I thought it might be fun to look at the best season-opening performances in recent NBA history. So far as I can tell, this list will no in any way help anyone win their 2011-2012 fantasy basketball league, but it’s a fun diversion while we wait for our teams to start their seasons.
I’ve poured through every team’s first game of every season going back to 1986-1987 to find these gems and ranked them from a fantasy perspective, meaning an extra block or steal is worth a lot more than an extra point. These are the stat-stuffin’est, category-fillin’est games out there, the games I’d have been happiest to have in my line-up at the dawn of a new fantasy season. Without further ado, here’s the list:
Will anyone new join this list in 2011? I don’t know. The important thing is, after weeks and weeks of waiting, we’re about to find out!