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As the beginning of the new season is getting closer, that also means that it’s team for a new fantasy basketball season. And, as you all might know, it isn’t an easy task to compile a team that can win you your league. So, to help you on your way, we’ve selected some good players for you to consider.

Anthony Davis

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Davis had a good season last year, and the expectation is that he will only improve himself during the upcoming season. He will likely provide you with a lot of points, rebounds, blocks steals, and has both a great field goal and free throw percentage. Furthermore, he hasn’t missed a lot of games the past few seasons, so he will be a great addition to your team. Overall, AD can add something to your team in every category.

Karl-Anthony Towns

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Towns is a similar player to AD, but he’s still a very useful player to have on your team. He’s yet to miss a game in his entire NBA career, so that makes him a very safe choice. Besides that, he scores high in a lot of categories, including points, rebounds, blocks, has a great field goal percentage, and free throw percentage. His weaker categories are assists, steals and turnovers, but he doesn’t underperform there.

Stephen Curry

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Curry is also one of the best stats getters in the NBA, and if he’s in the flow, he’ll definitely give you the advantage in the 3-pointer category. Overall, he scores well in every category except for rebounds, blocks and turnovers. Furthermore, he’s also the player you need to keep your field goal, free throw and three-pointer percentage up. The only problem with Curry is his durability throughout the season. His ankle has been bothering him for a couple of seasons now, and especially if the Warriors have nothing left to play for at the end of the regular season, there’s a big chance that he won’t see a lot of minutes. And, as the end of the regular season can be very important in your fantasy league, Curry is definitely not a safe bet.

Kevin Durant

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Durant is definitely a great all-round player who will provide you with a lot of points in every stats category. He definitely has an upside in the field goal, three-point and free throw percentage shots, as he always maintains a good average. The two categories where he scores below average are steals and turnovers, but that’s not a surprise as he’s a SF. The only problem with Durant could be his durability, as he only played 68 games last season, and that might only get less as he gets older, or if the GSW have nothing left to play for.

Giannis Antetokounmpo

Antetokounmpo is getting better each year, and it’s showing in his stats. There are only a couple of things he still has to improve, his threes (and the percentage), his free throw percentage and the amount of turnovers he gets. But, if you need a lot of rebounds, points, blocks and a great field goal percentage, Antetokounmpo is definitely your guy. If he would improve his outside shot, this would only make him even more suitable for fantasy basketball.

James Harden

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Harden’s worth for next year’s fantasy league is a bit hard to predict, as he definitely improved some things about his game last year, but he also decreased in some other aspects at the same time. He is definitely a great scorer, and has a great FG%, FT%, and 3PT%, but his numbers on rebounding and assists have gone down last season. If he continues to put up the scoring numbers he did and keep his turnovers down, he’ll remain one of the most useful players in fantasy basketball.

Photo: Troy Taormina – USA TODAY Sports

As the beginning of the new season is getting closer, that also means that it’s team for a new fantasy basketball season. And, as you all might know, it isn’t an easy task to compile a team that can win you your league. So, to help you on your way, we’ve selected some good players for you to consider.

Anthony Davis

Photo: sportingnews.com

Davis had a good season last year, and the expectation is that he will only improve himself during the upcoming season. He will likely provide you with a lot of points, rebounds, blocks steals, and has both a great field goal and free throw percentage. Furthermore, he hasn’t missed a lot of games the past few seasons, so he will be a great addition to your team. Overall, AD can add something to your team in every category.

Karl-Anthony Towns

Photo: Steve Mitchell – USA TODAY Sports

Towns is a similar player to AD, but he’s still a very useful player to have on your team. He’s yet to miss a game in his entire NBA career, so that makes him a very safe choice. Besides that, he scores high in a lot of categories, including points, rebounds, blocks, has a great field goal percentage, and free throw percentage. His weaker categories are assists, steals and turnovers, but he doesn’t underperform there.

Stephen Curry

Photo: Kevin Jairaj – USA TODAY Sports

Curry is also one of the best stats getters in the NBA, and if he’s in the flow, he’ll definitely give you the advantage in the 3-pointer category. Overall, he scores well in every category except for rebounds, blocks and turnovers. Furthermore, he’s also the player you need to keep your field goal, free throw and three-pointer percentage up. The only problem with Curry is his durability throughout the season. His ankle has been bothering him for a couple of seasons now, and especially if the Warriors have nothing left to play for at the end of the regular season, there’s a big chance that he won’t see a lot of minutes. And, as the end of the regular season can be very important in your fantasy league, Curry is definitely not a safe bet.

Kevin Durant

Photo: Kim Klement – USA TODAY Sports

Durant is definitely a great all-round player who will provide you with a lot of points in every stats category. He definitely has an upside in the field goal, three-point and free throw percentage shots, as he always maintains a good average. The two categories where he scores below average are steals and turnovers, but that’s not a surprise as he’s a SF. The only problem with Durant could be his durability, as he only played 68 games last season, and that might only get less as he gets older, or if the GSW have nothing left to play for.

Giannis Antetokounmpo

Antetokounmpo is getting better each year, and it’s showing in his stats. There are only a couple of things he still has to improve, his threes (and the percentage), his free throw percentage and the amount of turnovers he gets. But, if you need a lot of rebounds, points, blocks and a great field goal percentage, Antetokounmpo is definitely your guy. If he would improve his outside shot, this would only make him even more suitable for fantasy basketball.

James Harden

Photo: USA Today Sports

Harden’s worth for next year’s fantasy league is a bit hard to predict, as he definitely improved some things about his game last year, but he also decreased in some other aspects at the same time. He is definitely a great scorer, and has a great FG%, FT%, and 3PT%, but his numbers on rebounding and assists have gone down last season. If he continues to put up the scoring numbers he did and keep his turnovers down, he’ll remain one of the most useful players in fantasy basketball.

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