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NBA Depth Charts

TeamPosNameNotes
AtlantaPGTrae YoungNBA's leader in touch time per game with more weapons around him
AtlantaPGLou WilliamsMagic City
AtlantaPGBrandon GoodwinLikely only available in emergency, but Pierce said he "looks like a monster" in camp
AtlantaSGKevin HuerterAfter getting PG run last year, faces way more competition for PT
AtlantaSGBogdan BogdanovicWas on minutes limit prior to All-Star break
AtlantaSGSkylar MaysWell-rounded two-way guy modeled game after Malcolm Brogdon
AtlantaSG (IR)Kris DunnNBA's worst catch-and-shoot 3PA guy at 24.1%, likely used situationally for D
AtlantaSFDe'Andre HunterMinutes at four won't be there as often, in battle with Reddish, Pierce said he could play some C
AtlantaSFTony SnellSnelly Cat could be waived, but Pierce talked him up on a December pod
AtlantaSFSolomon HillOn a non-guaranteed contract after seeing playoff minutes in Miami
AtlantaSF (IR)Cam ReddishMajor hype in offseason with improved offense, in position battle with Hunter, subbed in at SG in preseason Game 1
AtlantaPFJohn CollinsStellar per-minute output at C may not happen as often, was on tear prior to season ending, Pierce hinted he might not start Capela every game
AtlantaPFDanilo GallinariGM stated he spoke with Gallo about coming off the bench, still may close, Pierce said he may play some center
AtlantaCClint CapelaBig yikes on Achilles issue for opener (not same foot as last year), plantar fasciitis kept him on sidelines with Hawks, should set a lot of screens for Trae
AtlantaC Onyeka OkongwuHad foot concerns prior to NBA draft, minutes will be hard to get early
AtlantaCNathan KnightOn a two-way deal after 21-11 season at William & Mary
AtlantaCBruno FernandoMissed opportunity as a rookie, now buried on depth chart
TeamPosNameNotes
BostonPGKemba WalkerKnee issues caught up to him, PRP treatment will keep him out until January
BostonPGPayton PritchardStevens mentioned him and Teague as the two players who will have to step up with Kemba out
BostonPGTremont WatersOn a two-way deal again, may find minutes if rookie Pritchard struggles
BostonSG Marcus SmartHeaded for more responsibility early after breakout year on shooting efficiency
Boston SGEvan FournierWill lose a ton of volume overall here as Brad Stevens' rotation gets a lot tighter
BostonSGCarsen EdwardsIn a position battle for minutes among Pritchard and maybe Waters while Kemba down
BostonSG (IR)Romeo LangfordWrist surgery will keep him out until at least January
BostonSFJaylen BrownMore on-ball chances after breakout C&S, and nine drives per game last year
BostonSFSemi OjeleyeWill be used situationally for D and shooting treys
BostonSFAaron NesmithDarkhorse candidate to start after lights-out shooting at Vanderbilt
BostonPFJayson TatumTrue alpha status at age 15 with 30 USG% in final 15 regular season games and now no Kemba
BostonPFGrant WilliamsSaw center minutes in the preseason, defensive versatility should find him minutes every night, candidate to start, C minutes not as likely
BostonCTristan ThompsonHamstring issue will limit him in camp, favorite to start among the beat writers
BostonCRobert WilliamsTime Lord at 4 blocks per 36 in his career, still has very unclear path to consistent minutes
BostonCMoe WagnerLikely won't see time, but Brad Stevens has another option
BostonCTacko FallBack on another two-way deal after 33-minute rookie season
BostonCLuke KornetCan't imagine he stays on the roster
TeamPosNameNotes
BrooklynPGKyrie IrvingHas missed 27.6 games per season over the last five seasons
BrooklynPGBruce BrownLeft Detroit in ideal stat-stuffing spot, only borderline rotation option in BK
BrooklynPGChris ChiozzaCheese filled in when Kyrie rested on 12/28
BrooklynSGJames HardenStill should get in the 28-30 usage range on the Nets even when Kyrie comes back
BrooklynSGLandry ShametShould find minutes in some three-guard lineups
BrooklynSGTyler JohnsonSaw big bubble minutes after time off, likely out of rotation
BrooklynSG (IR)Spencer DinwiddieOut for season with partially torn ACL
BrooklynSFJoe Harris2019-20 career-high 17.9 usage rate likely to drop to the 15-16 range
BrooklynSFTimothe Luwawu-CabarrotPlayed PF in bubble and could compete with Prince
BrooklynPFKevin DurantGlowing reports of health, 63+ TS% in six straight years with well-rounded stat lines, has tweeted he will drink Scarlett Johansson's bath water
BrooklynPFBlake GriffinKD recruited him and he'll play a ton of C
BrooklynPFJeff GreenNash said his best position is a small-ball five
BrooklynPFAlize JohnsonBalled in the G League, but pretty weak output in the NBA
BrooklynCDeAndre JordanTook over as starter prior to shutdown, may lose minutes to Jeff Green
BrooklynCNicolas ClaxtonOut with knee tendinitis, guard-like skills for big man, will need a trade to be relevant
BrooklynCLaMarcus AldridgeTook a huge step back this year, we'll see how he fits in
BrooklynCReggie PerryGetting a ton of buzz in camp, but still a tough spot to get minutes here
TeamPosNameNotes
CharlottePGDevonte' GrahamWas fifth in NBA for touch time per game (8.2 minutes), ball-handling chances will plummet this year
CharlottePGBrad WanamakerQuite the downgrade from LaMelo to Wanamaker
CharlottePGGrant RillerBorrego said he likes him as a PNR guard, Kupchak said team had him much higher than 56
CharlottePG (IR)LaMelo BallROY campaign cut short with wrist fracture
CharlotteSGTerry RozierSaid he worked on his off-ball game after 46% on C&S 3s last year, still should get enough usage
CharlotteSGMalik MonkThis guy tests positive for everything, was starting to turn the corner just before suspension
CharlotteSGCaleb MartinThe offensive twin got a start at guard last year
CharlotteSGNate DarlingLights out shooter at Delaware with 3.3 treys made per game
CharlotteSFGordon HaywardWas a 25-27 usage rate guy late in Utah career before 20ish in Boston, expected to get a big bump in CHA
CharlotteSFCody MartinThe defensive twin showed some play-making in 2020
