31. Dennis Smith Jr, Point Guard, New York Knicks Age: 21 As a start of their rebuilding project, the Dallas Mavericks utilized a lottery pick in 2017 on the explosive point guard from Fayetteville, NC. All of the tools DSJ exhibited to get stamped with the “freak athlete” label coming
De’Aaron Fox, Point Guard, Sacramento Kings Age: 21 Few players made a bigger jump in value last season than the Kings’ second-year point guard. Fox’s emergence made himself a fantastic fantasy asset and, even more astoundingly, made the Kings a potential playoff threat. A year after all the talk
Aaron Gordon, Forward, Orlando Magic Age: 23 AG was the youngest player to enter the 2014 NBA Draft, which feels WILD(!!) as he finishes up his undergraduate years for the purpose of this exercise. This should be a great revelation for understanding the value and the growth curve for
We’re past the 2019 NBA draft lottery and now all eyes are on the incoming class of rookies. I’m sure there will be impact players up and down the first round and blah blah blah. I’m a Knicks fan so here are my thoughts on the draft lottery: This lottery
Readers – I thank you for your patience. I have not lost my fire for dynasty sports (not even one bit!), but this year the demands of a new job, baby number two… you get it. I have always been fairly aggressive in favor of youth, but you may notice
I lost my entire post this morning after attempting to schedule it, so this is the I-have-two-kids-and-a-job (apologies) version. On the plus side, it was good practice spelling NTILIKINA. (Thanks for letting me vent!) You can hear me and Andrew Ressler debate this list on Episode 20 of TDG podcast.
Standard disclaimer: these rankings are focused on 9-category leagues with an emphasis on H2H leagues. If you play in rotisserie leagues you should fade category killers like Ben Simmons and Deandre Jordan. If you play in 8-cat or points leagues, you should bump up the volume guys (Westbrook and Cousins,