The crew is back together! Brent, Craig, Son, and yours truly get together for the first time in months to give our thoughts on the NBA Offseason. We break down all of the big transactions since July 1st: how does it impact their team in real life and what does it mean in fantasy? From there, we look at Son’s top 10 rankings for this upcoming season. Son details how he decided on this order before everyone gives their thoughts on his list. We wrap things up talking about players who just missed and who can make a big jump forward towards the top 10. All of that and more on the latest edition of The Razzball Basketball Podcast!
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Aaron Gordon I think is a player who could make an Oladipo type jump. He was producing at a very high level last year before his injury. He’s definitely the man on that magic team.
@Luigi: He probably should have been mentioned, that was an oversight on my part. It does seem extremely unlikely though, just because the FT% will be a negative, and the D stats are only solid. He’d need his 3P% to take a big jump, along with getting his assists up. I like him a lot, it just seems like a stretch to think he could make that jump to being a top 15 player.
@Viz: Yeah I would agree. He would to improve his FT% to a net positive. However, slight improvements across the board could easily have him as a top 20 player which would be a great draft day value depending on where he falls. He reminds me of Oladipo because he’s a veteran who seems ready to take the jump but people write him off quickly because of him disappointing in fantasy the last few seasons. This is barring good health of course.
I think for me the development of Jonathan Isaac putting the ball on the floor will impact Gordon too. In summer league Isaac way more comfortable with ball in hand and this could reduce the point forward ball carrying opportunities too for AG. It really is a bizzare makeup of the team personnell wise.
@Luigi: Umm…I mentioned him 🙂