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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
AtlantaSGKevin HuerterEntered camp at 95% from ankle procedure, possibly more KeVon sightings in 2022
AtlantaSGBogdan BogdanovicSecond half 19/4/4 line may have helped his fantasy managers pop Chandon Chandonovic
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
AtlantaSFKevin KnoxKnicks unloaded for basically nothing, needs a lot to happen for consistent minutes
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
AtlantaCOnyeka OkongwuShoulder rehab has him hopeful to return in December, could emerge if Capela's Achilles goes south
AtlantaCGorgui DiengWill find minutes with Okongwu on the shelf, shot 43% from deep in 2020-21
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
BostonPG (2W)Brodric ThomasOn a two-way deal as a combo guard
BostonSGJaylen BrownWrist issue not 100%, jumper really clicked in second half en route to 25/7/3 line with 3.5 3PM
Boston SGDerrick WhiteBoston gets White on the cheap and he fits in great for added ball-handling and spacing
BostonSGAaron NesmithDarkhorse candidate to start after off-ball game shined in Vegas
BostonSFJayson TatumPost-Puberty Tatum reaching elite levels as a scorer inside and out, has another level in him
BostonSFRomeo LangfordCan't shake injury bug as Celtics continue to add players to leapfrog him
BostonSF (2W)Sam HauserUDFA decided to go to Boston because he believed they'd help his development
BostonPFAl HorfordAge 35 and minutes likely to be in the mid 20s, loves chocolate milk
BostonPFGrant WilliamsSaid he dropped 15 pounds in the offseason after sophomore slump
BostonCRobert WilliamsAdded muscle in offseason and said he's healthy, put up absurd stats next to Brown and Tatum
BostonCDaniel TheisThe Seal is back in Boston!
TeamPosNameNotes
BrooklynPGKyrie Irving466 shots in the paint in 2021, zero shots in the arm
BrooklynPGPatty MillsExtremely durable in his career at age 33, will add some depth when Nets sit players
BrooklynPGJevon CarterVastly improved on corner treys in last two seasons, likely out of rotation when team is healthy
BrooklynSGSeth CurryHe's going to get a ton of open looks in Brooklyn
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)Joe HarrisAnkle issue taking a while to heal, likely will start when at full strength
BrooklynSF (2W)Kessler EdwardsPepperdine product can play both forward spots
BrooklynSFBruce BrownNash's primary on-ball defender could see starts in certain matchups
BrooklynSF (IR)Kevin DurantMCL sprain will keep him out until late in the season, likely to be managed upon return
BrooklynPFBen SimmonsShould be lead guard in transition and Nets get one of the best point-of-attack defenders in the league
BrooklynPFJames JohnsonBlack-belted big man could come in handy if things get heated on KD's Twitter
BrooklynPFPaul MillsapSaid he joined the Nets to win a championship
BrooklynCAndre DrummondNets get a big to help them get through the regular season
BrooklynCNicolas ClaxtonDaddy Clax had great chemistry with Harden with 20/9/1 and 3.1 blocks per-36 line, minutes may be spotty
BrooklynCLaMarcus AldridgeGreat story coming out of retirement, was playing well before medical issue in 2021
BrooklynCBlake GriffinAdded 3-point game and could be a candidate to start at C
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
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
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
CharlotteSF (IR)Gordon HaywardBorrego said Hayward is going to have a minutes limit on him at age 33
CharlottePFMiles BridgesCandidate to start, will undoubtedly get Eric Collins to scream on broadcasts
CharlottePFJalen McDanielsReally made a charge for a secure role with position flexibility
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
CharlotteCMontrezl HarrellCan be used as a four at times, but Hornets have more depth this year
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
