2011-2012 NBA Fantasy Basketball Rookie Draft Rankings

The 2011 NBA draft wasn’t one of the better rookie draft classes of the past few seasons, but there a few players who might provide immediate help to your fantasy team.   Mostly though, these guys are going to be more important for keeper league owners.   A handful of these guys could really develop in a couple of years if you have the patience to stash them away.

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Kyrie Irving, Cleveland – The Cavs used their amnesty card on Baron Davis, which was a very wise decision.  Cleveland really has nothing going for it this season, so why not throw the rookies into the fire and get them some on the job training?  Irving probably has the biggest chance for minutes of any of the new rookie class.   It appears that Ramon Sessions will probably start the season at PG, but it won’t be long before Irving learns the NBA ropes and takes this spot for the next 5+ years.

Ricky Rubio, Minnesota – Techically, he’s still a rookie even though he was drafted a couple years ago.  All reports are that Rubio is living up to the hype.  You will have to pay up for him, but it might be worth the gamble if you like Jason Kidd type fantasy numbers.

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