CharlottePFP.J. WashingtonExpected to play 'a lot' of five, he highlighted his work on ball-handling in the offseason
CharlottePFMiles BridgesTook a step back in his second season, now faces stiff competition for playing time
CharlottePFJalen McDanielsSaid he added 20 pounds in last year, was getting close to 30 minutes in March, still lacked per-minute punch
CharlotteC Cody ZellerHas locked down the starting job to finish January
CharlotteCBismack BiyomboCareer-low 1.7 blocks per 36 last season
CharlotteCNick Richards2.1 blocks per game at Kentucky last year,
CharlotteCVernon CareyBorrego talked up his PNR game with Riller
TeamPosNameNotes
ChicagoPGTomas SatoranskySaid White deserved to start over him, can still find minutes at multiple positions with his size
ChicagoPGCoby WhiteDonovan confirmed White will be primary ball-handler, expected to run more PNR
ChicagoPGRyan ArcidiaconoJim Boylen's BFF unlikely to get the same opportunity despite Donovan trying to recruit him for Florida
ChicagoPGDevon DotsonProbably not gonna make it to a Benz outta that Dotson, has ambition, baby
ChicagoSGZach LaVine31.2 USG% last year will take a hit, said he and White won't have set roles as PG and SG
ChicagoSGGarrett TempleBargain deal at $5M, low usage guy can 3&D at SG or SF
ChicagoSGTroy BrownMuch better shot at minutes with Bulls
ChicagoSGDenzel ValentineAccepted his $4.7 QO, may not make the rotation
ChicagoSGAdam MokokaMokoka Joe had some bright spots last year, including 15 points in five minutes
ChicagoSFPatrick WilliamsTerrific run in surprise start on 12/16 may have made him the starter, says he can handle the ball and can play multiple positions, not a total lock for rotation, subbed for Lauri
Chicago SFJavonte GreenNot much here for Green
ChicagoPFThaddeus YoungVery likely to be traded at some point, dealing with a lower leg injury
ChicagoPFLauri MarkkanenDonovan said he doesn't want him to be one dimensional, didn't get a stats boost as a C last year
ChicagoPFAl-Farouq AminuMinutes will be tougher to come by in Chicago
ChicagoC Nikola VucevicSet to lose usage, but at least he doesn't have to worry about rest as much
ChicagoCDaniel TheisMinutes gonna be taking a huge hit
ChicagoCCristiano FelicioThe Bulls got fleeced-cio'd on his four-year, $32 million deal
TeamPosNameNotes
ClevelandPGDarius GarlandHired a personal chef and changed his diet, Nance said Garland was best player in mini bubble, table set for a bounce-back
ClevelandPGQuinn CookAdded to the roster after All-Star break
ClevelandPG (O)Matthew DellavedovaFranchise leader in grit per minute
ClevelandSGCollin SextonMajor changes in shot selection upped efficiency, hasn't missed an NBA game yet
ClevelandSGDamyean DotsonFormer Knicks guard not expected to be in the rotation
ClevelandSGBrodric ThomasOn a two-way deal after time in Houston
ClevelandSFIsaac OkoroGame-winner in fantastic preseason debut, early leader in position battle here, can play some four, not exactly the best per-minute guy at Auburn
ClevelandSFCedi OsmanStill has a good chance to start, unlikely to hold it all year regardless after mild letdown in 2019-20
ClevelandSFDylan WindlerBalled out in 2019 Summer League as knock-down shooter before injury, getting minutes at the two
ClevelandPF Kevin LoveCalf issue already keeping him out to start the year (welp), reportedly a wide gap on Cavs demands and teams' offers for Love, several injury concerns at age 32
ClevelandPF Larry NanceWas cookin' after the break, balled out as a starter at 15/10/3 over 10 starts, may need Love trade to explode
ClevelandPFTaurean PrinceCan play the three and take open shots
ClevelandPFLamar StevensUDFA on a two-way deal after 18/7/2 line at Penn State
ClevelandPFDean WadeStretch four will need a lot to happen to get minutes
ClevelandCJarrett AllenWill have to share minutes with Drummond, but gotta think Drummond is going to be traded
ClevelandCIsaiah HartensteinSaid he's excited about possibly getting minutes after Rockets anti-C stance
TeamPosNameNotes
DallasPGLuka Doncic29 drives per game in 14 bubble games, still plenty of room for growth after just 32.7% from 3
DallasPGJalen BrunsonSaid he's 100% ready after shoulder surgery, 18/5/8 per 36 without Luka last year
DallasSG Josh RichardsonCarlisle said he's expected to start, C&S fell off a cliff in Philly and strong bounce-back candidate
DallasSGJ.J. RedickWill be used situationally for offense
DallasSGTrey BurkeGreat output in the bubble at 12/2/4 per game, should be in the rotation
DallasSGJosh GreenWas a 12/5/2 guy as a freshman at Arizona, Mavs consulted former U of A product Jason Terry on selection
DallasSGTyrell TerryCarlisle said Terry can "just absolutely shoot the piss out of it"
DallasSFDorian Finney-SmithDFS had best offensive season at 10 ppg on 47/38/72, but doesn't do much on stat sheet
DallasSFTim Hardaway Jr.Off-ball game led to breakout at career-high 58.1 TS%,
DallasSFNate HintonOn a two-way deal as a 6'5" wing who rebounds well
DallasPFMaxi KleberCan guard multiple positions and provides strong blocks per-minute on good shooting
DallasPFNicolo MelliPeanut Butter Melli Time now a Tex-Mex variety
DallasPFTyler BeyColorado F has a 44-inch vertical and 7'1" wingspan at 6'7"
DallasCKristaps PorzingisOnly on a treadmill in early December, likely out for first month of year with a ton of restrictions to follow
DallasCWillie Cauley-SteinShould get in the rotation while KP is out, added he's been working out since the bubble (opted out for baby)
DallasCDwight PowellHas been able to do full work since October, expected to be a full go for season, shot 80% on twos next to Luka
DallasCBoban MarjanovicThe GOAT's path to consistent minutes isn't clear
TeamPosNameNotes
DenverPGJamal MurrayPlayoff alpha status: 66.7% unassisted (47.5% in season), and 55.1 eFG% on pullups (47.5 again); Malone wants team to shoot more 3s
DenverPGFacundo CampazzoMalone said he's a top five PNR player in the world, also said he likes to say his name; Destiny's Child nickname?
