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Woooo, bring on the 2016-17 Fantasy Basketball Season, baby!  I know what you’re thinking…  “The 15-16 season isn’t even over yet, why are you putting out rankings today?!”  Well, the early bird gets the Worm!  Which I guess means I’m drafting Dennis Rodman next year…  Sleeper alert!

As we do every off-season, we’ll be ranking 1-50 right as the previous season ends for some Way Too Early Rankings.  Getting much past that opens Pandora’s Box to free agency, the NBA draft, the ever-important Summer League… Hey, I keed, but look what happened with Myles Turner!  Gus Ayonin’!  We’ll be getting through the top 50 by next week, and until then, let’s see some 73rd W history, Golden State!  Here’s my Way Too Early Top 10 for the 2016-17 Fantasy Basketball Season:

1. Stephen Curry Really no way you can muck this one up… Not since Kevin Durant’s foot was intact in the summer of 14-15 did we have such an undisputed #1. I’ve heard he can shoot 3s.  I’ve heard he can maintain percents.  I’ve heard he’s this gen’s Jordan.  And as we’re seeing as the Warriors make their quest for 73 – another reason I wanted to get these out this morning – GS has shown a willingness to play their studs until the end.  Unless the Warriors are bounced out of the playoffs in round 2 and Curry is absolutely gassed, I don’t see a big reason to suspect they bench him egregiously often late next year either.  That was one of my knocks going into this year, but that was mightily proven wrong in this 73 W run.

2. Kevin Durant Back to the ol’ KD! His foot healed up right, the points came back, and everything was peachy. I don’t think there’s any question on #1 or #2.  I will say that KD did have some signs that his age (well I should say minutes since he’s still a Spring Chicken) are creeping up there, with career-highs in 3s (2.6 in 15-16 & 2.4 in 14-15) and career-lows in steals (1.0 & 0.9) the past two seasons.  Plus his FT attempts have been under 7 the past two years, after 9+ in 2012-14 and never being under 7 since his rookie year.  Those are the telltale signs of age – 3s up, STL and FTA down.  Just some food for thought, more for the dynasty/keeper angle.

3. James Harden Woooooo, breaking league records left and right! Because, ya know, everyone dreams of breaking the TO record in a season! 373 TO heading into the finale night, and I say he tries for 27 TO just to make the record an even 400.  But besides the horrific TO, career-highs in scoring, 3PTM, REB and AST, while strong everywhere else.  Beard the anchor!

4. Russell Westbrook If anyone in the NBA right now could post the Oscar Robinson triple-double averages, I think it’s Westbrook. Wait, maybe Giannis too!  Spoiler alert!  He’ll make an appearance sooner than later…  Just had a tripdub before the end of the first half against the hapless Lakers in the penultimate OKC game, and proved he could be more efficient from the field (45.4% – nearly a career-best) and improve his AST:TO ratio (8.6:4.4 in 14-15, 10.4:4.3 this past year).  Given he had to do it all at the end of 14-15 with KD gone and we saw a career-spike in scoring that season, all-in-all 15-16 was a career year.  I’ll invest.

5. Karl-Anthony Towns Fresh faces in new places! An absolutely revelatory year from the #1 pick, who had to rub it in the face of Andrew Wiggins and… Anthony Bennett…  Awwwww, poor Anthony Bennett!  Going into tonight’s games, he came out to 12th in average stats according to Yahoo, and unless something drastic happens, he will have played all 82 games in his debut season.  So much for that knock I had on him for not playing a ton of minutes at Kentucky!  No rookie wall here!  A stud in all categories, what was really impressive is he more than doubled his AST post-ASB, from 1.4 to 3.0.  Great %s, could hit half a three a game next year, there’s not much to dislike.

6. Anthony Davis Speaking of dislike, I can think of many owners who dislike what Brow has done to them to past two years! Back-to-back injury-plagued seasons with shutdowns, Brow also fell to 6th in average stats after being the #1 or #2 guy in per-game metrics the past few seasons. The TO went up in 15-16, blocks almost got shaved by a third (2.9 down to 2.0), and the developing perimeter game took his FG% to under 50%.  Plus his FT% oddly fell.  On the other hand, Brow played through this shoulder thing all year, and mayyyyybe the offseason time for the shoulder (now determined won’t need surgery, apparently) and surgery on the knee could get his body ready for a full season.  I won’t spend a top-5 pick on that though, especially with dwindling numbers, given he is still young.

