NBA Twitter Mock Poll Draft

Here is the NBA Twitter Mock Poll Draft I started on May 16th. Obviously there have been trades which changes where some teams pick. Screenshots of the polling data are at the bottom.

1)phi PG – Markelle Fultz
2)lalPG – Lonzo Ball
3)bosSF – Josh Jackson
4)sunsSF – Jayson Tatum
5)sacPG – De’Aaron Fox
6)orlPG – Malik Monk
7) T-WolvesFC – Jonathan Isaac
8)nykPG – Dennis Smith
9)mavsPF – Lauri Markkanen
10)sacF – Justin Jackson
11) chaFC – Zach Collins
12) Pistons logo PG – Frank Ntilikina
13) Denver_Nuggets F – OG Anunoby
14)miamiPF – TJ Leaf
15)blazersFC – Harry Giles
16)chiSG – Luke Kennard
17)BucksSG – Donovan Mitchell
18)PacersPF – John Collins
19)HawksC – Jarrett Allen
20) blazersPF – Caleb Swanigan
21)okcF – Semi Ojeleye
22)NetsGF – Terrance Ferguson
23) torSF – Dillon Brooks
24)jazzPF – Jordan Bell
25)orlC – Justin Patton
26) blazersC – Edrice Bam Adebayo
27)lalSG – Josh Hart
28)lalPF – Ivan Rabb
29) sasC – Christopher Ike Anigbogu
30)jazz PG – Jawun Evans

Also Checkout: NOT a Mock Draft (Player Rankings)
NBA Twitter Mock Draft Poll Data
Philly now has the #1 pick, but I would gather a new poll would still lean Fultz. Who knows that Boston will do at 3.


That concludes the NBA Twitter Mock Draft.

NOT a Mock Draft (Player Rankings)

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Per 36 minutes NCAA College Stats. Value is the z-score of FG%, 3PM, 3P%, FTM, FT%, REBS, ASTS, STLS, BLKs, TO, PF, PTS. Heavier weights were applied to 3s and defensive stats.

Key

Light Blue Basketball High Bust Probability
Purple Basketball Overhyped
Red Basketball Decent Probability of Success

1) Purple Basketball PG – Markelle Fultz Reminds me of: Dwyane Wade
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2) Red Basketball PG – Dennis Smith up arrow Reminds me of: Kemba Walker
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3) Red Basketball SF – Josh Jackson   Reminds me of: Draymond Green
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4) Purple Basketball PG – Lonzo Ball down arrow  Reminds me of: A King Size Version of Chris Paul
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5) Red Basketball SG – Malik Monk – Reminds me of: Chauncey Billups
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6) Red Basketball PF – Lauri Markkanen Reminds me of: A Better Shooting Gallinari
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7) Red Basketball SF – Jayson Tatum  – Reminds me of: Rudy Gay
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8) Light Blue Basketball PG –  De’Aaron Fox down arrow – Reminds me of: Elfrid Payton
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9) Light Blue Basketball PG – Frank Ntilikina  Reminds me of: A King Size Brandon Jennings
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10) Red Basketball SG – Donovan Mitchell Reminds me of: Avery Bradley
Ideal lottery fits nykmavscha Pistons logo 
11) Light Blue Basketball FC – Harry Giles up arrow Reminds me of: Ed Davis
Ideal lottery fits Denver_Nuggetsmiami

12) Red Basketball SF – Justin Jackson Reminds me of: TJ Warren
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13) Light Blue Basketball FC – Jonathan Isaac down arrow  Reminds me of: Nerlens Noel meets Bobby Portis
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14) Red BasketballSF OG Anunoby
Reminds me of: Andre Roberson
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15) Red BasketballSG  Luke Kennard Reminds me of: Rodney Hood
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16) PFJohn CollinsReminds me of: A Poor Man’s LaMarcus Aldridge
17) PF – TJ LeafReminds me of: Dario Saric
18) PG – Jawun Evans up arrow
 – Reminds me of: Reggie Jackson
19) FCZach Collins down arrow -Reminds me of: Myles Turner
20) FSemi Ojeleye -Reminds me of: Marcus Morris
21) PF – Jordan Bell Reminds me of: A Fun Size Version of Nerlens Noel
22) PF – Caleb Swanigan – Reminds me of: Jared Sullinger
23) C – Jarrett Allen – Reminds me of: Tyson Chandler
24) PG – Derrick WhiteReminds me of: Tyler Johnson
25) GF – Terrance Ferguson – Reminds me of: Early Career DeMar DeRozan
26) PG – Monte Morris up arrow – Reminds me of: A Poor Man’s Ricky Rubio
27) PG – Frank Mason up arrow – Reminds me of: A Dollar Store Kyrie Irving
28) SG – Sindarius Thornwellup arrow – Reminds me of: Matt Barnes
29) SG – Frank Jackson  up arrowReminds me of: Norman Powell
30) C – Justin Patton down arrow – 
Reminds me of: A Poor Man’s Al Horford

