Three Fantasy Basketball Sleepers To Watch
Finding just the right sleeper in fantasy basketball can really make or break a season. With the NBA season less than a week away, here’s a look at 3 guys who are primed to exceed expectations. Not only do they have the skill set, but they have the opportunity on their team to see significant minutes.
The Houston Rockets are not particularly happy with how their summer went. They lost Chandler Parsons to free agency, and they struck out on guys like Chris Bosh. While that might be bad news for their title chances, it is good news for Jones. The talented forward out of Kentucky should have plenty of open looks in fantasy basketball. He is going to be asked to spread the floor in order to open up scoring opportunities for Dwight Howard down low. He has a chance to improve even more on his very respectable 12.1 points and 6.9 rebounds a season ago.
Sticking with the Kentucky them, Noel is technically a rookie coming into this season. He spent all of 2013-2014 recovering from a knee injury that he suffered from in college. The Philadelphia 76ers know that they are going to be terrible this year, so that means they have no problem letting Noel learn on the go. The center position is not very deep, and at the very least he is going to be a top-flight shot blocker from the very beginning.
It is always hard to predict whether or not a veteran will thrive on a new team or suffer. However, everything is lining up for Jose Calderon now that he is on the New York Knicks. They are set to put in the triangle offense, and that is music to the years for Calderon. He is one of the best pure shooters in the game, and he will have a chance to start alongside one of the best offensive stars in the game in Carmelo Anthony. If you can average around 11 points and 9 assists per game, we are looking at a fantasy basketball sleeper a lot of people will overlook.