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NBA Depth Charts

Preparing subscribers for each slate of the 2021 - 2022 NBA Season

NBA Depth Charts

TeamPosNameNotes
AtlantaPGTrae YoungPace dip and efficiency hit caused stats to drop slightly, shot just 30 3P% post break
AtlantaPGDelon WrightMcMillan said he has liked Delon for a while and expects him to play with Trae at times
AtlantaPG (2W)Sharife CooperRanked third in Vegas for dimes per game (7.2) after 8.1 per at Auburn
AtlantaSGBogdan BogdanovicSecond half 19/4/4 line may have helped his fantasy managers pop Chandon Chandonovic
AtlantaSGKevin HuerterEntered camp at 95% from ankle procedure, possibly more KeVon sightings in 2022
AtlantaSGLou WilliamsProps to Lemon Pepper Lou for no Magic City-related DNPs in 2021 (that we know of, anyway)
AtlantaSG (2W)Skylar MaysNot a bad rookie season in 2020-21, but has tons of competition
AtlantaSFDe'Andre HunterMultiple knee injuries in 2021 cut down season after stellar 19/5/3 line in January
AtlantaSFCam ReddishWas red hot as a shooter to close 2020, but had just a 36.9 eFG% in 2020-21 to lose luster
AtlantaSFSolomon HillComing off career-low 10.2 USG%, but was still useful for Hawks with 71 games in 2020-21
AtlantaSFTimothe Luwawu-CabarrotNot quite Crazy, Sexy, Cool anymore
AtlantaPFJohn CollinsRebounding and block rate predictably dropped next to Capela with 14% at-rim frequency dip
AtlantaPFDanilo GallinariMcMillan said the Rooster will have the same role, turned 33 in August
AtlantaPFJalen JohnsonStellar 19 and 10 in Vegas as one of most impressive rookies, needs injury to get chance
AtlantaCClint CapelaPlayed through Achilles issue again and will be limited in camp, fit in great as Trae's roll man
AtlantaCGorgui DiengWill find minutes with Okongwu on the shelf, shot 43% from deep in 2020-21
AtlantaC (IR)Onyeka OkongwuShoulder rehab has him hopeful to return in December, could emerge if Capela's Achilles goes south
TeamPosNameNotes
BostonPGMarcus SmartComing off career-high dimes (5.7) while 3P% has trended down, hater of John Adams
BostonPGPayton PritchardFast PP led Vegas with 8.5 dimes per as First Team member, could find minutes if Celtics go really small
BostonSGJaylen BrownWrist issue not 100%, jumper really clicked in second half en route to 25/7/3 line with 3.5 3PM
Boston SGJosh RichardsonOnly 32% on wide-open treys in each of last two years after 43% in 2018-19
BostonSGDennis SchroderHot shooting in 2019-20 looks like a fluke, may be able to close or even start
BostonSGRomeo LangfordCan't shake injury bug as Celtics continue to add players to leapfrog him
BostonSFJayson TatumPost-Puberty Tatum reaching elite levels as a scorer inside and out, has another level in him
BostonSFAaron NesmithDarkhorse candidate to start after off-ball game shined in Vegas
BostonSF (2W)Sam HauserUDFA decided to go to Boston because he believed they'd help his development
BostonPFGrant WilliamsSaid he dropped 15 pounds in the offseason after sophomore slump
BostonPFJuancho HernangomezSaid his shoulder issue is 100%, 3P% has been all over the place in his career
BostonCRobert WilliamsAdded muscle in offseason and said he's healthy, put up absurd stats next to Brown and Tatum
BostonCAl HorfordAge 35 and minutes likely to be in the mid 20s, loves chocolate milk
BostonCEnes KanterOnly man to miss a game after eating seven burgers
BostonCBruno FernandoTook a big step back in sophomore season as Hawks dealt him away
TeamPosNameNotes
BrooklynPGJames HardenSaid his hamstring is 100%, still put up 16/7/11 per 36 in minutes with Kyrie and KD last year
BrooklynPGJevon CarterVastly improved on corner treys in last two seasons, likely out of rotation when team is healthy
BrooklynSGBruce BrownNash's primary on-ball defender could see starts in certain matchups
BrooklynSGPatty MillsExtremely durable in his career at age 33, will add some depth when Nets sit players
BrooklynSGCameron ThomasVegas-high 27 points per game, may be playing more in home games
BrooklynSG (2W)David Duke Jr."No way! Why should I change? He's the one who sucks!" - Michael Bolton
BrooklynSG (IR)Kyrie Irving466 shots in the paint in 2021, zero shots in the arm
BrooklynSFJoe Harris4-of-25 on catch-and-shoot shots in last five playoff games proved costly for Nets, may not start
BrooklynSFDeAndre' BembryLikely to be out of rotation after career-high 57.7 TS% in 2020-21
BrooklynSF (2W)Kessler EdwardsPepperdine product can play both forward spots
BrooklynPFKevin DurantHamstring issue in 2021 could be something to watch, definitely doesn't have a burner
BrooklynPFPaul MillsapSaid he joined the Nets to win a championship
BrooklynPFJames JohnsonBlack-belted big man could come in handy if things get heated on KD's Twitter
BrooklynCBlake GriffinAdded 3-point game and could be a candidate to start at C
BrooklynCLaMarcus AldridgeGreat story coming out of retirement, was playing well before medical issue in 2021
BrooklynCNicolas ClaxtonDaddy Clax had great chemistry with Harden with 20/9/1 and 3.1 blocks per-36 line, minutes may be spotty
BrooklynCDay'Ron SharpeGriffin said Sharpe has 'scary' potential
TeamPosNameNotes
CharlottePGLaMelo BallWent 20/6/6 in last 19 games before injury, improved shooting in offseason, wrist good to go
CharlottePGIsh SmithWouldn't be surprised if he has a Devonte' Graham-esque role with LaMelo's size
CharlotteSGTerry RozierTwo consecutive years of stellar C&S, made 43% of treys when LaMelo was on court
CharlotteSGJames BouknightNot a lock for consistent minutes after so-so Vegas run
CharlotteSG (2W)Scottie Lewis7-foot wingspan on 6'5" frame, put up solid blocks for his size at Florida
CharlotteSFGordon HaywardBorrego said Hayward is going to have a minutes limit on him at age 33
CharlotteSFKelly OubreWas a bad system fit with Warriors, should bounce back with fewer minutes when Hayward plays
CharlotteSFCody MartinHasn't pulled a Markieff Morris for breaking up the twins (yet)
CharlotteSF (2W)Arnoldas KulbokaLituanian forward put up 9.2 per game in Spain last year
CharlottePFMiles BridgesCandidate to start, will undoubtedly get Eric Collins to scream on broadcasts
CharlottePFJalen McDanielsYou want Jaden McDaniels, not Jalen
CharlottePFJT Thor6'10" shot blocker showed some bright spots in Vegas
CharlotteC Mason PlumleeShould have fairly safe minutes as Hornets look to improved defense
CharlotteCP.J. WashingtonWill share minutes with a Spartan, will share money because of no Trojans
CharlotteCNick RichardsWas in the 'project stage' last season, 7-footer didn't block any shots in 63 minutes
CharlotteCKai JonesDunking machine could be a thing if Plumlee misses time
CharlotteCVernon CareyCan be used as a four at times, but Hornets have more depth this year
TeamPosNameNotes