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May I Mock the NBA Draft

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Welcome to my May Mock NBA Draft

Key

Light Blue Basketball High Bust Probability
Purple Basketball Overhyped
Blue Basketball Not a Sexy Pick, But Fits a Team Need
Red Basketball Decent Probability of Success
5% Money Pick (Too high of a talent to pass up)
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Disclaimer: I’m not projecting a prospect’s floor or ceiling. When I says reminds me of player X that is who I think of when watching them play.

1) bosPG – Markelle Fultz – Boston Celtics 5% 
The Celtics are in need of a big man, but it’s hard to imagine them reaching on a big when Markelle Fultz is rated significantly better than any big in this draft. I would expect the Celtics to select Markelle Fultz to either keep or potentially trade later.
Reminds me of: Dwyane Wade

2) lalPG – Lonzo Ball  Los Angeles Lakers Purple Basketball
The Lakers are in need of a franchise player. They have some nice young talent on the roster in D’Angelo Russell, Brandon Ingram, Ivica Zubac, Larry Nance, Julius Randle, & Jordan Clarkson, but it’s hard to assume any are a lock to become superstars. Lonzo is a talent, but off court family issues are a little concerning. At the end of the day, Lonzo and his family want him to play for the Lakers and he has a high enough ceiling for the Lakers to consider him at 2.
Reminds me of: A King Size Version of Chris Paul

3)  phi G – Malik Monk up arrow –  Philadelphia 76ers Blue Basketball
The Sixers are in an interesting situation where they have a really nice core, but lack shooting. Joel Embiid was phenomenal when he played this season. Dario Saric is in the running for rookie of the year. Ben Simmons didn’t play a game due to being injured but could be an elite passing forward. So the Sixers desperately need a guard that can shoot the ball. Malik Monk just might be the best shooting guard in the draft. Also, I think people are underrating Monk’s playmaking ability because he played beside PG De’Aaron Fox at Kentucky.
Reminds me of: Chauncey Billups 

4) sunsSF – Josh Jackson – Phoenix Suns 5%
The Suns are in a similar situation as the Lakers. They have a lot of nice young talent in Devin Booker, Marquese Chriss, Dragan Bender, Tyler Ulis, & TJ Warren but lack a franchise player. Josh Jackson is one of the best defenders in the draft if not the best. The Suns still have Eric Bledsoe so they shouldn’t be obligated to take a point guard.
Reminds me of: Draymond Green

5) sac SF – Jayson Tatum  – Sacramento Kings Red Basketball
I have no idea what the Kings are going to do. Does anyone? I’m asking do you know? The Kings paid a high price for Buddy Hield and he was terrific for them so it’s probably safe to safe the Kings won’t select a shooting guard. Adam Silver: “The Kings select Luke Kennard.” Hopefully, we don’t hear that, but I everything is on the table when in comes to the Kings front office. I like Jayson Tatum for the Kings because he has a high floor. The offensive talent is there and he could be the perfect replacement for Rudy Gay.
Reminds me of: Rudy Gay

6)  orl PG – Dennis Smith Orlando Magic Red Basketball
The Orlando Magic probably need shooting. Dennis Smith might not be the best shooter in the draft, but he’s a competent shooter and one of the better point guards in the draft. Elfrid Payton was solid this season, but has shown he cannot shoot in this era of crazy good NBA shooting. Markkanen is a guy that could help their shooting issues, but I wouldn’t expect them to draft him because I would expect their new management to give Aaron Gordon at least a year of support as the starting PF. I also wouldn’t be surprised if the Magic tried to move the pick to trade up or down to better help fill their needs.
Reminds me of: Kemba Walker

7)  T-Wolves PF –  Lauri Markkanen up arrow – Minnesota Timberwolves  Blue Basketball
The Wolves are in a unique situation where they already have their superstar in Karl Towns. They also have a great number 2 in Andrew Wiggins. It’s hard to imagine the Wolves select another point guard when they just took Kris Dunn last year and still have Ricky Rubio. So they will likely take a wing or big. Gorgui Dieng has been good for the Wolves, but they could probably use a better player to pair next to Towns. Three-point shooter Lauri Markkanen would help open the court for Towns.
Reminds me of: A Better Shooting Danilo Gallinari

8)  nykPG –  De’Aaron Fox down arrow  New York Knicks Purple Basketball
The Knicks desperately need a point guard for the love of Porzingis. Fox has lightning speed that can defend. If ever figures out shooting the sky is the limit for him.
Reminds me of: Elfrid Payton

