Its about that time, Fantasy Basketball time. With the impending NBA season set to start just five days away, we thought it would be a good idea to see how one of the major Fantasy sites have ranked the Knicks “Big 3″ this year.
|77. Tyson Chandler, NY C||YEAR||GP||MIN||FG%||FT%||3PM||REB||AST||A/TO||STL||BLK||TO||PTS|
|2012 Outlook: Many won’t realize it, but Chandler actually had a better regular season than he did postseason, at least statistically speaking. Despite averaging 10.1 points, 9.4 rebounds and 1.1 blocks per game while shooting 65.4 percent from the floor and 73.2 percent from the line during the regular season, Chandler was vastly underrated in most fantasy circles. You can forget about getting him at a discount this year. Not after he posted 8.0 points, 9.2 rebounds and 0.9 blocks and was instrumental as a defensive presence during the Mavericks’ title run. As a Knick, he’ll see full-time minutes, which means he should be a double-double monster.|
|10. Amare Stoudemire, NY C, PF||YEAR||GP||MIN||FG%||FT%||3PM||REB||AST||A/TO||STL||BLK||TO||PTS|
|2012 Outlook: In general, we prefer our fantasy studs be the only stud on their respective NBA teams, because that improves the odds that they’ll max out their stats. Luckily, Stoudemire’s game works well with stud teammate Carmelo Anthony’s, so both will remain star fantasy options. What Amare may lose in shots per game, he’ll make up for with a better field goal percentage. What he vmay lose in assists from not touching the ball as often, he’ll make up for with a lower turnover rate. Also look for his block production to remain higher in coach Mike D’Antoni’s system, as long as Stoudemire’s back injury from last season doesn’t linger into this campaign.|
|14. Carmelo Anthony, NY SF||YEAR||GP||MIN||FG%||FT%||3PM||REB||AST||A/TO||STL||BLK||TO||PTS|
|2012 Outlook: It took a while to come to fruition, but Melo ended up in the Big Apple alongside Amare Stoudemire. Their games pair well together, so while they may not max out their stats, both should remain top-end fantasy options this season. Melo appears poised to add to his overall value in Mike D’Antoni’s system, because he cranked off 4.6 3-point attempts per game after the trade — that’s nearly two more than he averaged in any season of his career previously. There’s nothing not to love about Anthony as a fantasy option with the run-and-gun Knicks. Draft him early and you won’t be sorry.|