When writing these types of articles, normal writers would describe players that currently have minimal value but were expected to succeed as the "least valuable" players on their fantasy teams. However I am not normal and I didn’t want to deem anyone on this list "valuable" by any means. Declaring a player "valuable" in some shape or fashion would infer that he brings some sort of value to the table. The types of players I had in mind should have minimal value at the very best and therefore can be considered "buzz-kills." Just when your team is having a good time and succeeding, your supposed superstar comes along and ruins the fun time you were having…Hence I brand them the "Buzz Kill-ingtons."
To avoid further depressing myself (Hint: I may roster a couple of these players in my leagues), I’m limiting the players to one per position. Which player will be crowned the ultimate buzz-kill at the halfway point? Stay with us after the jump to find out…
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What did Troy Murphy do to Coach Avery Johnson? Is there any reason Johnson doesn’t want Murphy and his impressive repertoire in the lineup? It’s not like the Nets are the 1996 Bulls here. Prior to "joining"
While we’re on the topic of the Nets, let’s discuss Lopez and his interesting case of Rebound-aphobia. Does it surprise you that the Nets are currently 15-34 on the season? It shouldn’t as Lopez, supposedly the next best Center in the league, has taken a step back this season. Centers typically supply you with a good dosage of rebounds, blocks, points and FG %. Lopez was a lock for all of these categories prior to the season as he averaged 1.8 BPG, 19 PPG, and almost 9 RPG the prior season. On the bright side, Lopez’ scoring average is up to 19.6 points per game. Unfortunately that’s the only thing that improved so far this season. Every other aspect of his game is down this season, most notably rebounds. The man is 7 feet tall and only averages 5.7 RPG, less than a number of guards! When Landry Fields and Trevor Ariza are out-rebounding you, something is wrong. Hopefully the all star break does Lopez some good and he finds an elixir for his newfound phobia of rebounds.
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