9)  mavs PG – Frank Ntilikina Dallas Mavericks Blue Basketball
The Mavs need a point guard. I think a lot of people are expecting Markkanen to be here and learn under Dirk, but if that doesn’t happen I think they take Ntilikina. In this age where point guard is the deepest position in the NBA Seth Curry or Yogi Ferrell isn’t the answer to the question who should be the Mavs starting point guard. Ntilikina has experience playing professional basketball overseas.
Reminds me of: A King Size Version of Brandon Jennings

10)  sacFC – Jonathan Isaac down arrow Sacramento Kings Light Blue Basketball
In this scenario Kings probably were hoping Frank Ntilikina was available at 10 after taking Jayson Tatum at 5. Without another highly rated PG on the board, I have them taking Isaac. It’s unclear what position Isaac will be in the NBA. Some people seem to think he’s a SF, but at 6’11 and without a consistent jumper I think he’s best suited to come in and play centre. My big worry about him is his small frame. He looked lost at times playing against bigger guys in the NCAA. If he bulks up he could start off his career being a good role player with an impact on the defensive side of the ball. Otherwise, he could be in over his head.
Reminds me of: Nerlens Noel meets Bobby Portis

11) cha C – Zach Collins Charlotte Hornets Blue Basketball
The Hornets felt like a playoff team at times this season. Their biggest hole seemed to be at centre. Cody Zeller was a solid role player when he played, but probably isn’t cut out for more than 20-25 minute role. Charlotte trading for Miles Plumlee’s horrific contract was probably a mistake. And I’m not sold on Frank “The Tank” Kaminsky being a starting centre. Since the Hornets have an affinity for white centres how could they possibly pass up on Zach Collins? If they did pass on him and he becomes a star the Hornets will become a joke for finally passing up on a white big who actually turned out to be good. Zach Collins has shown he can score from almost anywhere on the floor and also play above average defensively.
Reminds me of: Myles Turner

12)  Pistons logo SG – Luke Kennard up arrow Detroit Pistons  Blue Basketball
The Pistons desperately need shooting. Malik Monk & Luke Kennard are probably two of the best shooters in this draft. Malik Monk ain’t falling to 12. So it could make sense for the Pistons to take Luke.
Reminds me of: Rodney Hood

13) Denver_Nuggets SF – OG Anunoby up arrow Denver Nuggets 5%
The Nuggets have a deep roster except at PG. If all the highly rated point guards are off the board, so I’m not sure they reach for one. Danilo Gallinari and Wilson Chandler are always being rumoured in trades. If they move on from one they would be able to make room for a defensive small forward like OG Anunoby. Also, Will Barton got outplayed by Gary Harris this season, so they might look to move on from Barton as well. I feel like OG would pair well with a guard like Harris or Jamal Murray. If Anunoby ever develops a shot he could be really dangerous in the NBA.
Reminds me of: Andre Roberson 

14) miamiPF – Ivan Rabb – Miami Heat Blue Basketball
The Heat could go in a bunch of directions with this pick, but I think they go with a PF to pair next to Hassan Whiteside. I don’t know if the Heat believes or believed Justise Winslow to be their PF, but want I do know is that he struggled hard offensively before getting injured. Ivan Rabb is a good rebounder and at 3 inches taller than Winslow and probably better suited to play PF. If the Heat select a PF, Winslow can primarily play SF.
Reminds me of: Julius Randle

15) blazers SF – Justin Jackson Portland Trailblazers
The Blazers have their PG in Damian Lillard, shooting guard in CJ McCollum, and centre in Jusuf Nurkic. So they are probably looking at a forward here. Justin Jackson does a little bit of everything, but doesn’t excel at one particular skill. If the Blazers were ever looking to trade either Moe Harkless or Al-Farouq Aminu who are both on reasonable contracts Justin Jackson could slide into that kind of role.
Reminds me of: TJ Warren

16) chiSG – Donovan Mitchell Chicago Bulls 5%
The Bulls need shooting. If Donovan Mitchell continues to develop his shot he could be a pretty nice two-way player in the NBA.
Reminds me of: Avery Bradley

17)  Bucks F – Semi Ojeleye up arrow Milwaukee Bucks Blue Basketball
The Bucks have lots of size on their roster, but don’t have massive amounts of shooting outside of Khris Middleton. I don’t know which forward position Semi Ojeleye will play in the NBA, but I believe in his jumper.
Reminds me of: Marcus Morris

18) Pacers G – Monte Morris up arrow Indiana Pacers
If the Pacers want a chance at keeping their franchise stud, Paul George, they will need to show him they are better this season. Monte Morris might not have the greatest upside, but he could come in from day 1 and carve out a bench role on this Pacers team.
Reminds me of: A Poor Man’s Ricky Rubio

