The best players in fantasy basketball are eligible to play forward, and odds are that 6 or 7 of the top 10 picks of your draft, will be in the top 10 of this list.  The return of LeBron James to the Cavs, and the new Big 3 in Cleveland with Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving will be the NBA story line all season long.  But this is fantasy basketball we are talking about here, and Kevin Durant led my team to a Championship last season.  I picked him with the 1st pick overall and you should do the same this season!

With so many moving pieces this offseason, it will be interesting to see how players like Thaddeus Young, Chandler Parsons, Pau Gasol and Trevor Ariza fit in with their new teams.

Gasol to me is a huge sleeper this season.  Joining Derick Rose and Joakim Noah, Gasol should be the benefactor or many Rose drive and kick outs on a Noah screen, or on the pick and pop of his own set screen.  Ball movement is key to the Bulls offensive succes, and both Gasol and Noah are great passers.

Paul George Broken Leg - Likely Out for Season

Kevin Durant out 6-8 Weeks - Jones Fracture (Foot)


Forwards Wearing New Uniforms

  • LeBron James - Cavaliers
  • Kevin Love - Cavaliers
  • Thaddeus Young - Timberwolves
  • Chandler Parsons - Mavericks
  • Pau Gasol - Bulls
  • Trevor Ariza - Rockets
  • Omer Asik - Pelicans
  • Luol Deng - Heat

Rookie Forwards to Watch

  • Jabari Parker - Bucks
  • Andrew Wiggins - Timberwolves
  • Julius Randle - Lakers
  • Aaron Gordon - Magic
  • K.J. McDaniels - 76ers
  • Rodney Hood - Jazz
  • Doug McDermott - Bulls

RankForwardsTeam
1LeBron James CLE
2Anthony Davis NOR
3James Harden HOU
4Kevin Love CLE
5Carmelo Anthony NYK
6DeMarcus Cousins SAC
7Al Jefferson CHA
8Blake Griffin LAC
9Kevin Durant OKC
10LaMarcus Aldridge POR
11Serge Ibaka OKC
12Dirk Nowitzki DAL
13Andre Drummond DET
14Joakim Noah CHI
15Paul Millsap ATL
16Chris Bosh MIA
17Dwight Howard HOU
18Al Horford ATL
19Nicolas Batum POR
20Kawhi Leonard SAS
21Nikola Vucevic ORL
22Rudy Gay SAC
23Tim Duncan SAS
24Thaddeus Young MIN
25Chandler Parsons DAL

RankForwardsTeam
26David Lee GSW
27DeMar DeRozan TOR
28Pau Gasol CHI
29Klay Thompson GSW
30Derrick Favors UTH
31Nerlens Noel PHI
32Gordon Hayward UTH
33Kenneth Faried DEN
34Trevor Ariza HOU
35David West IND
36Josh Smith DET
37Wesley Matthews POR
38Jabari Parker MIL
39Anderson Varejao CLE
40Zach Randolph MEM
41Ryan Anderson NOR
42Jimmy Butler CHI
43Tyreke Evans NOR
44Andrew Wiggins MIN
45Kyle Korver ATL
46Kevin Martin MIN
47Omer Asik NOR
48Tobias Harris ORL
49Terrence Jones HOU
50Luol DengMIA











































Stats from Last Season

  • Kevin Durant led all forwards with 32 points per game
    • Carmelo Anthony, LeBron james, Kevin Love and James Harden all averaged over 25 points per game
      • Blake Griffin, LaMarcus Aldridge, DeMarcus Cousins an DeMar DeRozan all averaged at least 22 points per game
        • Al Jefferson, Paul George, Dirk Nowitzki, Anthony Davis and Rudy Gay all put up 20 a night
  • Amir Johnson, LeBron James and Amar'e Stoudemire shot better than 55%
    • Kenneth Faried, Serge Ibaka, Terrance Jones better than 52.5%
  • Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Durant averaged more than 21 shots per game
    • LaMarcus Aldridge took at least 20 shots on average
  • Andre Drummond was the only forward to average 13 rebonds per game
    • Kevin Love and Dwight Howard averaged 12 boards
    • DeMarcus Cousins, Joakim Noah, LaMarcus Aldridge and Nikola Vucevic all grabbed 11 rebounds per game
      • Al Jefferson, Zach Randolph and Anthony Davis pulled down 10 boards
  • LeBron James and James Harden are the only eligible Forwards who averaged 6 assists per game
    • Kevin Durant, Joakim Noah, Gordan Hayward and Tyreke Evans averaged 5
  • Thaddeus Young was the only forward to average 2 steals per game
  • Kevin Durant averaged 9.7 free throw attempts per game
    • Blake Griffin and Kevin Love took 8 free throws per game
      • LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony 7
  • Dirk Nowitzki (89.2%) and Kevin Durant (86.3%) shot better than 85% from the line
    • Carmelo Anthony and Paul George (84.8%) were the only other better than 82.5%