ChicagoPGLonzo BallEarly buzz that he gets to handle the ball more
ChicagoPGAlex CarusoCould get off to a fast start with Coby and PAW hurt, has solid per-minute steals
ChicagoPGAyo DosunmuTrey Kirby's favorite player
ChicagoPG (2W)Devon DotsonHad a chance last season, but Bulls added too much guard depth this year
ChicagoPG (IR)Coby WhiteShoulder surgery could keep him out until Thanksgiving, said in late September he's struggling to use his left arm still
ChicagoSGZach LaVine57.7 eFG% on jumpers last year with increases in each, was never below 52.3 in any '21 month
ChicagoSGMatt ThomasLikely headed overseas after some shots on multiple teams
ChicagoSFDeMar DeRozanWill play some PF, faces more competition for shots after five straight years of USG% decrease
ChicagoSFTroy BrownMay find minutes while the Bulls are shorthanded
Chicago SFJavonte GreenDonovan liked his defense late in 2021 at times
ChicagoPFPatrick WilliamsExpected to miss part of season after strong offseason per team, on bike in September
ChicagoPFDerrick Jones Jr.Could be in line for minutes while PAW is sidelined
ChicagoPF (2W)Tyler Cook Made some waves with the Pistons and could compete for a 2 way
ChicagoC Nikola VucevicShower narrative with DeMar DeRozan, stats did take a hit with LaVine and could drop below 20 points per with DeMar
ChicagoCAlize JohnsonLikely only classic PF on opening-night roster, had a 23-15 and 20-21 game in 2021
ChicagoCTony BradleySaid he's wearing No. 13 in honor of Joakim Noah (that's cold, Luke Longley)
ChicagoCMarko SimonovicMakes the jump to the NBA after putting up 16/9/2 with Mega Basket
TeamPosNameNotes
ClevelandPGDarius GarlandBecame top-notch driver late in 2021, increased AST% and TS% over soph season
ClevelandPGRicky RubioWill get three-guard run and coaching staff says they hope to get a career year out of him
ClevelandPGKevin Pangos28-year-old Zag back in the NBA after leading Euroleague in 3-pointers
ClevelandPG (2W)RJ NembhardGonna be Nembhard to make the roster
ClevelandSGCollin SextonQuietly a great C&S guy and has cut down mid-range for two years, possible trade buzz
ClevelandSGDylan WindlerWho are the five greatest rappers of all time?
ClevelandSGDenzel ValentineSaid he's healthy heading into this season
ClevelandSFLauri MarkkanenBickerstaff hinted he could find multiple spots for him, coming off career-highs 62 TS% and 40 3P%
ClevelandSFCedi OsmanWon't have the path to PF minutes that has made him relevant at times, coming off rough season at 48.8 TS%
ClevelandSFIsaac OkoroCavs really want him to develop ball-handling, should increase his 14.2 USG%
ClevelandPFEvan MobleyCamp buzz for learning quickly, Cavs want to get him the ball to create offense
ClevelandPFLamar StevensCombo forward for depth, Bickerstaff loved his defense at times in second half
ClevelandCJarrett Allen17/12/2 on 64 FG% per 36 in minutes with Garland
ClevelandCKevin LoveAdmitted he's not a high-minutes guy anymore and Cavs likely to sit him a bunch
ClevelandCDean WadeGot 19 starts in 2021, but several roadblocks this year
ClevelandC (2W)Tacko Fall5.3 blocks per 36 in 2020-21, likes Tuesdays
TeamPosName
DallasPGLuka DoncicKidd called him young Picasso, pullup 3P% and drive FG% went way up in 2021 while C&S took a big dip
DallasPGJalen BrunsonOne of the league's best drivers at 59.2%, will see if Kidd wants to use more two-PG lineups
DallasPGTrey BurkeWe'll see if the Mavs keep him around after saying he's not vaccinated yet
DallasPGFrank NtilikinaFrankie Smokes went 23-of-48 from deep (47.9%) in 2020-21, last Phil Jackson pick to leave NYK
DallasPG (2W)Jaquori McLaughlinPut up 15 and five at UC Santa Barbara with 40 3P%
DallasSGTim Hardaway Jr.Kidd said he's starting, put up 23 points per game in last 10 of 2021
DallasSGSterling BrownGot some PG minutes in a pinch with the Rockets in 2021 with career-high 60 TS%
DallasSGJosh GreenDefense could earn him minutes, but has a long way to go on offense
DallasSFDorian Finney-SmithOne of the league's best-bargain contracts at $4M this year, 61 TS% in 2020-21 and a lock for big minutes
DallasSFReggie BullockDeadly as a C&S guy after the break at 71.5 eFG%, likely won't get enough minutes to matter in fantasy
DallasSF (2W)Eugene OmoruyiFlashed a little in Vegas, got some of the 'next Draymond Green' comps
DallasPFKristaps PorzingisLikely to play mostly PF, Kidd said he has a 'different pop' and THJ said he is 'scary' at camp
DallasPFMaxi KleberEarly indications suggest Kidd may not like Maxi as much as Carlisle did
DallasCDwight PowellGets the first chance at starting job, but topped out at 30 minutes last year and doesn't block shots
DallasCWillie Cauley-SteinCarlisle used him situationally and we'll see what Kidd has in store for him
DallasCMoses BrownAbsurd stats in G League and put up 15/15/0 with 1.8 blocks per 36 with OKC in 2021
DallasCBoban MarjanovicPer-minute scoring stats trending down, still GOATED, likes Goldfish
TeamPosNameNotes
DenverPGMonte MorrisHad a 10-week knee rehab without surgery and said he's more explosive
DenverPGFacundo CampazzoOne of the league's best in deflections per minute, 30-year-old G is a Malone favorite
DenverPG (2W)Markus HowardDidn't offer much per minute in 205 minutes as a rookie
DenverPG (IR)Jamal MurrayLikely out for almost all of 2021-22, sadly was playing his best ball of career just before injury
DenverSGWill BartonTweaked ankle late September after saying he's felt the best he has in years
DenverSGBones HylandShined in Vegas and receiving rave reviews at camp from coaches and players
DenverSGAustin RiversSaw minutes in 2021 out of necessity, unlikely to get any PG minutes
DenverSFMichael Porter Jr.Ridiculous 87.7 eFG% when left wide open on shots in second half, ridiculous vaccine takes
DenverSFP.J. DozierMalone calls him his South Carolina Army Knife for how he uses him in so many ways
DenverSFVlatko CancarLost 10 pounds this summer, said he expects his role to be fluid and prefers to play PF
DenverPFAaron GordonA star at camp and expected to take on bigger offensive role
DenverPFJaMychal GreenGot interest from the Pelicans, Wolves and Bucks, but wanted to stay with Jokic
DenverPFBol BolSaid he's open to going to the G League, somewhat discouraging 2.3 blocks per 36 last year
DenverPFZeke NnajiSaid he could shift to the wing more this season
DenverPF (2W)Petr CornelieNuggets kept in contact with him overseas, 6'11" Frenchman went 14/8/2 in French league
DenverCNikola JokicHasn't missed a game since 2018-19 and already getting buzz of being even better this season, Dink totally isn't obsessed with him
DenverCJeff GreenProved he can play the five in BK, career-high 41.2 3P% and 62.2 TS%
TeamPosNameNotes
DetroitPG Killian HayesHorrendous offensive output so far, but getting buzz and was excellent in deflections per minute
