Jon Barry All-stars, Mar. 9

9 03 2009

Each week I look at the top players available in my fantasy basketball league to determine the Jon Barry All-stars, named after waiver wire favorite Jon Barry.  At year’s end, the player earning the most Jon Barry points will be named Jon Barry MVP.

This week’s five (total points on the season):

  • Ronny Turiaf (1.8)
  • Matt Bonner (6.5)
  • James Posey (6)
  • Chris Anderson (1.3)
  • Udonis Haslem (2.7)

Matt Bonner continues to slowly build on his lead in the two-man race.  There are enough impressive swingmen available in the league that I think Posey probably won’t see an add.  Bonner might, if someone wants a center who can shoot the 3-ball.  For now, the Jon Barry MVP trophy is Bonner’s to lose.





Jon Barry All-Stars, Feb. 2

2 02 2009

Each week I look at the top 5 players available in my fantasy basketball league to determine the Jon Barry All-stars, named after waiver wire favorite Jon Barry.  At year’s end, the player appearing most often in this list will be named Jon Barry MVP.

Here are the top 5:

Delonte West, Matt Bonner, James Posey, Steve Blake, Ronny Turiaf

The only difference from last week is Bonner and Posey switching places.  Posey was add and dropped during the week; I still see Bonner as the favorite to win the Jon Barry MVP.





The Jon Barry All-Stars, Jan. 26

26 01 2009

Current TV analyst Jon Barry is famous for four things.

  1. Son of Rick Barry, the guy who shot free-throws underhanded.
  2. Brother of Brent Barry, the only white guy to win the slam-dunk contest.
  3. Looks suspiciously like Sasha Baron Cohen, enough so to make me think there may some day be a Jon Barry movie where he does fake interviews with NBA players.
  4. For years, he was always the best player to not get picked up in my fantasy leagues.  Whenever I’d search for players to add, he’d always be there, but I’d never pick him up.  He’d end the year as a top 125 player, which should be good enough for a roster spot in a 12-team league with 14 players per team, but no one would make the move, because he was, well, Jon Barry.

Barry’s retired now, so it’s time to find a suitable heir.  Each week I’ll post the top 5 players available in my hoops league; at the end of the year, the player appearing most often will win the Jon Barry fantasy MVP award.

Here’s today’s top 5:

Delonte West, James Posey, Matt Bonner, Steve Blake, Ronny Turiaf

West and Blake are recent injury-related drops and are likely to win the Jon Barry MVP.  If they stay hurt, they drop in value and fall off the list; if they recover, someone will add them.  Posey has chance, though he could get picked up.  Turiaf is a blocks specialist (2.1 per game) and may get picked up by a team desperate for blocks, such as mine.  If I had to guess, I’d say right now Matt Bonner is the player most likely to become the Jon  Barry MVP.