DenverPGMarkus HowardBig-time scorer at Marquette at 28/4/3
DenverSGWill BartonSays he's feeling the best he's ever felt but is missing games, added he believes he is a starter in this league
DenverSGMonte MorrisHad 101 minutes of overlap with Murray in season (1,331 without), upped to 266 in playoffs (139 without)
DenverSFMichael Porter Jr.Said he's ready to be the third star and said he "knew this was coming," expected to play SG/SF/PF
DenverSFP.J. DozierPlaying some PF, said he wants to play 1-3 this year, Malone trusted him more in the playoffs
DenverSFVlatko CancarInjuries have been an issue, just 45 minutes in NBA career so far for 2017 draft pick
DenverPFAaron GordonHe's going to have to play
DenverPFPaul MillsapSaid he has no expectations this season, might come off bench behind J-Myke
DenverPFJaMychal GreenDid get some C minutes in 12/16, Malone will probably grow fond of his shooting and post defense
DenverPFBol BolHad seven minutes next to Jokic in Malone galaxy brain mode, 2.5 blocks per 36 in just an 87-minute sample
DenverPFZeke NnajiSaid he can play the piano and harmonica simultaneously, #adjust
DenverPFGary ClarkNuggets swap a Gary for a Gary
Denver PFGreg WhittingtonInjuries have hurt his playing time
DenverCNikola JokicMalone said he wants Nuggets to score 130, has missed just two games since 12/15/2017
DenverCJaVale McGeePierre makes his return and will be used situationally
TeamPosNameNotes
DetroitPG Killian HayesExpected to miss most of the season with a hip injury
DetroitPGSaben LeePut up 19/4/4 as a junior at Vanderbilt
DetroitPGDennis Smith Jr.Gets new opportunity on a new team
DetroitPGCory JosephTrusted by the Kings, but Detroit has a youth movement going
DetroitSGHamidou DialloCould be in the mix to start once healthy
DetroitSGWayne EllingtonSaid he's excited about being a veteran leader, not a lock for playing time
DetroitSGFrank JacksonCould carve out a role when Rose sits
DetroitSGRodney McGruderCan play both wing spots, but coming off a 10.6 USG% season
DetroitSFSaddiq BeyWorked out with Blake Griffin in LA, shot 45.1% from 3 in last year at Villanova without much else stats wise, can play PF
DetroitSFJosh JacksonCasey said Jackson has "a clean slate" after rough start to career, returns home to Detroit, subbed in for Delon in Game 1
DetroitSFSekou DoumbouyaCasey shot down small-ball 5 talk, but Sekou will play SF/PF after missed opportunity as rookie
DetroitPFJerami GrantUnassisted on 19.2% of shots at the rim and 9.8% of jumpers, desired alpha-like role won't be easy for him despite camp buzz
DetroitPFTyler Cook On another 10-day deal
DetroitPFDeividas SirvydisExpected to spend time in G League, will wear No. 91 (shoutout The Worm and Ron Artest)
DetroitCMason PlumleeSaid he can help Hayes in PNR, blocks per minutes have dropped over last three years (2.9, 1.6, 1.3)
DetroitCIsaiah StewartCasey said Stewart is reminding him of Kenneth Faried, big-bodied C at 6'9", 250 with great feet per GM
DetroitCJahlil OkaforMostly Vegan Jah said he transformed his body again for this opportunity, shot career-high 62.3% last year
TeamPosNameNotes
Golden StatePGStephen CurryKerr said he's going to try to keep Curry at 34 mpg, GSW expected to play faster, Curry's minutes to overlap with Draymond
Golden StatePGNico MannionCurry said "the sky is the limit" for Mannion and he's way ahead of the curve at age 19
Golden StateSGKelly OubreWas very productive as a PF in PHX and had better stats against Fs compared to Gs
Golden StateSGJordan PooleSaid he's 'obsessed' with getting better after brutal rookie year, Kerr said Poole was the most consistent presence in offseason workouts
Golden StateSGMychal MulderMade three starts for the Warriors in 2019-20
Golden StateSG (IR)Klay ThompsonAll the sads, but at least Klay has Rocco to help in these tough times
Golden StateSFAndrew WigginsSaid he feels "fast, stronger" and "the best [he's] ever felt, ever", can now bench 2,000 pounds, per Warriors Twitter and photoshops
Golden StateSFKent BazemoreHas been great friends with Steph and turned down several other offers, needs to improve on dreadful 46.5% at the rim
Golden StateSFDamion LeeCurry's brother-in-law was third on team in minutes last year, role should decrease this year
Golden StatePFDraymond GreenExpected to get his minutes tied to Steph, minutes dipped 2.9 per game in '19-20 from '18-19, shot 28.7% on wide-open treys
Golden StatePFJuan Toscano-AndersonBay Area native brought back for opener after getting waived in the preseason
Golden StatePFEric PaschallLed Warriors in minutes as a rookie, could see time in PF/C combo next to Dray and Kerr has used as SF, too
Golden StateC Kevon LooneyHas been without restrictions since at least September and Kerr wanted to play him big minutes before injuries, but hips don't lie
Golden StateC Alen SmailagicSerbian still just 20 after being the youngest player to play in G League, Kerr and Warriors love him, Light Years Podcast guys do not
Golden StateC (IR)James WisemanOut for season
TeamPosNameNotes
HoustonPGJohn WallExpected to sit in B2Bs, shot selection was improving before injury, usage expected to dip to mid 20s next to Harden
HoustonPGDJ AugustinWe riot if he takes minutes from KPJ
HoustonPGMason JonesBack with the club after so many injuries, had been waived for a big earlier in March
HoustonPG (IR)Dante ExumStill out until February at the earliest, may get more time when Wall sits eventually
HoustonSGKevin Porter Jr.Exploded in G league with almost 40% of possessions as a PNR handler, fire up the Harden comps
HoustonSGSterling BrownHe's not a "point guard" but expect him to sub for Wall as he's staggered from Harden
HoustonSGAvery BradleyRockets likely won't play him much with his nagging calf issue
HoustonSG (IR)Eric GordonFell off a cliff as C&S guy at 28.4% last year (38.3% in '18-19), 35 points per 36 in 143 minutes without Harden and Westbrook
HoustonSF Danuel HouseCould play more four, said new system should help him improve, fan of House calls
HoustonSFK.J. MartinKenyon Martin's son taken with 52nd pick 20 years after K-Mart
HoustonSF (IR)David NwabaReady to start the season after Achilles tear, really played well for Nets before injury
HoustonPFJae'Sean TateFormer Nuggets summer league guy has $50K guarantee, increases to $500K if he makes the team, Silas said he's been impressive
HoustonPFAnthony LambTop 10 pick in the G League draft, but just not a great stat guy yet
HoustonC Christian WoodNBA's leader at FG% at rim (min 240 attempts), USG% may take a hit, Wood as a five yielded outstanding per-minute efficiency, expected to be used a litany of ways in 5-out offense
HoustonCKelly OlynykUnlikely to be used as a PF as much as he was in MIA
HoustonCDJ WilsonNot a lock to stay on team through deadline
HoustonCJustin PattonBig center who has battled injuries
TeamPosNameNotes
IndianaPGMalcolm BrogdonAlpha role in bubble without Sabonis, expected to play off ball more to increase 3P% with big touch time and upper 20s USG%
IndianaPGT.J. McConnellTop bench guy in potential assists per pass (among top 50 in potential assists), may split backup minutes with Aaron
IndianaSGCaris LeVertCould argue he lost fantasy value in move to Indiana because this team lives and dies by Brogdon and Sabonis
IndianaSGEdmond SumnerTook some small steps forward in bubble, still may not make rotation
IndianaSGAaron HolidayCould start while Warren is out, can play three positions, per-minute output took a hit in second season
IndianaSGCassius StanleyArguably best athlete in the draft with 44-inch vertical, 54th pick from Duke likely in G League
IndianaSFJustin HolidayStill not taking on contact, career-low 13.0 USG% overshadowed career-high 58.5 TS%
IndianaSFJeremy LambLikely out until mid-January from ACL tear, minutes will be tougher to come by this year
IndianaSFKelan MartinA $723K guarantee for this season after just two games with the Wolves
IndianaSFBrian Bowen IIDealing with groin injury to start season
IndianaSF (IR)T.J. WarrenHe's week-to-week with a plantar fascia injury, unsustainable D stats boost in bubble, scoring heavily inflated without Sabonis, expected to play plenty of PF
IndianaPFDomantas SabonisExpects to be available for all of camp and his foot feels great after plantar fascia issue, new coaching staff should benefit
IndianaPFDoug McDermottContract year for McBuckets, 42+% on C&S 3s in each of last three years, Warren playing more four would affect him, though
IndianaPFJaKarr Sampson12.6 USG% last year and was used as a backup five
IndianaCMyles TurnerThe Odometer was 20/9/2 per 36 without Sabonis, 11/7/1 with him
IndianaC (IR)Goga Bitadze2.8 blocks per 36 as a rookie over 471 minutes, struggled with jumper at 38.1 eFG%
TeamPosNameNotes
L.A. ClippersPGPatrick BeverleyMinutes have dropped in three straight years (30.3, 27.4, 26.3), shooting has improved while steal rate is down
L.A. ClippersPGRajon RondoCould help while Pat-Bev is sidelined
L.A. ClippersSGReggie JacksonGot in Doc Rivers' doghouse routinely and may get into Lue's, subbed in for Beverley in first preseason game
L.A. ClippersSGPaul GeorgeCould be better after saying Rivers used him like a Ray Allen or a JJ Redick, second-best corner 3P% (min 50 attempts), outstanding production per minute when Kawhi was off floor
L.A. ClippersSGLuke KennardHad knee issues in 2019-20, but said he's the strongest he's ever been, was getting PG buzz before injuries and had a spot PG run in second preseason game
L.A. ClippersSFKawhi LeonardChronic knee issue will cause Clippers to manage him, reportedly asked for 'private space' for his pregame routine
L.A. ClippersSFTerance MannDoc Rivers talked him up at times, can he get on Lue's good side to overtake R-Jax?
