Fantasy Basketball and NBA Free Agents: Jason Terry, Ryan Anderson, Brandon Roy
In fantasy basketball, even though the player's statistics are what will ultimately lead you to a fantasy championship, the player's situation on his team is just as important.
If a player who put up phenomenal stats last season is traded or signs with another team during the offseason, it certainly does not guarantee the player will have similar success. While the offseason is still in its early stages, more recognizable names will be playing in new uniforms next season.
We touched on a few players last week, and our NBA free agent and fantasy basketball ramifications series continues. Here are a few more of those recognizable NBA players who will be playing in different places:
Jason Terry, Boston Celtics
With Ray Allen heading to Miami, Terry's role should not change too much. He was a sixth man for the Dallas Mavericks for years and, with the standout year Avery Bradley had prior to getting injured, it would make no sense for the Celtics to change Terry's role by starting him at shooting guard.
Last year he scored over 15 points per game while shooting 43 percent from the floor and I do not see that changing if he sticks as the sixth man in Boston. He played over 31 minutes per game last season and I don't see his playing time decreasing because this team still has a lot of veterans. Doc Rivers will need to use his bench and Terry will be the first option off it.
One of the major positives of owning Terry is that he will continue to be both point and shooting guard eligible, filling more roster spots on your team. Don't reach for him in the fourth or fifth round unless you absolutely need a guard. If he is still out there by the seventh, he would be a great fit especially because of the combo-guard eligibility factor.
About Justin "Fensty" Fensterman
Fensterman covers fantasy basketball for KFFL and joined the team in 2012. He is a Sports Radio Producer on SiriusXM's Fantasy Sports Radio channel, the first channel dedicated solely to fantasy sports. An avid fantasy basketball player, Fensty's biggest accomplishment in the fantasy sports world was in 2004 when he had an undefeated season in a Yahoo! Sports Fantasy NBA league and was ranked in the top 30 among all players in the world.
A native from Oyster Bay, NY, Fensty left New York to study Broadcast Journalism at American University in Washington D.C. in 2005. Fensty has previously worked for MLB Network Radio on SiriusXM, NBC Sports, Fox Sports, MTV and News 12: Long Island. Follow @FenstySports
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