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Who Should I Draft?

Damian Lillard or Kyrie Irving (2020)


Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Damian Lillard
G - POR
Damian Lillard
Kyrie Irving
G - BKN
Kyrie Irving
Expert
Recommendation
96%
Recommended by
23 of 24 experts
4%
Recommended by
1 of 24 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 4
Best Rank# 3
Worst Rank# 6
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 8
Best Rank# 5
Worst Rank# 11
   
Projections 
   
Minutes36.432.9
Field Goals Made9.09.0
Field Goals Att19.818.2
Field Goals %.453.494
Three Points Made3.82.6
Three Points Att10.16.8
Three Points %.388.407
Free Throws Made6.63.9
Free Throws Att7.34.3
Free Throws %.901.895
Offensive Rebound0.00.0
Rebounds4.34.5
Assists7.36.5
Turnovers2.82.5
Steals1.11.3
Blocks0.30.4
Points28.424.4
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-OUT
   
Expert Ranks 
   

# 5# 16
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 5# 19
   
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
# 4# 12
   
Site Rankings
CBS Sports
# 5# 7
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 4# 15
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 4# 14
   
JMO
FantasyPros
# 3# 14
   
Site Projections
numberFire
# 4# 7
   
Yahoo Staff
Yahoo! Sports
# 4# 12
   
Keith Lott
Fantasy Six Pack
# 3# 8
   
Blaine Blontz
FantasyPros
# 4# 12
   
Mauricio Castillo
Yahoo! Sports
# 3# 14
   
Tom
FantasyPros
# 3# 6
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 3# 8
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 6# 17
   
Aaron Larson
FantasyPros
# 5# 16
   
Dave Kluge
FantasyPros
# 3# 14
   
Adam Koffler
FantasyPros
# 4# 17
   
Vaughn Dalzell
FantasyPros
# 5# 12
   
Zachary Hanshew
FantasyPros
# 4# 12
   
Alex Burns
FantasyPros
# 3# 14
   
Dan Titus
FantasyPros
# 5# 21
   
Shane Mosley
FB-Ninja
# 3# 21
   
Ethan Masel
The Fantasy Bulletin
# 5# 4
   
Player Statistics Comparison
  Damian Lillard
G - POR
Damian Lillard
Kyrie Irving
G - BKN
Kyrie Irving
2019 Stats 
   
   
Minutes2,474658
   
Field Goals Made624199
   
Field Goals Att1,348416
   
Field Goals %.463.478
   
Three Points Made27056
   
Three Points Att674142
   
Three Points %.401.394
   
Free Throws Made46094
   
Free Throws Att518102
   
Free Throws %.888.922
   
Offensive Rebound3322
   
Rebounds284103
   
Assists530128
   
Turnovers19352
   
Steals7027
   
Blocks2210
   
Points1,978548
   
Player Projections Comparison
  Damian Lillard
G - POR
Damian Lillard
Kyrie Irving
G - BKN
Kyrie Irving
2020 Projections 
   
   
Minutes36.432.9
   
Field Goals Made9.09.0
   
Field Goals Att19.818.2
   
Field Goals %.453.494
   
Three Points Made3.82.6
   
Three Points Att10.16.8
   
Three Points %.388.407
   
Free Throws Made6.63.9
   
Free Throws Att7.34.3
   
Free Throws %.901.895
   
Offensive Rebound0.00.0
   
Rebounds4.34.5
   
Assists7.36.5
   
Turnovers2.82.5
   
Steals1.11.3
   
Blocks0.30.4
   
Points28.424.4
   
Notes for Player Combination
  Damian Lillard
G - POR
Damian Lillard
Kyrie Irving
G - BKN
Kyrie Irving
News 
 Damian Lillard scored 27 points on 9-for-20 shooting with 10 assists, four three-pointers, and three rebounds across 34 minutes Saturday in a 118-103 win over the Pistons.
John Aubin
Sun, Apr 11th
Kyrie Irving will miss the Nets game Monday against Minnesota.
Ari Koslow
Sun, Apr 11th
 Damian Lillard scored 23 points on 8-for-21 shooting with six assists, five rebounds, and three three-pointers over 34 minutes on Thursday as the Blazers lost to the Jazz.
John Aubin
Fri, Apr 9th
Kyrie Irving scored 18 points (6-11 FG, 2-5 3PT, 4-4 FT) to go along with four rebounds in the Nets loss Saturday against the Lakers.
Ari Koslow
Sun, Apr 11th
 Damian Lillard scored 11 points on 2-for-14 shooting with six assists, four rebounds, one three-pointer and one block in 38 minutes during Tuesday's 133-116 loss to the Clippers.
John Aubin
Wed, Apr 7th
Kyrie Irving scored 24 points (7-14 FG, 4-6 3PT, 6-6 FT) to go along with two rebounds, six assists and one block in the Nets win Wednesday over New Orleans.
Ari Koslow
Thu, Apr 8th
 Damian Lillard scored 16 points on 6-for-15 shooting with six assists, three rebounds, three three-pointers, and three steals across 25 minutes in Saturday's win over the Thunder.
John Aubin
Sun, Apr 4th
Kyrie Irving scored 40 points (15-28 FG, 5-12 3PT, 5-5 FT) to go along with two rebounds, seven assists and one steal in the Nets win Monday over the Knicks.
Ari Koslow
Tue, Apr 6th
 Damian Lillard scored 32 points on 10-for-19 shooting with five three-pointers, four rebounds, five assists, three steals and one block in 34 minutes as the Blazers lost to the Bucks.
John Aubin
Sat, Apr 3rd
Kyrie Irving scored 24 points (12-27 FG, 0-4 3PT) to go along with two rebounds, 15 assists and two steals in the Nets loss Sunday against Chicago.
Ari Koslow
Mon, Apr 5th
Notes 
 After six straight seasons of scoring averages in the 20's, Lilliard finally cracked the 30-point average with exactly 30.0 on the season, good for third-highest in the league. At 30 years old, Lilliard is in his prime and should see similar success this year. He also averaged 8.0 assists per game in 2019-2020, 1.1 more than his previous career-high. Lilliard has entered superstar status and should provide top-10 returns in fantasy leagues this season.
Dave Kluge - FantasyPros
Don't get me wrong, I think Irving is one of the most talented players in the NBA, but that doesn't necessarily mean I'd feel comfortable spending a second round pick on him this season. We're talking about a guy who has missed over 27% of regular season games throughout his 9-year career in a league where "DNP-rest" nights are becoming more and more prevalent for the league's top players. Now add Kevin Durant to the mix in Brooklyn, a player who will command 16-20 shots per game, and I just can't fathom spending up on Irving. I'd much rather take a chance on an ascending player like Fred VanVleet a whole two rounds later.
Adam Koffler - FantasyPros