TeamPosNameNotes
ChicagoPGAyo DosunmuAbsolute steal in draft as Bulls' main POA defender, minutes will be huge while Lonzo and Caruso are out
ChicagoPG Coby WhiteShoulder surgery could keep him out until Thanksgiving, said in late September he's struggling to use his left arm still
ChicagoPG (IR)Lonzo BallEarly buzz that he gets to handle the ball more
ChicagoPG (IR)Alex CarusoWrist injury will keep him out until at least March; damn you, Grayson Allen
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
ChicagoSFAlfonzo McKinnieDonovan has said he doesn't like him as a four
Chicago PFJavonte GreenDonovan liked his defense late in 2021 at times
ChicagoPF (2W)Tyler Cook Made some waves with the Pistons and could compete for a 2 way
ChicagoPF (IR)Derrick Jones Jr.Finger injury will keep him out until March
ChicagoPF (IR)Patrick WilliamsExpected to miss season with wrist injury
ChicagoC Nikola VucevicShower narrative with DeMar DeRozan, stats did take a hit with LaVine and could drop below 20 points per with DeMar
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
ClevelandPG Caris LeVertCavs make their move to get pure scorer, could get some starts and may close
ClevelandPGBrandon Goodwin (2W)Making a charge for minutes as a score-first PG
ClevelandPGRajon RondoMinutes haven't climbed too much as Brandon Goodwin earns more time
ClevelandPGKevin Pangos28-year-old Zag back in the NBA after leading Euroleague in 3-pointers
ClevelandSGIsaac OkoroCavs really want him to develop ball-handling, should increase his 14.2 USG%
ClevelandSGLamar StevensCombo forward for depth, Bickerstaff loved his defense at times in second half
ClevelandSGDylan WindlerWho are the five greatest rappers of all time?
ClevelandSG (2W)RJ NembhardGonna be Nembhard to make the roster
ClevelandSG (IR)Collin SextonCould be traded after knee injury
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%
ClevelandPFEvan MobleyCamp buzz for learning quickly, Cavs want to get him the ball to create offense
ClevelandPFDean WadeGot 19 starts in 2021, but several roadblocks this year
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
ClevelandCEd DavisUsed in a pinch if Allen misses time
TeamPosName
DallasPGLuka DoncicKidd called him young Picasso, pullup 3P% and drive FG% went way up in 2021 while C&S took a big dip
DallasPGSpencer DinwiddieLook forward to the Cuban and Dinwiddie Bitcoin chats streamed on your favorite Cuban-owned service
DallasPGFrank NtilikinaFrankie Smokes went 23-of-48 from deep (47.9%) in 2020-21, last Phil Jackson pick to leave NYK
DallasPGTrey BurkeEmergency depth for the Mavs
DallasSGJalen BrunsonOne of the league's best drivers at 59.2%, will see if Kidd wants to use more two-PG lineups
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
DallasSG (2W)Theo PinsonCombo guard, won't see minutes unless multiple guards are out
DallasSG (IR)Tim Hardaway Jr.Out for the season with foot fracture
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
DallasPFDwight PowellGets the first chance at starting job, but topped out at 30 minutes last year and doesn't block shots
DallasPFDavis BertansMakes sense to get Luka another shooter, but that contract is really bad
DallasPFMarquese ChrissShould find minutes when Kleber and/or Porzingis are out
DallasCMaxi KleberEarly indications suggest Kidd may not like Maxi as much as Carlisle did
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
DenverPGBones HylandShined in Vegas and receiving rave reviews at camp from coaches and players
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
DenverSGBryn ForbesNuggets added some cheap shooting from the Spurs
DenverSGAustin RiversSaw minutes in 2021 out of necessity, unlikely to get any PG minutes
DenverSFAaron GordonA star at camp and expected to take on bigger offensive role
DenverSFDavon ReedNuggets will shift guys around for SF spot if Gordon is hurt