DetroitPGCory JosephCould be a thorn in the side of Hayes at times, may sit out late in season with tank on
DetroitPGSaben LeeAggressive style of play led to 8.0 dimes per 36, should see spot minutes
DetroitSGCade CunninghamPure jumper already, all signs point to Pistons giving him all he can handle, not even best Cunningham on team
DetroitSGHamidou DialloShot 39% from deep with Pistons and could play both wing spots
DetroitSGFrank JacksonLikely to find rotation spot after adding more to offensive game, put up a 55 eFG% on jumpers in 2021
DetroitSGRodney McGruderLikely just guard depth for positional flexibility, good at kicking ass and ripping throats
DetroitSFSaddiq BeyCasey said he can guard some SGs and he could get more on-ball scoring chances
DetroitSFJosh JacksonCould play 2-4, Casey said he can play next to Diallo a bunch
DetroitSF (IR)Isaiah LiversSaid he won't be fully cleared until Nov. 1
DetroitSF (2W, IR)Chris SmithHad an extra year of eligibilty at UCLA, but won't play early after Dec. 31 ACL tear
DetroitPFJerami GrantIncredibly increased usage rate by 10% with only 3.5 TS% dip, unassisted % dipped 19.2%
DetroitPFTrey LylesCasey said they could use him as a small-ball five
DetroitPF (2W)Jamorko PickettCasey said he loves his defensive IQ, earned 2-way deal after Garza converted to regular deal
DetroitCIsaiah StewartWent for 13/9/1 with 2.1 blocks and 0.9 steals in 14 starts, increased FT% as year went on
DetroitCKelly OlynykCasey said he has a 'man crush' on him, wants him as shooter, in PNR and as a passer
DetroitCLuka GarzaAll Vegas second team helped him get a standard contract, can do a lot of things on offense
TeamPosNameNotes
Golden StatePGStephen CurryCurry flames in final 24 at 37/6/5, will turn 34 in March
Golden StatePG (2W)Chris Chiozza10.1 dimes per 36 minutes last season
Golden StateSGJordan PooleTons of buzz for months and Kerr wants him to play with Steph more, possible leap coming
Golden StateSGDamion LeeMore threats to his minutes this year, his brother in law probably beats him at HORSE a lot
Golden StateSGMoses MoodyStrong Vegas with 16 PPG and full line, unlikely to see much playing time while team is healthy
Golden StateSG (IR)Klay ThompsonLooking at 5-on-5 near opening night and likley looking at Thanksgiving to Jan. 1 target, said he expects to be as good as ever
Golden StateSFAndrew WigginsPSA: His Twitter is not @AndrewWiggins; may not play in home games
Golden StateSFOtto Porter Jr.Says he's in great shape after injury-plagued run, could find extra minutes in road games
Golden StateSFJonathan KumingaHas the size to play PF, but not quite ready for regular minutes yet
Golden StatePFDraymond GreenLate to camp for personal issues could lead to slow start, strong finish at 8/8/9 in final 29
Golden StatePF Andre IguodalaAssisted on 88% of makes last year and basically just there for defense at age 37, thinks Doncic's mom is decent
Golden StatePFJuan Toscano-AndersonOakland's own thrived with 66.7 eFG% in 2020-21 to earn contract
Golden StateC Kevon LooneyFinally starting to stay healthier after nagging hip issues, will lose time when Wiseman is back
Golden StateCNemanja BjelicaCould play some five in a pinch and fits GS style for depth, the Joe Flacco of stretch 4s
Golden StateC (IR)James WisemanWon't do "full jumping" until Oct. 15, major upside with speed, shooting and blocking
TeamPosNameNotes
HoustonPGKevin Porter Jr.Said he wants 10 dimes per game this year, put 50 on the champs in April and was a top-15 guy in touch time in final 10
HoustonPGDJ AugustinMay go away once the Rockets want to play all their young guys
HoustonPG (IR)John WallUnlikely to play for the Rockets this season, has a $47.4 million player option next year
HoustonSGJalen GreenUnbelievably good in Vegas with 70.1 TS% for best among players with 25+ USG%, will play on and off ball
HoustonSGDavid NwabaBrought back on 3-year deal, 28-year-old wing said team calls him Uncle Dave
HoustonSGJosh ChristopherPut up 17 per game in Vegas and could crack rotation before break
HoustonSGArmoni BrooksImmense opportunity to close 2021, but may not make team
HoustonSG (IR)Garrison MathewsWas a Scott Brooks guy for defense and didn't make Boston's roster
HoustonSG (2W)Daishen NixPut up 8/5/5in G League at 6'5", 224
HoustonSFJae'Sean TateCan play basically any position and could start, went for 13/5/4 in final 33 games
HoustonSFEric GordonCould start or could not even play at all, reportedly open to trade
HoustonSF Danuel HouseGetting some buzz at camp and Silas loves his defense, could get chance to score more
HoustonPFDaniel TheisEarly favorite to start and has played in double-big lineups a bunch
HoustonPFK.J. MartinRockets really want him to get better on offense, can play 2-4, upside for blocks
HoustonPFUsman GarubaDefensive big expected to have opportunity to take more 3-pointers
HoustonCChristian WoodBig usage bump to 25.5 while board output and non-scoring stats held up per minute, has been bad at line on road in his career
HoustonCAlpren Sengun3.0 blocks per game in Vegas with15 and 11, could find time out of the gate
TeamPosNameNotes
IndianaPGMalcolm BrogdonAST% took a hit in 2021 while TS%, pace and USG% went up, hasn't hit 65 games in each of last four
IndianaPGT.J. McConnellLeague leader in total steals by 20, had 623 minutes next to Brogdon last year
IndianaPGBrad WanamakerOffense has come around at times, but he's had some brutal offensive stretches
IndianaPG (2W)DeJon JarreauGreat Vegas run with the Heat helped him get a 2 way
IndianaSGChris DuarteA 24-year-old rookie put up good numbers in Vegas, but likely won't provide enough in fantasy while Indy is healthy
IndianaSGJeremy LambMissed games have been a problem lately, candidate to be traded
IndianaSG (2W)Duane Washington Jr.Buckeye put up 16/3/3 in third season
IndianaSG (IR)Caris LeVertBack injury doesn't sound serious and could play in opener, quietly went 20/5/5 with Pacers last year
IndianaSFJustin HolidayLikely has no chance to repeat 30.3 mpg from last year, but Warren injury could help
IndianaSFTorrey CraigLockdown defender up to a respectable 36+ 3P% with increases in every season
IndianaSFKelan MartinWent for 14 per game in final five, possibly can find minutes if no LeVert and Warren
IndianaSF (IR)T.J. WarrenWas in a walking boot in September and sounds unlikely to be ready for opener
IndianaPFDomantas SabonisWent 22/12/7 per 36 without Turner and 20/12/8 without Brogdon, will shoot more treys this year
IndianaPFOshae BrissettBananas finish at 13/7/1 with 1.3 blocks over final 15 and plays 3-5, but plenty of competition
IndianaCMyles TurnerSaid he's down 5.5% body fat and 25 pounds, defensive scheme change a mild negative to his blocks