19)  Hawks FC – Harry Giles – Atlanta Hawks 5%
If the Hawks are thinking about the future after Dwight Howard, Harry Giles might be their man. Giles was once thought of as a high lottery pick, but after injuries and not showing much in limited action in college will likely push him outside the lottery. If Giles can put everything together he has the tools to be a really good player in the NBA.
Reminds me of: Ed Davis

20) blazers PF – Caleb SwaniganPortland Trailblazers Blue Basketball
So this is the 2nd of the Blazers 3 first round picks. With pick 15 I had them taking a small forward in Justin Jackson. Their other position of need is PF. Caleb Swanigan might just be a good floor stretcher next to Jusuf Nurkic.
Reminds me of: Jared Sullinger

21)okcPG – Jawun Evans Oklahoma City Thunder Blue Basketball
The Thunder were the ones that drafted Reggie Jackson roughly around this spot in 2011. He ended up being a good pick for them while he was in OKC. The Thunder traded point guard Cameron Payne to the Bulls at the deadline this year. Me thinks there is an opening for a role behind Westbrook. Could that guy be Jawun Evans?
Reminds me of: Reggie Jackson

22) NetsGF – Terrance Ferguson Brooklyn Nets 5%
The Brooklyn Nets desperately need talent. They went with a high-upside guy last year in Caris LeVert and it paid off. Could they do it again with Terrance Ferguson? Ferguson is super athletic and starting to put together a jumper. The raw talent is there, but can he translate that talent into the NBA?
Reminds me of: Early Career DeMar DeRozan

23) tor PF – TJ Leaf – Toronto Raptors Blue Basketball
The Raptors are in a tough spot at both forward spots. PJ Tucker, Patrick Patterson, & Serge Ibaka are all free agents. It’s unlikely that all will be back. If Patterson is the odd man out, TJ Leaf could be a nice replacement. Leaf is a good shooter & is better than advertised on the defensive side of the ball.
Reminds me of: Dario Saric

24) jazz  PF – Jordan Bell – Utah Jazz Blue Basketball
If the Jazz want to pay big money to bring Gordon Hayward & George Hill back they will likely need to move Derrick Favors who is a free agent in a year. Trey Lyles really struggled when the Jazz needed him most (when Favors was injured). In fact, Lyles shooting numbers were worse than his rookie season which is troubling, to say the least. Jordan Bell isn’t much of a shooter from range, but he is a good defender that can finish around the basket.
Reminds me of: A Fun Size Version of Nerlens Noel

25) orl SF – Rodions Kurucs – Orlando Magic Blue Basketball
If the Magic do snag a point guard with pick 6 they will likely be looking for a wing with this pick. Rodions Kurucs is good at finishing strong around the rim. He also projects as a good shooter and decent passer. With a new front office in place, they can afford to stash him if they need to.
Reminds me of: Joe Ingles Without Any Defense

26) blazers PF – John Collins Portland Trailblazers 
This is the Blazers 3rd first round pick. If they keep the pick I could see them taking another PF here. Yes, I had them taking Swanigan at 20. Not every pick pans out. This would give them another crack at filling PF. John Collins is a good scorer from the paint and a good rebounder. His concerns on defense might be a tad overblown.
Reminds me of: A Poor Man’s LaMarcus Aldridge

27) NetsC – Jarrett Allen Brooklyn Nets 5%
I had the Nets taking a wing in Terrance Ferguson at pick 22, so maybe they take the best available player with this pick. Jarrett Allen was the best player on my board here. If they Nets are looking for a centre that can change the way they play when Brook Lopez is off the floor this could be their guy. Jarrett Allen is a good defender and rebounder that finishes at well around the basket.
Reminds me of: Tyson Chandler

28)  lalC – Justin Patton – Los Angeles Lakers 5%
The Lakers are probably looking for someone that has a chance to stay in the NBA with pick 28. Justin Patton certainly has a chance to be that guy for them. Patton is a solid shooter and good defender for a big man. However, he needs to get a little better rebounding the ball. Could be a solid backup for Zubac.
Reminds me of: A Poor Man’s Al Horford

29) sas G – Derrick White – San Antonio Spurs Blue Basketball
With the Spurs on the clock I’m going to say they take a guard. Why a guard you might ask? Tony Parker suffered a major injury and Patty Mills is a free agent. Derrick White is an exceptional shooter around the basket and from range. The knocks on White are that he’s slow and doesn’t have room to grow (will turn 23 years old in July). If I know one thing about the Spurs it’s that they can develop almost anyone.
Reminds me of: Tyler Johnson

