Are Celtics the best fantasy team?

Updated: November 30, 2007, 12:45 PM ET
By Eric Karabell
The Celtics are really good, the Knicks are really bad, none of this is really breaking news, but man, after seeing them play on Thursday night, I didn't realize how extreme this was. In fantasy hoops there are some players who are such a joy to own, every time they play you know you're getting something good. The Celtics have a few players like this. The Knicks, um, what do they have?

Naturally, I got to thinking, do the Celtics have the best fantasy team among their own players, and do the Knicks have the worst? Scanning the Player Rater is only part of the proof, really, because someone like Rajon Rondo might not score well, and you might really need assists and steals, while someone like Eddy Curry might score higher than he should because of his high field goal percentage, and the fact turnovers aren't a statistic in our game, but might be for you.

I've got Curry on a few teams, knowing full well when I selected him that he could pass the ball to the other team or fumble it out of bounds as much as he desired, and it wouldn't stop him from scoring in the high-teens and making the shots he takes. I'm pleased with Curry, actually. Three Knicks ranked ahead of him on the Rater, but none in the top 50. But that, my friends, is for another day. Today's it all good.