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Recently I took part in one of my favourite events of the whole year.  Fantasy Basketball Draft!  This will be my third year in a league with some friends.  This year we have 14 people, and it seems like a tradition now that I have a terrible position in the draft, the 12th pick overall.  With my hopes of finally getting a Kobe, KG or LeBron, that obviously quickly went down the drain.  Even worse off, I felt I just had to take Tim Duncan with my first pick.  I hate Tim Duncan (watching him play=boring.  It’s like watching an elementary coach teach his team the fundamentals of how to hit a jump shot off the backboard).  Beyond that though, I was really happy with my 2nd to 6th picks.  Below is my team in order of which round I drafted them in.    I think Mikki Moore will have a 10 and 10 year, and Grant Hill promises to be extremely solid if he can stay healthy.  What about Yiiiiiiiiiii?  Someone please tell me this guy’s going to be a star this year!  As for J. Maxiell, I know I could have probably grabbed him off of waivers early, but hey, I love this guy and hopefully he gets a lot of minutes off the bench with McDyess starting at an older age.  Either way, I think I’m in great shape for another exciting season of Fantasy Basketball

1.  Tim Duncan

2.  Andre Iguodala

3.  Baron Davis

4.  Tyson Chandler

5.  Mike Miller

6.  Mo Williams

7.  Mike Dunleavy

8.  Mikki Moore

9.  Grant Hill

10.  Yi Jianlian

11.  Brevin Knight

12.  Jason Maxiell

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This guy is great!  I have to admit I’m a huge Mikki Moore fan.  After writing about him possibly going to this team and that team, this guy has decided to settle in Sacramento.  You know, you always think contenders are going to pick up these type of guys, but you can never rule out the hot cities or big city markets. That’s why any team from New York, Florida or California will always have a chance at ANY player available.  They have a serious advantage over all the other teams.  Back to Moore, last season he proved that he can play a consistent role at power forward.  By joining the Kings, he can fill that starter role, and give the team a more consistent look up front (inconsistent=Brad Miller and Shareef Abdur-Rahim).  These three guys will have a great rotation and with all the injuries, the team will have a little more security.  With a great backcourt in Kevin Martin and Mike Bibby(?), the Kings will have a great starting five (plus Artest).  Will these guys contend?  No.  There’s no real chance to see them back in the playoffs, unless they can develop an incredible team dynamic, which doesn’t seem so likely with Artest on board.  Do they have potential?  Definitely.  Kevin Martin is so talented and explosive, that if they can keep him and Bibby and get some more guys, then yes, these guys have a future.  But don’t expect ABC to be showing these guys on Sundays.