[10/21 – Final Update!  Complete with all of Slim’s stat projections, a few final tweaks, and hopefully a list that’s 95% accurate!  I’m going to try my best to keep our ranking’s post active throughout the whole regular season so commenters can give me some love for the calls that went right, or slam me where it went all Wiggins-ish.  Good luck this year, Razzball Hoops Nation!]

Oh.  My.  God.  It’s here!!!

Not too be all Sapper (I love Millsap!), but this post is the pinnacle of everything I’ve worked for through the years at Razzball.  Taking over hoops in 2013 and building a community with you awesome commenters has been unreal.  And is anything more important in fantasy hoops than ranks?!  As Zoolander would say when clowned for having one look, “I DON’T THINK SO!”

Enough melodrama, this is where it all comes together!  Our one-stop rankings page where we will be continually updating the top 200 until opening night, complete with Yahoo position eligibility (where we’ll be playing in 16-17 RCLs – sign up now!), my short-form blurb (you can read further on everyone in the rankings posts linked below), Slim’s ranks projection (if a rank looks wildly wrong compared to Slim’s projection – it’s a player we wildly disagree on!), and the comments section below that I dare say was the best in fantasy basketball last year.  In 15-16’s ranks, we got to 1,572 comments complete with rankings disagreements, breaking news, draft strategy, draft reviews, and general Razzball hijinks that can’t be topped.  Let’s go for 2,000 this year!

Here’s our 2016-17 Razzball Fantasy Basketball Rankings:

Rank 1-10 | Rank 11-20 | Rank 21-50 | Rank 51-75

Rank 76-100Rank 101-150 | Rank 151-200

Razzball Basketball 2016-2017 Fantasy Basketball Rankings

(rankings geared for 10/12-team 9-category H2H Leagues)

GREEN = risingRED = falling

(stat projections by FG%/FT%/3PTM/PTS/REB/AST/STL/BLK/TO :MPG)

1 Stephen Curry, GS (28) PG, SG My frequently used soundbyte now – Durant is a phenomenal player, Curry is a transcendent player.  Curry will also be taking the ball up the court more.  3s with the FG% and the rest of the package keep him #1.
  Slim’s Projection:   .495/.900/4.2/27.5/4.7/6.9/2.0/0.2/3.1 :32
2 James Harden, HOU (26) PG, SG, SF D’Antoni?!  Sign me up!  TO will be out of control again, but so will the Pts/Ast as well as the flops for FT.
  Slim’s Projection:   .440/.865/3.0/29.5/6.0/7.3/1.7/0.6/4.4 :38
3 Russell Westbrook, OKC (27) PG Yup, with the contract solidified since I did the original top-10 article, I’m now flipping Westy to my 3rd besty.  Crazy USG, will need to punt-TO and either punt or fix FG%.
  Slim’s Projection:   .435/.820/1.4/28.5/8.1/9.7/2.1/0.2/4.4 :34
4 Kevin Durant, GS (27) SF, PF These top 4 are so razor close that I have some major chafing going on.  I still expect Durant to be amazing, it’s just we have 4 amazing players.
  Slim’s Projection:   .520/.880/2.2/25.5/6.8/4.8/1.0/1.0/2.9 :32
5 Karl-Anthony Towns, MIN (20) C Along with all the normal sexiness (Pts/FG%/Reb/Blk), he upped his Ast from 1.4 to 3.0 pre and post ASB in his rookie season.  He’s unreal.
  Slim’s Projection:   .540/.800/0.6/21.0/11.0/3.0/0.8/1.9/2.4 :36
6 Chris Paul, LAC (31) PG After a rough start due in part to some early injuries, finished the bulk of the year going 20.3/4.4/10.5/2.1/0.2 with 2.6 TO and 46.4% shooting with 1.8 treys from his 17th game on.  Another year fully entrenched as a first rounder.
  Slim’s Projection:   .465/.880/1.8/19.0/4.1/10.2/1.9/0.1/2.4 :32
7 Giannis Antetokounmpo, MIL (21) PG, SG, SF Over the last 26 games, Greek Freak went 18.8/8.4/7.5/1.5/1.9. Insanity! Shot 51.5% too. With Middleton gone, it adds more offensive onus on The Alphabet. I think it spells #7 value!
  Slim’s Projection:   .495/.735/0.7/19.0/8.4/7.2/1.4/1.6/2.8 :36
8 Hassan Whiteside, MIA (27) C Final 37 games, 3.9-5.4 FT good for 73.2%.  On top of leading the league in blocks, if he hits his FT, he’s easily gonna be a first rounder.  And no, this rank isn’t under the duress of an elbow to the noggin.
  Slim’s Projection:   .600/.730/0/19.5/14.0/0.5/0.7/3.5/1.9 :32
9 Anthony Davis, NO (23) PF, C If we knew Brow would play 75+ games I migggghhhht lean him over KAT, but we all know the risk.  GET THE PELS NEW MEDICAL PEOPLE!  Luckily it sounds like this kankle he got in preseason won’t cost him any time in the regular season, but man is it foreboding…
  Slim’s Projection:   .505/.780/0.7/23.5/10.1/1.8/1.3/2.4/1.9 :34
10 Kawhi Leonard, SA (25) SG, SF The metrics love him, most people agree maybe a smidge too much, and he still gets a little docked for not playing 80 games.  But the multicat, huge steals, and great FG% improvement with more 3s can’t be overlooked.
  Slim’s Projection:   .500/.835/1.8/21.5/7.2/2.7/1.8/1.0/1.6 :34
11 LeBron James, CLE (31) SF, PF I feel like his dominant playoff run is clouding some judgment, as the Cavs are gonna coast harder than Usian Bolt in Olympic qualifiers.  No need to push Bron, and the Cavs end with 3 games in the H2H semis and 4 in the finals, with back-to-backs in both.  Might only get 4-5 games the pivotal final two weeks.
  Slim’s Projection:   .525/.730/1.2/25.0/7.3/6.7/1.3/0.6/3.1 :36
12 Kyle Lowry, TOR (30) PG Career highs in 3s, FT volume and minutes that have me believing he can be a rock.  “Welcome to The Rock!” [in Sean Connery’s voice]
  Slim’s Projection:   .425/.810/2.5/20.5/4.5/6.6/1.6/0.2/2.8 :36
13 John Wall, WAS (25) PG Slim hates me for having Lowry ahead, these two are pretty close to a coin flip.  Not liking the bad FG% for a low-3s guy or the FT trending down last 3 seasons.
  Slim’s Projection:   .425/.790/1.4/20.0/5.1/10.5/1.8/0.7/3.8 :36
14 Paul Millsap, ATL (31) SF, PF More perimeter touches with Dwight clogging the lane, such an underrated commodity.
  Slim’s Projection:   .470/.760/1.0/18.0/9.2/3.4/1.6/1.2/2.3 :32
15 Paul George, IND (26) SG, SF Hard not to root for the guy bouncing back from the bad injury; played 81 games last year, set a huge career best in FT volume, and this is going to be a ridiculously paced team.  Living up to the IND name!
  Slim’s Projection:   .415/.850/2.3/22.5/6.8/3.8/1.8/0.3/3.0 :34
16 DeMarcus Cousins, SAC (26) PF, C Missed 40 games the past two seasons, FT% came crumbling down around a huge volume, and without Rondo, look for Boogie to turn it over like the good ol’ days as well.  Not close to a first-rounder for me anymore.
  Slim’s Projection:   .460/.730/1.0/27.0/12.1/3.6/1.5/1.4/4.0 :34
17 Draymond Green, GS (26) SF, PF Takes a slight nudge down to the nards with the GSW Dream Team assemblage, but he should still be the same #Occupy we know and love, but could no longer bear children with…
  Slim’s Projection:   .485/.710/1.1/12.5/9.8/6.7/1.6/1.4/2.8 :34
18 Kemba Walker, CHA (26) PG Breakout season from the Huskie, boosted the FG%, boosted the FT volume, and brings a very interesting skill set for only 2ish TO per.
  Slim’s Projection:   .425/.840/2.0/20.0/4.1/5.2/1.6/0.5/2.2 :36
19 Damian Lillard, POR (26) PG I really hate the lack of steals and the high TO when compared to Kemba.  I can make up the other stats on ThrAGNOF!
  Slim’s Projection:   .425/.880/3.2/25.5/4.0/6.6/1.0/0.3/3.1 :36
20 DeAndre Jordan, LAC (28) C 4/5/3 playoff sched from a guy that almost never misses games.  FT-punt is giving me a lot more interest after seeing DJ came out at 3rd overall when you take out FT% last year.  Two cats in the bank for the quarters and semis of the H2H playoffs.
  Slim’s Projection:   .700/.430/0/12.0/13.5/1.0/0.7/2.2/1.3 :34
21 Andre Drummond, DET (23) C Still emerging, love his post game, but I like DJ’s playoff sched and blocks a smidge more.
  Slim’s Projection:   .530/.380/0/17.5/14.7/0.8/1.4/1.7/2.0 :34
22 Brook Lopez, BKN (28) C Injury risk seems to be by the wayside, but Ol’ Clownfoot is on an ugly Nets team on a fairly-friendly contract.  Got shut down last year.  A trade at the deadline would hurt.
  Slim’s Projection:   .505/.790/0/20.5/7.6/1.7/0.6/1.7/2.3 :32
23 Kristaps Porzingis, NY (21) PF, C The Posion Goose!  Only rookie to score more than 1,000 points, grab 500-plus rebounds, make 75-plus 3-pointers and block more than a 100 shots.  USG may hurt next to Melo/Rose, but he’ll still get his, and get dem swats on top of everything.
  Slim’s Projection:   .445/.825/1.6/17.0/8.5/1.5/0.8/2.3/2.0 :32
24 Al Horford, BOS (30) PF, C The way B-Rad runs rotations, I’m a little worried about the minutes being 29-30.  Slim has more faith.  His game is suited for a long career, but I worry about some early Boston meshing as well.
  Slim’s Projection:   .505/.785/0.9/15.5/7.8/3.2/0.8/1.4/1.4 :32
25 Blake Griffin, LAC (27) PF, C Disaster 15-16, but BG is playing for a contract (he’ll likely get max either way, but ya know) and I think bounces back fine, as long as you’re not on the Clip staff and clown him at dinner.
  Slim’s Projection:   .505/.730/0.2/21.5/8.2/4.7/0.8/0.5/2.3 :34
26 Eric Bledsoe, PHO (26) PG, SG Was looking great with my high rank of him last year, but those effin injuries…  Risky, but did play 81 games sandwiched between the injury-plagued seasons.  Had the meniscus surgery that takes longer to recover from so you can play at peak level, so I still see that big upside there.
  Slim’s Projection:   .445/.800/1.4/19.5/4.2/6.0/1.6/0.5/3.4 :32
27 Jimmy Butler, CHI (26) SG, SF 67 games or fewer in the past 3 seasons, and now has USG hogs Wade and Rondo to ruin possessions rather than Rose.  2 is worse than 1…  Still should be his team and a solid value though.
  Slim’s Projection:   .460/.830/1.0/18.5/5.3/5.8/1.6/0.5/2.0 :36
28 Victor Oladipo, OKC (24) PG, SG I’m warming more and more on the player, but I really don’t love this situation.  I’m confused as to why changing your running mate from Elfrid Payton to Westbrook is a GOOD thing, and not like OKC is too shabby compared to ORL everywhere else.  I don’t trust the 3s and I think he could be overdrafted.
  Slim’s Projection:   .450/.825/1.5/19.0/5.1/4.2/1.8/0.8/2.6 :36
29 Kyrie Irving, CLE (24) PG, SG Looking at 15-16 seasonal numbers might be a turnoff, but he was eased in off the knee injury.  Post-ASB and that final Finals shot is a turn ON though!  What can Uncle Drew do for YOU?!
  Slim’s Projection:   .455/.870/1.8/20.5/3.1/5.1/1.2/0.3/2.4 :34
30 ⇑ Rudy Gobert, UTA (24) C Monsieur Elbow was Le Poo last year, that’s for sure!  FIBA ball apparently ruined his conditioning, and he tore his knee at one point.  But he bounced back quick from injury – good to see for a big – and still has elite big man skills.  Nice fallback FT-punt option.