30) jazz PF – Tyler Lydon – Utah Jazz Blue Basketball
I have the Jazz taking a PF at 24 in Jordan Bell and yes I have them potentially taking another one right here with Tyler Lydon. If my theory about the Jazz is correct about wanting to trade Derrick Favors they will likely need multiple guys to replace him. Jordan Bell is the defensive PF and Tyler Lydon is the floor stretching-shooting PF. If Lydon becomes passable on D he can be an NBA player.
Reminds me of: A Dollar Store Ryan Anderson

That concludes my May NBA Mock Draft.
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Bubble Watch:

C – Christopher “Ike” Anigbogu
C – Edrice “Bam” Adebayo
C – Isaiah Hartenstein
C – Jonathan Jeanne
FC – DJ Wilson
PF – Alec Peters
PF Johnathan Motley
SF – Dwayne Bacon
SG – Josh Hart
PG – Frank Jackson
PG – Frank Mason

These were just some names that I think could creep into the first round, but couldn’t find a team to pick them. Thanks for reading my May NBA Mock Draft.

 

 

Trade That Wins Your Fantasy League

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We talkn’ roto. Roto? Roto? Every year for whatever reason in yahoo fantasy basketball at this point in the season I see I’m ranked last or second to last in turnovers. This season in one league I saw I was ranked second last in turnover and bottom or near the bottom in both FG & FT%. If I continue on the path that I’m on I literally have no chance of winning.

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MAKE THE TRADE THAT GIVES YOU A SHOT AT WINNING

Part 1: I ended up trading DeMarcus Cousins for Al Horford. Yes, Cousins puts up gaudy stats, but he’s killing me in efficiency. It should help me in FG%, FT%, & Turnovers. I honestly don’t care that Horford was ranked higher than Cousins in averaged stats. I would still trade for Horford if he was ranked 30 or 40 (example: if he didn’t shoot 3s).

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How was I able to get the exact deal I wanted?

I wasn’t. The guy I wanted was Myles Turner. Since I wasn’t able to get him I settled on Al Horford. No complaints, but you have to be flexible when targeting the players you want.

What do I got to next?

I know I have to trade D’Angelo Russell. I was just waiting for him to get more healthy games under his belt first.

I also probably have to trade LeBron. But, wait didn’t I say I needed FG%. Yes, he does help me there, but he’s hurting me in FT% & Turnovers. LeBron is shooting a career worst 68.7% from the line at 7.2 attempts per game. The more volume a player shoots at a bad clip the more it hurts your team.

Time to climb that ladder.

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Pelicans Player Projections

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*Alexis Ajinca (NOP) 6ppg, 4.5rpg, 0.6apg, FG 50%, FT 83%, 0.75bpg, 1tpg

*Omer Asik (NOP) 3ppg, 4.5rpg, 0.25apg, FG 52%, FT 52%, 0.5bpg, 0.75tpg

*Dante Cunningham (NOP) 5ppg, 3rpg, 0.75apg, FG 46%, FT 66%, 0.5spg, 0.5bpg, 0.5tpg

Anthony Davis (NOP) 24ppg, 10rpg, 2apg, 0.5 3pm, FG 50%, FT 79%, 1.5spg, 2.5bpg, 2tpg

*Cheick Diallo (NOP) 2.75ppg, 2.5rpg, FG 51%, FT 54%, 0.75bpg, 0.5tpg

~Tyreke Evans (NOP) 14.5ppg, 5rpg, 5apg, 1.0 3pm, FG 43%, FT 77%, 1.3spg, 0.4bpg, 3tpg

^Tim Frazier (NOP) 11.5ppg, 4.5rpg, 7apg, 1.0 3pm, FG 43%, FT 72%, 1.5spg, 2.5tpg

*Langston Galloway (NOP) 5.5ppg, 3rpg, 2apg, 0.5 3pm, FG 40%, FT 76%, 0.5spg, 0.5tpg

Buddy Hield (NOP) 15.6ppg, 3.1rpg, 2apg, 2.2 3pm, 1.1spg, FG 43.5% FT 84%, 0.5spg, 0.2bpg, 2.7 tpg

Solomon Hill (NOP) 7.5ppg, 4.5rpg, 1.25apg, 1.2 3pm, FG 44%, FT 82%, 1spg, 0.3bpg, 1tpg

Jrue Holiday (NOP) 16ppg, 3.5rpg, 6.5apg, 1.25 3pm, FG 44.5%, FT 84%, 1.5spg, 0.4bpg, 2.5tpg

Terrence Jones (NOP) 12ppg, 6.5rpg, 1apg, 0.5 3pm, FG 50%, FT 65%, 0.5spg, 1.5bpg, 1tpg