L.A. ClippersSFAmir CoffeyWas seeing some spot PG minutes when Clippers were shorthanded, said he is playing 1-4 in camp
L.A. ClippersPFNicolas BatumStarted at PF for Morris in preseason, somehow shot just 35/29/90 last year, should handle the ball in second unit with more minutes when Kawhi sits
L.A. ClippersPFMarcus MorrisGot paid at $64M over four, played well in the bubble and possible he finds minutes as a five in some matchups
L.A. ClippersPFPatrick PattersonOne of Doc's favorites for post D, Lue may not look to him as often
L.A. ClippersPFDaniel Oturu33rd pick in draft put up 20/11 with 2.5 blocks at Minnesota
L.A. ClippersCSerge IbakaLue said on Friday Serge is his guy to start right now, been at 27 mpg in last two years, block rate really fell off in 2019-20
L.A. ClippersCIvica ZubacPlayed better in the bubble, even with Serge Zu should see more minutes with no more Trez and J-Myke
TeamPosNameNotes
L.A. LakersPGDennis SchroderSaid he might want to start and may get his wish, great PNR handler would work well with Trez, improved to 41.4% on C&S 3s from 35.0 in '18-19
L.A. LakersPGAlex CarusoVogel loves his net rating and Lakers were +18.6 with Caruso and LeBron
L.A. LakersSGKentavious Caldwell-PopeMay lose starting job to Schroder or start over Wes, career-low 14.2 USG% may take another hit after strong bubble play
L.A. LakersSGWesley MatthewsPer-minute stats have disappeared thanks to career-low 12.3 USG%, steals numbers also have vanished
L.A. LakersSGBen McLemoreJoins LA after the Rockets waived him
L.A. LakersSFLeBron JamesLed league with 10.2 dimes and taking more 3s to cause FG% dip, could sit more at 36, likes tacos on Tuesday
L.A. LakersSFKyle KuzmaLeBron said Kuzma is his pick to have a breakout season, could benefit from LeBron rest, one of league's best corner 3 guys last year
L.A. LakersSFTalen Horton-TuckerWas PG2 on 12/16, breakout preseason with a ton of camp buzz, saw spot minutes in the playoffs, could play more if LeBron sits
L.A. LakersSFAlfonzo McKinnieTraded for McGee, but on a non-guaranteed deal
L.A. LakersPFMarkieff MorrisWas getting longer stints as a PF/C in the postseason, brother contributing more to the joint bank account
L.A. LakersPFJared Dudley8.1 USG% in the NBA last year, 88.1 USG% on Twitter.com
L.A. LakersPFDevontae CacokPut up big-time G League stats at 19/12/1 in just 23.8 minutes, on a two-way deal
L.A. LakersPF (IR)Anthony DavisPossibly getting shut down until the All-Star break
L.A. LakersCAndre DrummondLakers will get a pretty long look at him with injuries
L.A. LakersCMontrezl HarrellPer-minute punch took a hit with more playing time last year, may be more PNR heavy with AD away from the basket
L.A. LakersCMarc GasolRaptors reportedly didn't want to go two years on Gasol, looked like he lost a step in playoffs
L.A. LakersCKostas AntetokounmpoOn another two-way deal after 15/8/0 line in 30 G League games
TeamPosNameNotes
MemphisPGJa MorantMinutes spike (37.9) in the bubble led to Disney-high 20.5 potential assists, shot better around basket as year went along
MemphisPGTyus JonesOnly 79 minutes next to Ja last year (1,153 without), career-high 16.5 USG% and 31.4 AST%
MemphisSGDesmond BaneOther players think darkness is their ally. He was born it in, molded by it
MemphisSGDe'Anthony MeltonPlayed three different positions last year and could easily leapfrog Grayson, but woeful 30.7 eFG% on 106 pullups
MemphisSGGrayson AllenWas earning more playing time in the bubble with 15/2/1 line over last seven
MemphisSFDillon BrooksThe anti anti-vaxxer with how much he loves shots
MemphisSFJustise WinslowHip issue likely to keep him out to start the season, back issue kept him to 11 games
MemphisSFSean McDermottFour-year wing at Butler with 47/40/82 shooting line
MemphisSFJohn KoncharUsed as a four in preseason to back up Kyle Anderson, fan favorite locked up for four years, can fill non-scoring stats with only 9.7 USG%
MemphisPFKyle AndersonPossible he starts at PF, could still be traded with one more year left on deal
MemphisPFBrandon ClarkeChanged his jumper with elbow closer, favorite to start while JJJ is on the shelf
MemphisPF (IR)Jaren Jackson Jr.Could miss first month of the season from knee surgery, was cooking in last 21 with 17/4/1 on 45/37/73 and 2.0 blocks
MemphisCJonas ValanciunasOutstanding per 36 without JJJ at 22/16/3 on 61/32/73 over 1,116 minutes
MemphisCXavier Tillman35th pick one of the more well-rounded rookie bigs with 14/10/3 stat line at MSU
MemphisCGorgui DiengWas getting spot minutes at PF last year, but that was without Clarke and JJJ, Grizzlies likely want to trade him in contract year
MemphisC (O)Killian TillieOn two-way deal after 14/5/2 as senior at Gonzaga
Memphis C (O)Jontay PorterHasn't quite lived up to some college hype
TeamPosNameNotes
MiamiPGGoran DragicHeat talking about Dragic coming off the bench, practicing in full since November from foot injury, minutes to be managed
MiamiPGKendrick NunnLost momentum in the bubble, likely behind Herro in the G pecking order now
MiamiPGGabe VincentOn a two-way deal, scored 21 per game in G League
MiamiSGVictor OladipoHeat getting Dipo for basically free is very on brand for Pat Riley
MiamiSGTyler HerroSaid he wants to start, Butler invited him for 22-day vacation, on the #team with IG model after shooting his shot on Twitter
MiamiSGMax StrusWas with the Bulls for two games in 2019-20
MiamiSFJimmy ButlerSpo already said he will manage the minutes of the 31-year-old coffee shop owner, may start at PF
MiamiSFDuncan RobinsonRidiculous 4.4 treys per game over last 23, wide-open attempts dropped from 2.2 in season to 1.3 in playoffs
MiamiSFAndre IguodalaHeat will likely manage his minutes throughout the year
MiamiSFKZ OkpalaPlayed some four in first preseason game, good stats in the G League at 12/7/2 with 1.4 steals and 1.1 blocks, could compete for rotation
MiamiPFTrevor ArizaHe's been working out down there and should find spot minutes, great fit here
MiamiPFNemanja BjelicaShoutout to the Kings for playing him huge minutes against Heat earlier this year
MiamiPFPrecious AchiuwaPat Riley said he might be one of the most athletic players in the draft, Bam said rookie is further along at this point compared to Bam
MiamiCBam AdebayoExpected to have even more ball-handling chances and expand his range as a shooter, as a C he was 18/12/5 with 1.7 blocks per 36
MiamiCUdonis HaslemHeat lifer
TeamPosNameNotes
MilwaukeePGJrue HolidayUnlikely to play close to 35-36 mpg under Bud, decreases in FG% (49.4, 47.2, 45.5) and FT% (78.6, 76.8, 70.9) over last three years
MilwaukeePGJeff TeagueCoach Bud gets his ATL Road Dog back
MilwaukeePGBryn ForbesLikely a situational piece as shooter after ball-handling chances dipped in SA
MilwaukeeSGDonte DiVincenzoVery likely to start and could see more opportunity when players rest, will be interesting after Bucks tried to trade him for Bogdan