UP – The FT is looking pretty good this preseason!  Everyone needs the blocks…  Worth a higher pick.

  Slim’s Projection:   .580/.600/0/10.5/11.3/1.6/0.8/2.5/1.8 :32
31 LaMarcus Aldridge, SA (31) PF, C Slim dislikes Aldridge with a Patrick Patterson-esque fury, but LA was 9th in per-game last year the final 31 games, and scores with a big volume of great FG% with virtually no TO.  Being on the old Spurs is annoying though…
  Slim’s Projection:   .495/.845/0/18.5/8.6/1.6/0.5/0.9/1.4 :30
32 Isaiah Thomas, BOS (27) PG 37th overall finish last year, but mostly due to low REB and bad FG%.  Makes him a beautiful fit in a punt-FT, if you loaded up on the big boys early.
  Slim’s Projection:   .425/.870/2.0/21.5/2.8/6.0/1.0/0.1/2.7 :32
33 Gorgui Dieng, MIN (26) PF, C Choo Choo!  Who’s with me on the hype train?!  Through games 14-82 – 10.8/7.5/2.0/1.1/1.2 with 53.9% from the field and 82.6 FT%.  That was only in 28:30 MPG and not starting half those games.  I think Slim is a little light on the projection with upside to play huge minutes for Tibby Tibs.
  Slim’s Projection:   .515/.810/0.2/12.0/7.8/2.2/1.1/1.6/1.8 :30
34 Carmelo Anthony, NY (32) SF, PF With the facilitating ineptitude of Rose and coming off a career high in dimes, I could see Melo be a sneaky 5.0 AST source.  We know scoring will be there with bleh peripheral stats, but me likey if his name value sours his ADP too much.
  Slim’s Projection:   .440/.820/1.6/20.5/7.4/3.9/0.9/0.4/2.3 :34
35 Kevin Love, CLE (27) PF, C Small steps up in per-minute stats, Love has gone from injury-plagued first rounder to low-upside mid-rounder.  Might make your leaguemates fall asleep with this pick.
  Slim’s Projection:   .435/.820/2.2/16.5/10.0/2.5/0.7/0.5/1.8 :32
36 Serge Ibaka, ORL (26) PF, C Blocks dropping, turning into a jump shooter that is hurting FG%… He was clearly out of my top-50 pre-trade, but has some great upside for an expanded offensive role in ORL.
  Slim’s Projection:   .475/.765/1.3/15.0/7.5/0.9/0.5/2.1/1.6 :32
37 Derrick Favors, UTA (25) PF, C Favors would be 10 higher if not for back-to-back seasons with back-to-back spasms.  Also the blocks didn’t come along like we thought…  Love his game, hate the risk.
  Slim’s Projection:   .510/.715/0/16.5/ 8.3/1.6/1.0/1.7/1.7 :32
38 C.J. McCollum, POR (24) PG, SG Yikes my anti-McCollum 15-16 calls didn’t go well!  I don’t know if he has any more upside, unless he can get to 1.5+ steals.
  Slim’s Projection:   .440/.830/2.4/20.0/3.1/4.2/1.1/0.2/2.4 :34
39 Pau Gasol, SA (36) PF, C Old and Spurs, go together like hangovers and carnival rides.  You just have to build in a lot of regression, especially in minutes, but he can still be top-50 serviceable.
  Slim’s Projection:   .480/.795/0.2/16.0/9.5/3.4/0.4/1.6/1.9 :30
40 Jae Crowder, BOS (26) SF, PF The Boston Clam Crowder!  Sexy 1.7 swipes from a forward and I don’t see a way he could finish much worse than the 32nd per-game 15-16 he had.
  Slim’s Projection:   .440/.790/1.7/14.0/5.0/1.9/1.6/0.4/1.1 :32
41 Klay Thompson, GS (26) SG, SF Takes the big hit amongst the Golden State Western All-Stars, and the D stats took a major step back last year as well.  Back to being one of the NBA’s best ThrAGNOFs.
  Slim’s Projection:   .465/.870/2.9/18.5/3.4/2.0/0.9/0.5/1.6 :32
42 Chandler Parsons, MEM (27) SF, PF 19.0/5.9/3.1/1.1/0.3 with an unreal 2.6 treys on 51.9% FG shooting his last 26 games.  Yes, two straight seasons ending with knee issues, but I believe in Memphis believing in him.  By the transitive property, I therefore believe in Parsons, even with the knee thing scaring me a little.
  Slim’s Projection:   .480/.710/1.9/15.5/4.9/3.1/0.9/0.3/1.8 :32
43 Ricky Rubio, MIN (25) PG Despite having constant critics (both Rubio himself AND to me, for my love for Rubio!) he played 76 games last year and had a top-50 season.  Kris Dunn does look awesome, but until the Wolves finally trade Rubio, I think he’s at the end of the top-50 again.
  Slim’s Projection:   .380/.830/0.9/11.0/4.5/8.9/2.1/0.1/2.7 :32
44 Nikola Jokic, DEN (21) PF, C The love is starting to get strong for this one!  In per-game/per-36 min stats, he was 13th in the NBA last year.  And not like he played mop up minutes, he started a ton, just Mike Malone wouldn’t play him.  Gives you a legit 9-cat impact, even though no one stat shines.
  Slim’s Projection:   .490/.810/0.4/11.5/8.2/2.8/1.1/0.8/1.7 :27
45 Goran Dragic, MIA (30) PG, SG 17.3/4.6/6.7 post-ASB last year, with a lot more upside with Wade gone, despite the metrics not loving his game due to lack of STL/3s. His FG% makes him a great punt-FT fit though, and seeing how drafts are playing out and SOMEONE is punting FT by the 4th round, I am moving him snugly in my top-50.
  Slim’s Projection:   .485/.765/1.2/18.5/3.7/6.7/1.1/0.2/2.6 :34
46 Nicolas Batum, CHA (27) SF, PF A tad more upside for Frenchy with Lin gone, but he had a career-high in TO last year and always struggles in FG%, so those hurt him a tad.
  Slim’s Projection:   .435/.845/1.9/15.0/5.9/5.7/1.0/0.5/3.0 :34
47 Gordon Hayward, UTA (26) SG, SF FG%, AST, STL and BLK all dropped last year, and now they have a competent PG.  Love the player, but couldn’t rank him any higher.  The broken finger breaking out of the skin (ugh) will cost him a few weeks, and cost him a few spots in my ranks, but then I expect him to be fine.
  Slim’s Projection:   .440/.820/1.8/20.0/5.0/4.2/1.3/0.4/2.6 :36
48 ⇑ Marc Gasol, MEM (31) C The bone in his foot he broke is a really tricky one for big men, and he couldn’t even run as of June 5th.  There is confirmation there will be DNPs and minutes limits to open the season, but if he can stay healthy through winter, I expect his game to come back into form when you’re in the playoffs.