E’Twaun Moore (NOP) 10ppg, 3rpg, 2.5apg, 1.0 3pm, FG 47%, FT 75%, 0.7spg, 0.4bpg, 1.5tpg

*Quincy Pondexter (NOP) 5ppg, 2.25rpg, 1.25apg, FG 42%, FT 74%, 0.6tpg

*Lance Stephenson (NOP) 8ppg, 4.5rpg, 3.5apg, 0.5 3pm, FG 47%, FT 73%, 0.75spg, 2tpg

*If he is given minutes and part of the rotation
~Currently injured
^As the starter

ppg = points per game
rpg = rebounds per game
apg = assists per game
3pm = 3 pointers made
FG = Field Goal
FT = Free Throw
spg = steals per game
bpg = blocks per game
tpg = turnovers per game

Spurs Player Projections

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LaMarcus Aldridge (SAS) 20ppg, 9rpg, 1.5apg, FG 53%, FT 86%, 1spg, 1bpg, 1.5tpg

*Kyle Anderson (SAS) 6.5ppg, 4.5rpg, 2apg, FG 47%, FT 77%, 1.5spg, 0.5bpg, 1.25tpg

*Davis Bertans (SAS) 4ppg, 2rpg, 0.5apg, 0.75 3pm, FG 38%, FT 82%, 0.5tpg

*Dewayne Dedmon (SAS) 6ppg, 5rpg, FG 58%, FT 68%, 1bpg, 1tpg

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Bryn Forbes (SAS) – Not expected to be part of the rotation

Pau Gasol (SAS) 14ppg, 9rpg, 3.5apg, FG 48%, FT 78%, 0.5spg, 1bpg, 1.8tpg

Manu Ginobili (SAS) 8ppg, 1.5rpg, 2.5apg, 1.0 3pm, FG 44%, FT 82%, 1spg, 1tpg

~Danny Green (SAS) 9ppg, 4rpg, 2apg, 2.0 3pm, FG 41%, FT 81%, 1spg, 1bpg, 1tpg

Nicolas Laprovittola (SAS) – Not expected to be part of the rotation

*David Lee (SAS) 7ppg, 5rpg, 1.5apg, FG 53%, FT 75%, 0.5bpg, 1tpg

Kawhi Leonard (SAS) 23ppg, 6.5rpg, 3apg, 2.0 3pm, FG 49%, FT 86%, 2spg, 1bpg, 1.5tpg

Patty Mills (SAS) 9ppg, 2rpg, 3apg, 1.5 3pm, FG 43%, FT 85%, 0.75spg, 1tpg

*Dejounte Murray (SAS) 4.75ppg, 2rpg, 1.5apg, FG 37%, FT 68%, 0.7spg, 1.5tpg

Tony Parker (SAS) 11ppg, 2rpg, 5apg, 0.5 3pm, FG 48%, FT 78.5%, 0.5spg, 1.75tpg

*Jonathon Simmons (SAS) 6.5ppg, 2rpg, 1apg, 0.5 3pm, FG 49%, 0.5spg, 1tpg

*If he is given minutes and part of the rotation
~Currently injured

ppg = points per game
rpg = rebounds per game
apg = assists per game
3pm = 3 pointers made
FG = Field Goal
FT = Free Throw
spg = steals per game
bpg = blocks per game
tpg = turnovers per game

Grizzlies Player Projections

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*Tony Allen (MEM) 6.8ppg, 4.5rpg, 1apg, FG 47.5%, FT 66%, 1.5spg, 1tpg

*Wade Baldwin (MEM) 5.5ppg, 2rpg, 2.5apg, 0.5 3pm, FG 40%, FT 78%, 0.75spg, 1.3tpg

Vince Carter (MEM) 6.5ppg, 2rpg, 1apg, 1.0 3pm, FG 41%, FT 83%, 0.5spg, 0.5tpg

Mike Conley (MEM) 16ppg, 3rpg, 6apg, 1.5 3pm, FG 44%, FT 83%, 1.5spg, 0.25bpg, 2tpg

*Troy Daniels (MEM) 4.5ppg, 1rpg, 0.5apg, 1.0 3pm, FG 45%, FT 75%, 0.5tpg

*Deyonta Davis (MEM) 3.5ppg, 2.75rpg, 0.5apg, FG 52%, FT 58%, 0.8bpg, 0.75tpg

James Ennis (MEM) – Not expected to be part of the rotation

Marc Gasol (MEM) 17ppg, 8rpg, 3.5apg, FG 48%, FT 80%, 1spg, 1.5bpg, 2.25tpg

JaMychal Green (MEM) 11ppg, 6.5rpg, 1.5apg, FG 46%, FT 75%, 1spg, 1bpg, 1.5tpg

Andrew Harrison (MEM) – Not expected to be part of the rotation

*Jarell Martin (MEM) 5ppg, 3.5rpg, 0.5apg, FG 48%, FT 69%, 0.5bpg, 0.7tpg

Chandler Parsons (MEM) 15.5ppg, 5rpg, 4apg, 2.0 3pm, FG 48%, FT 76%, 1spg, 0.3bpg, 2tpg