DenverSFVlatko CancarLost 10 pounds this summer, said he expects his role to be fluid and prefers to play PF
DenverSF (IR)Michael Porter Jr.Out for season with back issue
DenverPFJeff GreenProved he can play the five in BK, career-high 41.2 3P% and 62.2 TS%
DenverPFZeke NnajiSaid he could shift to the wing more this season
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
DenverCJaMychal GreenGot interest from the Pelicans, Wolves and Bucks, but wanted to stay with Jokic
TeamPosNameNotes
DetroitPGCory JosephCould be a thorn in the side of Hayes at times, may sit out late in season with tank on
DetroitPG Killian HayesHorrendous offensive output so far, but getting buzz and was excellent in deflections per minute
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
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
DetroitSFHamidou DialloShot 39% from deep with Pistons and could play both wing spots
DetroitSF (IR)Isaiah LiversSaid he won't be fully cleared until Nov. 1
DetroitSF (2W)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%
DetroitPFMarvin BagleyShould get a chance with Casey, but Casey could wind up benching him a few times
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 StatePGJordan PooleTons of buzz for months and Kerr wants him to play with Steph more, possible leap coming
Golden StatePG (2W)Chris Chiozza10.1 dimes per 36 minutes last season
Golden StateSGKlay 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 StateSGMoses MoodyStrong Vegas with 16 PPG and full line, unlikely to see much playing time while team is healthy
Golden StateSGDamion LeeMore threats to his minutes this year, his brother in law probably beats him at HORSE a lot
Golden StateSG (2W)Quinndary WeatherspoonOn a two-way and won't get minutes unless the Warriors are extremely shorthanded
Golden StateSFAndrew WigginsPSA: His Twitter is not @AndrewWiggins; may not play in home games
Golden StateSFAndre IguodalaAssisted on 88% of makes last year and basically just there for defense at age 37, thinks Doncic's mom is decent
Golden StateSFGary Payton IIUsed as a SF a lot, especially when Wiggins is out
Golden StatePFOtto Porter Jr.Says he's in great shape after injury-plagued run, could find extra minutes in road games
Golden StatePFJonathan KumingaHas the size to play PF, but not quite ready for regular minutes yet
Golden StatePFJuan Toscano-AndersonOakland's own thrived with 66.7 eFG% in 2020-21 to earn contract
Golden StatePF (C)Draymond GreenLate to camp for personal issues could lead to slow start, strong finish at 8/8/9 in final 29
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
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
HoustonSGTrevelin QueenSome ball-handling chops and can score, but needs a lot to happen
HoustonSG (2W)Daishen NixPut up 8/5/5in G League at 6'5", 224
HoustonSFEric GordonCould start or could not even play at all, reportedly open to trade
HoustonSFGarrison MathewsWas a Scott Brooks guy for defense and didn't make Boston's roster
HoustonSFDavid NwabaBrought back on 3-year deal, 28-year-old wing said team calls him Uncle Dave
HoustonPFJae'Sean TateCan play basically any position and could start, went for 13/5/4 in final 33 games
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
HoustonCAlperen Sengun3.0 blocks per game in Vegas with15 and 11, could find time out of the gate
HoustonCDaniel TheisEarly favorite to start and has played in double-big lineups a bunch
TeamPosNameNotes
IndianaPGMalcolm BrogdonAchilles issue continues to be a problem for President Brogdon
IndianaPGKeifer SykesCould find more minutes if the Pacers unload everyone
IndianaPG (IR)T.J. McConnellExpected to miss most of season for injury
IndianaPG (IR)Ricky RubioOut for season for ACL tear
IndianaSGTyrese HaliburtonThe KANGZ may have out-KANGZ'd themselves here
IndianaSGBuddy HieldGets a much bigger minutes ceiling in Indy, if he stays
IndianaSG (2W)Duane Washington Jr.Buckeye put up 16/3/3 in third season