UP – While it may hurt the FG%, he’s hitting 3s and the Grizz are showing some uptempo looks in preseason…  The foot is scary, especially since he’s going to sit early-season back-to-backs, but this could get really interesting by the second half.

  Slim’s Projection:   .475/.790/0/15.5/7.1/3.7/0.9/1.3/2.1 :32
49 Nikola Vucevic, ORL (25) PF, C I thought I was going to be a smidge above consensus on Ibaka, but turns out I don’t want any part of the Magic frontcourt after all, especially Vuch.  Any lapses on D, and Bis is gonna get the Business!
  Slim’s Projection:   .515/.750/0/17.5/9.2/2.3/0.7/1.0/1.8 :30
50 Mike Conley, MEM (28) PG Despite my hate on him last year (100% correct too!), I like him at about the same spot in 16-17 with an insane 6.1:1.5 AST:TO last season.  Low TO from a PG fits a lot of builds, plus a good wing running mate in Parsons finally.
  Slim’s Projection:   .430/.840/1.5/15.5/2.8/5.6/1.2/0.2/1.6 :32
51 Dennis Schroder, ATL (23) PG Ich Liebe the German! Were’s Paul?! I need to be sure I spelled that right! Yes, the TO was bad in per-minute terms last year, but he had an offensively inept 2nd unit around him and he was trying to prove he’s a starter. I don’t think they get too out of control. Gonna score and dime like a Blitzkreig!
  Slim’s Projection:   .420/.795/1.4/14.5/3.9/6.1/1.2/0.1/3.3 :30
52 Jeff Teague, IND (28) PG I know it looks lazy having these two back-to-back, but they’re sooooo close!  Teague a little safer and will easily win STL, I just worry about how much rock he gets in that system.
  Slim’s Projection:   .445/.850/1.5/16.5/2.8/6.2/1.4/0.3/2.7 :32
53 D’Angelo Russell, LAL (20) PG While I keep calling him D Barksdale for a character in one of the most sophisticated shows ever made, D Russell is anything but.  1.6/3.3/1.2 in 3s/AST/STL in sub-30 minutes as a 19-yr-old is still mad intriguing, especially with no Kobe-USG-suck.  Hopefully Russell can keep from doing something stupid.  Looks great in preseason, and there’s such a big opportunity here.  Belongs firmly entrenched in the PG run.
  Slim’s Projection:   .420/.750/1.9/16.0/3.6/5.2/1.3/0.1/2.9 :32
54 Elfrid Payton, ORL (22) PG Get SKIIIIIILES!!! the F%*# outta here!  Skiles even publicly said he didn’t think Elfrid was the PG of the future, and with a new system and a defensive-minded coach, I could see Elfrid getting off the Shelfrid and taking off.
  Slim’s Projection:   .440/.600/0.5/12.0/4.2/7.0/1.6/0.4/2.5 :32
55 ⇓ Tobias Harris, ORL (24) SF, PF So underrated. After getting traded to Motown, the numbers all boosted up – better FG%, 3+ PPG, more FT volume, more 3s, and a much better AST:TO that went from 2.0:1.6 in ORL to 2.6:1.1 in D-town.  Full off-season with his new crew, and this could be an awesome, metrics-friendly season.

DOWN – Not a knock on Harris individually – he looks great this preseason – but I think he belongs after the main PG run.

