Fantasy basketball: Standouts approaching postseason


With the playoffs approaching in the NBA and the last regular-season games scheduled for Sunday, the Denver Nuggets lead the Western Conference followed by the Memphis Grizzlies. In the Eastern Conference the Milwaukee Bucks remain on top followed by the Boston Celtics. 

The season has been a record-breaking one for NBA Fantasy, with players dropping 60 points casually and several averaging more than 30 points a game. 

Nikola Jokic, who plays for Nuggets and is also a part of the MVP poll is averaging 54.38 fantasy points per game. Ja Morant is averaging 44.73 fantasy points per game for the Grizzlies. Giannis Antetokounmpo is also on the MVP poll and is averaging 52.76 fantasy points per game for the Bucks, and Boston’s Jayson Tatum is averaging 48.71 fantasy points per game and is also on the MVP poll. 

Freshman Christian Thein, who has two NBA Fantasy rosters, said he is excited to watch Lebron James ( Lakers), Jaylen Brown (Celtics), Morant (Grizzlies), Jaren Jackson (Celtics), and Jrue Holiday  Bucks) in the playoffs. 

On one of Thein’s rosters he has two standouts. 

“I’m excited because I have Lebron James and Jaylen Brown. Both are great performers and put up heavy points on both the court and on my team,” Thein said. 

Thein has no need to worry with his other roster either, with three of his players being on both the best teams in the Eastern Conference. 

“I have Ja Morant, Jaren Jackson Jr. and Jrue Holiday,” Thein said. “They should help me get far in the playoffs because of their Versatility and different strengths around the court, whether it’s assisting, scoring, or blocking.”

Although almost anything can happen in the NBA playoffs, Thein is entering the playoffs with some very solid rosters. Even Thein himself is confident and knows he could make it far into the playoffs due to his trends earlier in the season. 

“I haven’t lost many times this season so I feel ready for the playoffs to begin,” Thein said. 

By Maximus Carl