Fantasy Basketball Daily News and Notes (12/11/11)

Jeff Green (BOS) – Re-signed with the Celtics.   This doesn’t help his fantasy value at all since he’ll probably shift to backing up Paul Pierce at SF.   The Celtics just brought in Brandon Bass to backup Kevin Garnett at PF.

Brandon Bass (BOS) – Signed with the Celtics and will backup Kevin Garnett at PF.  He’s also got some competition for minutes against the newly acquired Chris Wilcox.  His fantasy value is a little lower in Boston than it was in Orlando although there is a chance that Kevin Garnett might see more time at center, thereby providing more PF minutes for Bass.

Glen Davis (ORL) – Traded to the Magic where he will compete for minutes with Ryan Anderson.  He should have about the same fantasy value in Orlando as he did in Boston, unless Dwight Howard gets traded, then his value might rise.

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Fantasy Basketball 2010-2011 Team Preview: Orlando Magic (9/16/10)

The Magic didn’t make any big moves this offseason and the usual dependable fantasy options remain in place for the 2010-2011 season.  Jameer Nelson will start at point guard, but he’s going to be pushed a bit by Chris Duhon.  Duhon is a good facilitator and can effectively run the offense.  Vince Carter will start at shooting guard, but J. J. Redick is making a bid for more playing time and Carter isn’t getting any younger.  There is a battle at small forward between Quentin Richardson and Mickael Pietrus, which will probably turn into a platoon with neither player being very attractive.  Rashard Lewis will get the starting power forward spot and Dwight Howard will run the show at center.  Brandon Bass and Marcin Gortat are the big men off the bench.  Below are the relevant stats used to figure out the best options at each position for the Magic.  Comments are welcome on the Fantasy Basketball Daily Facebook Page.

Projected Fantasy Depth Chart
PG:  Jameer Nelson, Chris Duhon
SG:  Vince Carter, J. J. Redick
SF:  Mickael Pietrus, Quentin Richardson
PF:  Rashard Lewis, Brandon Bass
C:  Dwight Howard, Marcin Gortat

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