  Slim’s Projection:   .470/.810/1.2/17.0/6.2/2.5/0.8/0.5/1.3 :34
56 DeMar DeRozan, TOR (27) SG, SF My original blurb was too good – “Why I didn’t like DeRozan last year – Pts went down, AST:TO took a huge step back, treys down, FG% down, and a bad groin injury was the main reason he missed 22 games.  Why I like DeRozan this year – Pts went back up (23.5 – career high), AST:TO took a huge step forward (4.0:2.2, ironically the exact same as in 13-14), treys up, FG% up, and he only missed 4 games.”
  Slim’s Projection:   .445/.845/0.5/23.0/4.4/4.0/1.0/0.2/2.2 :36
57 Brandon Knight, PHO (24) PG, SG Apparently this rank still prices me in, but I love the high-output 3s with the AST contribution – easy to miss the 5.1 AST he brings amongst some other warts, mainly FG%…
  Slim’s Projection:   .415/.835/2.0/18.5/3.8/4.6/1.1/0.2/3.0 :34
58 Evan Fournier, ORL (23) SG, SF The Virgin! Also, don’t google what his last name means. Posted a career year going 15.4/2.8/2.7/1.2/0.0 with 2 treys a game and only 1.7 TO, and had some assist-binges as well, diming 3.7/per in April. No Dipo will mean more usage, and they desperately need his scoring!
  Slim’s Projection:   .460/.815/2.1/19.0/2.9/3.3/1.3/0.1/1.9 :34
59 Darren Collison, SAC (29) PG I used to love his fantasy-friendly game as a PG with low TO, but now I hate his character.  I like to cheer for my fantasy teams, and that’s tough to do with Colly.  “Only” an 8-game suspension keeps him a pretty solid mid-round pick though…
  Slim’s Projection:   .470/.860/1.2/15.0/2.8/6.5/1.4/0.1/2.5 :36
60 Jonas Valanciunas, TOR (24) C The Luminescent Lithuanian’s per-game fantasy rank always looks purdy next to his MPG, but given an injury history, I don’t automatically think no Biyombo = 30+ MPG.  I like him, don’t get me wrong!  But I don’t have that Canadian love…
  Slim’s Projection:   .565/.765/0/14.0/9.3/0.8/0.4/1.4/1.5 :28
61 Marcin Gortat, WAS (32) C The Ten Foot Pole is about to be an Eleven Year Pro, but that ain’t stopping me!  He’s finished in the top-50 in the past few seasons – yes it’s metrics-whoreish – but even with a few less MPG, I think this is good value.
  Slim’s Projection:   .565/.700/0/12.0/9.2/1.2/0.5/1.2/1.4 :28
62 Jusuf Nurkic, DEN (22) C In 17 MPG, Jamba Jus got to 1.4 BLK, 0.8 STL and has some really underrated playmaking ability as a post-passer.  I think his %s take big hikes up, and even if he’s only at 24-25 MPG, I think can be a win at this rank.
  Slim’s Projection:   .460/.650/0/14.0/8.8/1.6/1.0/1.9/2.2 :28
63 Bradley Beal, WAS (23) SG I actually might have some Beal shares this year, with some confidence in that the Wizards have faith his leg injury issues are behind him – hell, it’s THEIR medical staff that know him better than anyone!  So if they had doubts, I suspect they wouldn’t have dropped all dat ca$h.
  Slim’s Projection:   .440/.780/1.9/17.5/3.5/3.0/1.0/0.2/2.0 :32
64 Rudy Gay, SAC (30) SF, PF Gay only scores. Despite the real-life basketball metrics hating him though, he was 46th last year despite dropping from 3.7 to 1.7 dimes with Rondo hawgin’ it. No Rondo, mo’ dimes!  But this is looking like a messier and messier divorce, with Gay publicly putting out there he’s opting out next year. Virtually any trade is going to hurt, plus he has to deal with internal strife for however long he plays in 16-17 with the Kings.
  Slim’s Projection:   .455/.785/1.0/17.5/6.4/2.3/1.3/0.6/2.3 :34
65 Danilo Gallinari, DEN (28) SF Uggghhhhh, Gallo!  Why can’t you stay healthy!  A big sleeper of mine last year was working out pretty well until a kankle.  He’s major trade bait, but I still love his game.
  Slim’s Projection:   .415/.860/1.8/17.5/5.0/2.3/0.7/0.3/1.4 :32
66 Trevor Ariza, HOU (31) SG, SF He fits certain builds REALLY well, and like Gortat is a metrics-friendly finisher every year, but I don’t think the D’Antoni effect really impacts Ariza as much.  The ups and downs in FG% can crush you, unless you’re outright punting FG%.
  Slim’s Projection:   .410/.790/2.4/13.0/5.2/2.5/1.9/0.3/1.5 :36
67 Jeremy Lin, BKN (28) PG, SG Had a great 15-16 in FT volume and a career-low TO rate, and joins a team in desperate need of playmaking. And cool hair.  Check out our H2H Playoff Schedule post – love their schedule down the stretch, and he’s going to have such freedom to be a USG whore.
  Slim’s Projection:   .415/.810/1.3/14.0/3.3/6.3/1.2/0.6/2.4 :32
68 Rajon Rondo, CHI (30) PG Speaking of needing to punt stuff!  Yes, AST and STL were great last year, but expect major hits in dimes next to Wade and Butler.  Might be closer to DAL stats than SAC stats…
  Slim’s Projection:   .450/.590/0.8/10.5/5.8/8.4/1.8/0.1/2.9 :32
69 Andrew Wiggins, MIN (21) SG, SF Obviously needs to make improvements, but at least he’s durable!  Big scoring sources aren’t too plentiful past here.
  Slim’s Projection:   .475/.785/1.0/21.5/3.7/2.4/1.2/0.7/2.1 :36
70 Myles Turner, IND (20) PF, C From game 41-82, i.e. the “legit” 2nd half of the season, he went 12.2/6.4/0.9/0.5/1.7 in 26.6 MPG, shooting 49.7% from the field, 73.9% from the stripe, and only committing 1.4 TO.  Seasonal numbers get jacked up due to low minutes out of the gate and coming off the broken thumb prior to this run.
  Slim’s Projection:   .465/.765/0.3/12.5/6.9/1.0/0.7/2.1/1.8 :28
71 Dwyane Wade, CHI (34) PG, SG Rondo is a TO-vortex!  We might get a little fix there, along with good scoring and some wing dimes.  But ya know, for 65 games…
  Slim’s Projection:   .460/.780/0.1/18.0/3.8/3.6/1.0/0.4/1.9 :30
72 Zach LaVine, MIN (21) PG, SG As a starter, was unreal for 17.3/2.8/3.2/1.1/0.2 in 33 games, including 2.4 treys at an absurd 47.4% clip from the field overall.  I don’t know if that % is fully replicable, but heavy treys without killing your FG% should fit some FT punt builds.
  Slim’s Projection:   .445/.785/1.7/16.5/2.8/3.1/1.0/0.2/1.8 :32
73 Dirk Nowitzki, DAL (38) PF, C I’m glad I’m including ages, because that explains the only reason why The Gerimator is this low. He stands the test of time, but we’ll see if he can hold up another full NBA season.
  Slim’s Projection:   .450/.890/1.6/17.5/6.0/1.8/0.6/0.5/1.1 :30
74 George Hill, UTA (30) PG, SG Provides 5ish dimes with a minuscule TO rate, with just an overall non-killing game in %s and TO. LET ME SEE THAT THONG!
  Slim’s Projection:   .440/.790/1.7/12.0/3.8/3.8/1.0/0.2/1.3 :32
75 Aaron Gordon, ORL (21) SF, PF Vogel – “I’ma use A-Gord like P-George!”  Me – erection.
  Slim’s Projection:   .470/.655/0.8/13.5/8.3/2.7/1.1/0.8/1.7 :32
76 Nerlens Noel, PHI (22) PF, C Still the allure of 2/2 STL/BLK!  Sixers keep saying one of the bigs will be gone – make a deal already!  Now I’m feeling more and more worried about playing time with Embiid feeling like the true bedrock player of the franchise up front, and then Noel hurts his groin and is unlikely to be healthy to start the season.  Gulp.
  Slim’s Projection:   .510/.600/0/11.5/8.0/1.9/1.8/1.5/2.0 :28
77 Robert Covington, PHI (25) SF, PF FG% remains a big issue, but his post-ASB got to 31:10 MPG with an absurd 3.3 treys and gorgeous 15.6/7.0/1.5/1.5/0.6 slash.  Another strong fit for FG% punt.
  Slim’s Projection:   .390/.795/2.4/12.5/5.4/1.5/1.4/0.5/2.0 :28
78 Kent Bazemore, ATL (27) SG, SF Fell off a smidge last year as the minutes I think caught up to him a bit, but he offers a very sexy metrics-friendly game, and could be a huge get if he can maintain across 82 games.
  Slim’s Projection:   .440/.795/1.7/13.0/5.0/2.6/1.3/0.5/2.0 :30
79 Avery Bradley, BOS (25) PG, SG Career highs in STL, PTS and 3s, with a nice FG% for a high-end ThrAGNOF.
  Slim’s Projection:   .445/.790/1.9/15.0/3.0/2.2/1.4/0.3/1.4 :34
80 Jordan Clarkson, LAL (24) PG, SG Ugh, a tough whiff last year, but with Kobe’s USG gonzo, I could see him being George Hill-ish this year…  No change with a bench role, maybe a few less minutes, but more dimes.
  Slim’s Projection:   .440/.815/1.6/16.5/4.0/3.6/1.1/0.1/1.8 :32
81 Enes Kanter, OKC (24) C Anemic in AST/STL/BLK, the upside for a 20/10 season with a good FG% keeps him well ahead of the 100 range.
  Slim’s Projection:   .545/.800/0.2/16.5/9.3/0.6/0.5/0.5/1.9 :28
82 Wesley Matthews, DAL (29) SG, SF Even off the awful injury, played 78 games at 33:54 MPG in 15-16.  Mark Cuban said Matthews couldn’t even dunk half of last year, but he’s apparently having a great, healthy offseason.  A great unsexy name for sexy upside.
  Slim’s Projection:   .430/.850/2.6/15.0/3.3/2.2/1.1/0.2/1.0 :34
83 Devin Booker, PHO (19) SG Mannnnn I want to rank him higher and higher with the PJ Tucker injury news, but 0.6/0.3 STL/BLK with 2.6 AST last year, meh, and a lot came without Knight and Bledsoe off the floor. I think you have an extremely sexy, admittedly young and sexy, player that could be overreached for if you went much higher than here.
  Slim’s Projection:   .435/.845/1.6/13.0/2.6/2.1/0.7/0.3/1.8 :28
84 Luol Deng, LAL (31) SF, PF 15.2/8.1/2.5/1.2/0.5 over the final 28 games, with 1.1 treys shooting 48.4% with only 1.4 TO. Yes – no Bosh – but it’s not like the Lakers have a murderers row up front. Another unsexy name that I think will fall too far.
  Slim’s Projection:   .440/.770/1.0/13.5/5.8/1.8/0.9/0.3/1.0 :32
85 Thaddeus Young, IND (28) SF, PF I think he’s going to be a little overdrafted, as his better numbers have come on awful PHI and BKN teams.  I’m not quite sure how he’ll fit into the Pacers uptempo system, as he’s likely the #5 option.
  Slim’s Projection:   .480/.675/0.3/13.0/8.1/1.9/1.4/0.4/1.7 :30
86 Monta Ellis, IND (30) PG, SG HE’S STILL GETTING PAID ONLY $11 MIL A YEAR!?  Readers last year get that one…  1.9 STL and 4.2 AST is what you’re drafting here, as any bounceback in scoring is tough to see with this new offense.
  Slim’s Projection:   .430/.780/1.1/14.5/3.2/4.2/1.9/0.3/2.4 :34
87 Ryan Anderson, HOU (28) PF, C Ryno, the ThraAGNOF bigman dyno!  If you get 70 games of his 3PTM/C combo, you’re happy.
  Slim’s Projection:   .430/.870/2.4/17.5/6.2/1.0/0.5/0.3/1.5 :30
88 DeMarre Carroll, TOR (30) SF, PF In a limited sample due to injuries, 3PTM and STL were both career highs,  At least all of his injury issues last year didn’t lead to some big surgery.  I could see a nice big bounceback.
  Slim’s Projection:   .450/.720/1.8/12.0/5.3/1.6/1.4/0.2/1.1 :32
89 JJ Redick, LAC (32) SG I don’t see the crazy high marks of 48% from the field again, 47.5% from deep, or scoring over 16 PPG with Blake back.  ThrAGNOF!
  Slim’s Projection:   .475/.890/2.6/15.0/2.0/1.5/0.5/0.1/1.0 :28
90 Rodney Hood, UTA (23) SG, SF Loves – 2 treys and 2.2-2.5 FT for 86% freebie clip.  Hates – 0.9/0.2 in Stl/Blk and 2.7:1.9 AST:TO.  I worry the dimes and steals are a little overrated and he’s more ThrAGNOF than not, but I do still like him!
  Slim’s Projection:   .425/.850/1.9/15.0/3.4/2.9/0.9/0.2/1.7 :32
91 Emmanuel Mudiay, DEN (20) PG Makes the top 200 due to PG runs.  Not that they have diarrhea, but you get it.  Mudiay did finish 15-16 strong going 16.5/3.8/4.9/0.6/0.4 hitting 1.7 treys and shooting 40.8% (high for him) over the final 22 games, so there’s a little hope for minor-breakout potential.
  Slim’s Projection:   .405/.760/1.6/15.5/3.7/5.7/1.3/0.6/3.1 :32
92 Joakim Noah, NYK (31) PF, C Goromotaro! I do like his upside for dimes continuing to play with Rose, but even if this is looking FANTASTIC through 20 games, I would sell immediately due to brittleness.
  Slim’s Projection:   .465/.690/0/8.5/9.4/4.8/0.8/1.1/1.8 :30
93 Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, DET (23) SG The KCP addiction remains STRONG! Well, I should say I’ve plateaued, now that his ADP is getting to where my rank is these days…  About time!
  Slim’s Projection:   .425/.800/1.6/14.0/3.5/1.8/1.4/0.2/1.3 :34
94 ⇑ Robin Lopez, CHI (28) C Worst player in basketball!  He is what he is, a nice nab for big man depth in non-FT punt builds.

