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Damian Lillard or Giannis Antetokounmpo (2021)


Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Giannis Antetokounmpo
F - MIL
Giannis Antetokounmpo
Damian Lillard
G - POR
Damian Lillard
Expert
Recommendation
57%
Recommended by
8 of 14 experts
43%
Recommended by
6 of 14 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 7# 6
Best Rank# 3# 4
Worst Rank# 12# 14
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 7# 6
Best Rank# 3# 4
Worst Rank# 12# 14
   
Projections 
   
Minutes33.336.0
Field Goals Made10.18.7
Field Goals Att17.519.0
Field Goals %.577.453
Three Points Made1.13.9
Three Points Att4.39.9
Three Points %.334.393
Free Throws Made6.26.3
Free Throws Att9.16.9
Free Throws %.685.914
Offensive Rebound0.00.0
Rebounds11.34.1
Assists5.57.1
Turnovers3.32.8
Steals1.21.0
Blocks1.10.3
Points27.527.7
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Site Projections
numberFire
# 8# 14
   
Alex Rikleen
RotoWire
# 5# 10
   
Mauricio Castillo
Yahoo! Sports
# 5# 6
   
Aaron Larson
FantasyPros
# 3# 5
   
Adam Koffler
FantasyPros
# 5# 6
   
Ethan Masel
The Fantasy Bulletin
# 5# 6
   
Dan Titus
Sports Gambling Podcast Network
# 6# 8
   
Scott Youngson
Fantasy Mutant
# 4# 6
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 9# 6
   
Zachary Hanshew
FantasyPros
# 7# 5
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 7# 4
   
Alex Burns
FantasyPros
# 12# 5
   
Dylan Licciardo
FF Gamers
# 8# 6
   
Keith Lott
Fantasy Six Pack
# 11# 4
   
Player Statistics Comparison
  Giannis Antetokounmpo
F - MIL
Giannis Antetokounmpo
Damian Lillard
G - POR
Damian Lillard
2020 Stats 
   
   
Minutes2,0132,398
   
Field Goals Made626602
   
Field Goals Att1,1001,334
   
Field Goals %.569.451
   
Three Points Made67275
   
Three Points Att221704
   
Three Points %.303.391
   
Free Throws Made398447
   
Free Throws Att581482
   
Free Throws %.685.927
   
Offensive Rebound9632
   
Rebounds670283
   
Assists357505
   
Turnovers207203
   
Steals7162
   
Blocks7317
   
Points1,7171,926
   
Player Projections Comparison
  Giannis Antetokounmpo
F - MIL
Giannis Antetokounmpo
Damian Lillard
G - POR
Damian Lillard
2021 Projections 
   
   
Minutes33.336.0
   
Field Goals Made10.18.7
   
Field Goals Att17.519.0
   
Field Goals %.577.453
   
Three Points Made1.13.9
   
Three Points Att4.39.9
   
Three Points %.334.393
   
Free Throws Made6.26.3
   
Free Throws Att9.16.9
   
Free Throws %.685.914
   
Offensive Rebound0.00.0
   
Rebounds11.34.1
   
Assists5.57.1
   
Turnovers3.32.8
   
Steals1.21.0
   
Blocks1.10.3
   
Points27.527.7
   
Notes for Player Combination
  Giannis Antetokounmpo
F - MIL
Giannis Antetokounmpo
Damian Lillard
G - POR
Damian Lillard
News 
 Milwaukee Bucks PF Giannis Antetokounmpo (knee) will play in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Tuesday after suffering a hyperextended left knee during the Eastern Conference Finals, per Shams Charania.
Matthew MacKay
Tue, Jul 6th
According to NBA insider Henry Abbott of TrueHoop, Blazers G Damian Lillard will request a trade out of Portland "in days to come."
Dan Titus
Fri, Jul 16th
 Giannis Antetokounmpo has been upgraded to questionable ahead of game one of the NBA finals on Tuesday between Milwaukee and Phoenix.
Ari Koslow
Tue, Jul 6th
Damian Lillard totaled 55 points (17-24 FG, 12-17 3PT, 9-10 FT), six rebounds, ten assists, one steal, and three blocks in the Trailblazers' 147-140 loss to the Nuggets on Tuesday.
Joel E. Ruffin Jr.
Wed, Jun 2nd
 Milwaukee Bucks PF Giannis Antetokounmpo (knee) is listed as doubtful for Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Tuesday against the Phoenix Suns.
Matthew MacKay
Tue, Jul 6th
Damian Lillard totaled ten points (1-10 FG, 1-6 3PT, 7-7 FT), eight rebounds, ten assists, and one steal in the Trailblazers’ 115-95 win over the Trailblazers on Saturday.
Joel E. Ruffin Jr.
Mon, May 31st
 Giannis Antetokounmpo's status for game one of the NBA finals on Tuesday remains in question.
Ari Koslow
Mon, Jul 5th
Damian Lillard totaled 37 points (15-31 FG, 5-16 3PT, 2-2 FT), two rebounds, five assists, and two blocks in the Trailblazers' 120-115 loss to the Nuggets on Thursday.
Joel E. Ruffin Jr.
Sat, May 29th
 Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo (knee) has officially been ruled out for Game 6 on Saturday.
Adam Koffler
Sat, Jul 3rd
Damian Lillard totaled 42 points (11-24 FG, 9-16 3PT, 11-13 FT), four rebounds, ten assists, and one block in the Trailblazers' 128-109 loss to the Nuggets on Monday.
Joel E. Ruffin Jr.
Tue, May 25th
Notes 
 The two-time MVP, reigning world champion, and Finals MVP is an easy first-round selection in fantasy drafts, but unless he can improve his awful FT shooting (sub-70% last two seasons), he's a mid-first-round type of guy. His elite scoring, rebounding, and assists are dragged down by his three-point shooting and struggles from the charity stripe. In a points league, Giannis is a no-brainer top-2 pick, but his value in categories leagues is a bit lower.
Zachary Hanshew - FantasyPros
It's hard to imagine, but Dame has been undervalued in fantasy hoops over the last few years. That should change in 2021 after another dominant performance last season. Over the last six seasons, Lillard has averaged 27.3 points, 7.0 dimes, 4.4 boards, 1.0 steal and 3.4 triples while shooting 44.3/38.2/90.8 splits and turning the ball over less than three times. He doesn't hurt you in any category except for blocks, and his elite production across the board should make him an easy top-5 selection this season in fantasy drafts.
Zachary Hanshew - FantasyPros