The fantasy season is halfway over in X-treme Fantasy Basketball (XFBB), and we have a pretty good picture of who are contenders, who are pretenders and which owners should be replaced next season. Here are my rankings and analysis of every team, with an emphasis on who can win it all and why.
Portland Trail Blazers
I have no idea who this guy is and quite frankly I don’t care. This guy is a joke and his roster is a disaster. I have no respect for someone who leaves his roster unattended for 3 months. Bye Felicia go find another hobby!
Don’t know who this is either, and their roster is set up every now and then. They have more talent on their roster than the Charlotte Hornets, but they aren’t there like Will is.
I have infinite respect for Will. He sets his roster everyday, and his dedication to this league has never wavered. With that aside, his team might have the least talent in the league. His trade of Derrick Rose set him up for a run at a major name in free agency, but with his third best player being Mo Williams, he has a lot of work to do. Luckily, he has 23 million in cap space and multiple first rounds picks for the draft.
The Hawks just aren’t a good team. There really isn’t much Percy can do about it, he didn’t draft well and that alone derailed his season. His team is the face of the below average tier, and Percy will look to turn it around in 2015 will loads of cap space.
Golden State Warriors
No excuse for why Brad doesn’t set his lineup. Like Portland, I have 0 respect for someone who drops a league three weeks into a season. His brand in my mind is tarnished and I highly doubt he will ever read this. His team is actually not bad. He might have contended for a playoff spot, but he is not a contender due to being absent.
Another mystery player to me, the Rockets are there half the time and aren’t the other. His team is below average and there isn’t much to analyze except that Damian Lillard’s contract expires this year and will probably go to a team that cares more than they do.
The T-wolves doesn’t have what it takes to contend, but they’ve been present the last couple of weeks. They have an outside shot at the playoffs, but they don’t have the overall talent to contend in the postseason. With a little more grooming of his roster, I think he can contend in 2015.
Big Al has been of the thick of it during the 1st half of the year, being as high as second in the Western Conference standings. With the loss of Kobe Bryant for the season and Kemba Walker for the next 6-8 weeks, I simply can’t say that this team will compete without those players. Al’s team doesn’t have a lot of depth, and without Bryant he would be lucky to win a game in the playoffs.
New York Knicks
LeBron James scores 98 points per game for Jordan whenever he plays. His second best player? That’s Bradley Beal scoring him 55 points on average. That roster is not a championship worthy, but his depth may be solid enough for him to squeeze a win in the postseason.