IndianaSFChris DuarteA 24-year-old rookie put up good numbers in Vegas, minutes should be massive to close season
IndianaSFLance StephensonGet some PG run when the Pacers are shorthanded
IndianaSF (IR)T.J. WarrenWas in a walking boot in September and sounds unlikely to be ready for opener
IndianaPFOshae BrissettBananas finish at 13/7/1 with 1.3 blocks over final 15 and plays 3-5, but plenty of competition
IndianaPFJalen SmithHe's been so bad, but massive opportunity coming
IndianaPFTerry TaylorCapable of playing center and even some two
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
IndianaCReggie PerryAdded for depth while Sabonis is out
IndianaCTristan ThompsonLikely a buyout candidate
IndianaC (IR)Myles TurnerLikely done with the Pacers from injury and trade likely
TeamPosNameNotes
L.A. ClippersPGReggie JacksonNicknamed Big Goverment for bailing out Clippers offense late in clock, had 22 USG% in playoffs
L.A. ClippersPGTerance MannBatum said we've only seen 10% of Mann, may still get a shot to start over Bledsoe
L.A. ClippersSGNorman PowellClippers add a catch-and-shoot stud a week before the deadline
L.A. ClippersSGLuke KennardLue benched Kennard at camp because he wasn't shooting enough
L.A. ClippersSGRodney HoodHealth has just been too big of an obstacle
L.A. ClippersSG (2W)Jay ScrubbOut for season
L.A. ClippersSG (IR)Jason PrestonDealing with foot injury and using a scooter in September
L.A. ClippersSFAmir CoffeySigned a 2-way deal and he could compete for the 15th standard contract
L.A. ClippersSFBrandon BostonSaid he thinks he can score on anybody and said he's a 'bucket'
L.A. ClippersSF (IR)Kawhi LeonardLikely to miss most of 2021-22 for knee injury
L.A. ClippersSF (IR)Paul 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. ClippersPFMarcus MorrisSaid his knee is 100% after playing through injury last season
L.A. ClippersPFRobert CovingtonWill be interesting to see if the Clippers use RoCo at the five
L.A. ClippersPFNicolas BatumLue said the Clippers have to be smart about minutes for PG, Jackson, Morris and Batum
L.A. ClippersPFSemi OjeleyeLue could find a way to use him against bigger threes and agile fours, won't have fantasy value
L.A. ClippersCIvica ZubacSaid his MCL injury is 100%, said he is expecting to take a big step forward in sixth 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. LakersPGTalen Horton-TuckerOut until at least late November for thumb surgery
L.A. LakersPG (IR)Kendrick NunnHad a really strong second season in Miami at 60 TS%, basically went 50/40/95 in second half
L.A. LakersSGMalik MonkHas played significantly better since he said he wasn't trying hard enough earlier in his career
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. LakersSGAustin ReavesNicknamed Hillbilly Kobe
L.A. LakersSGMason JonesJanuary G League Player of the Month
L.A. LakersSFLeBron JamesPoints in the paint have dropped in each of last four as he trades drives for jumpers
L.A. LakersSFAvery BradleyLakers bring him back with so many injuries on the wing right now
L.A. LakersSFStanley JohnsonEveryone's favorite player to bet on ... for unders
L.A. LakersSFKent BazemoreBazemore unders forever
L.A. LakersSF (2W)Sekou DoumbouyaTook a step backwards in second season after Pistons played him a ton in rookie year
L.A. LakersPFTrevor ArizaWill miss at least 1.5 months of the season for ankle procedure
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. LakersCDwight HowardCould get some starts in some matchups when Lakers face large C
L.A. LakersCDeAndre JordanNobody locking DeAndre indoors to keep him on their team these days
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
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
MemphisSGTyrell TerryFormer Mav unlikely to get minutes
MemphisSG (IR)Dillon BrooksHand hasn't healed yet and will miss start of the season
MemphisSFZiaire WilliamsSaid he is up to a 5000 calorie diet to put weight on, likely out of rotation to start