7. Chris Paul I’ll fully admit I was wayyyyyy wrong to doubt on CP3 early in the year when he dealt with a few minor injuries and was awful. But after that slow start, from mid-November on he was same ol’ same ol’. He’ll be 31 next year, but that’s still a little younger than I thought.  Alls good in the neighborhood.

8. Hassan Whiteside Since Feb. 3rd, Whiteside has ranked as the 4th best player in per-game stats and 3rd in total. Why February 3rd you may ask?  Well he left on 1/20 with that non-contact hip/oblique injury, going on to miss the next 6 games.  From that point until now, he’s been a 74.2% FT shooter.  While at 5.3 attempts that percent is still iffy. but it also made him no longer a punt.  The blocks are the best in the league, FG% elite, and the TO low.  This rank could change somewhat dramatically depending on where he ends up in free agency, but for now, he’s in my top 10.

9. Kawhi Leonard Slim will come in here and absolutely slam Kawhi’s injury history. I bet if he wasn’t on the Spurs, he woulda been near 82 games this year though. San Antonio has the luxury of benching guys all the time, but I do agree the games played over his career knocks him down a couple.  But not out of the top-10 as Slim would want.  According to both Yahoo and BB Monster, Kawhi was 3rd in per-game, and by a pretty big gap from 4th.  He’s an absolute superstar, just unfortunately on a non-superstar team, plus he’s the epitome of a metrics-whore.  Hits all the cats with nothing exemplary with low TO which the metrics love, but doesn’t necessarily equate to H2H dominance.  I will always love Kawhi – he’s my REL anchor and arguably the best 9-cat player around – but in redraft leagues I don’t think he offers enough category killing to draft higher than 9, with the DNP risk obviously a factor as well.

10. Draymond Green Who else would #Occupy the final spot in my top 10?! Per-game had him 13th heading into the Warriors pivotal final game tonight on BB Monster, but shoots up to 11 in total as he played all but 1 game this year. We saw the scoring go up, FG% take a massive step forward, baby steps in FT%, and the biggie – exactly doubling his AST from 3.7 to 7.4 these past two seasons.  Easy to get dimes when you kick out to the Splash Bros!  The TO unsurprisingly went up too, but there’s enough stability here to lock in dimes with great D stats that not many other guys can provide as we near the second round.

 

Happy offseason prep, Razzball Nation!  Be on the lookout for 11-20 and 21-50 through the next week. Let me know your thoughts on the early ranks so I can get em right on the official ranks in August!

  1. Dorian S. says:
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    I am so happy I own Draymond Green in both of my leagues. The man is going to be so, so awesome for years to come. Surprised Towns got in so high. Quite amazing, really. Wish I could get him somehow in my leagues.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Dorian S.: Hah nice! Yeah Draymond is steady as they come. Yeah his second half was unbelievable, he’s durable… Kinda where he has to be!

  2. MAC says:
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    RAZZUP MAN?!!!

    thats what im talking bout!!! rankings for next season already!!!

    top 8 is clear, with lebron being my 8th. 3-8 you can make a case with each being a 3rd pick, as of right now i would have it westy, harden, towns, davis, paul, lebron. pick 9 is where draft really starts. i dont see whiteside going in the first round. i actually dont see him going top 15 for me. looking at my next 4 to round out the first round, i would go draymond, lillard, leonard, millsap.

    • MAC says:
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      @MAC: just looked at the rankings, i would put lillard at 12. i would go dray, kawhi, millsap 9-11. with several PG next, id get 1 of the MULTICAT beast at 9-11 and get 1 of whats left of the PG as 2nd pick.
      12-16, i can see going lillard, wall, cousins lowry, walker.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @MAC: Razzup man?! Hell yeah, we’re not wasting any time! So we’re pretty close, I just won’t be getting LeBron in the first round this year. The pure stats say 2nd rounder and I don’t like the wear and tear.

        Yeah Millsap is already cemented at 11 for me too. All those guys are def in my 2nd round too, giannis will be pretty high for me with them!

        • MAC says:
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          @JB Gilpin: lebron 2nd rounder? thats not gonna happen, well not atleast next season. he finished 9th on the season, with leonard at 3 and whiteside at 7th. and for me, im not drafting whiteside top 15, maybe even top 20. i still dont trust him, and would wait if he can do it a full season atleast. still depends on which team he lands, especially if he lands outside of heat and spurs. with that character issues, and the fact that bosh injury helped. and in H2H, kawhi still would be a late first round for me. i mean, which players are you gonna pick over lebron at this point? i can definitely see a lebron cp3 deabte at 7, or even lebron at 5 over towns and davis. with a ton of big man to get in the 2nd, especially the punt ft duo of deandre drumm, which im a big fan of punting in H2h, assist being a hard cat to get in free agency, lebron is atleast top 8 for me.

