Picking a fantasy team is easy: Just search stat books for the player with the best numbers and scoop him up before somebody else grabs him.
Picking a franchise player? That's a little more difficult.
When determining who is and who isn't a cornerstone player, you have to look beyond the numbers. Would
And what about positions? Do you build around centers or point guards? Swingmen or power forwards?
Imagine if every player in the league were available and each team had a crack at drafting one, at his current age, in the order of the 2008 NBA draft (first-round picks that were traded have been returned to their original owner). Who would you take to start your team? Here is our first round.
(Disagree? Weigh in with your thoughts and picks