MemphisSFKyle AndersonSaid he doesn't care if he starts or comes off bench, plays both forward spots
MemphisSFJarrett CulverTook a huge step back in second season with Wolves, change can only help
MemphisPFJaren Jackson Jr.Block rate actually increased in 2021, no Valanciunas also a small uptick to his upside
MemphisPF (2W)Killian TillieWas dealing with a minor groin injury this summer
MemphisPFSanti AldamaHad a rough summer league and won't be in the rotation
MemphisPF (2W)Yves PonsHighlight machine in Vegas after 2019-20 SEC Defensive Player of the Year
MemphisCSteven AdamsInjuries starting to catch up to him in last two after durable start, likely looking at 27ish minutes again
MemphisCBrandon ClarkeSophomore letdown despite huge opportunity, but said he's playing the best he ever has at camp
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
MiamiPGTyler HerroBulked up 10 pounds in offseason after major sophomore letdown
MiamiPGGabe VincentNot a lock for rotation if Heat go with more Herro and Strus in second unit
MiamiPG (2W)Kyle GuyNot just a guy when the Heat are missing several players
MiamiSGDuncan RobinsonOnly 18% of his shots were wide-open treys in 2020-21 after 24% in 2019-20 and 33% in 2018-19
MiamiSGMax StrusBig-time plays in Vegas with early camp buzz, plenty of paths to upside if any starter misses time
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
MiamiSF (2W)Caleb MartinThe offensive twin said he left Charlotte for Miami because 'the culture and the reputation' caught his eye
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
MiamiCChris SilvaBack with Miami after they lost some bodies
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)Lindell WiggintonPlayed nine games with the Thunder last year
MilwaukeeSGGrayson AllenHit 40% of C&S treys last season and could start with Donte on the shelf
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
Milwaukee SFWes MatthewsMarquette product back in the mix for the Bucks
MilwaukeePFGiannis AntetokounmpoDealing with knee injury from ECF and out to start camp, shot absurd 81% at rim last year
MilwaukeePFJordan NworaA strong October could get him minutes, put up 20 per game in Vegas
MilwaukeePFThanasis AntetokounmpoPlayed well enough to earn two-year, $3.6 million deal
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
MilwaukeeCSerge IbakaHas lost a step in 2022, likely there to just hold it down until Brook Lopez can return
MilwaukeeCGreg MonroeLikely won't have time with Serge in the mix now
MilwaukeeC (2W)Sandro MamukelashaviliThe Antetokounmpo boys don't have the longest name on the team anymore
MilwaukeeC (IR)Brook LopezBlock rate took a huge hit in 2021, not a fan of his brother
TeamPosNameNotes
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
MinnesotaPGJaylen NowellRanked second in mid-range FG% last year (min 40 attempts, 171 qualifiers)
MinnesotaPG (2W)McKinley Wright IVHometown player from MIN, put up 15/4/6 last year at Colorado
MinnesotaSGD'Angelo RussellWent for 19/3/7 on 45/37/76 in last 20, bad at keeping secrets
MinnesotaSGMalik BeasleySupsension and hammy cut down end of 2021 served 78 days in jail this summer
MinnesotaSGLeandro Bolmaro23rd pick from the 2020 draft brought over this year, well-rounded 6'7" with skill
MinnesotaSFAnthony 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
MinnesotaSFTaurean PrinceThe Prince is basically the pauper these days, can play both forward spots
MinnesotaSFJosh OkogieDefensive stopper hasn't been able to improve on the offensive side
MinnesotaPFJarred VanderbiltWas getting some center run at camp, started adding some blocks to go with strong steals numbers last year
MinnesotaPFJaden McDanielsSaid he's up to 6'10, scored 16 per in Vegas, Wolves absolutely need him for defense
MinnesotaPFJake LaymanIn Layman's terms, he's not going to play enough
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
MinnesotaC (2W)Nathan KnightHigh-energy guy with 16 and 9 per 36 with Hawks