Zach Randolph (MEM) 13ppg, 7.75rpg, 2apg, FG 47%, FT 76%, 0.5spg, 0.2bpg, 1.5tpg

Troy Williams (MEM) – Not expected to be part of the rotation

*Brandan Wright (MEM) 6ppg, 4rpg, 0.5apg, FG 65%, FT 55%, 0.5spg, 1bpg, 0.5tpg

*If he is given minutes and part of the rotation

ppg = points per game
rpg = rebounds per game
apg = assists per game
3pm = 3 pointers made
FG = Field Goal
FT = Free Throw
spg = steals per game
bpg = blocks per game
tpg = turnovers per game

Mavs Player Projections

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*Quincy Acy (DAL)  5ppg, 3.75rpg, 0.75apg, FG 47%, FT 75%, 0.5spg, 0.5bpg, 0.7tpg

Justin Anderson (DAL) 6ppg, 4rpg, 1apg, 0.5 3pm, FG 43%, FT 84%, 0.5spg, 1bpg, 0.75tpg

JJ Barea (DAL) 9ppg, 2rpg, 4apg, 1.25 3pm, FG 42%, FT 77%, 0.5spg, 1.4tpg

Harrison Barnes (DAL) 16.3ppg, 6.6rpg, 2.1apg, 1.7 3pm 0.8spg, FG 42%, FT 71%, 0.75spg, 0.2bpg, 1.6tpg

Andrew Bogut (DAL) 7ppg, 8.75rpg, 2.5apg, FG 59%, FT 50%, 0.75spg, 1.8bpg, 1.5tpg

Nicolas Brussino (DAL) – Not expected to be part of the rotation

*Seth Curry (DAL) 8ppg, 1.5rpg, 2apg, 1.5 3pm, FG 44%, FT 86%, 0.5spg, 1tpg

Dorian Finney-Smith (DAL) – Not expected to be part of the rotation

*AJ Hammons (DAL) 6ppg, 3.5rpg, FG 49%, FT 68%, 1bpg, 1tpg

Devin Harris (DAL) 7ppg, 2rpg, 1.5apg, 0.5 3pm, FG 42%, FT 79%, 1spg, 1tpg

Wes Matthews (DAL) 14ppg, 3rpg, 2apg, 2.75 3pm, FG 41%, FT 87%, 1spg, 0.2bpg, 1tpg

*Salah Mejri (DAL) 4ppg, 4rpg, 0.5apg, FG 61%, FT 60%, 1.25bpg, 0.7tpg

Dirk Nowitzki (DAL) 17.5ppg, 6.5rpg, 2apg, 1.75 3pm, FG 45%, FT 88%, 0.75spg, 0.75bpg, 1tpg

*Dwight Powell (DAL) 6.5ppg, 4.5rpg, 0.5apg, FG 49%, FT 74%, 0.5spg, 0.5bpg, 0.75tpg

Deron Williams (DAL) 13.5ppg, 2.75rpg, 5.5apg, 1.5 3pm, FG 41%, FT 85%, 1spg, 0.2bpg, 2.25tpg

*If he is given minutes and part of the rotation

ppg = points per game
rpg = rebounds per game
apg = assists per game
3pm = 3 pointers made
FG = Field Goal
FT = Free Throw
spg = steals per game
bpg = blocks per game
tpg = turnovers per game

Cavs Player Projections

NBA: New York Knicks at Cleveland Cavaliers

*Chris Andersen (CLE) 4ppg, 4rpg, 0.5apg, FG 55%, FT 67%, 0.5spg, 0.75bpg, 0.5tpg

*Mike Dunleavy (CLE) 7ppg, 2.5rpg, 1apg, 1.5 3pm, FG 41%, FT 82%, 1tpg

*Kay Felder (CLE) 5.4ppg, 2rpg, 3apg, 0.5 3pm, FG 40%, FT 82%, 1spg, 1.75tpg

Channing Frye (CLE) 7.5ppg, 3.5rpg, 1apg, 1.5 3pm, FG 43.5%, FT 85%, 0.5spg, 0.5bpg, 0.75tpg

Kyrie Irving (CLE) 22ppg, 3rpg, 5apg, 2.0 3pm, FG 46%, FT 87.5%, 1.5spg, 0.3bpg, 2.5tpg

