As the NBA trade deadline approaches, it's time for fantasy owners to get their rosters in order for the stretch run and playoffs in head-to-head leagues. For those who play in keeper leagues, it's also time to think about the players you are going to be keeping for next season.
Everyone is looking for the definitive keeper league player list, but there are so many variations on keeper leagues and rules that it is impossible to make a single list that is applicable to all leagues. Player value in keeper leagues is really dependent on the makeup of the league, so it is important to take into account a few factors when deciding on which players to keep.
Here is our list of the top 25 long-term, multiple year keepers for 2010-11 (with current player age in parenthesis).
1. Kevin Durant (22), SF, Oklahoma City Thunder
Other contenders: Dwyane Wade (29), Dorell Wright (25), Paul Millsap (26), Wilson Chandler (23), Danilo Gallinari (22), Jrue Holiday (20), Brook Lopez (22), Andre Iguodala (27), DeJuan Blair (21), Andrea Bargnani (25), DeMar DeRozan (21), Wesley Matthews (24), JaVale McGee (23), Serge Ibaka (21), Roy Hibbert (24), Al Jefferson (26).