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New OrleansPGCJ McCollumOne of the league's best jump shooters finds a new home at the deadline
New OrleansPGDevonte GrahamNot a lock to start and will play off ball more, but 42.3 3P% on C&S
New OrleansPG (2W)Jose AlvaradoHad good senior year at Georgia Tech, but undersized at 6'0", 179
New OrleansPG (IR)Kira LewisOut for year with ACL tear
New OrleansSGBrandon IngramMost of his jumper stats held up after breakout 2019-20, has put up better stats when Zion sits
New OrleansSGTrey MurphyArguably Vegas' most impressive player based on draft slot, darkhorse to start
New OrleansSFHerbert JonesOnly 22 years old despite name making it sound like he is 75
New OrleansSFGarrett TempleOn team-friendly deal at $4.9 million, but doesn't really fit the roster
New OrleansSFTony SnellSnelly Cat had off-the-charts 85 eFG% on 110 C&S shots last year for best in league at that volume
New OrleansPFJaxson HayesAdded a jumper this offseason and had some camp buzz
New OrleansPFLarry NanceLots of injuries and trades for a guy capable of guarding 3-5
New OrleansPFNaji MarshallCould wind up starting after stellar rookie season, can play 2-4
New OrleansPFGary ClarkFinds minutes when the Pelicans are shorthanded at forward
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 OrleansCWilly HernangomezMay not get as much opportunity with coaching change because SVG liked him a lot
New OrleansCWenyen GabrielWould need a lot to happen to play
TeamPosNameNotes
New YorkPGKemba WalkerNYC native said the B2B rest plan from the Celtics wasn't on him, Thibs called him a 'perfect fit'
New YorkPGImmanuel QuickleyVegas superstar at 20/4/8, but may need Kemba and Rose to miss time to be fantasy relevant
New YorkPGMiles McBrideEye-catching Vegas run at 15/4/4, Knicks fans already irrationally high on him
New YorkPG (IR)Derrick RoseThibs let him loose for 27 minutes per game, but that likely comes down with Kemba in the mix
New YorkSGEvan FournierCareer-high 60 TS% and 17.0 AST% in 2020-21, DO NOT GOOGLE HIS LAST NAME
New YorkSGQuentin GrimesEye-catching Vegas run at 15/6/3, Knicks fans already irrationally high on him
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 YorkSFCam ReddishShould get minutes once the Knicks unload some players
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 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 CityPGJosh GiddeyDaigneault wants him on and off ball with SGA and he has enough size to play 1-3
Oklahoma CityPGTy JeromeHuge step forward in second season to 59 TS% from 43 TS% as a rookie, could play some bench SG minutes
Oklahoma CityPG (IR)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 CityPG (IR)Vit KrejciSuffered an ACL tear back in September 2020
Oklahoma CitySGTre MannDinged up at camp with a groin injury, only a 6'4" wingspan could be an issue
Oklahoma CitySGTheo MaledonOn-ball game needs some major work, but shot 44% on triples when next to SGA (30% without)
Oklahoma CitySFLuguentz DortSecond-year Dort saw PG minutes, increased jumper efficiency, and upped his drives per game
Oklahoma CitySF (2W)Aaron WigginsHas size at 6'6" with a 6"10 wingspan, had big jump in third year at Maryland
Oklahoma CitySFKenrich WilliamsKenny Hustle the ultimate utility man as a bench 1-4, could become a popular trade target
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 CityPFKZ OkpalaThunder were able to improve their pick with adding KZ to help Miami's trade flexibility
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 CityCMike MuscalaSaid he doesn't have any expectations on making rotation right away after he was sat for tanking last year
Oklahoma CityC (IR)Jeremiah 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
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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)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
