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
Since my initial #Dynasty200 I’ve ranked these three Russell, Wiggins and Lavine, though I considered placing LaVine ahead of Wiggins in my December update. This is an interesting debate to me because Russell provides the most upside, LaVine has the most present value and Wiggins boasts the pedigree of the first overall pick.