IT MAY feel as if your NBA draft just ended, but astute fantasy owners never stop tweaking their rosters. Here are two players who may have gone undrafted in your league but, a week into the season, seem primed for productive years.
Forward, Suns Projected as a depth player, Jones (right) has become a major cog in the Phoenix offensive machine with Amaré Stoudemire sidelined by knee surgery. Averaging 34 minutes a game, Jones is on the verge of being one of the league's best three-point shooters, already making three per game and shooting 50% from beyond the arc.
Guard, Bucks Give the third-year point man (left) the Comeback Player of the Year award right now. After missing all of last season with a spinal-cord contusion, the former Texas standout averaged 16.7 points, 10.0 assists, 5.7 rebounds and 1.33 steals in his first week back. By feeding Michael Redd, Bobby Simmons and Andrew Bogut, Ford will emerge as one of the NBA's top assist men this season.
Others to Watch
Derek Anderson will pick up some of the scoring slack for Houston with Tracy McGrady sidelined for three weeks with a bad back.... Boris Diaw's athleticism and defensive skills will cut into Jim Jackson's minutes for Phoenix.
JEFF REINKING/NBAE/GETTY IMAGES (JONES)
GARY DINEEN/NBAE/GETTY IMAGES (FORD)