UP – Aight, aight, aight… He gets blocks and can make his FT.  Makes him a valuable get within the top-100…

  Slim’s Projection:   .535/.790/0/11.0/7.5/1.5/0.3/1.5/1.5 :28
95 Greg Monroe, MIL (26) PF, C I have to rank him somewhere, although admittedly this hate might be going too far.  I worry where he lands in an inevitable trade, as the Bucks hate him.
  Slim’s Projection:   .515/.740/0/13.0/8.3/2.2/0.9/0.8/1.5 :28
96 Justise Winslow, MIA (20) SF, PF I’m admittedly a little iffy with this rank, but the combo of 0.9 STL and only 1.2 TO as a rookie excites me, as well as an expanded role.  FT% is a little bit of an issue, but I think he can surprise, especially if no Bosh.
  Slim’s Projection:   .445/.730/0.8/12.5/7.9/2.7/1.2/0.8/1.7 :34
97 Markieff Morris, WAS (27) PF, C FG% went WAY up even though he took more 3s, TO way down, and same STL/BLK after getting to the Wiz.  Still only 27, with a full offseason with the new crew, there could be something here.
  Slim’s Projection:   .465/.760/0.8/13.5/6.0/1.8/1.0/0.6/1.8 :30
98 Jabari Parker, MIL (21) SF, PF An unreal 18.8/6.2/2.2/1.1/0.3 line over his last 29 games, which I originally felt was unrepeatable and blah without threes, but now without Duchess, there’s a legit shot he could push for 20 PPG.  With the added rebounds and still some youthful upside, I thought I was a buyer, but apparently he’s being hyped hard in other rankings-sets.  I’m not going TOO nuts for a guy who can score but had bad D stats and no 3s…
  Slim’s Projection:   .490/.770/0.3/19.5/6.3/2.2/1.1/0.3/2.1 :36
99 Jrue Holiday, NO (26) PG We wish he and his family the best, as he takes an indefinite period of time to be with the people that matter most. Hate to be callous, but in fantasy terms, I don’t think I want to invest in an uncertain amount of stat accrual.
  Slim’s Projection:   .445/.830/1.7/18.5/3.6/7.3/1.6/0.3/2.9 :32
100 Otto Porter, WAS (23) SF There are some rankings and pre-ranks that are out of control for Porter, who was barely ownable when Beal was on the court – he only spiked when Beal was hurt.
  Slim’s Projection:   .465/.760/1.2/11.0/5.1/1.6/1.4/0.4/1.0 :30
101 Derrick Rose, NYK (27) PG I had a little optimism he could be a little better than last year, but then his legal issue got more and more publicity, and he just doesn’t sound like a fun guy, regardless of the court’s ruling. I like to cheer for my fantasy teams, sue me!
  Slim’s Projection:   .420/.810/1.0/18.0/3.2/4.8/0.7/0.2/3.0 :32
102 Matt Barnes, SAC (36) SF, PF One of my favorite late round staples, Barnes follows Joerger – who apparently loves him – to SAC, where he is going to play both F positions.  1/1/1 3/STL/BLK gonna be tough to find any later!
  Slim’s Projection:   .410/.780/1.5/9.5/4.7/1.8/0.8/0.6/1.2 :26
103 Marvin Williams, CHA (30) SF, PF As metrics-whorey as it comes, with only 0.8 TO last year in a spread line.  I don’t know if I buy 45+ FG% again or the 1.0 BLK though…
  Slim’s Projection:   .435/.800/1.7/10.5/5.8/1.3/0.8/0.6/0.8 :28
104 Jared Sullinger, TOR (24) PF, C The Raptors desperately need deep shooting from guys other than Lowry (and I guess Carroll), but at well under 30% from downtown in his career, I think it could get a little ugly, and I don’t think we see this huge 1+/1+ STL/BLK season either.
  Slim’s Projection:   .440/.725/0.7/13.5/8.2/2.6/1.0/0.7/1.4 :28
105 Dwight Howard, ATL (30) PF, C Obviously a fun FT punt asset if he lasts this long, but the TO issues, injury-proneness, and changing to another team worry me a smidge. I think the resurgence season last year was an anomaly to his career trends.
  Slim’s Projection:   .585/.520/0/15.0/11.0/1.3/0.9/1.6/2.6 :32
106 Will Barton, DEN (25) SG, SF People are being way too chill on Will the thrill!  5.8 REB, 2.5 AST, 0.9/0.5 STL/BLK, and 1.4 treys as ancillary stats to the scoring is nothing to sneeze at, and I think he gets a similar MPG role, even with everyone healthy and the new wing rooks.
  Slim’s Projection:   .430/.790/1.0/12.0/4.9/2.1/0.8/0.4/1.6 :26
107 Clint Capela, HOU (22) PF, C More D’Antoniiiii! Obviously a must-draft for FT punters; for other builds, the upside in Boards-n-Blocks is capped a little due to the drain.
  Slim’s Projection:   .565/.420/0/11.0/9.6/1.0/1.0/1.7/1.3 :28
108 Harrison Barnes, DAL (24) SF, PF Doesn’t hit enough treys or bring enough D-stats, but maybe can get to 18 or 19 a night in Big D.
  Slim’s Projection:   .445/.755/1.4/15.0/5.2/1.8/0.8/0.2/1.5 :32
109 Evan Turner, POR (27) SG, SF Both Turner’s AST and AST:TO took massive steps forward in Boston, but nothing else really jumps off the page.  I imagine a similar role in POR.
  Slim’s Projection:   .460/.780/0/10.5/5.0/4.2/1.0/0.2/1.9 :28
110 Reggie Jackson, DET (26) PG, SG  Brutal news that R-Jax “could” miss 6-8 weeks with knee issues.  It wouldn’t be the end of the world, but this is for knee tendinitis, and not off a surgery.  So who knows if this lingers.  I am hoping to steer clear, and nab Ish late to see what happens…
  Slim’s Projection:   .440/.860/1.6/19.0/3.0/6.6/0.8/0.1/3.0 :32
111 Marcus Morris, DET (27) SF, PF Not flashy, but only has missed 3 games the last 3 seasons, and offers a nice well-rounded scoring boost.
  Slim’s Projection:   .440/.750/1.3/13.0/4.9/2.3/0.8/0.3/1.7 :34
112 Jahlil Okafor, PHI (20) C Surprised me as a rookie with over a block/per and a non-killing FT%, but I hate their big man mix and all the issues he had mostly off the court.
  Slim’s Projection:   .510/.670/0/17.0/6.9/1.3/0.4/0.9/2.0 :28
113 Ish Smith, DET (28) PG I admittedly waffle at times with the true “purpose” of these ranks, but I am looking to draft Ish in the last 2 or 3 rounds in all drafts right now with the R-Jax news.  Was previously effective as a starter on a bad team, now he starts for a good team.  I think this start could be pretty epic, then you address when/if R-Jax is back.
  Slim’s Projection:   .420/.690/0.6/10.0/2.5/4.6/0.8/0.2/1.8 :22
114 Deron Williams, DAL (32) PG Limited upside, low D stats, low FG%, but is a PG who starts in the NBA and had 5.8 AST last season.  We obviously can’t expect a full season either.
  Slim’s Projection:   .410/.860/1.5/14.0/3.0/6.0/0.9/0.2/2.2 :32
115 Mason Plumlee, POR (26) PF, C 4.8 dimes in the postseason, and shot 64.2% at the stripe which is a big step forward.  Maybe he can be a sneaky C dimes source, and has played all 82 the past 2 years.
  Slim’s Projection:   .525/.635/0/10.0/7.8/3.0/0.8/0.8/2.0 :26
116 ⇑ Matthew Dellavedova, MIL (26) PG, SG Mehhhh, yeah Middleton news does nothing for me here, maybe an extra 3 attempt happens a game from what we would’ve otherwise expected.  Still going to be Giannis running the point.

UP – Bucks dumping MCW shows complete and utter faith in Delly playing a huge role as the starting PG.  Love the dimes in preseason, and really no competition for minutes.

