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Player Rankings
October 22, 2006

POWERED byrun-and-gun offenses such as the Bucks', Nuggets', Sonics' and Suns', scoringin the NBA is on the rise, which makes for more exciting fantasy basketballleagues. There are no fewer than 10 players who are threats for triple doubleseach night. According to SI's Player Value Rankings (PVR), these are the bestfantasy options at each position (with 2005--06 statistics).

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POINTGUARDS

Rank Points Assists Steals
1. ALLEN IVERSON, 76ers 33.0 7.4 1.94
2. STEVE NASH, Suns 18.8 10.5 0.77
3. GILBERT ARENAS, Wizards 29.3 6.1 2.01
4. CHRIS PAUL, Hornets 16.1 7.8 2.24
5. TONY PARKER, Spurs 18.9 5.8 1.04
6. JASON KIDD, Nets 13.3 8.4 1.88
7. CHAUNCEY BILLUPS, Pistons 18.5 8.6 0.88
8. MIKE BIBBY, Kings 21.1 5.4 1.00
9. STEPHON MARBURY, Knicks 16.3 6.4 1.05
10. MIKE JAMES, Timberwolves 20.3 5.8 0.91


SHOOTINGGUARDS

Rank Points Steals 3-Pointers
1. KOBE BRYANT, Lakers 35.4 1.84 180
2. DWYANE WADE, Heat 27.2 1.95 13
3. RAY ALLEN, Sonics 25.1 1.35 269
4. VINCE CARTER, Nets 24.2 1.19 125
5. JASON RICHARDSON, Warriors 23.2 1.29 183
6. JOE JOHNSON, Hawks 20.2 1.26 128
7. MANU GINOBILI, Spurs 15.1 1.55 83
8. MICHAEL REDD, Bucks 25.4 1.19 163
9. BONZI WELLS, Rockets 13.6 1.81 10
10. RICHARD HAMILTON, Pistons 20.1 0.65 55


SMALLFORWARDS

Rank Points Rebounds Assists
1. LEBRON JAMES, Cavs 31.4 7.0 6.6
2. ANDREI KIRILENKO, Jazz 15.3 8.0 4.3
3. PAUL PIERCE, Celtics 26.8 6.7 4.7
4. BORIS DIAW, Suns 13.3 6.9 6.2
5. CARMELO ANTHONY, Nuggets 26.5 4.9 2.7
6. TRACY MCGRADY, Rockets 24.4 6.5 4.8
7. RICHARD JEFFERSON, Nets 19.5 6.8 3.8
8. GERALD WALLACE, Bobcats 15.2 7.5 1.7
9. RON ARTEST, Kings 17.6 5.1 3.6
10. RASHARD LEWIS, Sonics 20.1 5.0 2.3


POWERFORWARDS

Rank Points Rebounds Blocks
1. SHAWN MARION, Suns 21.8 11.8 1.69
2. KEVIN GARNETT, Timberwolves 21.8 12.7 1.41
3. DWIGHT HOWARD, Magic 15.8 12.5 1.40
4. ELTON BRAND, Clippers 24.7 10.0 2.54
5. DIRK NOWITZKI, Mavericks 26.6 9.0 1.02
6. TIM DUNCAN, Spurs 18.6 11.0 2.03
7. CHRIS BOSH, Raptors 22.5 9.2 1.13
8. CARLOS BOOZER, Jazz 16.3 8.6 0.24
9. JOSH SMITH, Hawks 11.3 6.6 2.60
10. CHRIS WEBBER, 76ers 20.2 9.9 0.83


CENTERS

Rank Points Rebounds Blocks
1. YAO MING, Rockets 22.3 10.2 1.65
2. AMARÉ STOUDEMIRE, Suns 8.7 5.3 1.00
3. JERMAINE O'NEAL, Pacers 20.1 9.3 2.29
4. MARCUS CAMBY, Nuggets 12.8 11.9 3.29
5. SHAQUILLE O'NEAL, Heat 20.0 9.2 1.76
6. BEN WALLACE, Bulls 7.3 11.3 2.21
7. ZYDRUNAS ILGAUSKAS, Cavs 15.6 7.6 1.74
8. CHRIS KAMAN, Clippers 11.9 9.6 1..38
9. MEHMET OKUR, Jazz 18.0 9.1 0.89
10. BRAD MILLER, Kings 15.0 7.8 0.78



TOP TO BOTTOM

Check out SI's rankings of the top 30 NBA players ateach position, plus more fantasy basketball analysis at SI.com/fantasy.

PHOTOGREGORY SHAMUS/GETTY IMAGES (JAMES)CHOSEN ONE James is SI's top-rated fantasy player heading into this season. PHOTOANDREW D. BERNSTEIN/NBAE/GETTY IMAGES (NASH) PHOTOJOHN W. MCDONOUGH (BRYANT) PHOTOJONATHAN DANIEL/GETTY IMAGES (PIERCE) PHOTONATHANIEL S. BUTLER/NBAE/GETTY IMAGES (BRAND) PHOTODOUG BENC/GETTY IMAGES (O'NEAL)

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