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Dynasty Basketball Rankings: Top 185 (Dec 2020)

NBA basketball is back after the brief offseason, with that in mind, it was important to get an update out reflecting my most recent changes to my general dynasty rankings after offseason film review and the aid of a couple preseason matches. Use this as a resource for last minute start up drafts or a tool of how to steer possible trade negotiations in the future. Feel free to ask questions in the comments section, or hit me up on Twitter with any comments (@iLoveShawn5000).

1Luka DoncicDALG21
2Trae YoungATLG22
3Steph CurryGSG32
4James HardenHOUG31
5Damian LillardATLG30
6Devin BookerPHXG24
7Bradley BealWASG27
8Donovan MitchellUTAG24
9Ja MorantMEMG21
10Kyrie IrvingBKNG28
11Jamal MurrayDENG23
12D’angelo RussellMING24
13Zach LaVineCHIG25
14De’Aaron FoxSACG22
15Shai Gilgeous-AlexanderOKCG22
16Fred VanvleetTORG26
17Russell WestbrookHOUG32
18CJ MccollumPORG29
19Klay Thompson** (pre injury)GSG30
20Tyler HerroMIAG20
21Buddy HieldSACG27
22Kemba WalkerBOSG30
23Malcolm BrogdonINDG28
24Jrue HolidayMILG30
25Victor OladipoINDG27
26Lamelo BallNOPG19
27Anthony EdwardsBKG19
28Spencer DinwiddieBKG27
29Coby WhiteCHIG20
30John WallHOUG30
31Collin SextonCLEG21
32Markelle FultzORLG23
33Lonzo BallNOPG23
34Devonte GrahamMING25
35Chris PaulPHXG35
36Kyle LowryTORG34
37Killian HayesDETG19
38Derrick WhiteSASG26
39Malik BeasleyMING23
40Dejounte MurraySASG23
41Luke KennardLACG23
42Kevin Porter JrCLEG20
43Norman PowellTORG27
44Bogdan BogdanovicSACG28
45Eric BledsoeMILG30
46Marcus SmartBOSG26
47Evan FournierORLG28
48Bojan BogdanovicUTAG31
49Jordan ClarksonUTAG28
50Darius GarlandCLEG20
51Gary HarrisDENG26
52Dennis SchröderLALG27
53Joe HarrisBKNG29
54Mike ConleyUTAG33
55Donte DiVincenzoMILG23
56Kevin HuerterATLG22
57Malachi FlynnTORG21
58Seth CurryPHIG30
59Tyrese HaliburtonSACG20
60Kendrick NunnMIAG25
61Malik MonkTORG22
62Anfernee SimonsPORG21
63Tyrell TerryDALG20
64Aaron HolidayINDG24
65Lonnie Walker IVSASG21
66Derrick RoseDETG32
67Lou WilliamsLACG34
68Ricky RubioPHXG30
69Terrence DavisTORG23
70Kira LewisNOPG19
71Terry Rozier IIICHAG26
72Grant RillerGSWG23
73Landry ShametLACG23
74Nickel Alexander-WalkerNOPG21
75Monte MorrisDENG25
76Goran DragicMIAG34
77De’Anthony MeltonMEMG22
78Shake MiltonPHIG24
79Jordan PooleCHIG21
80Tyus JonesMEMG24
81JJ RedickNOPG36
82Dennis Smith JRNYKG22
83Elfrid PaytonNYKG26
84Kris DunnCHIG26
85Delon WrightDALG28

Guards (Macro POV)

The elite among primary ball handlers are still led by the leaders of the older generation. Stephen Curry, James Harden, Damian Lillard, Russell Westbrook, all have numerous elite seasons under their resume but are currently 30+ and eventually approaching post prime form heading into the 2021 campaign. Dynasty leagues always shade young meaning the further any of these players drop the likelier possibility of returning short term value during start up drafts. Analyzing future value of the point guard crop leaves me with one major takeaway: If you miss the all star level guards during the first few rounds of drafts the road to acquiring one of these talents may be the largest in terms of opportunity cost.

Early drafts during this current cycle have also highlighted the scarcity of dependable shot creators who provide your roster with stability in the assists category.  In redraft leagues you can survive taking fliers on the older point guards with injury concerns and live to tell the story(John Wall, Kyle Lowry, Chris Paul, Mike Conley) however once the top elite young offensive engines are off the board it gets uglier than you would project.

Fred VanVleet

FVV’s journey from undrafted free agent out of Wichita State to crucial cog on a NBA title team is without a doubt one of the best stories spawned over the past few seasons. One of shining products that illuminates why the Raptors player development staff have emerged as one of the best in the business. VanVleet has proven to have a steady and stabilizing nature on the teams offense, if there was a poster child for grit right now, the undersized guard from Illinois has to be one of the first to come to mind.