  Slim’s Projection:   .410/.825/1.8/10.5/2.4/5.6/0.8/0.1/1.8 :32
117 Tim Frazier, NO  (25) PG With Jrue likely out a good stretch at the beginning of the season, Frazier is penciled in as your PG starter.  Went 13.1/4.4/7.5/1.4/0.1 over the final 16 games last year!  And not even all of that came as a starter!  I’m tempering my expectations a tad because we just don’t know the Jrue game played this year.
  Slim’s Projection:   .415/.745/0.6/12.0/4.1/6.8/1.0/0.1/2.5 :28
118 Zach Randolph, MEM (35) PF, C We know about what we’ll get, and he barely turns it over, for a PTS/REB source I would buy at this point.  Not too worried about a bench role, yeah maybe a few less minutes, but should be better per-36 against 2nd units.
  Slim’s Projection:   .475/.775/0/15.5/7.9/2.2/0.6/0.2/1.6 :30
119 Joel Embiid, PHI (22) C They’re not going to play him big minutes, and still going to rest him on back-to-backs, but mannnnnn does he look good.  Might get enough blocks in the low minutes to be worth this high of a pick.
  Slim’s Projection:   .485/.750/0.2/12.5/7.6/0.5/0.3/1.4/2.0 :20
120 Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, BKN (21) SG, SF Had a 7.6/7.7/1.6/1.9/0.4 9 game stretch pre-injury, and BKN needs him to be their SG of the future.
  Slim’s Projection:   .460/.720/0.2/9.5/7.6/2.1/1.8/0.7/1.3 :32
121 Julius Randle, LAL (21) PF About as low-hyped as we could get for a guy who averaged a dubdub as a rook… FG% and lack of D stats hurt.
  Slim’s Projection:   .445/.715/0.2/13.0/10.3/2.2/0.8/0.3/2.1 :30
122 Danny Green, SA (29) SG, SF We saw how fickle metrics-whore guys can be – didn’t hit his 3s and it destroyed his value last year.  Could bounce back a little.
  Slim’s Projection:   .410/.780/1.6/ 9.0/4.0/1.9/1.0/0.8/1.0 :28
123 Nikola Mirotic, CHI (25) SF, PF I’d be much more intrigued if they didn’t bring in Wade squeezing out SF minutes as I don’t think he’s a great fit at PF due to defensive issues.
  Slim’s Projection:   .410/.800/2.1/12.5/5.6/1.5/0.9/0.7/1.7 :28
124 Kyle Korver, ATL (35) SG, SF After shooting treys in the high-40%s for a long stretch, 39.9% last year.  A healthy offseason instead of recovering from two surgeries including one on his elbow – I think a sneaky bounceback ThrAGNOF.
  Slim’s Projection:   .445/.860/2.2/10.0/3.1/2.1/0.6/0.3/1.2 :28
125 Josh Richardson, MIA (23) SG, SF I wasn’t fully buying into the hype, as he shot 53.3% from deep (!!!) in the second half last year during that huge run. I saw some regression coming …andddddd, he tears his knee in offseason workouts. Ugh! This is going to cost him an epicly important training camp and preseason, but I still have him draft-worthy as an IL slot, since RCL leagues have 2 IL spots.
  Slim’s Projection:   .445/.700/1.7/12.5/3.2/2.5/1.1/0.9/1.2 :30
126 Bismack Biyombo, ORL (24) PF, C Not investing in the ORL frontcourt, but there’s obviously Boards-n-Blocks usability with your last pick or two here.  Even if he’s coming off the bench, it should be for good minutes.
  Slim’s Projection:   .545/.630/0/ 6.5/9.6/0.4/0.4/1.7/0.9 :28
127 Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, CHA (23) SF In his 6 full games before the [re]injury last year, he was a pretty saucy 13.5/7.0/1.2/0.3/0.5 shooting 52.6%. Sure a small sample, but he’s still really young and had big improvements the past two seasons. Just needs to keep those shoulders in those sockets!
  Slim’s Projection:   .475/.700/0.4/11.5/7.3/1.5/0.7/0.7/1.2 :30
128 Zaza Pachulia, GS (32) C Pizza arms!  Up until Feb 19th in 15-16, he was 10/10.9/2/1/0.3 before they massively scaled back his minutes.  Should fit a nice boarding need for the Golden State NBA All Stars of the West Warriors.
  Slim’s Projection:   .460/.780/0/ 8.0/6.9/1.7/0.7/0.2/1.5 :24
129 Steven Adams, OKC (23) C Despite low-volume, vastly improved his %s and AST:TO last year.  I’m not sure the volume goes up a ton though, making him barely above the streaming class.
  Slim’s Projection:   .590/.600/0/11.0/9.6/1.0/0.8/1.5/1.3 :32
130 JaMychal Green, MEM (26) PF The Grizz lack A TON of depth up front, and he had a 16 game stretch in March of 12.6/7.4/2.3/0.9/0.8 in under 29 MPG.  On non-Gasol nights, he could easily do that, and now it looks like he’s starting with Zach Randolph reportedly coming off the bench (which annoys the nuts outta me, I wanted to be on an island here!).  Love the PT upside.
  Slim’s Projection:   .470/.770/0.4/12.0/7.0/1.8/0.9/0.7/1.4 :28
131 ⇓ Buddy Hield, NO (22) SG Steals consistently went down in college and he shot 32.7% in Summer Ball, with only a 22.9% clip on treys.  Small sample, but there’s going to be some big % waffles to his ThrAGNOF game.

DOWN – Lost his starting role to Moore.  I still think he’s going to play a good bit and can take it back…

  Slim’s Projection:   .400/.820/2.2/14.5/4.4/2.3/1.0/0.2/2.3 :34
132 Al Jefferson, IND (31) PF, C Big Al has big tread on the big tires, but could easily go 11/6 with low TO for a backend big.  But hopefully someone else in your league nabs him higher for name value 🙂
  Slim’s Projection:   .485/.660/0/12.0/6.5/1.6/0.5/0.9/0.8 :24
133 Kenneth Faried, DEN (26) PF, C You’re probably hoping for a trade to be honest…  Even in a low MPG role out of the gate if he’s still in DEN, I think there’s enough for early-season ownership.
  Slim’s Projection:   .545/.645/0/12.0/8.6/1.1/0.5/0.8/1.3 :24
134 Alex Len, PHO (23) PF, C Only gets ranked here due to upside – he was a trainwreck when a starter last year, and projected to still come behind grandpa Tyson.  More a stash-and-hope.
  Slim’s Projection:   .450/.735/0/10.0/7.9/1.4/0.6/1.2/1.5 :26
135 Tony Parker, SA (34) PG Interesting note – looks like Parker had his best AST:TO ratio of his career last year: 5.3:1.8.  I know he’s old and not going to play a huge MPG or games played, but I found that intriguing as a final AST boost.
  Slim’s Projection:   .490/.770/0.5/12.0/2.3/5.4/0.7/0.1/1.8 :28
136 Al-Farouq Aminu, POR (26) SF, PF I don’t buy that a guy had a FG% of 41.6 – right where it was last year – while going from 1.7 to 4.3 treys attempted.  36.1% from deep seems like an epic fluke to me, and his ups and downs make him too annoying to own for me to invest.
  Slim’s Projection:   .415/.730/1.3/10.0/5.8/1.5/0.9/0.7/1.3 :26
137 Timofey Mozgov, LAL (30) C If he gets to 28 MPG, he could get 1.5 blocks and a few boards, but health has been an issue and I have no faith in the Lakers not to screw the pooch somehow.
  Slim’s Projection:   .540/.720/0/9.5/7.9/0.5/0.4/1.2/1.6 :28
138 Kris Dunn, MIN (22) PG Insane in Summer Ball, going 24/7/3/2/1 shooting 54.3% from the field and getting to the stripe for 15 freebies in only 2 games (due to a concussion). It’s tough to project HUGE playing time, but the counting stats could be sexy in a major combo guard role. %s and TO are an issue though, cough MCW…
  Slim’s Projection:   .435/.700/0.5/11.5/2.3/4.2/1.3/0.3/2.3 :26
139 Taj Gibson, CHI (31) PF, C With Noah and Pau outta there, there’s a shot for 28-29 MPG with a 9/9 1.3 BLK sort of line, with a great FG%.  Low end, but usable.
  Slim’s Projection:   .515/.700/0/11.5/7.1/1.3/0.6/1.3/1.2 :28
140 ⇑ Terrence Jones, NO (24) SF, PF What’s a lot sexier than Brow/Asik? Brow/Tjones! But then Brow would get pounded by centers, and it would be the most brittle frontline in history… There is a rapport between the two from their Kentucky days, but it’s a pure spec final pick that might not have enough MPG to be usable out of the gate.

UP – He’s certainly worth a last round or two flier.  I still question the minutes, and oblivious everyone questions the durability (ESPECIALLY WITH THE PELS MEDICAL STAFF!), but it could work out in a 25 MPG role…

  Slim’s Projection:   .490/.660/0.7/12.0/6.6/1.0/0.6/1.4/1.0 :26
141 J.R. Smith, CLE (31) SG, SF 12.4 Pts and 2.6 treys we saw last year I think regress with a full season of Kyrie.  But the Cavs do play a ton of off nights, so that could help his ThrAGNOF ownability a tier above the streamers.
  Slim’s Projection:   .415/.680/2.6/12.5/2.8/1.7/1.0/0.2/0.8 :30
142 Tyler Johnson, MIA (24) PG, SG I think the plan was always to mainly play him behind Dragic, so I’m not tinkiering his rank with the J-Rich injury.  Lovvvvvve TyJo’s game, but I dunno if he’ll play enough to reap the full rewards.
  Slim’s Projection:   .465/.795/0.9/11.0/3.6/2.8/1.0/0.5/1.6 :30
143 Gary Harris, DEN (22) SG Expected to miss 4-6 weeks with a groin strain, likely having him miss the first few weeks of the season.  I just HATE this for younger guys.  More promising since this last update that the missed time will be minimal, but still…  Meh…
  Slim’s Projection:   .465/.820/1.7/14.0/3.3/2.1/1.5/0.3/1.4 :32
144 Tyson Chandler, PHO (33) C Very usable 10.1/9.4/0.9/0.6/0.8 run over his last 24 games, shooting 67.8%.  Injuries and age knock him down a round or two, but I’d be fine with him as my last pick.
  Slim’s Projection:   .590/.645/0/8.0/9.1/1.0/0.6/1.0/1.5 :26
145 Jared Dudley, PHO (31) SG, SF Probably a forgotten name come draft day, but did go 10.1/3.9/2.7/1.2/0.2 over 39 games while Wiz had injuries, with 1.7 treys and shooting almost 50%.  Has a chance to replicate that as the Suns starting SF or PF.
  Slim’s Projection:   .470/.740/1.2/8.0/3.5/2.0/0.9/0.2/1.0 :26
146 Eric Gordon, HOU (27) SG Has great upside to be a combo guard backup behind Beard and P-Bev in D’Antoni’s system when all healthy, but we could see an extended amount of time without P-Bev.  Even with playing time though, he’s soooooo ThrAGNOF.
  Slim’s Projection:   .415/.860/2.4/14.5/2.1/3.1/0.8/0.2/1.8 :30
147 Dario Saric, PHI (22) PF More TO than AST in Euro play, and even with the opening of minutes with Simmons hurt, I’m still not sold how “must-own” he’ll be even in 12ers due to the TO question mark and defensive-stats aptitude.  But I’ll 100% take a stab at him with my last couple picks if he’s there.
  Slim’s Projection:   .410/.820/1.0/11.0/4.9/1.7/0.6/0.5/2.3 :26
148 Andrew Bogut, DAL (31) C We know the Bogut schtick by now – steals and blocks, bad FT, legs made of glass.
  Slim’s Projection:   .580/.560/0/6.0/7.8/2.4/0.5/1.6/1.3 :22
149 Lou Williams, LAL (29) PG, SG His FT volume and 3PTM skillset is unique in the streaming class.  It looks like Walton is going to start Sweet Lou.  I’d have him even higher if I thought they would keep him in that role with big minutes all year, but I think we could see some inconsistencies in his run.  But love me that FT/3s combo so much!
  Slim’s Projection:   .410/.835/1.7/15.5/2.4/2.6/0.9/0.2/1.7 :28
150 ⇑ T.J. McConnell, PHI (24) PG Not quite sure of Bayless’s fate, but McConnell will move way up if he’s a long-term starter.  Sergio might sneak his way in as well, but I like McConnell better of the two…