MilwaukeeSGSam MerrillUtah State PG was functionally used as a wing in first preseason game
MilwaukeeSFKhris MiddletonShot just 27.3% on drives in playoffs, may take minor usage/assist hit with Jrue in the mix
MilwaukeeSFPat ConnaughtonBucks probably didn't Pat themselves on the back after messed up contract details
MilwaukeePFGiannis AntetokounmpoJumper eFG% has increased each year over last five, fantasy's best player per minute
MilwaukeePFPJ TuckerBucks defense just got a whole lot tougher
MilwaukeePFThanasis AntetokounmpoGot six All-Star votes from players last year, all probably told Giannis
MilwaukeePFJordan Nwora45th pick put up 18/7/1 on 44/40/81 in junior year at Louisville
MilwaukeePFMamadi DiakiteOn a two-way deal after four years at UVA
MilwaukeeCBrook LopezMinutes dropped 2.0 to 26.7 and 3P% dipped to 31.4% from 36.5%, but career-best blocks per minute
MilwaukeeCBobby PortisFree Bobby Portis no longer a thing, will have to improve on 34.9% on wide-open treys
TeamPosNameNotes
MinnesotaPGD'Angelo RussellAnkle soreness kept him out 12/17, first time in his career he'll get big volume with a PG like Rubio and a big like KAT, could help his efficiency with USG% trade off
MinnesotaPGRicky RubioLooking more likely that he's coming off the bench, matched his career-best assists per minute with career-high 36.1 3P%
MinnesotaPGJordan McLaughlinSounds like it's unlikely he can come to terms on a deal
MinnesotaSGMalik BeasleyLikely facing a suspension for his off-court issues, on fire with Wolves over 14 games at 21/5/2 with 3.5 treys
MinnesotaSGJaylen NowellMcLaughlin passed him last year, McLaughlin not coming to terms with deal could help Nowell
MinnesotaSFAnthony EdwardsSaid he wants to play like Jimmy Butler on D, may struggle with offensive efficiency as raw rookie
MinnesotaSFJake LaymanInjuries kept him to 23 games, darkhorse candidate to start
MinnesotaSFJosh OkogieIs expected to play a lot more PF, but will need to improve on 38.3 eFG% on jumpers to have impact on stat sheet
MinnesotaSFJarrett CulverGreat preseason/camp and saw PG minutes, path to ball-handling chances decreases in a big way after letdown rookie season, some trade rumors on him, put up 10-15 pounds of muscle
MinnesotaPFJaden McDanielsGM said he can play SF or PF, put up 13/6/2 with 1.4 blocks as freshman at Washington
MinnesotaPFJarred VanderbiltStrong rebounder hasn't really got a chance with a few different teams already
MinnesotaPFJuancho HernangomezExpected to start at PF, had good run in last 14 games with 13/7/1 and 2.1 treys
MinnesotaC Karl-Anthony TownsExpected to miss weeks with wrist injury, led PF/Cs on wide-open 3P% at 46.8, sadly had a really hard offseason
MinnesotaCNaz ReidWas hot in last five at 13/7/3 with 1.6 steals and 1.2 blocks, Boss Davis likely ahead of him for C2
MinnesotaCEd DavisHad good run as roll man for DLO with the Nets, coming off tough year in 2019-20
TeamPosNameNotes
New OrleansPGLonzo BallSVG said he wants him to be more aggressive in PNR and put him in different positions on offense with more off-ball work, didn't get a noteworthy boost in minutes without Jrue
New OrleansPGNickeil Alexander-WalkerHas great shot to be PG2 and said he is expected to play more SG after being primary backup to Jrue
New OrleansPGKira LewisSVG mentioned he wanted to try to play him next to Lonzo
New OrleansSGEric BledsoeSaid he's looking forward to playing next to Lonzo and GM said he's likely to start next to him, talk of more off-ball Lonzo could be a good thing
New OrleansSGWes IwunduWon't see minutes on his new team
New OrleansSFBrandon IngramSaw his per-minute output and efficiency take a hit with Zion on the floor, but did put up better numbers without Jrue to offset that
New OrleansSFJosh HartGentry loved playing him as a small-ball four at times and was a favorite of his, SVG will likely grow fond of him, too
New OrleansSFNaji MarshallPut up 17/6/4 at Xavier as a junior
New OrleansPFZion WilliamsonSaid he has no restrictions in camp and could play 3-5, put up monster 34/7/5 per 36 without Jrue, lack of D stats is a buzzkill
New OrleansPFJames JohnsonPels add a black-belt enforcer but he won't play much
New OrleansPFWenyen GabrielFormer Blazer got minutes in the postseason, unlikely to get minutes on NO
New OrleansCSteven AdamsAssists on the rise over five years while minutes dipped to 26.7 from 33.4 in OKC, likely to set a ton of screens
New OrleansCWilly HernangomezMany squandered opportunities in Charlotte, still puts up decent numbers when gets minutes
New OrleansCJaxson HayesPer-minute upside is there, #MuscleWatch with him up to 230 and said he's in better shape, Adams has a lot of knee issues
New OrleansCWill MagnayOn a two-way deal, played at Tulsa and is from Australia
TeamPosNameNotes
New YorkPGElfrid PaytonBack with team on one-year, $5M deal, took a step back as a shooter, but was running away with PG minutes in Feb-March
New YorkPG Immanuel QuickleySaid he models his game after CJ McCollum and Lou Williams
New YorkPGJared HarperLooks like Marlo Stanfield from The Wire
New YorkSGRJ BarrettThe worst player in the NBA on pullup eFG% at 30.3 (min 100 attempts), but early buzz he can turn it around
New YorkSGDerrick RoseThibs guy is back and he'll likely play combo guard
New YorkSGFrank NtilikinaFinal year of rookie contract and Thibs said he "wants to see what he can do", potential steals guy if it works out
New YorkSGTheo PinsonBest known for his dances on Nets bench, can play PG but brutal 41.1 TS% in career
New YorkSFReggie BullockTrending down in a big way as a 3P% stud (44.5, 38.8, 37.7, 33.3)
New YorkSFAlec BurksTook a step forward as a passer, will benefit in a big way if DSJ and/or Ntilikina can't get it going
New YorkSFKevin KnoxPlaying some PF with no Obi, two really bad years on both ends for No. 9 pick, but still just 21
New YorkPFJulius RandleThibs said he's part of the team's leadership, but took a big step back on at-rim efficiency from 66.4% to 59.9% while jumper eFG% dropped
New YorkPF Obi ToppinRandle said he should be able to play next to the rookie, coaching staff and players raving about his athleticism
New YorkCMitchell RobinsonAdded 10 pounds of muscle after getting hot at end of 2019-20, Thibs said he has "very big upside defensively" and Thibs wants to work on decreasing foul rate with better technique, Thibs open to him shooting 3s as long as he makes FTs
New YorkCNerlens NoelAlready said he's going to mentor Mitch, could still produce in a 15-20 minute role
New YorkCTaj GibsonThibs gets his guy back for emergency depth
TeamPosNameNotes
Oklahoma CityPGTheo MaledonSubbed for Dort on 12/16, top four Euro prospect has length and can play both guard spots
Oklahoma CityPGTy JeromeGreat steals numbers as a rookie, but was a lost cause on offense at a 42.5 TS% in PHX