OrlandoSG Gary HarrisDefensive prowess could get him in the first unit out of the gate, injuries have been a major issue
OrlandoSG (IR)RJ HamptonGrew to 6'6" and can play 1-3, defense will be the key for him to stay on the floor
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
OrlandoSFAdmiral SchofieldBig-bodied wing capable of playing 2-4, but not much on offense
OrlandoSF (IR)E'Twaun MooreLikely just added veteran leadership
OrlandoPFWendell Carter Jr.Could play some PF with the Magic so thin at the four
OrlandoPF 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
OrlandoCMortiz WagnerCan play PF in a pinch, but Magic have lots of guys ahead of him
OrlandoCRobin LopezNBA Mascot Public Enemy No. 1
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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
PhiladelphiaSGJames HardenHad struggled for most of the year this year after really struggling last year in Houston before trade
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
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
PhiladelphiaSFDanny GreenYou're going to regret playing him or not playing him in playoff DFS
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
PhiladelphiaPFPaul MillsapBack in the mix after wanting a trade
PhiladelphiaCJoel Embiid27-year-old C said his knee is healthy, posted 29/12/3 per 36 with Tobias and without Ben
PhiladelphiaCCharles BasseyHas a partial guarantee in the second year of his contract
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
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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
PhoenixPGAaron Holiday Could get some minutes over Cam Payne
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
PhoenixPFJae CrowderSuns may keep 31-year-old forward's minutes down after playing 33 per game in 22 playoff games
PhoenixPFTorrey CraigHad big minutes in the postseason last year
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
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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
PortlandPGEric BledsoeProbably not playing for the Blazers
PortlandPG (IR)Damian LillardGood chance he's sitting out for the year after abdominal surgery
PortlandSGElijah HughesHad shown some bright spots as a scorer and could get minutes
PortlandSGBen McLemoreWas able to revive his career a bit, but No. 7 pick now 28
PortlandSG (2W)Keljin BlevinsBlazers brought him back after 30 TS%
PortlandSFC.J. EllebyFinding more minutes as the Blazers clear out roster
PortlandSFJosh HartBillups sounded like he wanted to play him and his role could be huge if he's available
PortlandSFDidi LouzadaDealing with some injuries this year, may not get many minutes even on limited roster
PortlandSF (IR)Joe InglesOut for season for ACL tear
PortlandSF (IR)Nassir LittleOut for the year with a shoulder injury
PortlandPFGreg Brown III43rd pick likely headed to the G League
PortlandC Jusuf NurkicBillups expected to up his minutes and have more offensive go through him this year
PortlandC (2W)Trendon WatfordUDFA from LSU went for 16/7/3 as a sophomore
PortlandC (IR)Cody ZellerMissed games has been an issue, but Zeller an excellent option as a backup center
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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
SacramentoSGJustin HolidayWe'll see if the Kings re-route him
SacramentoSG Donte DiVincenzoThe Kings obviously like him and he fits the system
SacramentoSG (IR)Terence Davis IIOut for most of the season with a wrist injury
SacramentoSFHarrison BarnesComing off career-high 62.6 TS%, may have tough time reaching 36 minutes again if Kings are healthy
SacramentoSFJeremy LambToo many injuries for Lamb, may not stick with the Kings
SacramentoSF (2W)Louis KingThe only player with the same name on the front of the jersey and on the back
SacramentoPFMoe HarklessSurprisingly saw 25 minutes per game last year and unlikely to meet that, how could you be Moe Harkless?
