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Posted October 26, 2012 by DaveGawron in Fantasy Basketball
 
 

Triple Crown Hoops Challenge (TCHC) 2012-13 Draft Results

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Carmelo Anthony was a key pick for Dave Gawron at #22 overall in the third round.

This league, run on Yahoo!, is a 12-team, head-to-head, point-per-category league, established in 2009. After losing the 2011-2012 championship game, I decided to research and focus on the five easiest categories to win, as a group, as you only need to win 5-4 to win the championship. In effect, I was fine dumping four categories. I was also determined to keep a sharp eye during the draft, and when considering similar players, avoid the ones with few games scheduled during playoff (especially championship) weeks and focus on players with many games scheduled during those weeks. I determined that it would be reasonable to build a team loaded with elite scorers that could hit threes and point guards that could provide assists and steals. The fifth category to focus on would be free throw percentage, commonly high among point guards and three-point shooters. I would dump field goal percentage, rebounds, blocks, and turnovers. However, in case of injury, I would not completely ignore the dumped categories. Here’s the team I drafted:

Round Overall Player
1. (2) Kevin Durant (OKC – SF)
2. (19) Ty Lawson (Den – PG)
3. (22) Carmelo Anthony (NY – SF,PF)
4. (39) Danny Granger (Ind – SF,PF)
5. (42) Paul George (Ind – SG,SF)
6. (59) Raymond Felton (NY – PG,SG)
7. (62) Gerald Wallace (Bkn – SF,PF)
8. (79) Mo Williams (Uta – PG,SG)
9. (82) Lou Williams (Atl – PG,SG)
10. (99) George Hill (Ind – PG,SG)
11. (102) Glen Davis (Orl – PF,C)
12. (119) Chris Kaman (Dal – PF,C)
13. (122) J.J. Hickson (Por – PF,C)

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Being able to draft Durant was huge for me, setting big anchors in points and free throws. Lawson was the point guard that fit my mold best at that point, and Anthony is just a slightly lesser Durant for my purposes. I really wanted Paul Pierce in Round Four, but Granger, when healthy, will give me threes from the PF slot. I love the upside of George, and the Knicks have a great playoff schedule in this league, so Felton fits right in. Wallace can get me steals from the PF position, and Williams, Williams, and Hill give me more threes, assists, and steals. That just leaves me with gaping holes at center, so I grab Davis, Kaman, and Hickson but am fine to drop them for something better down the line. I believe I accomplished my mission perfectly and look forward to a fun season!

Round-by-round results follow:

Round 1
1. LeBron James (Mia – SF,PF) NJ Hectorious
2. Kevin Durant (OKC – SF) Boston eXper…
3. Chris Paul (LAC – PG) Utah MyFanta…
4. Kevin Love (Min – PF,C) Atlanta FBDaily
5. Russell Westbrook (OKC – PG) Carolina Rot…
6. Josh Smith (Atl – SF,PF) Milwaukee Ro…
7. Deron Williams (Bkn – PG) Golden State…
8. Dwight Howard (LAL – C) New York Lor…
9. Dwyane Wade (Mia – PG,SG) WhiteCityKil…
10. LaMarcus Aldridge (Por – PF,C) Seattle Roto…
Round 2
1. Kyrie Irving (Cle – PG) Seattle Roto…
2. Al Jefferson (Uta – PF,C) WhiteCityKil…
3. Kobe Bryant (LAL – SG) New York Lor…
4. Serge Ibaka (OKC – PF,C) Golden State…
5. Andrew Bynum (Phi – C) Milwaukee Ro…
6. Dirk Nowitzki (Dal – PF) Carolina Rot…
7. Brandon Jennings (Mil – PG) Atlanta FBDaily
8. DeMarcus Cousins (Sac – PF,C) Utah MyFanta…
9. Ty Lawson (Den – PG) Boston eXper…
10. Stephen Curry (GS – PG,SG) NJ Hectorious
Round 3
1. Rajon Rondo (Bos – PG) NJ Hectorious
2. Carmelo Anthony (NY – SF,PF) Boston eXper…
3. Greg Monroe (Det – C) Utah MyFanta…
4. Andre Iguodala (Den – SG,SF) Atlanta FBDaily
5. Paul Millsap (Uta – PF) Carolina Rot…
6. Pau Gasol (LAL – PF,C) Milwaukee Ro…
7. James Harden (Hou – SG,SF) Golden State…
8. Kyle Lowry (Tor – PG) New York Lor…
9. Rudy Gay (Tor – SF,PF) WhiteCityKil…
10. Marc Gasol (Mem – C) Seattle Roto…
Round 4
1. Nicolas Batum (Por – SG,SF) Seattle Roto…
2. Al Horford (Atl – PF,C) WhiteCityKil…
3. Blake Griffin (LAC – PF,C) New York Lor…
4. Mike Conley (Mem – PG) Golden State…
5. Goran Dragic (Pho – PG) Milwaukee Ro…
6. John Wall (Was – PG) Carolina Rot…
7. Paul Pierce (Bos – SF) Atlanta FBDaily
8. Anthony Davis (NO – PF,C) Utah MyFanta…
9. Danny Granger (Ind – SF,PF) Boston eXper…
10. Marcin Gortat (Pho – C) NJ Hectorious
Round 5
1. Joakim Noah (Chi – PF,C) NJ Hectorious
2. Paul George (Ind – SG,SF) Boston eXper…
3. Joe Johnson (Bkn – SG,SF) Utah MyFanta…
4. Monta Ellis (Mil – PG,SG) Atlanta FBDaily
5. Nikola Pekovic (Min – C) Carolina Rot…
6. David Lee (GS – PF,C) Milwaukee Ro…
7. Ryan Anderson (NO – PF,C) Golden State…
8. Steve Nash (LAL – PG) New York Lor…
9. Marcus Thornton (Sac – SG) WhiteCityKil…
10. Jrue Holiday (Phi – PG) Seattle Roto…
Round 6
1. Ersan Ilyasova (Mil – SF,PF) Seattle Roto…
2. Eric Gordon (NO – SG) WhiteCityKil…
3. Klay Thompson (GS – SG,SF) New York Lor…
4. Chris Bosh (Mia – PF,C) Golden State…
5. Kevin Garnett (Bos – PF,C) Milwaukee Ro…
6. Danilo Gallinari (Den – SF) Carolina Rot…
7. Andrea Bargnani (Tor – PF,C) Atlanta FBDaily
8. Damian Lillard (Por – PG) Utah MyFanta…
9. Raymond Felton (NY – PG,SG) Boston eXper…
10. Roy Hibbert (Ind – C) NJ Hectorious
Round 7
1. Wesley Matthews (Por – SG,SF) NJ Hectorious
2. Gerald Wallace (Bkn – SF,PF) Boston eXper…
3. Kenneth Faried (Den – PF) Utah MyFanta…
4. Tony Parker (SA – PG) Atlanta FBDaily
5. Manu Ginobili (SA – SG,SF) Carolina Rot…
6. Tyreke Evans (Sac – SG,SF) Milwaukee Ro…