Oklahoma CityPGJustin RobinsonWon't see much time when OKC is close to full health, even like 80%
Oklahoma CityPG (IR)Shai Gilgeous-AlexanderGM said he will be on the ball full time, 24/6/8 per 36 without CP3 and Schroder over 135 minutes in 2019-20, without Lou Williams in second half of rookie year he was 18/4/5 in 434-minute sample
Oklahoma CitySGLuguentz DortLast game he set a record for UDFA rookie for points in a Game 7, was 35.4% on wide-open treys in season before 28.2% in postseason when everyone was watching, minutes will be there
Oklahoma CitySGSvi MykahiliukMight be out of the rotation until OKC makes moves
Oklahoma CitySGGabriel DeckMight be too undersized to make an impact
Oklahoma CitySFAleksej PokusevskiHighest upside among non-lotto picks with well-rounded O game, may not get minutes for a while
Oklahoma CitySFKenrich WilliamsKenny Hustle can do a little of everything, injuries kept him off the court late in 2019-20
Oklahoma CitySFJaylen HoardSaw time with OKC banged up
Oklahoma CityPFDarius BazleySaid he expects second-year guys to get big opportunity, saw time at three positions late last season
Oklahoma CityPFIsaiah RobySubbed for Horford with Muscala out, back with OKC after a foot injury kept him away from the bubble
Oklahoma CityCMoses BrownOn another two-way deal after 15/8/0 line in 30 G League games
Oklahoma CityCTony BradleyProbably won't play much when Horford is active
Oklahoma CityCMike MuscalaContract year at $2.2M could be easy to trade
Oklahoma CityC (Tanking)Al HorfordNot playing the rest of this year for the tank
TeamPosNameNotes
OrlandoPG Michael Carter-WilliamsLooking at big minutes with the Magic losing PGs
OrlandoPGRJ HamptonShould get a shot at minutes, upside not all that great in small sample
OrlandoPGChasson RandleClifford said he likes his range on shooting
OrlandoPG (IR)Cole AnthonyClifford said he likes how he handle the offense and likely starts now, horrible shooting numbers at UNC with 38/35/75
OrlandoPG (IR)Markelle FultzHorrible break for Fultz with ACL tear to end his season
OrlandoSGTerrence RossEarlry back from the hairline fracture in foot, minutes be in the tops for minutes to start season
OrlandoSGDwayne BaconHad all the opportunity with Hornets last year and wound up in the G League when team needed depth
OrlandoSGKarim ManeHe's the mane
OrlandoSG (IR)Gary HarrisContinues to struggle with injuries
OrlandoSFOtto Porter Jr.Doesn't sound like he's getting bought out, could get big volume when ORL isn't tanking
OrlandoSFJames EnnisGets much more competition this year in age 30 season, does very little per minute
OrlandoPF Chuma OkekeClifford said he's operating as the backup PF and finally moved up to PF2 on 12/17, smashed on stat sheet as sophomore at Auburn with 12/7/2 and 1.8 steals, 1.2 blocks and 1.4 treys
OrlandoPF (IR)Jonathan IsaacACL sprain will keep him out for the year after breakout 2019-20
OrlandoCWendell Carter Jr.So much talent, but can't string games together and struggles with injuries
OrlandoCKhem BirchExpected to play some PF, but Magic have more options this time around
OrlandoCMo BambaCOVID-19 symptoms have stuck around longer than expected, likely to have limits on him for most of year
TeamPosNameNotes
PhiladelphiaPGBen SimmonsBack to being primary ball-handler, will run more PNR, Doc said he's "our facilitator" and has been "off the charts" at practice
PhiladelphiaPGShake Milton10 minutes of overlap with Ben in first preseason game, added 12 pounds of muscle and also expects to run more PNR, Doc said he likes him as a second-unit playmaker and he'll have more freedom
PhiladelphiaPGTyrese MaxeyLate start at camp for COVID-19 protocols, big role at Kentucky with 14/4/2 in 35 mpg
PhiladelphiaSGSeth CurryBuzz on team is they like his ball-handling to help out Ben, early practice video has him starting, almost 80 eFG% on catch-and-shoot treys in 2020
PhiladelphiaSGGeorge HillWill come off the bench, per Doc Rivers
PhiladelphiaSGFurkan KorkmazLooks like he's Green's backup based on early practice vids, but functionally serves as a shooting guard
PhiladelphiaSGIsaiah JoeFirst two years guaranteed for 49th pick, launched 11 treys per game at Arkansas as a junior
PhiladelphiaSFDanny GreenTook a while to get the deal to officially go through, blocks have disappeared while he's been below 38 3P% in four of last five years
PhiladelphiaSFMatisse ThybulleChanged mechanics on 3-point shot, led NBA in steals per minute among 187 players to log as many minutes
PhiladelphiaSFRayjon TuckerBaller in the G League, but not going to get minutes
PhiladelphiaPFTobias HarrisMissed just three games combined in last four years, led 76ers in scoring in 2019-20
PhiladelphiaPFMike ScottMissed start of camp, fell off from 3 at 36.9% after 40+% in previous two years
PhiladelphiaPFPaul ReedGreat stats at DePaul at 15/11/2 with 1.9 steals and 2.6 blocks per game, may not have NBA shooting range yet
PhiladelphiaCJoel EmbiidDoc wants more Embiid-Ben two-man game, already getting rave reviewed on conditioning, smashed without Horford at 28/14/4 and 65 TS% per 36
PhiladelphiaCDwight HowardSaid Doc was only coach to call him during free agency, proved he still has something left after solid postseason
TeamPosNameNotes
PhoenixPGChris PaulMinutes holding around 32 in last three years, Monty said he "took the paintbrush" from CP3 in 2010 in NO and said he got in CP3's way, second-best pullup efficiency at 54.4 eFG% (min 100)
PhoenixPGCameron PayneSuns picked up team option after Payne's solid bubble play with 10/4/3, known as [redacted] in ETR Slack
PhoenixSGDevin BookerBooker finished second among guards in at-rim FG% and CP3 always helps guards there, 33.5% of 3PAs were wide-open last year (24.9% before), NBA's leader in potential assists per pass, Monty said he wants him to be an MVP candidate, on the #team with Kendall Jenner
PhoenixSGJevon CarterWill play a lot of two, huge leap offensively from 43.2 TS% as a rookie to 56.3 TS%, strong in steals per minute
PhoenixSGE'Twaun MooreSubbed four CP3 at times, said Suns 8-0 bubble helped his decision, played a decent amount of SF in NO
PhoenixSGTy-Shon AlexanderPut up 17/5/2 in junior year at Creighton, on a two-way deal
PhoenixSFMikal BridgesStill hasn't missed a game yet, increased his wide-open 3P% by 9.1% in second season, USG% increased in every month of the 2020 part of season
PhoenixSFLangston GallowayCareer-high 58.4 TS% by a lot (53.4), league's best left-corner 3 guy at 63.3% (min 40 attempts)
PhoenixSFAbdel NaderShowed improvement in third OKC season with 59.1 TS%
PhoenixPFJae CrowderMissing practice to start, proved he can play straight PF in MIA, only 4% of points in MR with 87% of makes in MIA coming off assist
