Our ESPN Fantasy Basketball experts got together for their third mock draft of the 2021-22 NBA season, this time a 10-team roto league.
While this draft took place before the latest Kyrie Irving and Ben Simmons news, there are still quite a few takeaways for those playing in roto leagues this season.
For one, waiting until Round 3 to select LaMelo Ball may soon mean you’ve waited too long; Charlotte’s rising star is moving up draft boards fast! Secondly, there are plenty of values to be had in Rounds 4 and 5, including players like Chris Paul, Christian Wood and Tobias Harris.
Note: If you’re new to fantasy hoops and looking to try it out for the first time, here is a tutorial of all the basics. From there, it’s easy to grab a handful of people, set up a draft and have some fun!
Now on to our 10-team roto mock. The participants, in order of draft position, were: Tom Carpenter, André Snellings, Jim McCormick, Sachin Dave Chandan, John Cregan, Kyle Soppe, Joe Kaiser, Eric Moody, Ryan Smith and Eric Karabell.
Note: The position rank in parentheses is based on the player’s primary position.
1. Nikola Jokic, Den, C (C1) — Carpenter
2. James Harden, Bkn, PG/SG (SG1) — Snellings
3. Giannis Antetokounmpo, Mil, PF (PF1) — McCormick
4. Luka Doncic, Dal, PG (PG1) — Chandan
5. Karl-Anthony Towns, Min, C (C2) — Cregan
6. Stephen Curry, GS, PG (PG2) — Soppe
7. Paul George, LAC, SG/SF (SF1) — Kaiser
8. Damian Lillard, Por, PG (PG3) — Moody
9. Kevin Durant, Bkn, SF/PF (SF2) — Smith
10. Nikola Vucevic, Chi, C (C3) — Karabell
11. De’Aaron Fox, Sac, PG (PG4) — Karabell
12. Bradley Beal, Wsh, SG (SG2) — Smith
13. Joel Embiid, Phi, C (C4) — Moody
14. Jayson Tatum, Bos, SF/PF (PF2) — Kaiser
15. Domantas Sabonis, Ind, PF (PF3) — Soppe
16. Jimmy Butler, Mia, SG/SF (SF3) — Cregan
17. Trae Young, Atl, PG (PG5) — Chandan
18. Zion Williamson, NO, PF (PF4) — McCormick
19. LeBron James, LAL, PG/SF/PF (SF4) — Snellings
20. Anthony Davis, LAL, PF (PF5) — Carpenter
Source : espn