7. Luol Deng (Chi – SF) Golden State…
8. Carlos Boozer (Chi – PF,C) New York Lor…
9. Jeff Teague (Atl – PG) WhiteCityKil…
10. Brook Lopez (Bkn – C) Seattle Roto…
Round 8
1. Kevin Martin (OKC – SG) Seattle Roto…
2. Andrew Bogut (GS – C) WhiteCityKil…
3. Tyson Chandler (NY – C) New York Lor…
4. Jeremy Lin (Hou – PG) Golden State…
5. Michael Beasley (Pho – SF,PF) Milwaukee Ro…
6. Zach Randolph (Mem – PF,C) Carolina Rot…
7. Amar’e Stoudemire (NY – PF,C) Atlanta FBDaily
8. DeAndre Jordan (LAC – C) Utah MyFanta…
9. Mo Williams (Uta – PG,SG) Boston eXper…
10. Brandon Knight (Det – PG,SG) NJ Hectorious
Round 9
1. Luis Scola (Pho – PF,C) NJ Hectorious
2. Lou Williams (Atl – PG,SG) Boston eXper…
3. Arron Afflalo (Orl – SG,SF) Utah MyFanta…
4. Tim Duncan (SA – PF,C) Atlanta FBDaily
5. Evan Turner (Phi – SG,SF) Carolina Rot…
6. Ricky Rubio (Min – PG) Milwaukee Ro…
7. Thaddeus Young (Phi – SF,PF) Golden State…
8. Isaiah Thomas (Sac – PG) New York Lor…
9. Darren Collison (Dal – PG) WhiteCityKil…
10. Kawhi Leonard (SA – SG,SF) Seattle Roto…
Round 10
1. Anderson Varejao (Cle – PF,C) Seattle Roto…
2. JaVale McGee (Den – C) WhiteCityKil…
3. Ray Allen (Mia – SG) New York Lor…
4. Andrei Kirilenko (Min – SF,PF) Golden State…
5. O.J. Mayo (Dal – SG) Milwaukee Ro…
6. Kemba Walker (Cha – PG) Carolina Rot…
7. Jameer Nelson (Orl – PG) Atlanta FBDaily
8. Jared Dudley (Pho – SG,SF) Utah MyFanta…
9. George Hill (Ind – PG,SG) Boston eXper…
10. David West (Ind – PF) NJ Hectorious
Round 11
1. Samuel Dalembert (Mil – C) NJ Hectorious
2. Glen Davis (Orl – PF,C) Boston eXper…
3. Derrick Favors (Uta – PF,C) Utah MyFanta…
4. Rodney Stuckey (Det – PG,SG) Atlanta FBDaily
5. Gordon Hayward (Uta – SG,SF) Carolina Rot…
6. Derrick Rose (Chi – PG) Milwaukee Ro…
7. Omer Asik (Hou – C) Golden State…
8. Elton Brand (Dal – PF,C) New York Lor…
9. Jose Calderon (Det – PG) WhiteCityKil…
10. Jason Terry (Bos – PG,SG) Seattle Roto…
Round 12
1. Nene Hilario (Was – PF,C) Seattle Roto…
2. Jonas Valanciunas (Tor – C) WhiteCityKil…
3. Trevor Ariza (Was – SG,SF) New York Lor…
4. J.R. Smith (NY – SG,SF) Golden State…
5. Bradley Beal (Was – SG) Milwaukee Ro…
6. Brandon Bass (Bos – PF,C) Carolina Rot…
7. Kris Humphries (Bkn – PF) Atlanta FBDaily
8. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (Cha – SF) Utah MyFanta…
9. Chris Kaman (Dal – PF,C) Boston eXper…
10. Greivis Vasquez (NO – PG,SG) NJ Hectorious
Round 13
1. Jason Richardson (Phi – SG,SF) NJ Hectorious
2. J.J. Hickson (Por – PF,C) Boston eXper…
3. Kirk Hinrich (Chi – PG,SG) Utah MyFanta…
4. Hedo Turkoglu (Orl – SF,PF) Atlanta FBDaily
5. Luke Ridnour (Min – PG,SG) Carolina Rot…
6. Devin Harris (Atl – PG,SG) Milwaukee Ro…
7. Dorell Wright (Phi – SG,SF) Golden State…
8. Tony Allen (Mem – SG,SF) New York Lor…
9. Dion Waiters (Cle – SG) WhiteCityKil…
10. Brandon Roy (Min – SG,SF) Seattle Roto…

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