PhoenixPFCam JohnsonLikely to see a ton of PF minutes as Crowder's backup, sterling 62.8 TS% in 15 post-break games, CP3 already praising him
PhoenixPFTorrey CraigMike Malone's homie, maybe Monty likes him in some spots too
PhoenixCDeandre AytonAdded 3-pointers in the bubble, should get more than 3.3 PNR roll man poss per game while increasing 64th percentile, tied for second-best odds at MIP
PhoenixCDario SaricShould see time at C, put up 18/10/2 per 36 line in 256 minutes as C last year
PhoenixCJalen SmithGetting a ton of run at PF in the preseason, Monty said short offseason is a "tough hand" for rookies, attractive per minute at Maryland with 16/11/1 and 2.4 blocks per game
PhoenixCFrank KaminskyKings cut him, but Frank might actually make the rotation while Dario is out
TeamPosNameNotes
PortlandPGDamian LillardSeveral career-highs (points, FG%, 3P%, FTM, assists, TS%, 81.9% unassisted on makes), insane 53-of-125 (42.4%) shots from 30-39 feet
PortlandPGAnfernee SimonsDame said he still believes in Ant, but mentioned he and C.J. will be handling the ball this year
PortlandSGC.J. McCollumAs reliable as it gets with 0-4 games missed in four of last five seasons, led NBA in minutes in 2019-20, NBA's leader in FG% on corner 3s at 55% (min 50 attempts)
PortlandSGNorman PowellGreat offensive punch when Dame and/or CJ are off, but big hit on new team
PortlandSGKeljin BlevinsSaw spot minutes late in Game 1 of the preseason
PortlandSFDerrick Jones Jr.Stotts has said he is going to start, per-minute output not as strong and may lose closing minutes to Melo
PortlandSF Nassir LittleBlazers adding depth this offseason makes it tough for second-year UNC guy to find PT
PortlandSFC.J. EllebyGood stat line at Washington State with 18/8/2, 1.8 steals, and 2.3 treys in sophomore year
PortlandPFRobert CovingtonWon't get as many rim-protecting chances like he did in HOU, was able to evade injury bug after it was an issue in previous three of last four
PortlandPFCarmelo AnthonyNo "Who me?" this time, said he had to "swallow that pill" about coming off the bench
PortlandPF (IR)Zach CollinsDealing with an ankle issue after injury-filled 2019-20, won't get shot at many C minutes this year
PortlandC Jusuf NurkicRidiculous run in seeding games at 18/10/4 with 2.0 blocks and 1.4 steals, but Lakers did keep him in check at 14/10/4 with 0.2 blocks in five games
PortlandCEnes KanterReally good with Blazers in 2018-19 with 13/9/1 in 22.2 minutes, could flirt with that even with Nurk healthy
PortlandCHarry GilesFormer top prospect out of high school has struggled to stay healthy, still just 22 with plus passing and improved scoring
TeamPosNameNotes
SacramentoPGDe'Aaron FoxGot paid with 5-year, $163M deal, needs to cut down pullup 3s after 26.7% in 2019-20, big improvement as a driver with sixth-best 10.9 points per game
SacramentoPGDelon WrightMove to Cali kills his fantasy value
SacramentoSGTyrese HaliburtonPlayed more PG in third and fourth preseason game with killer splits as PG, reports that landing Haliburton was factor in decision in not bringing Bogdan back
SacramentoSGTerence Davis IIIn a better spot for minutes, but the two stud Gs will play a ton
SacramentoSGKyle GuyJust a guy, got spot PG minutes on 12/17
SacramentoSGJahmi'us Ramsey42.6% on treys at Texas Tech, signed three-year deal with first two guaranteed
SacramentoSFBuddy HieldTrade winds blowing on Buddy with Knicks in the mix, didn't see an on/off stat boost with Bogdan last year
SacramentoSFJustin JamesFamously had a turnover in a game with zero seconds because of a turnover on an inbounds pass
SacramentoPFHarrison BarnesFourth in the NBA in minutes in 2019-20, continues to post empty stat lines outside of scoring
SacramentoPFMoe HarklessProbably won't be used here
SacramentoPFDaQuan JeffriesMini-breakout in the bubble, but is going to have to beat out GR3 for last rotation spot
SacramentoPFRobert WoodardWalton said Woodard recorded the highest bench press in baseline testing before training camp
SacramentoPF (IR)Marvin BagleySaid there's "no doubt" he can play next to Holmes, catastrophic sophomore season due to injuries, but Walton says he's "ready to go", pretty decent player picked after him in draft
SacramentoCRichaun HolmesLooks like a lock as the starter, only played 25 minutes next to Bagley in 2019-20, struggled with shoulder injury in 2019-20
SacramentoCHassan WhitesideDealing with a calf issue to start camp, almost has no chance to duplicate POR output unless Holmes misses time, Walton said he likes the idea of a rim protector on D
SacramentoCChris SilvaCould find time if Whiteside is not there
SacramentoCChimezie MetuWas filling in for Whiteside and may see more time if Whiteside falls out of favor again
TeamPosNameNotes
San AntonioPGDejounte MurraySaid 2020 was his biggest healthy offseason, has talked about how Spurs should play similar style to bubble, was 16/7/4 per 36 next to White and PF DeMar
San AntonioPGPatty MillsTook a backseat in the bubble to allow the young guys to play more, should be back in the rotation consistently
San AntonioPGQuinndary WeatherspoonA little banged up with a knee injury, on another two-way deal
San AntonioPGTre JonesGot two-PG minutes on 12/17, Tyus' bro signed to full NBA contract, good stats at Duke with 16/4/6 with 1.8 steals in 29 games as sophomore
San AntonioSG Derrick WhiteStill not 100% from toe surgery performed within weeks of leaving bubble and could miss start of season, absolutely crushed in bubble with 19/4/5 in 30 mpg
San AntonioSGLonnie Walker IVLooks like a great bet to start, had back spasms in very early December, says he's looking to model his game after Jrue Holiday, turned the corner offensively at 43/40/72 last season
San AntonioSFDeMar DeRozanMove to PF was a big success with 22/4/6 on 58 FG% in bubble games, should see plenty of PF time even with frontcourt depth back, candidate to be traded
San AntonioSFDevin VassellSubbing for Lonnie in preseason with all the injuries to guards, do-it-all wing went for 13/5/2 with 1.4 steals, 1.0 blocks and 1.5 treys in sophomore year at FSU, could get minutes right away with injuries to perimeter depth
San AntonioPFKeldon JohnsonFoot injury could keep him out to start year, was subbing for White in the bubble, had big bubble breakout as one of league's best guys for pace and TS%, several paths to consistent playing time
San AntonioPFRudy GayStarted at SF in first preseason game but said it is "positionless" and he talked up Keldon and Vassell, Pop seems to like him off the bench to play next to Mills, minutes took a huge hit to 21.8 from 26.7
San AntonioPFTrey LylesSpurs probably have to go bigger up front with so many wing injuries, played well in last six with 15/7/2 per game
San AntonioPFLuka SamanicThe other Luka got a start in last game of the bubble, stretch four still super raw at 20 years old
