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Who Should I Draft?

Chris Paul or Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (2022)


Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
G - OKC
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
Chris Paul
G - PHO
Chris Paul
Expert
Recommendation
72%
Recommended by
13 of 18 experts
28%
Recommended by
5 of 18 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 12# 17
Best Rank# 7# 12
Worst Rank# 28# 52
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 23# 33
Best Rank# 12# 23
Worst Rank# 44# 89
   
Projections 
   
Minutes35.231.7
Field Goals Made8.85.5
Field Goals Att18.811.3
Field Goals %.467.492
Three Points Made1.91.1
Three Points Att6.13.4
Three Points %.330.344
Free Throws Made6.22.6
Free Throws Att7.53.0
Free Throws %.824.848
Offensive Rebound0.00.0
Rebounds4.84.2
Assists5.69.7
Turnovers2.92.3
Steals1.21.6
Blocks0.70.3
Points25.614.8
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-DTD
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Site Rankings
CBS Sports
# 19# 23
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 16# 24
   
Site Projections
numberFire
# 14# 18
   
Leszek Bialecki
FB-Ninja
# 11# 17
   
Mike Randle
FTN
# 14# 23
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 18# 26
   
Jason Klabacha
Yahoo! Sports
# 11# 17
   
Jacob W. Dunne
Triple Play Fantasy
# 7# 52
   
Ethan Masel
The Fantasy Bulletin
# 8# 23
   
Alex Burns
FantasyPros
# 17# 21
   
Joel E. Ruffin Jr.
FantasyPros
# 7# 18
   
Luke Monaldo
FantasyPros
# 12# 21
   
Bradlee Kilgore
Fantrax
# 18# 20
   
Eric Moody
Pro Football Network
# 26# 19
   
Keith Lott
Fantasy Six Pack
# 25# 12
   
Dan Titus
Yahoo! Sports
# 28# 23
   
Kyle Williams
Fantasy Six Pack
# 16# 12
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 27# 14
   
Player Statistics Comparison
  Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
G - OKC
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
Chris Paul
G - PHO
Chris Paul
2021 Stats 
   
   
Minutes1,9422,139
   
Field Goals Made477363
   
Field Goals Att1,051736
   
Field Goals %.454.493
   
Three Points Made8963
   
Three Points Att297199
   
Three Points %.300.317
   
Free Throws Made328169
   
Free Throws Att405202
   
Free Throws %.810.837
   
Offensive Rebound3722
   
Rebounds278283
   
Assists331702
   
Turnovers154153
   
Steals72121
   
Blocks4520
   
Points1,371958
   
Player Projections Comparison
  Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
G - OKC
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
Chris Paul
G - PHO
Chris Paul
2022 Projections 
   
   
Minutes35.231.7
   
Field Goals Made8.85.5
   
Field Goals Att18.811.3
   
Field Goals %.467.492
   
Three Points Made1.91.1
   
Three Points Att6.13.4
   
Three Points %.330.344
   
Free Throws Made6.22.6
   
Free Throws Att7.53.0
   
Free Throws %.824.848
   
Offensive Rebound0.00.0
   
Rebounds4.84.2
   
Assists5.69.7
   
Turnovers2.92.3
   
Steals1.21.6
   
Blocks0.70.3
   
Points25.614.8
   
Notes for Player Combination
  Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
G - OKC
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
Chris Paul
G - PHO
Chris Paul
News 
 Shai Gilgeous-Alexander had 20 points (6-16 FG, 0-1 3P, 8-8 FT) with four assists and no other stats in a Thunder loss to the Warriors on Monday.
Dan Tursky
Tue, Feb 7th
Chris Paul recorded 22 points (9-16 FG, 4-7 3PT), 10 assists, six rebounds and one steal in 38 minutes of Thursday's 99-95 loss to the Mavericks.
Diego Sandoval
Fri, Jan 27th
 Shai Gilgeous-Alexander dropped another 31 points (10-24 FG, 1-2 3P, 10-10 FT) to go with four rebounds, seven assists, and three blocks over 37 minutes in a Thunder 128-120 loss to the Warriors on Monday.
Dan Tursky
Mon, Jan 30th
Chris Paul (hip) will be available to play in Sunday night's game against the Memphis Grizzlies.
Leo Sells
Sun, Jan 22nd
 Shai Gilgeous-Alexander amassed 36 points (13-22 FG, 1-1 3P, 9-10 FT) to go along with five rebounds, seven assists, two blocks, and two steals over 36 minutes in a Thunder 137-132 loss to the Hawks on Wednesday.
Dan Tursky
Wed, Jan 25th
Chris Paul (hip) is probable for the Phoenix Suns ahead of Sunday’s contest against the Memphis Grizzlies.
Chris Schommer
Sun, Jan 22nd
 Shai Gilgeous-Alexander dropped 23 points (7-17 FG, 1-4 3P, 8-9 FT) to go with three rebounds, six assists, and three steals over 30 minutes as the Thunder defeated the Pacers 126-106 on Wednesday.
Dan Tursky
Wed, Jan 18th
Chris Paul (hip) has been ruled out and will not play for the Phoenix Suns against the Indiana Pacers Saturday.
Chris Schommer
Sat, Jan 21st
 Shai Gilgeous-Alexander poured in 37 points (10-16 FG, 1-1 3P, 16-16 FT) to go along with eight rebounds, six assists, two blocks, and a steal over 35 minutes as the Thunder downed the 76ers 133-114 on Thursday.
Dan Tursky
Thu, Jan 12th
Chris Paul (hip) has been ruled out for Thursday's game vs the Nets.
Vince DiSilvio
Thu, Jan 19th
Notes 
 The MCL sprain is the only reason he's this low. Well, also the fact that he's as likely as a shutdown candidate late in the season as anyone is.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
His scoring output slowed down last year but the assists and steals are still elite enough to drive his second-round value. You have to worry about the wheels falling off, though.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Lost in the disappointment of back-to-back 22 and 24 wins seasons, Oklahoma City's Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is a budding NBA star. Playing almost 35 MPG, Gilgeous-Alexander averaged 24.5 PPG, 5.0 RPG, and 5.9 APG, while contributing over two blocks/steals per night. Battling an ankle injury all season, he only played in 56 games, but should be a leader on a Thunder team oozing with talent with a strong 2022 NBA Draft class.
Mike Randle - FTN
I struggle to rank the 37-year-old Chris Paul. Despite his age, he has played at least 65 games in each of the past three seasons. He also produced 10.8 APG, best in the entire league. Paul averaged 40.3 FPPG, rankings 26th among all players. If you choose to go with a non-PG build early, Paul is a solid choice as a Round 3-4 selection.
Mike Randle - FTN