SacramentoPFChimezie MetuFormer Spur's change of scenery helped and he could be in rotation, won't be much
SacramentoCDomantas SabonisHe'll have a ton of offense go through him, and opponents will have a lot of offense go through him, too
SacramentoCRichaun HolmesContinues to improve shooting and put up 17/10/2 on 65 FG% with Fox last year
SacramentoCDamian JonesBrought back on a team option, unlikely to play while team is healthy
SacramentoCAlex LenHad his most efficient offensive year in 2020-21 with pretty strong block rate, but 28 years old now
SacramentoC (2W)Neemias QuetaLed Draft Combine in standing reach (9'5"), wingspan (7'4") and height with shoes (7'1")
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San AntonioPGDejounte MurrayTook a 2% dip in eFG% on jumpers last year, but much better around the basket
San AntonioPGTre JonesImpressive summer league, but ankle injury in preseason could slow down buzz
San AntonioSGLonnie Walker IVGot better on two-point jumpers but worse on treys and secondary stats haven't been there
San AntonioSG Josh RichardsonWe'll see if the Spurs hold him through the deadline
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 AntonioSFTomas SatoranskyCould get bought out or could help fill some wing minutes
San AntonioSFRomeo LangfordStill hasn't quite got there on the offensive end to go with the defense
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 AntonioPFKeita Bates-DiopTook a step back as a scorer in 2021, but improved in other areas
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 AntonioCZach CollinsExpected to miss months to start the season due to ankle surgery
San AntonioCJock LandalePut up 16/8/2 with 1.5 blocks in Austrailia, sounds like a made up name
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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%
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
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
TorontoPFThaddeus YoungRaptors will use him as a point PF/C a bunch to lighten load of some of guys
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,
TorontoCPrecious AchiuwaCan play PF and C, likely looking at more playing time with Pascal and Boucher banged up
TorontoCKhem BirchNurse used him a bunch with a 15.8 usage rate, but that's likely coming down when team is healthy
TorontoCDrew EubanksRaptors taking superfluous to a whole new level with their size
TeamPosNameNotes
UtahPGMike ConleyJazz have said they will limit his minutes, turns 34 on Oct. 11
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%
UtahSGNickeil Alexander-WalkerHas really fallen off and his opportunity really dries up in Utah
UtahSGJared ButlerTitle run with Baylor in 2021 with strong 17/3/5 and 2.0 steals line
UtahSFBojan BogdanovicDealing with right shoulder soreness in the preseason, but said his wrist is in much better shape
UtahSF (IR)Joe InglesJazz could limit his minutes despite just six missed games in last six season
UtahPFRoyce O'NealeSub 10 USG% in each of last two seasons, has missed just two games in last three seasons
UtahPF Rudy GayHeel injury will sideline him to start the season, same heel as Achilles tear, tooo
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
UtahCRudy GobertMinutes dipped in 2021, but increased pace, usage, block rate and TRB% helped him in DPOY campaign
UtahCUdoka Azubuike7-foot big with 7'7" wingspan put up 2.5 blocks in Vegas, had ankle injury limit him in rookie season
UtahCHassan WhitesideCouldn't even crack the rotation on the Kings at times, blocks and boards have dipped per minute, turned 32 this summer
TeamPosNameNotes
WashingtonPG Ish SmithShould get a ton of minutes with the Wizards set for a tank
WashingtonPGRaul NetoFinally was able to stay healthy for most of 2021, can play some SG
WashingtonPG (2W)Cassius WinstonA 13/3/6 guy in the G League likely to send most of his time down there
WashingtonSGKentavious Caldwell-PopeTS% has increasd in each of last five years, candidate to start
WashingtonSG (IR)Bradley BealPut up 37/5/6 per 36 in minutes without Westbrook last year, has contract extension sitting on the table
WashingtonSFCorey Kispert44% from deep in each of last two seasons at Gonzaga, 6'7" with a 6'7" wingspan
WashingtonSFDeni AvdijaAlready doing 5-on-5 and should be ready for season after ankle injury, Wizards want him to run offense at times
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
WashingtonPFAnthony GillGot four starts in 2021 because Scott Brooks
WashingtonPFIsaiah Todd31st pick put up 12/5/1 with G League Ignite last year
WashingtonCKristaps PorzingisWe'll see how his knees hold up, but it sure feels like he may requite a shutdown given the trade
WashingtonC Thomas BryantOne of the league's best-shooting bigs could get more run later in season
WashingtonCDaniel GaffordRoll game should still work with Dinwiddie after Westbrook helped get him going, minutes could go up with Brooks gone

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