Success between the two-man chemistry between Kyle Lowry and VanVleet is a testament to each of their non stop work rate on the defensive end, neither of these guys are 6″1 without boots on yet continually find ways to produce winning basketball.  The recipient of a sparkling 4 year 85 million dollar contract during free agency, cements his place as a foundational block moving forward for the Raptors back court. VanVleet has been one of the most effective off ball players in the league due to emerging as a lethal shooter, according to CleaningTheGlass he hasn’t fell below the 85th percentile in overall three point efficiency, and last season he shot 43.9 percent on catch and shoot opportunities (90th percentile).

Due to his lack of size it’s unlikely he’ll ever be a strong finisher around the basket (18th percentile on 268 rim attempts last season), which means while building your teams you must be cognizant of stacking around too many other players who could tank your field goal percentage. Toronto’s developmental resume is another reason why Malachi Flynn should be someone you keep a keen eye on as someone who landed in perfect a situation to capitalize on his potential. 

Higher than Consensus (outside top 10):


1Giannis AntekoumpoMILF/C25
2Nikola JokicDENC25
3Anthony DavisLALC27
4Karl Anthony TownsMINF/C24
5Jayson TatumBOSF22
6Zion WilliamsonNOPF/C20
7Brandon IngramNOPF23
8Ben SimmonsPHIC22
9Bam AdebayoMIAC23
10Kevin DurantBKF32
11Deandre AytonPHXC22
12Kawhi LeonardLACF29
13Lebron JamesLALF35
14Joel EmbiidPHIC26
15Pascal SiakamTORF26
16Jaren Jackson JrMEMF/C21
17Paul GeorgeLACF30
18Kristaps PorzingisDALF25
19Khris MiddletonMILF30
20Jimmy ButlerMIAF31
21Michael Porter Jr.DENF21
22John CollinsATLF23
23Rudy GobertUTAF28
24Domontas SabonisINDF23
25Myles TurnerINDC24
26Jusef NurkicPORC26
27Andre DrummondCLEC27
28Christian WoodHOUC25
29Jonathan IsaacORLC23
30Lauri MarkannenCHIF/C24
31Jonathan IsaacORLC23
32Brandon ClarkeCHIF/C24
33Caris LevertBKF26
34Mikal BridgesPHXF24
35TJ WarrenINDF27
36Marvin BagleySACF/C21
37James WisemanGSC19
38Wendell CarterCHIC21
39Tobias HarrisPHIF28
40Clint CapelaATLC26
41Mitchell RobinsonNYKC22
42Nikola VucevicORLC30
43OG AnunobyTORF23
44Jarrett AllenBKC22
45Aaron GordonORLF25
46Jerami GrantDETF26
47PJ WashingtonCHAF22
48Montrezl HarrellLALF/C26
49Gordon HaywardCHAF30
50RJ BarrettNYKF20
51Kelly Oubre JrGSF24
52Otto Porter JrCHIF27
53Jonas ValuncianasMEMC28
54Josh RichardsonDALF26
55Demar DerozanSASF31
56Demarcus CousinsHOUC30
57Steven AdamsSACC31
58Danillo GallinariATLF32
59Miles BridgesCHAF22
60Lamarcus AldridgeSASF34
61Evan FournierORLF28
62Deandre HunterATLF22
63Blake GriffinDETF31
64Hassan WhitesideSACC31
65Obi ToppinNYKC22
66Deni AvdijaWASF19
67Isaac OkoroCLEF19
68Jarrett CulverMINF21
69Kevin LoveCLEF/C32
70Ivica ZubacLACC23
71Patrick WilliamsCHIF19
72Gary Trent JrPORF21
73Dillon BrooksMEMF24
74Onyeka OkongwuATLF19
75Davis BertansWASF28
76Richaun HolmesSACF27
77Darius BazeleyOKCF20
78Kyle KuzmaLALF25
79Cam JohnsonPHXF23
80Mo BambaORLC22
81Dario SaricPHXF26
82Al HorfordOKCF/C34
83Serge IbakaLACF/C31
84Goga BitadzeINDC21
85Sekou DoumboyaDETF19
86Will BartonDENF29
87Lu DortOKCF23
88Justise WinslowMEMF24
89Jaxson HayesNOPC20
90Thomas BryantWASC23
91Joe InglesUTAF33
92Marquesse ChrissGSF/C23
93Naz ReidMINF/C21
94Nicolas ClaytonBKF/C21
95Kevin KnoxNYJF21
96Bol BolDENC21
97Cedi OsmanCLEF25
98Maxi KleberDALF/C28
99Larry Nance JrCLEF/C27
100Nasir LittlePORF20

Higher than Consensus (outside top 10)

The Author

Shawn Losier

Shawn Losier

New York City Native. Basketball Philosopher. Dynasty Sports Junkie. 2020 #TDGROTOx2 Champion. 2019 National Dynasty Bush League Hall of Fame inductee. St. John's University Alumni. Fantasy Sports Writers Association member. Host of the Draft SZN Podcast https://linktr.ee/draftsznpodcast_

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