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NBA Positional Rankings: Forwards

  • Fantasy Fix
  • Posted by: Gary Gramling
  • February 18, 2009, 3:15 PM


1. LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers: He continues to post numbers that are just stupid. King James now leads the NBA in scoring. But he couldn't top Sun Yue in our poll of the league's best taco maker (but then again, who can?).

2. Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder: He just continues to torch the nets. Since January 1, Durant is tied with LeBron with a league-leading 29.6 points per game. And scarier still, Durant is only 11 years old! (Okay, he's 20... but that's still very young).

3. Stephen Jackson, Golden State Warriors: Jackson continues to pile up huge numbers as he plays a ton of minutes for the run-and-gun Warriors. Since returning from a hamstring injury last month, Jackson is averaging 23.6 points, 5.9 rebounds, 7.0 assists, and 1.7 steals.

4. Andre Iguodala, Philadelphia 76ers: Iggy's stock got a boost when Elton Brand was declared out for the season. That means Philly is his team. It's been two months since Brand first went down, and since then Iguodala has averaged 21.1 points, 5.4 rebounds, 5.6 assists, and 2.0 steals.

5. Carmelo Anthony, Denver Nuggets: Melo might finally be ready to charge up these rankings. He's been battling injuries all season, first a sore elbow and then a broken hand. But so far in February, he's been lighting it up: 25.5 points, 6.5 rebounds, and 3.8 assists per game.

6. Danny Granger, Indiana Pacers: Granger continues to develop into one of the NBA's elite young scorers. Over his past 15 games, the versatile Granger has lit it up to the tune of 22.7 points, 5.0 rebounds, and 1.9 blocks per game.

7. Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas Mavericks: He hasn't quite delivered the stellar numbers across the board that he usually provides. His rebounding numbers are down a bit, but Dirk is still fifth in the NBA in scoring.

8. Lamar Odom, Los Angeles Lakers: As we discussed in this week's Fantasy Fix, Odom has been outstanding since stepping back into the starting lineup for the injured Andrew Bynum. He's now averaging 16.1 points, 14.3 rebounds, and 1.6 blocks since becoming a starter earlier this month.

9. Antawn Jamison, Washington Wizards: He's been the subject of some trade rumors lately, but Jamison is unlikely to be traded anywhere. Expect him to keep producing big numbers for the injury-depleted Wizards. He's averaging an outstanding 23.9 points and 9.3 rebounds over his past 15 games.

10. Kevin Garnett, Boston Celtics: He's no longer the flashy offensive force he was earlier in his career, but KG can still produce. Since bouncing back from a bout with the flu earlier this month, Garnett has averaged 17.4 points, 8.8 rebounds, 3.3 assists, and 1.2 blocks.

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