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @MAC: In avg stats, LeBron is 13th according to yahoo. He’s 9 on BB Monster – yes – but not like the numbers scream “must be first rounder”.

            Full season for Whiteside? Played 73 games in first round numbers, I dunno why you think thats not for a full season! LeBron played 76!

            But yes, where he goes will be huge, and character issues are annoying, in REL I owned him and then traded, I am not a huge real-life fan.

            I’ll take Dray, Millsap, and yes even Giannis ahead of him next yr

            • MAC says:
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              @JB Gilpin: he might be 13th in yahoo, but again with george, lowry, whiteside and leonard ahead of him. i doubt il take 1 of those 4 over lebron next season. over dray and millsap? theres a chance but id still go lebron over them because of the pts and fg% lebron gives as ur anchor in both cats as ur 1st rounder.

              what i meant with whiteside is, id still wait a season where hes the undisputed starter. stoudemire starting over him, even with bosh out. something still up there. dont get me wrong, i like whiteside as well, but if i have to choose with Deandre and drummond avail, id still pick the punt ft guys over him.

              • JB Gilpin

                JB Gilpin says:
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                @MAC: Yeah but Pts are a replaceable stat. Agree on George and Lowry, and Whiteside is volatile given he’s likely changing teams, I can’t see Kawhi argument though.

                Oh I don’t care about Whiteside off the bench, he was putting up the same numbers! Hah he’s rounds ahead of those guys now, with FT% not a punt, muchhhh higher blocks, more scoring….

  3. Foreign Affairs says:
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    I think Whiteside and Paul are the only 2 I would consider bumping down, Whiteside just outside the top ten because I think the lack of Bosh had an impact again and I don’t have alot of faith in his recent ft%, I would move up Millsap to 10. Paul I would move to 9 because the wheels have to fall off at some point and I would rather have Kawhi, Draymond over him going into next year.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Foreign Affairs: Yeah Millsap is my #11 so he’s not far off. Whiteside changed his FT approach, he takes like a mini-jumper now. Ever since that injury, he changed it. So with a noticeable change, I buy it. Can’t fault ya too much on the Paul vs. those guys though, it’s all pretty close, I know Paul is getting up there, but his numbers ended up really solid for being hurt/atrocious the first half month

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        @JB Gilpin: Well that actually changes things that he is doing a different approach and its working, plus we do have some evidence of ft% growth when Blake used to suck and became acceptable. Your right about Pauls numbers and you might be really right on him if the Clippers make a trade this off season.

        Really like Towns at #5 there, I’m insanely high on him going into next season I think he could challenge for #2 but those three above him are so proven that its hard to take him over them, I get the feeling he’ll be close to what we hoped Anthony Davis could have been this past season though and without the Pelicans medical staff ahahaha.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Foreign Affairs: Yup if Blake is moved, it’ll be tough not to like Paul there at 7.

          Hahahaha yeah dumb Pels medical staff, I hope they’re blackballed from other teams! I don’t need injuries on other teams!

  4. Jay says:
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    Always tough for me debating KD and Harden… you wouldn’t put Harden over KD with how much he has to do for Houston combined with the fact that he essentially saves you from any free throw hiccups you get from other guys on your squad in addition to the SG position being relatively thin and him providing PG level assists that the typical SG doesn’t?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Jay: Well i dunno about “saving you from other hiccups”… Well, as long as by hiccup you mean avoiding the true punt guys haha. I think there’s AST to be found with Wall/Lillard falling to mid-to-late 2nd, Kemba is there, Giannis emerging… And while TO is the cat to punt if punting anything, KD makes it so you dont have to.

    • Slim

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      @Jay: If we just go by this past year then you could surely make an argument for Harden over Durant. I’ll give it a shot. I’ll start with the TOs, a difference between 4.6 and 3.5 isn’t all that outlandish. It’s possible that the approx 3-4 TOs total per week could lose the category once or twice but I doubt anymore than that. By cat…

      .505 vs .439 FG% with 19 attempts is extremely significant and I would argue a bigger deal than the FT shooting of .900 on 7 attempts vs .860 on 10 attempts. but for the sake of argument I’ll call the 2 cats combined a push.
      3s and Points are too close to call so I’ll call that a push too.
      an extra 0.5 a steal from Harden vs 0.5 a block from Durant. Once again that’s gotta be a push.

