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
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.
The Chicago Bulls provided a rare, pre-christmas NBA storyline with a 7-0 run following Nikola Mirotic’s return from a teammate induced broken face. As most expected, the run was short-lived and the Bulls have refocused on ping-pong balls. However, in fantasy land, some of these bulls could be league winners