Keeper prospects of Lopez, Cousins offer relief to fantasy also-rans
At this stage in the game, your fantasy team is either a contender to win the title or it isn't. For those teams that are out of contention, all is not lost. Well, not absolutely, at least for teams that are in playing in keeper formats. Hopes may have been doused, but it isn't necessarily a complete loss. Think of it as a one-season setback after which you can begin building (or patching up) your dynasty team for the future.
This is a good time to scour the free agent pool for some players who may not be useful to teams at the moment, but who possess some potential value in future seasons. We're also going to provide you with some players whom we project to be solid producers two to three years down the road.
Some players blossom during their third year in the NBA. Most are raw during their rookie years and then groomed for the future during their sophomore years. By the third season, they are set to make the transition into being key players on their respective teams. Here are a few sophomores outside of the obvious John Walls and Blake Griffins out there.
Let's take a look at guys beyond the obvious choices of Kyrie Irving and Ricky Rubio who are both already clear franchise players.