IndianaCIsaiah JacksonCarlisle said Jackson could fill in while Warren is hurt and play some PF and called him 'most versatile young defender I've ever seen'
IndianaCGoga BitadzeSaid he lost weight this offseason and is healthy, put up 3.8 blocks per 36 over 561 minutes last year
TeamPosNameNotes
L.A. ClippersPGReggie JacksonNicknamed Big Goverment for bailing out Clippers offense late in clock, had 22 USG% in playoffs
L.A. ClippersPGJustise WinslowLue said he will play PG2 and maybe get some center minutes
L.A. ClippersPGJason PrestonDealing with foot injury and using a scooter in September
L.A. ClippersSGEric BledsoeLue said Bledsoe gets the first crack at starting, took a step back on twos, not a fan of Phoenix salons
L.A. ClippersSGLuke KennardLue benched Kennard at camp because he wasn't shooting enough
L.A. ClippersSGKeon Johnson48-inch max vert set an NBA Combine record
L.A. ClippersSFPaul GeorgeSaid he is excited to take on a bigger role and has shown he can be just as efficient when Kawhi is off
L.A. ClippersSFTerance MannBatum said we've only seen 10% of Mann, may still get a shot to start over Bledsoe
L.A. ClippersSFBrandon BostonSaid he thinks he can score on anybody and said he's a 'bucket'
L.A. ClippersSF (2W)Jay ScrubbA Scrubb is a guy who thinks he's fly, also known as a buster
L.A. ClippersSF (IR)Kawhi LeonardLikely to miss most of 2021-22 for knee injury
L.A. ClippersPFMarcus MorrisSaid his knee is 100% after playing through injury last season
L.A. ClippersPFNicolas BatumLue said the Clippers have to be smart about minutes for PG, Jackson, Morris and Batum
L.A. ClippersPF (2W)Amir CoffeySigned a 2-way deal and he could compete for the 15th standard contract
L.A. ClippersCIvica ZubacSaid his MCL injury is 100%, said he is expecting to take a big step forward in sixth season
L.A. ClippersCSerge IbakaNot 100% at camp from nagging back injury last season
L.A. ClippersC Isaiah HartensteinProductive with Cavs in 16 games at 8/6/3 with 1.2 blocks
TeamPosNameNotes
L.A. LakersPGRussell WestbrookNBA-low of 11.1% of shots coming off C&S (min 60 games) and now has to share ball with LeBron
L.A. LakersPGKendrick NunnHad a really strong second season in Miami at 60 TS%, basically went 50/40/95 in second half
L.A. LakersPG Rajon RondoSaid Vogel told him he'll play between 'zero to 48' minutes, excellent Connect Four player
L.A. LakersSGWayne EllingtonSaid LA will be a shooter's paradise, hit 45% of wide-open treys with increases in each of last three years
L.A. LakersSGMalik MonkHas played significantly better since he said he wasn't trying hard enough earlier in his career
L.A. LakersSGAvery BradleyLakers bring him back with so many injuries on the wing right now
L.A. LakersSGAustin ReavesNicknamed Hillbilly Kobe
L.A. LakersSFKent BazemoreGot the vaccine this summer despite saying he wouldn't get it last season
L.A. LakersSF (2W)Sekou DoumbouyaTook a step backwards in second season after Pistons played him a ton in rookie year
L.A. LakersSF (IR)Talen Horton-TuckerOut until at least late November for thumb surgery
L.A. LakersSF (IR)Trevor ArizaWill miss at least 1.5 months of the season for ankle procedure
L.A. LakersPFLeBron JamesPoints in the paint have dropped in each of last four as he trades drives for jumpers
L.A. LakersPFCarmelo AnthonyOnce called someone a 'glazed donut face ass' on Twitter
L.A. LakersCAnthony DavisSaid he spent the offseason working on his body to decrease chances of injury, will play more C, locker room layout expert
L.A. LakersCDeAndre JordanNobody locking DeAndre indoors to keep him on their team these days
L.A. LakersCDwight HowardCould get some starts in some matchups when Lakers face large C
TeamPosNameNotes
MemphisPGJa Morant42.0 eFG% on pullups really hurt him, 31% of shots are non-restricted paint twos
MemphisPGTyus JonesHad some trade buzz, held down PG in preseason opener
MemphisPGSam MerrillMade 45% of treys in rookie season (47 attempts) for 60.3 TS%
MemphisSGDesmond BaneImpressive 60 TS% as a rookie, nobody knew who he was until he put on the mask
MemphisSGDe'Anthony MeltonTalk of him getting more time following the Grayson trade, massive steals upside
MemphisSGJohn KoncharSaw some PG minutes at times and hinted he wants to again
MemphisSGJarrett CulverTook a huge step back in second season with Wolves, change can only help
MemphisSG (IR)Dillon BrooksHand hasn't healed yet and will miss start of the season
MemphisSFKyle AndersonSaid Pop convinced him to get the vaccine, said he doesn't care if he starts or comes off bench
MemphisSFZiaire WilliamsSaid he is up to a 5000 calorie diet to put weight on, likely out of rotation to start
MemphisPFJaren Jackson Jr.Block rate actually increased in 2021, no Valanciunas also a small uptick to his upside
MemphisPFBrandon ClarkeSophomore letdown despite huge opportunity, but said he's playing the best he ever has at camp
MemphisPF (2W)Killian TillieWas dealing with a minor groin injury this summer
MemphisPF (2W)Yves PonsHighlight machine in Vegas after 2019-20 SEC Defensive Player of the Year
MemphisPFSanti AldamaHad a rough summer league and won't be in the rotation
MemphisCSteven AdamsInjuries starting to catch up to him in last two after durable start, likely looking at 27ish minutes again
MemphisCXavier TillmanMight be tougher for him to find time with JJJ healthy to start season
TeamPosNameNotes
MiamiPGKyle LowryWill be 36 in March, made 41.6% of C&S 3s last year, still playing minutes in mid 30s
MiamiPGGabe VincentNot a lock for rotation if Heat go with more Herro and Strus in second unit
MiamiPG (2W)Marcus GarrettOnly 11/5/4 in senior year at Kansas
MiamiSGDuncan RobinsonOnly 18% of his shots were wide-open treys in 2020-21 after 24% in 2019-20 and 33% in 2018-19
MiamiSGTyler HerroBulked up 10 pounds in offseason after major sophomore letdown
MiamiSG (2W)Caleb MartinThe offensive twin said he left Charlotte for Miami because 'the culture and the reputation' caught his eye
MiamiSG (IR)Victor OladipoLikely out until 2022 part of the season
MiamiSFJimmy ButlerComing off career-high 60.7 TS% and may have to share more with Lowry, Big Face Coffee CEO
MiamiSFMax StrusBig-time plays in Vegas with early camp buzz, plenty of paths to upside if any starter misses time
MiamiSFKZ OkpalaLost a lot of his luster with rough summer league
MiamiPFPJ TuckerImpressive 5.7 USG% with the Bucks last season, NBA's sneaker king
MiamiPFMarkieff MorrisSpo said he can use Morris as a PF/C with a lot of different roles, minutes down each year since 2016-17
MiamiCBam AdebayoSays he improved his jumper and shot 39% on shots from 16-24 feet last year, AST% up every year
MiamiCDewayne Dedmon32-year-old big man has lost his 3-point touch; hey, Sanka, ya Dedmon?