UP – I think surgery and a long absence is coming for Bayless.  Enter your new starter!  Still could see Sergio play a good bit, but if I needed dimes at the end, I’ll get a nice TJ…

  Slim’s Projection:   .465/.720/0.6/8.0/3.3/5.6/1.4/0.1/2.1 :26
151 Omri Casspi, SAC (28) SF, PF A key FT punt target – Casspi hits 3s and shoots a good % while having a tough time at the stripe.  A Gay trade locked in stone will boost him a good bit for me.
  Slim’s Projection:   .475/.680/1.5/10.5/5.8/1.5/0.7/0.2/1.3 :26
152 John Henson, MIL (25) PF, C Well, an OBVIOUS FT target, and a Monroe trade locked in stone boosts HIM up a bit!
  Slim’s Projection:   .560/.600/0/7.5/4.4/0.8/0.4/2.0/1.2 :18
153 Mirza Teletovic, MIL (31) SF, PF Was going to be a ThrAGNOF off the bench for the Bucks with a murky outlook for minutes; alas, Middleton is out most of the year, and the Bucks DESPERATELY need perimeter shooting. They’ll find a way to play Teletovic a good bit, but I’m not going too crazy… ThrAGNOF!
  Slim’s Projection:   .420/.770/2.2/11.5/4.6/1.4/0.5/0.4/1.4 :26
154 Jerami Grant, PHI (22) SF, PF Yes, the deck is heavily stacked against him, but 0.7/1.6 STL/BLK in only 26:50 last year! With Simmons out, there’s a huge gap in minutes – yes I don’t expect him to play a ton of out the gate still – but more upside than there used to be.  He continues to be great in preseason and will pick up SF minutes.  Becoming one of my favorite deep league sleepers.
  Slim’s Projection:   .430/.680/0.9/11.0/4.8/1.9/0.8/1.7/1.6 :28
155 ⇓ Amir Johnson, BOS (29) PF, C Sneaky punt-FT target with a great FG% and bad FTs.  I was surprised to actually like Amir this year, but with no Sully, there isn’t heavy-hitting PF to really rival Amir’s role.  Love dem D stats.

DOWN – Meh, they seem to want to play Jerebko, want to push Jaylen to play some PF, this isn’t looking like the un-sexy sleeper appeal I saw when initially putting the ranks together…

  Slim’s Projection:   .580/.605/0.2/ 8.5/6.7/1.9/0.7/1.1/1.4 :26
156 Courtney Lee, NYK (30) SG, SF Pretty lame last roster-filler, but he contributes STL/3s with virtually no TO.
  Slim’s Projection:   .450/.840/1.0/9.0/2.6/1.8/1.1/0.3/0.9 :30
157 Michael Beasley, MIL (27) SF, PF In only 18 MPG, Beasley went 12.8/4.9 with a usable-enough 0.6/0.5 STL/BLK in his stint in Houston, I already liked him as a sleeper and then he gets traded to a BETTER situation!  They obviously need scoring, but unfortunately he’s not a huge perimeter shooter, so I’m not sure exactly what his role will be.
  Slim’s Projection:   .465/.770/0.2/12.0/4.6/0.9/0.6/0.4/1.5 :22
158 Bojan Bogdanovic, BKN (27) SG, SF ThrAGNOF!  Nets need wing scoring/3PTM in the worst way, but the rest of his stats are so empty to rank him higher, even with the Pts/3s upside.
  Slim’s Projection:   .440/.830/1.7/12.0/3.3/1.3/0.4/0.1/1.6 :28
159 ⇓ Marcus Smart, BOS (22) PG Seems like there’s some buzz for him to take the next step, but I don’t see that happening until they let him slash instead of shooting 3s.  STL in the bank is nice, but meh.

DOWN – Just picked up a kankle and might miss a few weeks.  Hate this.

  Slim’s Projection:   .370/.760/1.2/9.5/4.3/3.4/1.6/.3/1.4 :28
160 Bobby Portis, CHI (21) PF, C Shooting for the upside here – when unleashed the D stats didn’t come too strong, but he can hit FT and treys.  Give him run, Rolo sucks!
  Slim’s Projection:   .440/.740/0.6/10.0/6.0/1.1/0.6/0.7/1.2 :22
161 Arron Afflalo, SAC (30) SG, SF Could be a 15 PPG source, but is blah everywhere else.
  Slim’s Projection:   .430/.845/1.3/11.5/3.3/1.8/0.4/0.1/1.2 :30
162 Stanley Johnson, DET (20) SG, SF Obviously didn’t have the rookie season the buzz was hyping – shooting 37.5% and turning it over an obscene 1.6/game in only 23 minutes – but StanVan wants to limit KCP and Marcus a little, and StanJo can play the 2, 3 or 4.  Hopefully he can improve if given more minutes in year 2.
  Slim’s Projection:   .400/.790/1.2/10.5/4.7/1.9/1.0/0.3/1.7 :26
163 Willie Cauley-Stein, SAC (23) PF, C 0.7/1.0 STL/BLK was AWESOME in 21:23 MPG last year, but 5.3 REB?  And I don’t know if we see that MPG jump with Joerger saying Matt Barnes is gonna play some 4.
  Slim’s Projection:   .560/.650/0/8.5/6.0/0.7/0.8/1.2/0.8 :24
164 E’Twaun Moore, NO (27) PG, SG Another benefactor to the Jrue-hole, and one that got paid.  I moved him up in my penultimate update, but didn’t move him again this one even with a starting job out of the gate.  When Evans and Jrue are ready, he’s going to struggle for USG and Hield could take the job back.
  Slim’s Projection:   .450/.680/1.0/9.0/2.3/1.9/0.8/0.2/1.1 :24
165 Tyreke Evans, NO (28) PG, SG We know the upside when healthy, but revealed he had a bloodclot form after surgery, and just hearing about bloodclots from another NBA player has me freak out.  His target date is in December now.  I won’t be drafting him in 12ers anymore…
  Slim’s Projection:   .440/.770/1.1/16.0/5.1/5.8/1.2/0.3/2.8 :30
166 ⇓ Patrick Beverley, HOU (28) PG, SG While I initially liked the upside for P-Bev in  D’Antoni system, injuries are rearing their ugly head already with a lingering knee issue… Would just be preseason noise for most guys, but P-Bev already hurt has me scurred.