LeBron James (CLE) 25ppg, 7rpg, 7apg, 1.0 3pm, FG 54%, FT 76%, 1.5spg, 0.5bpg, 3tpg

*Richard Jefferson (CLE) 5.5ppg, 1.5rpg, 0.75apg, 0.75 3pm, FG 45%, FT 70%, 0.5spg, 0.5tpg

*James Jones (CLE) 4.5ppg, 1rpg, 1.0 3pm, FG 42%, FT 83%, 0.25tpg

Dahntay Jones (CLE) – Not expected to be part of the rotation

DeAndre Liggins (CLE) – Not expected to be part of the rotation

Kevin Love (CLE) 17ppg, 10rpg, 2.5apg, 1.75 3pm, FG 44%, FT 84%, 0.75spg, 0.5bpg, 2tpg

*Jordan McRae (CLE) 4ppg, 1rpg, 1apg, 0.5 3pm, FG 44%, FT 78%, 0.75tpg

JR Smith () 11ppg, 2.5rpg, 1.5apg, 2.5 3pm, FG 41%, FT 70%, 1spg, 0.3bpg, 1tpg

*Iman Shumpert (CLE) 6.5ppg, 3.5rpg, 1.5apg, 1.0 3pm, FG 41%, FT 76%, 1spg, 1.25tpg

Tristan Thompson (CLE) 9ppg, 10rpg, 1apg, FG 61%, FT 61%, 0.5spg, 1bpg, 1tpg

*If he is given minutes and part of the rotation

ppg = points per game
rpg = rebounds per game
apg = assists per game
3pm = 3 pointers made
FG = Field Goal
FT = Free Throw
spg = steals per game
bpg = blocks per game
tpg = turnovers per game

Pistons Player Projections

New York Knicks v Detroit Pistons- Orlando Summer League

Aron Baynes (DET) 7.75ppg, 5rpg, 1apg, FG 53%, FT 78%, 0.75bpg, 1tpg

Lorenzo Brown (DET) – Not exptected to be part of the rotation

*Reggie Bullock (DET) 6.5ppg, 3rpg, 1.5apg, 1.0 3pm, FG 45%, FT 89%, 0.5spg, 0.5tpg

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (DET) 15ppg, 4rpg, 2apg, 1.5 3pm, FG 43%, FT 82%, 1.5spg, 0.3bpg, 1.5tpg

Andre Drummond (DET) 17ppg, 15rpg, 1apg, FG 53%, FT 37%, 1.5spg, 1.5bpg, 2tpg

Henry Ellenson (DET) 6.8ppg, 4.25rpg, 0.5 3pm, FG 40%, FT 72%, 0.5bpg, 1.75tpg

Trey Freeman (DET) – Not expected to be part of the rotation

Michael Gbinije (DET) – Not expected to be part of the rotation

Tobias Harris (DET) 17ppg, 6rpg, 2.5apg, 1.5 3pm, FG 46%, FT 86%, 1spg, 0.5bpg, 1.5tpg

*Darrun Hilliard (DET) 4ppg, 1.5rpg, 0.5apg, 0.5 3pm, FG 37%, FT 76%, 0.5tpg

~Reggie Jackson (DET) 17ppg, 2.5rpg, 6apg, 1.25 3pm, FG 42%, FT 88%, 0.75spg, 0.2bpg, 2.75tpg

Stanley Johnson (DET) 9ppg, 4.5rpg, 2apg, 1.0 3pm, FG 40%, FT 79%, 1spg, 1.5tpg

John Leuer (DET) 8ppg, 5rpg, 1apg, 1.0 3pm, FG 47%, FT 79%, 0.5spg, 0.5bpg, 1tpg

Boban Marjanovic (DET) 7.5ppg, 5rpg, 0.5apg, FG 58%, FT 81%, 0.6bpg, 0.5tpg

*Ray McCallum (DET) 4ppg, 1rpg, 1.5apg, 0.5 3pm, FG 36%, FT 73%, 0.5spg, 1tpg

Marcus Morris (DET) 14ppg, 5rpg, 2.5apg, 2.0 3pm, FG 42%, FT 76%, 1spg, 0.3bpg, 2tpg

^Ish Smith (DET) 12ppg, 4rpg, 6apg, 0.5 3pm, FG 39%, FT 70%, 1.2spg, 0.5bpg, 2.5tpg

*If he is given minutes and part of the rotation
~ Currently injured
^ Based on starters minutes

ppg = points per game
rpg = rebounds per game
apg = assists per game
3pm = 3 pointers made
FG = Field Goal
FT = Free Throw
spg = steals per game
bpg = blocks per game
tpg = turnovers per game