MiamiCOmer YurtsevenCould definitely leapfrog Dedmon, modeling his game after Embiid and Jokic
MiamiCUdonis HaslemLed the league in FG% last season at 2-of-2 (no min)
TeamPosNameNotes
MilwaukeePGJrue HolidayCareer-high 50.3 FG% and 39.2 3P% while other stats held up even as third scoring option
MilwaukeePGGeorge HillBud can't quit him, will be 36 in May and DNPs have been piling up
MilwaukeePG (2W)Justin RobinsonPlayed nine games with the Thunder last year
MilwaukeeSGGrayson AllenHit 40% of C&S treys last season and could start with Donte on the shelf
MilwaukeeSG (IR)Rodney HoodNot quite the same since Achilles tear, brutal 45.2 TS% last season
MilwaukeeSG (IR)Donte DiVincenzoWhite Donte not doing 5-on-5 yet, likely out handful of games after surgery in playoffs
MilwaukeeSFKhris MiddletonCareer-high 5.4 dimes last year thanks to Bud bumping up minutes to 33.4
MilwaukeeSFPat ConnaughtonPosition flexibility keeps him in the mix, made career-high 1.5 treys per game
MilwaukeeSFJordan NworaA strong October could get him minutes, put up 20 per game in Vegas
Milwaukee SFGeorgios KalaitzakisMr. Irrelevant of the 2021 Draft
MilwaukeePFGiannis AntetokounmpoDealing with knee injury from ECF and out to start camp, shot absurd 81% at rim last year
MilwaukeePFSemi OjeleyeFormer Boston strategic piece for Giannis, could get more time if Giannis is on sidelines
MilwaukeePFThanasis AntetokounmpoPlayed well enough to earn two-year, $3.6 million deal
MilwaukeeCBrook LopezBlock rate took a huge hit in 2021, not a fan of his brother
MilwaukeeCBobby PortisCareer-high 59.8 TS% last year and led league in above-the break FG% (min 60 FGA), could play more if GA is hurt
MilwaukeeC (2W)Sandro MamukelashaviliThe Antetokounmpo boys don't have the longest name on the team anymore
TeamPosNameNotes
MinnesotaPGD'Angelo RussellWent for 19/3/7 on 45/37/76 in last 20, bad at keeping secrets
MinnesotaPGPatrick BeverleyMr. 94 Feet has been over 38 3P% in each of his last six
MinnesotaPGJordan McLaughlinHas been pretty solid per minute in dimes and steals, will play when DLO or Pat-Bev miss time
MinnesotaPG (2W)McKinley Wright IVHometown player from MIN, put up 15/4/6 last year at Colorado
MinnesotaSGAnthony EdwardsFinch has talked up Ant's defense and Ant wants 2.0 steals per, turned the corner as a driver and shooter late in rookie season
MinnesotaSGMalik BeasleySupsension and hammy cut down end of 2021 served 78 days in jail this summer
MinnesotaSGJaylen NowellRanked second in mid-range FG% last year (min 40 attempts, 171 qualifiers)
MinnesotaSGLeandro Bolmaro23rd pick from the 2020 draft brought over this year, well-rounded 6'7" with skill
MinnesotaSFJosh OkogieDefensive stopper hasn't been able to improve on the offensive side
MinnesotaSFTaurean PrinceThe Prince is basically the pauper these days, can play both forward spots
MinnesotaSFJake LaymanIn Layman's terms, he's not going to play enough
MinnesotaPFJaden McDanielsSaid he's up to 6'10, scored 16 per in Vegas, Wolves absolutely need him for defense
MinnesotaPFJarred VanderbiltWas getting some center run at camp, started adding some blocks to go with strong steals numbers last year
MinnesotaPF (2W)Nathan KnightHigh-energy guy with 16 and 9 per 36 with Hawks
MinnesotaC Karl-Anthony TownsLost weight this summer and could run the offense more, played through wrist issue last year
MinnesotaCNaz ReidSaid he lost 20 pounds this summer, played 42 minutes next to KAT last year
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New OrleansPGDevonte GrahamNot a lock to start and will play off ball more, but 42.3 3P% on C&S
New OrleansPGTomas SatoranskyTurns 30 in October, length could help him play 1-3 if Pelicans miss time
New OrleansPGKira LewisHad untimely calf issue in rookie season when minutes were heading his way, should be in rotation
New OrleansPG (2W)Jose AlvaradoHad good senior year at Georgia Tech, but undersized at 6'0", 179
New OrleansSGNickeil Alexander-WalkerShot 43.1% on wide-open treys last year and may have to play off ball more this season, could start at PG
New OrleansSGGarrett TempleOn team-friendly deal at $4.9 million, but doesn't really fit the roster
New OrleansSFBrandon IngramMost of his jumper stats held up after breakout 2019-20, has put up better stats when Zion sits
New OrleansSFHerbert JonesOnly 22 years old despite name making it sound like he is 75
New OrleansSFDidi LouzadaOnly saw three games in rookie season, but Pelicans brought him back
New OrleansSF (2W)Daulton Hommes25-year-old, 6'8" wing put up 16 per game in Italian league last year
New OrleansPFJosh HartPosition flexibility and plus rebounding gives him lots of options for minutes
New OrleansPFNaji MarshallCould wind up starting after stellar rookie season, can play 2-4
New OrleansPFTrey MurphyArguably Vegas' most impressive player based on draft slot, darkhorse to start
New OrleansPF (IR)Zion WilliamsonHad foot surgery this summer , but expected to be ready for camp; 29/7/4 after the break
New OrleansCJonas ValanciunasComing off career-high 28.3 minutes per game in age-28 season, minutes likely to dip slightly in NO
New OrleansCJaxson HayesAdded a jumper this offseason and had some camp buzz
New OrleansCWilly HernangomezMay not get as much opportunity with coaching change because SVG liked him a lot
TeamPosNameNotes
New YorkPGKemba WalkerNYC native said the B2B rest plan from the Celtics wasn't on him, Thibs called him a 'perfect fit'
New YorkPGDerrick RoseThibs let him loose for 27 minutes per game, but that likely comes down with Kemba in the mix
New YorkPGMiles McBrideEye-catching Vegas run at 15/4/4, Knicks fans already irrationally high on him
New YorkSGEvan FournierCareer-high 60 TS% and 17.0 AST% in 2020-21, DO NOT GOOGLE HIS LAST NAME
New YorkSGImmanuel QuickleyVegas superstar at 20/4/8, but may need Kemba and Rose to miss time to be fantasy relevant
New YorkSGWayne SeldenLooked like he could be a player after 55 TS% in 2017-18, but hasn't worked out
New YorkSFRJ BarretteFG% on jumpers up to 49 in 2020-21 from 40 as a rookie, FT% after break up to 76%
New YorkSFAlec BurksWill be much harder for him to find closing minutes with Kemba in town, Thibs said most guys are interchangeable
New YorkSFQuentin GrimesEye-catching Vegas run at 15/6/3, Knicks fans already irrationally high on him
New YorkPFJulius RandleC&S eFG% up to 60.1 in 2020-21 from 46.8 in 2019-20 but could sustain, likely loses lots of playmaking to Kemba
New YorkPF Obi ToppinThibs said he didn't like how the Randle-Toppin minutes worked, but added Toppin is much better this year
New YorkPFKevin KnoxExpected to just be emergency depth, No. 9 pick in 2018 draft in contract year
New YorkPF (2W)Luka SamanicThe Knicks signed Luka! No way!
