might have been.

Wiggins was likely going to be the third or possibly even fourth offensive option for the Cavs, and likely would have been so for some time, given the presence of LeBron James and Kyrie Irving on long-term deals. Now, the Timberwolves get to build around Wiggins as their long-term centerpiece, and he should be given plenty of rope as the team tries to navigate their upcoming rebuild.

Wiggins is raw, but still put up 17.1 points and 5.9 rebounds in 32.8 minutes per game as a freshman at the University of Kansas. There are some questions about how well his game will translate to the NBA, but he will at least have some help, in the form of point guard Ricky Rubio, who knows exactly how to set up teammates for shots they like.

Wiggins is mostly upside right now, but should be considered a second-round pick in all keeper-league Fantasy formats. In yearly re-draft leagues, he is more of a mid-round option at this point, albeit one with tremendous upside. 


Anthony Bennett a bit more intriguing following trade
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/7/2014) After a rookie season that can be charitably described as lost, a change of scenery is probably the best outcome Anthony Bennett could have hoped for this offseason. He got that Thursday, with the news that the long-awaited Kevin Love trade has landed him in Minnesota.

Last year's No. 1 overall pick luckily doesn't have to join the Cavaliers with the pressure of replacing Love as the face of the franchise -- this year's No. 1 pick, Andrew Wiggin, will take that on. Bennett gets to join a Timberwolves team that can give him more consistent playing time than last year's Cavaliers afforded him, but which won't ask him to do more than he is capable.

Bennett might end up starting at power forward for the Wolves, though a bench role seems more likely at this point. He had a disastrous rookie season after entering the season out of shape, but appeared to be in better shape while playing with the Cavaliers during the Summer League in Las Vegas. He still shot the ball poorly in Vegas -- 42.6 percent from the field and just 4 of 16 from three-point range -- but Bennett looked much more capable during his time there.

Based on his rookie season, Bennett has a long way to go before he is contributing at a high level. However, Fantasy owners in deeper category-based leagues should consider taking a chance on the 21-year-old in the later rounds, because he will have the chance to earn a large role if he proves worthy. 


 
 
 
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