      So the difference comes down to 2.5 Ast and the negative 1 TO vs 2 boards. You could make an argument for either but I’ll slightly take the extra assists since they are more difficult to find. And remember Ast/TO ratio does slightly favors Harden too meaning it’s easier to be competitive in assists AND tos with Harden if you can pair him with a low TO PG.

      And finally quite possibly the most important category that isn’t counted. 72 Durant games with rest days in our playoffs vs Harden playing all 82.

      With all that I’m still taking Durant. It’s the FG%…

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Jay: @Slim: I think Slim mapped this all out on his window like when Russell Crowe was trying to map how pidgeons scattered in that field in A Beautiful Mind

        • MAC says:
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          @JB Gilpin: i agree with slim, just 1 look its the fg. no way il take harden over durant. and the fact that its way easier to root for kd than harden in real life. fantasy is supposed to be fun! ha!

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @MAC: There could be big Harden fans out there, you don’t know! But yeah, I cheer for KD more too 🙂

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              @JB Gilpin: haha! but seriously, its KD no question. unless kd foot acts up again. and its not like harden not banged up with all those minutes and heavylifting

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                JB Gilpin says:
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                @MAC: Yeah Harden is always falling over. Does he get fouled every time? Totally different issue hahaha

  5. DORIAN says:
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    Razz and shine, good morning!

    Loving the continued basketball content, the season didn’t go slow enough. Although I only came in 3rd in my main friends/big money league, I’m loving the prospect of Whiteside on my team again, he is setting up to have a massive season – he’s the real Gobert (who I had and sold and didn’t look back).

    • JB Gilpin

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      @DORIAN: Good morning! Hah yeah it seems long on one hand, on the other it flew by. Yeah well, Gobert being younger and Whiteside changing teams… There’s some risk Whiteside flames out too! But he does seem to be the upside we thought from Gobert…

  6. Threekola says:
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    Whatsup JB! Just saw this post. Interesting….very interesting. I have all but 1 of your guys in m top 10 list that I made a few days ago. Our lists are almost identical. Here’s what I have:

    1) Stephen Curry
    2) Kevin Durant
    3) James Harden
    4) Russel Westbrook
    5) Karl-Anthony Towns
    6) Anthony Davis
    7) Chris Paul
    8) Kawhi Leanord
    9) Draymond Green
    10) Paul Millsap

    A few days before this list, I had Davis ahead of Westbrook and Towns at 4th, and Millsap ahead of Draymond at 9th and 10th. But I realized that, come draft day, there’s too much risk on Davis to let a player like Westbrook slip by. I moved him to 5th ahead of Towns without much hesitation. I then saw that I had Towns one spot under Davis. I owned Towns this year and I asked myself if I really would take Davis ahead of him, so I compared them.

    Towns figures to hit at least the numbers he did Post-ASB this year. Those numbers were about:
    22-11-3-1.0-1.4. Anthony Davis is a 25-10-2-1.5-3.0 guy WHEN HEALTHY. So, really, all your getting with Davis is some extra D stats, although it’s a considerable difference. I don’t count the points much given that I’d put money down that Towns hits 24-25 next year.

    Moreover, Davis’ shaky FT% this year is no small matter, combined with the fact his FG% dropped this year while Towns’ is already at 54% in his first year as a big man. If I knew Davis would be healthy…yeah, I’d take him. But, even I did know that, it’s close because of Towns’ ridiculous upside. I mean, just look at Davis’ first year compared to his second. He literally improved EVERY STAT on a PER MINUTE basis. Who’s to say Towns doesn’t do the same? I think it’s certainly possible he beats his Post-ASB numbers, but it”s probably a safer bet to say he will match them.

    So, all that said, if you’re factoring in The Brow’s injury risk, it has to be Towns. Having realized that, I moved him ahead of Brow at the 5th spot.

    As I mentioned earlier, I initially had Millsap at 9th and Draymond at 10th. However, I recently realized that Millsap isn’t getting any younger and that Draymond can still improve, although you can argue for either one given their stats last year. Draymond gave you more assists with a small lead in threes and boards, but Sap gave you scoring and better defensive stats with better ft% and less TO. Still, I realize Dray has some more upside for next year and those dimes aren’ t easy to come by. However, Millsap’s 17-9-3-1.8-1.7 aren’t either. The man is a monster. I’m still not 100% on who wins between these two for me, but it’s Dray for now mostly because of his youth.