New YorkCMitchell RobinsonA little behind schedule from foot injury and could miss opener, said he got stronger in offseason
New YorkCNerlens NoelWill 'tread lightly' on shooting more 3-pointers, got up to 26 minutes per game after break, not a Rich Paul fan
New YorkCTaj GibsonWill play until he's 50 if Thibs wants him too
New YorkC (2W)Jericho SimsEye-catching Vegas run at 8/8/1, Knicks fans already irrationally high on him
TeamPosNameNotes
Oklahoma CityPG Shai Gilgeous-Alexander25.2 drives per game the highest ever by a ton since it was tracked, was going off in final 12 at 27/4/4 on 53/48/86
Oklahoma CityPGTre MannDinged up at camp with a groin injury, only a 6'4" wingspan could be an issue
Oklahoma CityPG (IR)Vit KrejciSuffered an ACL tear back in September 2020
Oklahoma CitySGLuguentz DortSecond-year Dort saw PG minutes, increased jumper efficiency, and upped his drives per game
Oklahoma CitySGTheo MaledonOn-ball game needs some major work, but shot 44% on triples when next to SGA (30% without)
Oklahoma CitySGTy JeromeHuge step forward in second season to 59 TS% from 43 TS% as a rookie, could play some bench SG minutes
Oklahoma CitySG (2W)Aaron WigginsHas size at 6'6" with a 6"10 wingspan, had big jump in third year at Maryland
Oklahoma CitySFJosh GiddeyDaigneault wants him on and off ball with SGA and he has enough size to play 1-3
Oklahoma CitySFKenrich WilliamsKenny Hustle the ultimate utility man as a bench 1-4, could become a popular trade target
Oklahoma CitySFGabriel DeckBombs atomically, Socrates' philosophies and hypotheses can't define how he's droppin' these mockeries
Oklahoma CitySF (2W)Paul WatsonPut up a 30-point game in April for Raptors, Blake Murphy's favorite player
Oklahoma CityPFDarius BazleyDaigneault used him as his main defensive piece and he offers upside, but really struggled to close 2021
Oklahoma CityPFAleksej Pokusevski#MuscleWatch Poku already getting in the paint and playing better defense, 1.4 blocks per 36 as a rookie
Oklahoma CityCDerrick FavorsKnee injury already keeping him out, may get Al Horford treatment for entire year
Oklahoma CityCIsaiah RobyClear path to minutes and will play point center at times
Oklahoma CityCJeremiah Robinson-EarlHas shot at early minutes after 12/7/2 with defensive stats in Vegas, can play PF or C at 6'9", OKC traded 34 and 36 to get him at 32
Oklahoma CityCMike MuscalaSaid he doesn't have any expectations on making rotation right away after he was sat for tanking last year
TeamPosNameNotes
OrlandoPG Cole AnthonyImproved after the break following injury with a 15/5/5 line on 42/35/83, should start while Fultz is sidelined
OrlandoPG (IR)Michael Carter-WilliamsHas surgery back in August and will miss start of the season
OrlandoPG (IR)Markelle FultzStill rehabbing from Dec. 31 ACL tear and will miss start of year, likely managed after that
OrlandoSGJalen SuggsArguably Orlando's best player at age 20 and will run the offense a ton
OrlandoSGRJ HamptonGrew to 6'6" and can play 1-3, defense will be the key for him to stay on the floor
OrlandoSG (IR)Gary HarrisDefensive prowess could get him in the first unit out of the gate, injuries have been a major issue
OrlandoSFFranz WagnerOne of better two-way players in college should have a shot at minutes right away with Isaac hurt
OrlandoSFTerrence RossUnder contract through 2022-23, but could still be traded with Magic rebuilding
OrlandoSFE'Twaun MooreLikely just added veteran leadership
OrlandoPFWendell Carter Jr.Could play some PF with the Magic so thin at the four
OrlandoPFMortiz WagnerCan play PF in a pinch, but Magic have lots of guys ahead of him
OrlandoPF (IR)Chuma OkekeHip injury limiting him at camp and may get more run with Isaac sidelined
OrlandoPF (2W)Ignas BrazdeikisUsed as a combo F when the Magic were shorthanded last year
OrlandoPF (IR)Jonathan IsaacWon't play to start the year despite ACL tear happening 14 months ago, could get Jaren Jackson Jr. treatment
OrlandoCMo BambaReally put it together in last 12 at 12/9/1 with 2.1 blocks, could break out this year
OrlandoCRobin LopezNBA Mascot Public Enemy No. 1
TeamPosNameNotes
PhiladelphiaPGTyrese MaxeyHuge breakout candidate now that Doc trusts his defense a liittle, can do it all on the stat sheet
PhiladelphiaPGShake MiltonCan still find minutes next to Maxey, won't have many high-usage guys out there when he's playing
PhiladelphiaPG (2W)Grant RillerDidn't get much of a chance in Charlotte as a rookie, likely headed to G League
PhiladelphiaPG (IR)Ben SimmonsYeah, you know what's going on here
PhiladelphiaSGSeth CurryRanked first and fourth in C&S eFG% in each of the last two year (min 150 FGA)
PhiladelphiaSGFurkan KorkmazDoc Rivers said he's OK with Kork bringing the ball up
PhiladelphiaSGJaden Springer2021 first-round pick had some flashes in Vegas, shot 44% on treys as freshman at Tennessee
PhiladelphiaSG (2W)Aaron HenryPut up 15/6/4 in third year at Michigan State
