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Who Should I Draft?

Deandre Ayton or Kyrie Irving (2020)


Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Deandre Ayton
C - PHO
Deandre Ayton
Kyrie Irving
G - BKN
Kyrie Irving
Expert
Recommendation
81%
Recommended by
17 of 21 experts
19%
Recommended by
4 of 21 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 23
Best Rank# 9
Worst Rank# 41
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 23
Best Rank# 9
Worst Rank# 41
   
Projections 
   
Minutes32.432.9
Field Goals Made8.29.0
Field Goals Att14.318.2
Field Goals %.572.494
Three Points Made0.12.6
Three Points Att0.16.8
Three Points %.182.407
Free Throws Made2.53.9
Free Throws Att3.34.3
Free Throws %.755.895
Offensive Rebound0.00.0
Rebounds10.84.5
Assists1.86.5
Turnovers2.02.5
Steals0.71.3
Blocks1.30.4
Points18.924.4
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertOUT-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 19# 33
   
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
# 17# 22
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 21# 28
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 18# 26
   
Yahoo Staff
Yahoo! Sports
# 17# 22
   
Blaine Blontz
FantasyPros
# 18# 22
   
Mauricio Castillo
Yahoo! Sports
# 20# 27
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 14# 15
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 24# 33
   
Aaron Larson
FantasyPros
# 20# 28
   
Dave Kluge
FantasyPros
# 15# 29
   
Adam Koffler
FantasyPros
# 19# 34
   
Vaughn Dalzell
FantasyPros
# 20# 22
   
Zachary Hanshew
FantasyPros
# 17# 22
   
Alex Burns
FantasyPros
# 17# 25
   
Dan Titus
Sports Gambling Podcast
# 18# 41
   
Shane Mosley
FB-Ninja
# 17# 40
   
Site Projections
numberFire
# 30# 11
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 21# 17
   
Keith Lott
Fantasy Six Pack
# 17# 15
   
Ethan Masel
The Fantasy Bulletin
# 11# 9
   
Player Statistics Comparison
  Deandre Ayton
C - PHO
Deandre Ayton
Kyrie Irving
G - BKN
Kyrie Irving
2019 Stats 
   
   
Minutes1,236658
   
Field Goals Made310199
   
Field Goals Att568416
   
Field Goals %.546.478
   
Three Points Made356
   
Three Points Att13142
   
Three Points %.231.394
   
Free Throws Made6794
   
Free Throws Att89102
   
Free Throws %.753.922
   
Offensive Rebound14722
   
Rebounds436103
   
Assists72128
   
Turnovers8052
   
Steals2527
   
Blocks5810
   
Points690548
   
Player Projections Comparison
  Deandre Ayton
C - PHO
Deandre Ayton
Kyrie Irving
G - BKN
Kyrie Irving
2020 Projections 
   
   
Minutes32.432.9
   
Field Goals Made8.29.0
   
Field Goals Att14.318.2
   
Field Goals %.572.494
   
Three Points Made0.12.6
   
Three Points Att0.16.8
   
Three Points %.182.407
   
Free Throws Made2.53.9
   
Free Throws Att3.34.3
   
Free Throws %.755.895
   
Offensive Rebound0.00.0
   
Rebounds10.84.5
   
Assists1.86.5
   
Turnovers2.02.5
   
Steals0.71.3
   
Blocks1.30.4
   
Points18.924.4
   
Notes for Player Combination
  Deandre Ayton
C - PHO
Deandre Ayton
Kyrie Irving
G - BKN
Kyrie Irving
News 
 DeAndre Ayton totaled six points (3-3 FG), six rebounds, two assists, one block, and one steal in 33 minutes in the Suns' 123-110 loss to the Lakers on Sunday.
Joel E. Ruffin Jr.
Mon, May 10th
Kyrie Irving scored 17 points (7-11 FG, 3-3 3PT) to go along with six rebounds, two assists, three steals and three blocks in the Nets win Sunday over Cleveland.
Ari Koslow
Mon, May 17th
 DeAndre Ayton totaled 26 points (10-14 FG, 6-6 FT), fifteen rebounds, one assist, one block, and one steal in 29 minutes in the Suns' 128-105 win over the Knicks on Friday.
Joel E. Ruffin Jr.
Sun, May 9th
Kyrie Irving scored 22 points (9-16 FG, 3-7 3PT, 1-1 FT) to go along with two rebounds, one steal and one block in the Nets win Saturday over Chicago.
Ari Koslow
Sun, May 16th
 DeAndre Ayton totaled seven points (3-4 FG, 1-2 FT), eight rebounds, three assists, one block, and one steal in 26 minutes in the Suns' 135-103 loss to the Hawks on Wednesday.
Joel E. Ruffin Jr.
Fri, May 7th
Kyrie Irving (facial contusion) has been ruled out of Wednesday's contest against the Spurs.
Jack Mannis
Wed, May 12th
 DeAndre Ayton totaled five points (1-3 FG, 3-4 FT), seven rebounds, one assist, and three blocks in 31 minutes in the Suns' 123-120 win over the Thunder on Sunday.
Joel E. Ruffin Jr.
Mon, May 3rd
Kyrie Irving scored 13 points (4-10 FG, 3-5 3PT, 2-2 FT) to go along with three rebounds and five assists in the Nets win Tuesday over the Bulls.
Ari Koslow
Wed, May 12th
 DeAndre Ayton totaled 11 points (5-8 FG, 1-1 FT), nine rebounds, two assists, and one steal in 24 minutes in the Suns' 121-100 win over the Jazz on Friday.
Joel E. Ruffin Jr.
Sat, May 1st
Kyrie Irving scored 31 points (11-17 FG, 4-7 3PT, 5-6 FT) to go along with four assists, one steal and one block in the Nets win Saturday over Denver.
Ari Koslow
Sun, May 9th
Notes 
 Chris Paul's arrival in Phoenix should do wonders for Ayton's fantasy value this season. The former 2018 first overall pick played just 38 games a season ago, but averaged 18.2 points (54.6 FG%), 11.5 rebounds, and 1.5 blocks in 32.5 minutes per game. With CP3 running the offense, a healthy Ayton should have no problem averaging 20 and 10 this season, and could even improve his FG% with more high-percentage looks. Don't overlook Ayton in the 2nd round of drafts.
Adam Koffler - 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