    A quick note before I get into our main difference: I noticed we both don’t have Cousins or LeBron in our top 10. I was doubting myself on that when I first made my list, but had a hard time fitting either one in when I tried. Now I see your list and realize I’m not crazy. How quickly things change lol.

    Okay…so, obviously, there is a clear difference between our lists. From 1-7, we are dead even. At 8th, you have big Hasso. Wow, I knew he would get consideration from you, but I didn’t think he’d make the cut. I understand where you’re coming from – pure domination in arguable the most valuable stat of all – blocks. But, he really doesn’t do all that much else. Yeah, sure, a Dwight(of late)-esque 14 and 12 with great fg% and good TO. But, he’s sub-1 steals and assists. I hate him and Ibaka for that reason. I can’t stand it. Every game it’s 17-12-0-0-4 or something. I hate zeroes, JB, I hate zeroes. Don’t get me wrong, the guy gets triple doubles with blocks pretty much every other week or so, but he’s not helping your ft% either, even though he’s improved on it, which I’m not completing sold on yet. My point of view is this: He’s not reliable by any means in that injuries aren’t uncommon for him. Not that he’s at Davis’ level or anything, but he’s no iron-man. He’s a 3 category guy as far as counting stats go, which is tough in the first round. So, his blocks are doing some heavy lifting holding that value up. One bad block week and all you’ll be thinking about is how you wasted a first round pick. If he averaged 1 less block, he’d drop sooooo many spots down. I don’t know, JB, if there’s one thing I know, it’s that I’m not taking Whiteside over Draymond or Millsap on draft day. It’s just not enough for me. Let me know what you think on this.

    Also, just out of curiosity, if we knock out Whiteside from your list and forget about him, hypothetically speaking, our lists are the same from 1-9. Who would you have at 10th? Sap? Someone else?

    Answer as much of this as you please and thanks for the list. Can’t wait for more bro!

    -Threekola

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Threekola: Oh man, we’re so close! And Millsap is definitely 11, I feel like my top 11 are really locked in for now. Only thing with Brow’s stats you mention is the blocks at 3.0, a full block more than last year. I dunno I think he might hover at 2.0 the rest of his career… But glad we agree on them 5/6 🙂

      Yup, the horrible TO, Cousins injuries, LeBron declining… Not top-10 guys for me.

      Hah well Ibaka in his heyday was 9th for me in ranks before and paid off, even with 3 less REB. I dunno about the injuries yet, I mean this was his first full season and he still played 75 (? im lazy not looking it up haha i think thats right though) games. With Dray it’s the TO and Sap a little bit of the age. I don’t care about Whiteside’s 0s because if I get him, I know I’ll draft those stats aggressively! All about a team effort! Now, all this could be moot if he signs with a team that seems like a terrible fit.

      Yup Millsap is locked in at 11 as I mention so he would be the easy one it taking his place.

      Rest of too early ranks coming this week!

      • Threekola says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        Looking forward to it!

  7. Eddie Rooskie says:
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    Ahhhh JB I usually agree with your rankings and player analysis but seeing AD at 6th gives me flashbacks to how he lost the season for me. Without a doubt I can see him being a top 10 player when healthy, even top 5 but the injuries just keep piling up with this guy. I drafted him two years ago at #5 and he was definitely top 2 behind curry but this man is made of glass.

    Anyways, I had Whiteside for the first half of this season and he was very solid for me but I traded him for Lowry and didn’t look back. I know he beasted 2nd half and I see where you’re coming from putting him at 8 because it could pay off. Tremendous upside but very risky as well. He’s a good fit on the Heat, but if he gets traded somewhere else he might not be the same Whiteside we saw this year.

    Otherwise, I agree on the rest and I’m looking forward to seeing Giannis inside the top 20 😉

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Eddie Rooskie: Hah yeah I know… I even put that in the rank! I know a lot of people will avoid.

      Sure, Lowry was great, but didn’t the DNPs down the stretch hurt you? Plus he is a good bit older. And yes, I address Whiteside likely changing teams will impact him for sure.

      Thanks for reading, Giannis coming soon!

  8. Jay says:
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    Hey JB – in a 10 cat H2H league with OREB also a factor, do these rankings pretty much stay the same? And with that format… thoughts on Millsap being ahead of Draymond?