PhiladelphiaSFDanny GreenYou're going to regret playing him or not playing him in playoff DFS
PhiladelphiaSFMatisse ThybulleLeague leader in deflections per minute (by a lot), could start if the Maxey-Curry lineup is too small, played some PF in preseason
PhiladelphiaSFIsaiah JoeSaid he's 100% after knee injury in summer league
PhiladelphiaPFTobias HarrisWill get even more PG minutes, posted 19/7/4 per 36 with Embiid and without Ben last year
PhiladelphiaPFGeorges NiangDoc said he wants to use him as a five at times and could even bring the ball up
PhiladelphiaCJoel Embiid27-year-old C said his knee is healthy, posted 29/12/3 per 36 with Tobias and without Ben
PhiladelphiaCAndre DrummondEmbiid once lived rent free in his head, now they're locker room neighbors
PhiladelphiaCPaul ReedWent bonkers in Vegas after monster per-36 line of 18/12/2 with 2.0 steals and 2.6 blocks in 177 minutes
PhiladelphiaCCharles BasseyHas a partial guarantee in the second year of his contract
TeamPosNameNotes
PhoenixPGChris PaulFully cleared from his wrist surgery, minutes still holding up at 31 despite age-36 season coming
PhoenixPGCameron PayneThe rare sixth-year breakout with 60.2 TS% last year, could play more if age model catches up to CP3
PhoenixPGElfrid PaytonSomehow started all 63 games he played witht he Knicks last season
PhoenixSGDevin BookerMay need some CP3 management to take a leap with his 29/5/6 per 36 line without him
PhoenixSGLandry ShametMonty Williams said they tried for two years to get Shamet
PhoenixSFMikal BridgesTons of camp buzz with CP3 saying he's impressed, Mikal hasn't missed a game yet
PhoenixSFCam JohnsonCandidate to start at PF and may close over Crowder, too
PhoenixSFAbdel NaderLikely won't be in rotation while team is healthy
PhoenixSF (2W)Chandler HutchisonInjuries have been an issue for 25-year-old forward
PhoenixPFJae CrowderSuns may keep 31-year-old forward's minutes down after playing 33 per game in 22 playoff games
PhoenixPFJalen SmithStix may have too much time on his hands on the bench
PhoenixCDeandre AytonWants to add 3-pointers and added some ball-handling this offseason, figures to get a ton of minutes
PhoenixCJaVale McGeeShouted out iPhones to help him while in Tokyo because nobody likes green text (OK, he didn't say second part)
PhoenixCFrank KaminskyCould be used as a situation C when matchup doesn't go McGee's way
PhoenixC (IR)Dario SaricLikely out for season due to playoff ACL tear
TeamPosNameNotes
PortlandPGDamian LillardTalk of wanting to leave PDX has cooled off and said he expects Blazers to compete for title
PortlandPGAnfernee SimonsExpected to have more chances in playmaking role, is on #MuscleWatch, said he wants to win 6MOY and MIP
PortlandPGDennis Smith Jr.Oh, DSJ. What could have been
PortlandSGC.J. McCollumA man of many talents with TV talent, being the NBPA president, and his own wine company, also coming off impressive 2020-21
PortlandSGBen McLemoreWas able to revive his career a bit, but No. 7 pick now 28
PortlandSGC.J. EllebyHad a brutal Vegas run at 28/14/83 in five games
PortlandSG (2W)Keljin BlevinsBlazers brought him back after 30 TS%
PortlandSFNorman PowellCooled off a little with the Blazers at 58 TS%, but 20 USG% should be able to get it done
PortlandSF Nassir LittleGetting a ton of buzz after COVID messed up his 2019-20
PortlandSFTony SnellSnelly Cat had off-the-charts 85 eFG% on 110 C&S shots last year for best in league at that volume
PortlandPFRobert CovingtonPut it together in final 40 with 9/7/2 with 1.4 steals, 1.3 blocks and 2.2 treys
PortlandPFLarry NanceCould see minutes at PF and C, 2+ steals per 36 in five of last six seasons and added 3-pointer
PortlandPFGreg Brown III43rd pick likely headed to the G League
PortlandPF (2W)Trendon WatfordUDFA from LSU went for 16/7/3 as a sophomore
PortlandC Jusuf NurkicBillups expected to up his minutes and have more offensive go through him this year
PortlandCCody ZellerMissed games has been an issue, but Zeller an excellent option as a backup center
TeamPosNameNotes
SacramentoPGDe'Aaron FoxHad 28/4/7 with 1.7 steals in final 29, NBA-high 14.9 points off drives in that span, getting even more camp buzz
SacramentoPGDavion MitchellOff Night' will play in three-PG lineups and getting buzz, reigning Summer League MVP
SacramentoSGTyrese HaliburtonOn #MuscleWatch and worked on his jumper a ton, has a Bored Ape, 5 Wicked Craniums, 70 other NFTs
SacramentoSGBuddy HieldAlmost traded to the Lakers and at risk of losing minutes to Mitchell and Haliburton, has missed just three games in five-year career
SacramentoSGTerence Davis IIUsed as a combo wing and may have a tough time finding minutes if Mitchell starts hot
SacramentoSGJahmi'us RamseySaw 13 games with the Kings last year, 20-year-old G likely headed to G League
SacramentoSFMoe HarklessSurprisingly saw 25 minutes per game last year and unlikely to meet that, how could you be Moe Harkless?
