By Marc Spears, Yahoo Sports
When it comes to selecting an anchor for your fantasy basketball team, it's no surprise LeBron James should be the No. 1 pick in drafts followed by Kevin Durant. Derrick Rose, however, shouldn't be far behind, in spite of him missing all of last season while recovering from knee surgery.
The Chicago Bulls star is now healthy with a better jump shot, has confidence in his knee and has regained his athleticism. He also expects to be ready for the season opener against James and the defending champion Miami Heat.
Here's at a look at the top five fantasy basketball players.
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Derrick Rose poised to return to Bulls
Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose speaks during a news conference at the NBA basketball team's media day Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, in Deerfield, Ill. Rose missed last season after tearing an ACL in a playoff game in 2012. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
LeBron leads Heat to second straight title
The Miami Heat's LeBron James holds the the Larry O'Brien NBA Championship Trophy after Game 7 of the NBA basketball championship against the San Antonio Spurs, Friday, June 21, 2013, in Miami. The Miami Heat defeated the San Antonio Spurs 95-88 to win their second straight NBA championship. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky