Zen of Fantasy Basketball: There Is No Bad Draft Position

August 13th, 2010 by Tommy Landry Leave a reply »
It is still very early and many fantasy enthusiasts are currently focused on preparing for their fantasy football drafts. Regardless, the most successful fantasy basketball players are already thinking about how they will approach their draft.

This post is the first of a series focused on having the right mindset for your draft before you dive in head first.

Draft mindset: There is no bad draft position

Fantasy players spend a lot of time, often outrageous time and effort, debating over whom to take in the first round. They want to know where they will pick as soon as possible, as though there is some magic decision to be made that will drive their whole season.

You can find countless debates online about which players deserve to be considered as the top overall pick, or among the top three (See my Chris Paul analysis for an example). Fantasy experts hold one-man mock drafts, do comparisons between average draft position (ADP) and potential value, and offer their own rankings and projections.

There are no bad draft positions, only bad drafters.

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