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Hoops Lab: Who's the Master?

Andre' Snellings

Andre' Snellings

Andre' Snellings writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.

Who's the Master?

Coming into the season, the first two picks in pretty much every fantasy draft couldn't have been more clear. Kevin Durant and LeBron James were going to be the first two picks, point-blank, period. There was some discussion about the third pick. Though James Harden was often tabbed in that spot. Chris Paul and Stephen Curry were also considerations, and if you were an oddball like me, Kevin Love was in the discussion of who went next. But the first two picks were set in stone.

Fast-forward a month, and suddenly the top two players in fantasy basketball aren't nearly so certain. LeBron and Durant haven't really played badly. Lebron's averages of 26.0 points, 6.7 assists, 5.5 boards, 1.4 treys and 9.8 made field goals on 61 percent shooting from the field have him ranked 11th by Yahoo! while Durant's 29.6 points, 7.0 boards, 5.2 assists, 1.9 treys, 1.4 steals and 11.3 made free throws (at 88.3 percent) have him ranked 5th. It's not a

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