SacramentoSF (2W)Louis KingThe only player with the same name on the front of the jersey and on the back
SacramentoSFRobert WoodardWeight-room warrior still a little rough around the edges on the offensive side
SacramentoPFHarrison BarnesComing off career-high 62.6 TS%, may have tough time reaching 36 minutes again if Kings are healthy
SacramentoPF Marvin BagleyMake-or-break year for Bagley, has missed 36 games per season in three years
SacramentoPFChimezie MetuFormer Spur's change of scenery helped and he could be in rotation, won't be much
SacramentoCRichaun HolmesContinues to improve shooting and put up 17/10/2 on 65 FG% with Fox last year
SacramentoCTristan ThompsonEmbracing his leadership role, not a Lamar Odom fan
SacramentoCAlex LenHad his most efficient offensive year in 2020-21 with pretty strong block rate, but 28 years old now
SacramentoCDamian JonesBrought back on a team option, unlikely to play while team is healthy
SacramentoC (2W)Neemias QuetaLed Draft Combine in standing reach (9'5"), wingspan (7'4") and height with shoes (7'1")
TeamPosNameNotes
San AntonioPGDejounte MurrayTook a 2% dip in eFG% on jumpers last year, but much better around the basket
San AntonioPGBryn ForbesSaid he's not worried about coming off the bench on this go 'round with the Spurs
San AntonioPGTre JonesImpressive summer league, but ankle injury in preseason could slow down buzz
San AntonioSG Derrick WhiteHas been great in minutes with Dejounte and without DeMar, great shot blocker for a guard
San AntonioSGLonnie Walker IVGot better on two-point jumpers but worse on treys and secondary stats haven't been there
San AntonioSGJoshua PrimoYoungest player in the draft and born on 12/24/02, likely not quite NBA ready yet
San AntonioSFKeldon JohnsonBig Body really needs to improve on shooting at the rim, has been handling the ball more at camp
San AntonioSFDevin VassellBig buzz at camp after stellard summer league, is running more on-ball stuff
San AntonioSF (2W)Joe WieskampHawkeye fittingly with a 46 3P% last season
San AntonioPFDoug McDermottSpurs starters need some shooting in a big way and McDermott should get plenty of clean looks
San AntonioPFThaddeus YoungThaddgic Johnson likely will be traded at some point, impressive 6.3 dimes per 36 in 2020-21
San AntonioPFKeita Bates-DiopTook a step back as a scorer in 2021, but improved in other areas
San AntonioPF (IR)Zach CollinsExpected to miss months to start the season due to ankle surgery
San AntonioCJakob PoeltlPop kept his word that he'd use him a little more on offense in 2021, block rate held up with big minutes boost last year
San AntonioCDrew Eubanks2.3 blocks per 36 in each of last two, may need a Thad trade for consistent minutes
San AntonioCJock LandalePut up 16/8/2 with 1.5 blocks in Austrailia, sounds like a made up name
TeamPosNameNotes
TorontoPGFred VanVleetLeague leader in deflections per game at 3.8, put up 20/6/7 per 36 without Lowry last year
TorontoPGDalano BantonSolid showing in Summer League as a pace-pushing PG, Nurse loves his size
TorontoPGMalachi FlynnFVV taking him under his wing, shot the ball much better late in season after rough start to career
TorontoSGGary Trent Jr.Put up a 22 usage rate with Raptors last year, possible he comes off the bench in some matchups
TorontoSGSvi MykhailiukCooled off as a shooter in 2021 with 9% dip in C&S 3P%
TorontoSGGoran DragicPossibly gets traded at some point, could even start over Trent Jr. in some matchups
TorontoSG (2W)David JohnsonNot a great pick in fantasy football or fantasy basketball these days
TorontoSFOG AnunobyOne of the best catch-and-shoot players down the stretch, expected to see more on-ball scoring chances
TorontoSF (2W)Justin Champagnie18/11/2 per game at Pitt with solid defensive output
TorontoSFSam DekkerBack in the league after a couple years overseas, may not make team
TorontoPFScottie BarnesWill handle the ball a bunch and Nurse may use him 1-4 at times
TorontoPFChris BoucherTargeting around Nov. 1 from finger surgery, expected to play a lot of PF this year
TorontoPFYuta WatanabeTurned the corner on offense with 57 TS% and Nurse likes his defense
TorontoPFIsaac BongaBall-handling role went away in 2021 as USG% (10.1) and TS% (46.1) also fell off
TorontoCPascal SiakamShoulder surgery will keep him out to start the season,
TorontoCKhem BirchNurse used him a bunch with a 15.8 usage rate, but that's likely coming down when team is healthy
TorontoCPrecious AchiuwaCan play PF and C, likely looking at more playing time with Pascal and Boucher banged up
TeamPosNameNotes
UtahPGMike ConleyJazz have said they will limit his minutes, turns 34 on Oct. 11
UtahPGJared ButlerTitle run with Baylor in 2021 with strong 17/3/5 and 2.0 steals line
UtahPG (2W)Trent ForrestMade big charge late in season to earn some backup PG minutes
UtahSGDonovan MitchellSaid his ankle was bothering him late in season and in playoffs, impressive 28/5/7 per 36 line without Conley last year
UtahSGJordan ClarksonReigning 6MOY has his own time, posted career-high 63.9 TS% and 27.9 USG%
UtahSGMiye OniPut out a rap album, is close to graduating from Yale and went to the Olympics this summer
UtahSFBojan BogdanovicDealing with right shoulder soreness in the preseason, but said his wrist is in much better shape
UtahSFJoe InglesJazz could limit his minutes despite just six missed games in last six season
UtahSFElijah HughesSaid it's going to be an adjust to go from being the guy with 20 ppg to an end-of-bench guy
UtahPFRoyce O'NealeSub 10 USG% in each of last two seasons, has missed just two games in last three seasons
UtahPFEric PaschallMitchell's Louisville pal had a sophomore slump in 2021 with the Warriors
UtahPF (2W)Malik FittsSaw three games in April with the Clippers on 2021
UtahPF (IR)Rudy GayHeel injury will sideline him to start the season, same heel as Achilles tear, tooo
UtahCRudy GobertMinutes dipped in 2021, but increased pace, usage, block rate and TRB% helped him in DPOY campaign
UtahCHassan WhitesideCouldn't even crack the rotation on the Kings at times, blocks and boards have dipped per minute, turned 32 this summer
UtahCUdoka Azubuike7-foot big with 7'7" wingspan put up 2.5 blocks in Vegas, had ankle injury limit him in rookie season
TeamPosNameNotes
WashingtonPG Spencer DinwiddieThrived as 1-5 heavy PNR guy, peaked at around 8 dimes per 36, the NBA's crypto king
WashingtonPGAaron HolidayHasn't quite worked out on the offensive end to help out his on-ball defense
WashingtonPG (2W)Cassius WinstonA 13/3/6 guy in the G League likely to send most of his time down there
WashingtonSGBradley BealPut up 37/5/6 per 36 in minutes without Westbrook last year, has contract extension sitting on the table, not vaccinated yet
WashingtonSGRaul NetoFinally was able to stay healthy for most of 2021, can play some SG
WashingtonSFKentavious Caldwell-PopeTS% has increasd in each of last five years, candidate to start
WashingtonSFDeni AvdijaAlready doing 5-on-5 and should be ready for season after ankle injury, Wizards want him to run offense at times
WashingtonSFCorey Kispert44% from deep in each of last two seasons at Gonzaga, 6'7" with a 6'7" wingspan
WashingtonPFKyle KuzmaMade 45% of wide-open treys last year, may have to play more on ball in DC
WashingtonPF Rui HachimuraUnseld said he could play some C, took some steps forward offensively when Wizards weren't healthy
WashingtonPFDavis BertansThat five-year, $80 million deal is looking rough
WashingtonPFAnthony GillGot four starts in 2021 because Scott Brooks
WashingtonPFIsaiah Todd31st pick put up 12/5/1 with G League Ignite last year
WashingtonCDaniel GaffordRoll game should still work with Dinwiddie after Westbrook helped get him going, minutes could go up with Brooks gone
WashingtonCMontrezl HarrellShowed he's capable of playing minutes in the upper 20s when needed, finally cracked 70 FT%
WashingtonC (IR)Thomas BryantCould be back around Christmas after ACL tear, one of the league's best shooting bigs

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