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      @Jay: Actually disregard that last question, but as of now, this is the top 11 I have so far. Also may be biased, but I’m not a fan of Kawhi at all (or anyone in Pop’s system tbh), and I do think that many people (including myself would be hard-pressed to pass up LeBron’s typical 25/7/7 statline with a great FG% as your first efficient anchor going forward in the draft.

      1. Stephen Curry
      2. Kevin Durant
      3. James Harden
      4. Russell Westbrook
      5. Karl-Anthony Towns
      6. Anthony Davis (wouldn’t even draft him here tbh)
      7. LeBron James
      8. Draymond Green
      9. Chris Paul
      10. Paul Millsap
      11. Kawhi Leonard

      I’m also a Heat fan and LOVE Hassan… but as someone mentioned earlier, his value is overwhelmingly predicated on his shot blocking ability, and there were times during the season where he was only blocking 2 shots a game. That combined with him giving you nothing in terms of threes, assists, and steals on top of putting you in a hole scoring-wise (relative to the other first rounders other than CP3 and Draymond) right out of the gate just isn’t enough for me to take that risk.

      Am I being too hard on Kawhi by the way? I get the metrics, but there’s really nothing about his averages that just scream first rounder to me… on top of his injury history and playing limited minutes in the Spurs’ system.

      • JB Gilpin

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        @Jay: Oh I was completely expecting some LeBron blowback, but I just don’t think he’s the fantasy stud anymore with the TO crazy, D stats disappearing, DNPs likely to remain…

        Well first with Kawhi – def not, I have him 9, the age vs Millsap is the narrow difference there, and Dray was a tough one. Completely agree the metrics like him more than his real impact on your team, but he was 3rd this year. PLus stayed healthy for the most part.

        Even with those knocks on Whiteside, metrics have him a top 10 player and that’s even with a terrible FT% first half. Love his improvement there. Blocks will always be bunchy, but when it was all said and done he lapped the field in BLK. And 14.2 Pts isn’t awful, and sorry to say, that’s more than Dray 🙂 (14.0).I’m of course drafting a PG after Whiteside to fill those holes, remember it’s a team sport! but I get the point, and if he goes to a bad situation he’ll def fall to the teens for me

  9. Jeremy Chung says:
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    Where is kyrie going for you?

    Rank illiard, wall, kyrie, kemba, and IT2/3/4 haha now that’s a headache.

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      @Jeremy Chung:

      and why is cousins not top 10? i have him over chris paul, whiteside, and draymond. Granted i play a ftm league.

      • JB Gilpin

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        @Jeremy Chung: Hah FTM is a huggggge difference for Cousins. TO and games played really hurt him for standard 9-cat.

        Ummm, I think I’ll have them Wall, Kemba, Lillard, Kyrie, IT2. All verrrry bunchy though, well, Wall/Kemba/Lillard are all within a few spots thus far and Kyrie IT2/3 are both outside my top-25

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          @JB Gilpin: RAZZUP?!!! agree, id have wall, walker, lillard in that order as well and the 3 would be early second round picks. IT2 over kyrie for sure. with kyries health always a question. though, still depends on what boston would do in the offseason if they bring another playmaker/scorer. both should be in the late 20s to 30s range for next season.

          regarding cousins, i just cant see myself owning him ever again. as much of a beast as he is, its not fun rooting for him. definitely top 15 for xur. hehe.

          • JB Gilpin

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            @MAC: Yup I have them 14-18 I think with a couple guys mixed in those top 3. Wrapped up the ranks 11-25 today. I just wish Boston had a little better system for IT2/3, I think Kyrie has a smidge more upside. Cousins I think is at 15 for me

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              @JB Gilpin:dont know razzman, i mean boston was pretty much reliant on IT2 for offense. he did avg 22pts on 17 attempts with 6 asst as well. and that was on only 32min. if they do add a scorer/playmaker in the offseason, maybe less pts and asst with better fg for him. agree, kyrie more upside especially next season with him maybe more dominant with the ball with lebron getting up there in age.

              cousins rank should be right, but i can see others higher on him. but not me. if picking late, would go 1 of draymond-leonard-millsap then 1 of wall-walker-lillard.

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                @MAC: Sure that’s possible, but as you mention those minutes, I dunno if we see those go up. And yeah, Kyrie has that upside.

                Yup I have em ranked that way too! 11-25 now up!

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