DOWN – Keeps plummeting for fear he might have knee surgery…

  Slim’s Projection:   .425/.765/2.1/10.5/3.9/3.6/1.4/0.4/1.4 :30
167 Tristan Thompson, CLE (25) PF, C You know what you get here – and I would’ve had him even lower if not for 82 games played the past 4 seasons – durable rock for deepers though!
  Slim’s Projection:   .565/.630/0/11.5/9.6/0.9/0.5/0.7/0.9 :32
168 Trey Lyles, UTA (21) PF Scored more than Nick Young at a rave club in Summer Ball!  Hit treys (that’s his name!) and boarded, but anemic in AST/STL/BLK.  Should be good instant O off the Jazz bench, but not seeing an ownable guy out of the gates in 12ers.
  Slim’s Projection:   .450/.720/0.9/8.0/4.5/1.0/0.5/0.3/1.0 :20
169 Tony Allen, MEM (34) SG, SF Steals!  And that’s it!  Streambait.
  Slim’s Projection:   .465/.650/0.2/8.5/4.4/1.4/1.8/0.4/1.3 :26
170 Brandon Ingram, LAL (19) SF I question his perimeter game, and role off the bench behind Deng and Randle as a SF/PF.  I think it’ll be a rocky road to start the season – let’s get ice cream!
  Slim’s Projection:   .400/.700/0.8/10.0/3.9/1.5/0.5/0.7/1.4 :26
171 Dion Waiters, MIA (24) SG, SF Might get snagged as a sleeper in a lot of leagues, but I’ve always been bleh on his game.  Not enough 3s for a bad FG%, I’m not sure the MPG he’ll get, and not like Richardson is out too long.  Steals get a little overlooked for him though.
  Slim’s Projection:   .400/.720/1.0/10.0/2.4/2.1/0.9/0.2/1.4 :26
172 Cody Zeller, CHA (23) PF, C A lingering bone bruise has the beginning of the season in question.  I hate the Hornets C rotation these days…
  Slim’s Projection:   .515/.765/0/9.5/6.3/1.3/0.9/0.9/1.0 :26
173 Mario Hezonja, ORL (21) SG Was anything but super his rookie year, and while the Magic lack a lot of wing depth, he just doesn’t do enough beyond 3s and a couple of boards to get me excited as a 6th man.
  Slim’s Projection:   .440/.880/1.2/9.0/2.8/1.6/0.6/0.2/1.5 :22
174 Brandon Jennings, NYK (27) PG Played like vintage BJ off the bench with a bad FG% and great AST:TO last year. Rose is an obvious injury risk and possible suspension risk, so a nice stash gamble in deepers.
  Slim’s Projection:   .390/.780/1.5/9.5/2.0/3.9/0.7/0.1/1.2 :22
175 Solomon Hill, NO (25) SG, SF No Reke gives Hill a chance to play some starting minutes out of the gate, and over the final 5 games of 15-16, Hill went 15/7.2/2.2/2.0/0.2 on the Pacers.  Very small sample, but there’s talent there.
  Slim’s Projection:   .435/.830/1.0/10.5/3.8/2.3/0.9/0.2/1.5 :30
176 Dwight Powell, DAL (25) PF Some talent here as well! 14.5/9.9/1.6/1.3/0.9 in per-36 minutes with only 1.5 TO, and should have a big expanded role with a new contract, and Carlisle saying as much.
  Slim’s Projection:   .485/.755/0.2/11.0/6.8/1.2/0.9/0.7/1.1 :26
177 Trevor Booker, BKN (28) PF PF in BKN is a mess.  I think Scola could start, but the biggest upside I think is for the Bookworm.  Didn’t have consistent fantasy production when given minutes last year, but can board, hit a trey, and provide a few D stats.
  Slim’s Projection:   .490/.650/0.3/9.5/6.3/1.2/0.8/0.7/1.3 :28
178 Joe Johnson, UTA (35) SG, SF I could see Exum, Burks, JJ, Lyles as a really entertaining 2nd unit for the Jazz… Will get 2-3 weeks of starts s well with Hayward down.
  Slim’s Projection:   .440/.815/1.3/9.0/2.3/3.1/0.5/0.1/1.2 :22
179 Ed Davis, POR (27) PF, C I’d like Big Ed more if I wasn’t a Plumlee buyer, but 0.7/0.9 STL/BLK and 7.4 boards is maybe replicable, although I could see a few less minutes if they expand Mason.
  Slim’s Projection:   .610/.550/0/7.0/7.1/1.0/0.6/1.1/0.8 :22
180 Gerald Henderson, PHI (28) SG, SF Blah scoring.  As empty as his hair follicles.
  Slim’s Projection:   .430/.780/0.9/11.5/3.6/2.0/0.6/0.3/1.2 :26
181 Brandan Wright, MEM (28) PF, C Gets a flier rank due to possible starts coming if Gasol misses any time or second legs of b2bs.  Has injury issues of his own and can’t play a ton of minutes in a game, so even in non-Gasol games, upside is a little capped.
  Slim’s Projection:   .620/.675/0/7.0/4.3/0.5/0.4/1.1/0.8 :18
182 Norman Powell, TOR (23) SG Might have a little too much buzz after his awesome finish last year, but I just don’t see enough run…
  Slim’s Projection:   .430/.820/0.8/7.5/2.5/1.3/0.8/0.2/0.8 :18
183 CJ Miles, IND (29) SG, SF Averaged a whopping 2.2 treys last year!  But with PG13 now locked in at SF minutes instead of stretch-4 minutes, it’ll be tough to see Miles get the same MPG.
  Slim’s Projection:   .405/.780/2.0/10.5/2.4/0.8/0.6/0.3/1.0 :22
184 T.J. Warren, PHO (23) SF Initially not in my ranks, I had some question marks on his health off foot surgery.  But it sounds like he’s healthy and there’s an opening for SF minutes with Tucker out.  Not huge on his game and I think Booker gets some SF run though…
  Slim’s Projection:   .495/.720/0.7/13.0/3.5/1.1/0.9/0.3/1.0 :28
185 Roy Hibbert, CHA (29) C Ugh, I hate Hibbert.  But if Zeller misses time, Hibbert might win out this starting job and play 25 MPG.  Will make the Hornets awful though!
  Slim’s Projection:   .440/.805/0.0/9.0/4.9/1.2/0.3/1.4/1.2 :24
186 Jeremy Lamb, CHA (24) SG, SF Lin is back in NY and MKG has balky shoulders – there’s a shot for a little added run!  Yes, he’s inconsistent and the coaching staff calls him out on it, but they paid him!
  Slim’s Projection:   .435/.790/0.9/9.0/3.6/1.4/0.7/0.4/0.8 :20
187 Tony Snell, MIL (24) SG, SF I’ve always had a soft spot in my heart for Snell…  Has shown some fun flashes!  Great opportunity to start in Milwaukee, admittedly ThrAGNOFfy.
  Slim’s Projection:   .400/.810/1.3/8.0/3.5/1.2/0.6/0.2/1.0 :26
188 Jaylen Brown, BOS (19) SF After only 1.4 combined STL+BLK in college, 2.3 STL and 0.8 BLK in 6 games in Summer play. I’m not seeing a ton of run here though, but there’s some talk they could play him at stretch-4. Could be enough minutes for him to be deep league usable if so.
  Slim’s Projection:   .420/.665/0.6/10.0/3.2/1.7/1.0/0.3/1.7 :22
189 Meyers Leonard, POR (24) PF, C Just does nothing in AST/STL/BLK and is a bench player.  Meh.
  Slim’s Projection:   .465/.775/1.6/9.5/5.5/1.4/0.2/0.4/1.3 :24
190 ⇑ Marquese Chriss, PHO (19) PF I’m just not sold on the role, but the preseason showing is enough to at least have him in the ranks.  Getting steals for a big, taking a lot of shots, and after 6 TO in the preseason opener, has calmed those down.

UP – Still in my deep league range, but he does indeed look a lot better than Bender right now.  Could be a surprise.

  Slim’s Projection:   .445/.690/0.5/9.5/6.0/0.8/0.6/0.8/1.8 :24
191 Langston Galloway, NO (24) PG, SG Gets an added boost with Jrue’s games played in question, and should be a fixture as a combo guard off the bench.  Doesn’t do much stats-wise, but has impressively low TO rates with a few dimes.
  Slim’s Projection:   .395/.770/1.0/6.9/3.5/2.7/0.9/0.3/0.9 :24
192 Shaun Livingston, GS (31) PG, SG Warriors have pretty light depth at guard, and Livingston can chip in some low-volume stats with low-TO.  Nice deep league depth.
  Slim’s Projection:   .525/.810/0.1/6.5/2.2/3.0/0.7/0.3/1.0 :20
193 Allen Crabbe, POR (24) PG, SG Got really effing rich this offseason!  Turner is probably starting and McCollum is going to get his huge run…  When are the Blazers gonna get Crabby?!
  Slim’s Projection:   .455/.840/1.5/10.2/2.5/1.3/0.9/0.2/0.8 :24
194 Jarrett Jack, ATL (32) PG, SG A little surprising he landed somewhere where playing time is so assured, but he should play a nice mentorship role to Schroder.  Although he’ll need a German translator like my boy Paul.

Wow, I’m shocked the Hawks waived him.  Made perfect sense as a vet backup to unproven-as-a-starter-Schroder.

  Slim’s Projection:   .415/.870/0.5/8.0/2.8/2.6/0.5/0.1/1.0 :18
195 Wesley Johnson, LAC (29) SG, SF 0.7/1.1 STL/BLK last year, but was really up and down.  Will get a little boost if The Truth retires.
  Slim’s Projection:   .405/.730/1.2/7.0/3.3/0.5/1.0/0.6/0.7 :20
196 James Ennis, MEM (26) SG, SF I’m not totally buying in yet, but new coach David “Plop Plop, Fizz” Fizzdale has a major hard-on for him.  And if Parsons is limited out of the gate, which it sounds like he might be, it will give Ennis playing time in a weak stable of wings.  Monitoring for now, might raise him as we move along.
  Slim’s Projection:   .420/.800/1.1/9.0/3.3/1.3/0.8/0.3/1.2 :24
197 Patrick Patterson, TOR (27) PF, C Meh, we know what he is, blah stats but gets em across the board with low TO.
  Slim’s Projection:   .420/.810/1.1/6.0/4.0/1.0/0.5/0.3/0.7 :22
198 Kelly Oubre, WAS (20) SF Just because I love him!  Still a little raw from some preseason action I watched the other day, but massive talent is there.  Scott Brooks saying the SF position is a battle might be a little silly, but should tell you he’s closer to Porter than you’d think.
  Slim’s Projection:   .420/.740/1.0/9.5/4.1/0.6/0.9/0.3/1.2 :22
199 ⇓ Dragan Bender, PHO (18) PF Really struggled in Summer Ball, but I like him for the added SF opportunity with Tucker hurt.  It’s so weird he’s 7+ feet and going to play SF…

DOWN – They’ll play TJ Warren and Bender just looks sooooo raw.  Only stays in for upside in a month or two if something clicks.

  Slim’s Projection:   .390/.750/1.1/7.5/5.1/1.2/0.6/0.8/2.1 :22
200 ⇑ Domantas Sabonis, OKC (20) PF UP – Looking like he’s the starter on opening night, even though I don’t see a ton of upside.
  Slim’s Projection:   .470/.765/0.9/8.0/3.9/1.8/0.4/0.4/1.4 :26

Dropped Out: Jerryd Bayless (I just see bad things coming for his wrist…)