Fantasy Basketball All-Stars
The NBA will feature its "All-Stars" in Toronto, Canada this weekend but fantasy basketball owners have their own All-Star lineups that look much different than the fan voted rosters we will witness on TV.

Kobe Bryant is retiring, we get it.  We were here just a few years ago with Derek Jeter on his retirement tour in the MLB in 2014.  He earned the most votes, beating out Stephen Curry by close to 300,000 votes.

Bryant and Curry will start for the West alongside Russell Westbrook, Kevin Durant and Kawhi Leonard.

The Eastern Conference lineup will feature LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Paul George, Dwyane Wade and hometown guard Kyle Lowry.

LeBron vs Kobe tipoff?

The West bench will feature Warriors Draymond Green and Klay Thompson, Spurs LaMarcus Aldridge, Kings DeMarcus Cousins, Pelicans Anthony Davis, Rockets James Harden and Clippers Chris Paul.

The East bench features Heat Chris Bosh, Bulls Jimmy Butler (injured and replaced by Pau Gasol), Raptors DeMar DeRozan, Pistons Andre Drummond, Hawks Paul Millsap, Celtics Isaiah Thomas and Wizards John Wall.

Fantasy Basketball All-Stars

Going strictly off fantasy basketball points scored, here are what the All-Star lineups should look like:

West

  • Steph Curry (3002)
  • Russell Westbrook (3463)
  • James Harden (3200)
  • Kevin Durant (2645)
  • Draymond Green (2692.5)
DeMarcus Cousins (2583.5) missing starting in the game because he has only played in 44 games for Sacramento this season, but has the third highest fantasy points per game average in the NBA. Anthony Davis (2605.5) also averages more fantasy points per game than Draymond Green, but has only played in 47 games and falls behind Durant and Rajon Rondo (2625) in total fantasy points.  Chris Paul (2495.5) would join Rondo on the West bench in the backcourt, while Karl-Anthony Towns (2382.5), DeAndre Jordan (2376) and Kawhi Leonard (2330.5) fill-out the bench.

East

  • John Wall (2852)
  • Kyle Lowry (2630)
  • LeBron James (2822)
  • Paul Milsap (2634.5)
  • Andre Drummond (2873.5)
The East's bench would feature Paul George (2589.5), Pau Gasol (2437.5), Brook Lopez (2408), Kemba Walker (2364), Isaiah Thomas (2349) and Jimmy Butler (2249, injured and replaced by Carmelo Anthony (2203)) and Al Horford (2221.5)


Fantasy Basketball Rookie Update - Rising Stars

Strong First Half Finish

Over the last two weeks, guys like Gorgui Dieng, Jrue Holiday, and Nikola Vucevic have stepped up their play.

Dieng has started to play 36 minutes per game in February, scoring 16.2 points and grabbing 10.2 rebounds per game.  On the season he is scoring 30.2 fantasy points each night, but this month, 45.4!  He has posted double-doubles in six of the T'Wolves last seven games, twice scoring 20 points.  He also has as many assists (22) this month as Kemba Walker.

Holiday is scoring 9.6 more fantasy points per game over the Pelicans last eight games than his season average. He has scored 71 points over the final three games with 24 assists and 16 rebounds.  He has averaged 18 points and 6.9 assists since January 1st.

Vucevic is averaging 49 fantasy points per game over the last eight Magic games.  At 18.6 points, 9.8 rebounds and 3.8 assists per, Vucevic scored six more fantasy points per game than his season average.  He has three 20 point double-doubles in his last six games.

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