San AntonioPFKeita Bates-DiopOn a two-way deal after time with the Nuggets and Wolves
San AntonioCJakob PoeltlJust 19 minutes next to LMA in 2020 part of season (744 without), outstanding shot blocker with FT% woes
San AntonioCDrew EubanksPoeltl-like impact on the stat sheet but can make free throws, signed to a three-year deal
San AntonioCMarquese ChrissExpected to be out for the year
TeamPosNameNotes
TorontoPGKyle LowryPut up 24/5/8 per 36 without Gasol or Serge (409 minutes), career-high pace with pace increase in each of last five years
TorontoPGMalachi FlynnWorked out with FVV in the summer, GM said he likes his PNR game, likely won't get minutes
TorontoSGFred VanVleetBet on himself for four-year, $85M deal, got even better per minute with massive 8.2 mpg boost, smash per 36 without Lowry at 22/4/8
TorontoSGRodney HoodWon't get enough minutes unless the Raptors shut guys down
TorontoSGDeAndre' Bembry"I put '95 on my back like I'm DeAndre' Bembry" - Skyzoo
TorontoSGJalen Harris59th pick in the draft said he studied Grant Hill and Jamal Murray for his game, put up 22/7/4 at Nevada as a junior
TorontoSFGary Trent Jr.The Raptors traded for him for a reason, he's gonna play a ton
TorontoSFStanley JohnsonPicked up $3.8M player option after getting some desperation ball-handler minutes, career-high 21.4 USG%
TorontoSFMatt ThomasGot spot minutes in the playoffs, made 48% of his 77 C&S treys last year and could see rotation minutes
TorontoSFPaul WatsonGuarded KD in offseason training, 3&D wing put up 19/6/2 in G League, beat writer Blake Murphy's favorite player
TorontoPFOG AnunobyNurse talked up OG as a rim protector in the Boston series, without centers next to him OG put up 18/8/2 with 3.5 steals per 36 on 72 TS%
TorontoPFYuta WatanabeNot a lock to make the roster, was first Japanese-born player to get an NCAA Division I scholarship
TorontoCPascal SiakamPut up 22/7/4 with 1.6 steals and 1.0 blocks per 36 with no Cs next to him, disaster postseason on offense at 40.2 eFG% on C&S and 21.6 eFG% on pull-ups
TorontoCChris BoucherCould play some PF in thin frontcourt, team expects him to be an everyday contributor, per-36 smash at 18/12/1 with 2.7 blocks
TorontoCKhem BirchHas inside track for C2 job out of the gate
TorontoCAron BaynesSuddenly became a floor spacer with 1.4 treys per game and a career-high 20.5 usage rate, should produce in 20ish minutes even with blocks decrease last year
TeamPosNameNotes
UtahPGMike ConleyStrong C&S work from Conley all year (especially in bubble) and may play off ball more, 29.2 missed games per season over last five
UtahSGDonovan MitchellAlpha of alphas in postseason with league-high 37.0 USG% with nice 69.6 TS%, only 11 games missed in career at age 24
UtahSGJordan ClarksonCareer-high 57.4 TS% with 25.6 USG% in Utah as high-volume sixth man, could duplicate even with Bojan back
UtahSGMatt ThomasMore shooting
UtahSGElijah HughesAge 22 rookie as 39th pick in the draft, put up 19/5/3 in 32 starts at Syracuse last year
UtahSGTrent Forrest12/4/4 as a senior at FSU with 6'8" wingspan at 6'4"
UtahSFRoyce O'NealeOnly 9.5 usage rate and that won't rise, but improved passing and defense will keep him on the floor
UtahSFJoe Ingles44.8% on C&S 3s last year and exceeded that mark in two of previous three seasons, basically the backup PG when Conley or Mitchell miss time
UtahSFMiye OniCoaching staff talking him up and may give him minutes after eye-catching showing in the bubble
UtahSFJarrell BrantleyOn a two-way deal after 19/8/4 line in G League last year
UtahPFBojan BogdanovicBack from wrist surgery with full practices, expected to be a full go for the season, missed just five games combined prior to surgery in last four seasons
UtahPFErsan IlyasovaGhostface Ilya returns from the 36 Chambers
UtahPFGeorges NiangSaw minutes in the bubble with Bojan out, may only get spot minutes and may compete with Morgan
UtahPFJuwan MorganWas a surprising start while Mike Conley left the bubble, can play small-ball five if needed without much of a per-minute punch
UtahCRudy GobertLost his screen assists crown to Sabonis by 0.1 per game after leading in previous three years
UtahCDerrick FavorsLikely won't get the PF minutes anymore to likely keep him in the teens, coming off career-high REB% and career-low USG%, oldest 29-year-old player in the NBA
UtahCUdoka Azubuike41-inch vert with combine-high 7'7" wingspan on the 7-foot big man
UtahCRomaro GillMarvelous shot blocker at 3.2 per game over just 24.5 mpg, Jazz appear to like shot-blocking bigs more than Garfield likes lasagna
TeamPosNameNotes
WashingtonPG Russell WestbrookGot trade demand met and showed up early to practice and should get mid-30s USG%, 47% of 2019-20 shots came at the rim and got FT% fixed after brutal road woes in previous years
WashingtonPGRaul NetoInjuries keep popping up for the 28-year-old Brazilian
WashingtonPGIsh SmithBrooks wasn't afraid to play two-PG lineups even with small guards in Napier and Smith, so Ish could still find time
WashingtonPGCassius Winston6'0" guard somehow had the worst sprint time at combine and fourth-worst vert, still put up good numbers at MSU with 19/3/6 as a senior
WashingtonSGBradley BealRuss said he wants to make the game easy for Beal, Beal made 43% of wide-open 3s in last five years, should still flirt with 30 USG%, just 12 games missed combined in last four years
WashingtonSGJerome RobinsonPossible he starts at SF, great run in the bubble at 15/3/3, needs to improve jumper in this O
WashingtonSFDeni Avdija6'10" wing says he thinks he can guard 1-5 , Brooks was "thankful" he fell to No. 9 and said he could start, learned English from Call of Duty and Nickelodeon
WashingtonSFGarrison MathewsOn a two-way deal after signing QO to stay in Washington, hit 14-of-29 open treys as a rookie (defender 4+ feet away)
WashingtonSFDavis BertansDeadly at 48% when wide-open on treys, 18.3 USG% may dip to 15-16 range with Westbrook in the mix, will play plenty of SF
WashingtonSFIsaac BongaFavorite to start as ultra-low USG%, but also spent his offseason preparing with John Wall's passing in mind, YHTSI
WashingtonSFChandler HutchisonLikely won't see time
WashingtonPF Rui HachimuraOut until early January, Brooks said Rui has "earned that right" to start again, 18.9 USG% as a rookie should dip and he does very little on stat sheet besides score
WashingtonPFAnthony Gill28-year-old EuroLeague forward shot 44% from deep in Russia
WashingtonCAlex LenHopefully he won't steal Boucher's sunshine, took a big step back as a shooter at 27.1 3P%
WashingtonCRobin LopezGM said he could play the 'Nene role', Destroyer of mascots, said he is a big fan of wizards
WashingtonCDaniel GaffordFun for hops, but not many skills
WashingtonC (IR)Thomas BryantBrutal blow with an ACL tear, out for year

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