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Jamal Murray or Zion Williamson (2020)


Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jamal Murray
G - DEN
Jamal Murray
Zion Williamson
F - NOR
Zion Williamson
Expert
Recommendation
55%
Recommended by
11 of 20 experts
45%
Recommended by
9 of 20 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 45
Best Rank# 24
Worst Rank# 47
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 45
Best Rank# 24
Worst Rank# 47
   
Projections 
   
Minutes33.931.9
Field Goals Made7.810.2
Field Goals Att17.017.3
Field Goals %.459.587
Three Points Made2.30.4
Three Points Att6.21.2
Three Points %.367.384
Free Throws Made3.25.7
Free Throws Att3.68.3
Free Throws %.875.689
Offensive Rebound0.00.0
Rebounds4.27.9
Assists5.02.4
Turnovers2.42.8
Steals1.10.9
Blocks0.30.7
Points21.126.4
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertOutOUT
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 28# 34
   
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
# 44# 46
   
Site Projections
numberFire
# 36# 43
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 33# 44
   
Yahoo Staff
Yahoo! Sports
# 48# 60
   
Keith Lott
Fantasy Six Pack
# 31# 52
   
Blaine Blontz
FantasyPros
# 46# 50
   
Adam Koffler
FantasyPros
# 35# 41
   
Zachary Hanshew
FantasyPros
# 43# 52
   
Alex Burns
FantasyPros
# 24# 29
   
Dan Titus
Sports Gambling Podcast
# 36# 42
   
Shane Mosley
FB-Ninja
# 44# 43
   
Vaughn Dalzell
FantasyPros
# 42# 27
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 39# 34
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 36# 31
   
Mauricio Castillo
Yahoo! Sports
# 57# 23
   
Dave Kluge
FantasyPros
# 47# 46
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 36# 29
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 36# 25
   
Aaron Larson
FantasyPros
# 32# 19
   
Player Statistics Comparison
  Jamal Murray
G - DEN
Jamal Murray
Zion Williamson
F - NOR
Zion Williamson
2019 Stats 
   
   
Minutes1,904668
   
Field Goals Made408210
   
Field Goals Att894360
   
Field Goals %.456.583
   
Three Points Made1126
   
Three Points Att32414
   
Three Points %.346.429
   
Free Throws Made163114
   
Free Throws Att185178
   
Free Throws %.881.640
   
Offensive Rebound4564
   
Rebounds236150
   
Assists28450
   
Turnovers12759
   
Steals6716
   
Blocks179
   
Points1,091540
   
Player Projections Comparison
  Jamal Murray
G - DEN
Jamal Murray
Zion Williamson
F - NOR
Zion Williamson
2020 Projections 
   
   
Minutes33.931.9
   
Field Goals Made7.810.2
   
Field Goals Att17.017.3
   
Field Goals %.459.587
   
Three Points Made2.30.4
   
Three Points Att6.21.2
   
Three Points %.367.384
   
Free Throws Made3.25.7
   
Free Throws Att3.68.3
   
Free Throws %.875.689
   
Offensive Rebound0.00.0
   
Rebounds4.27.9
   
Assists5.02.4
   
Turnovers2.42.8
   
Steals1.10.9
   
Blocks0.30.7
   
Points21.126.4
   
Notes for Player Combination
  Jamal Murray
G - DEN
Jamal Murray
Zion Williamson
F - NOR
Zion Williamson
News 
 Nuggets' star Jamal Murray has a torn ACL in his left knee and will miss the remainder of the season.
Jack Mannis
Tue, Apr 13th
Zion Williamson has a fractured left ring finger and will be sidelined indefinitely.
Ari Koslow
Fri, May 7th
 Jamal Murray (sore right knee) returned from a four-game absence on Monday night, scoring 17 points (5-15 FG, 1-5 3-pt, 6-6 FT) while contributing four rebounds, four assists, three steals, a block, and four turnovers in 33 minutes in a loss to Golden State. However, Murray was re-injured (this time to his left knee) in the closing minutes of the game and had to be assisted to the locker room.
Lucas Spence
Tue, Apr 13th
Zion Williamson scored 23 points (8-17 FG, 7-8 FT) with 12 rebounds, seven assists, four steals, and six turnovers across 37 minutes during Tuesday's 108-103 win over the Golden State Warriors.
Matthew MacKay
Wed, May 5th
 Nuggets' G Jamal Murray exited Monday's matchup with the Warriors with what looks to be a left knee injury.
Jack Mannis
Tue, Apr 13th
Zion Williamson returned to Tuesday's game against the Warriors.
Ari Koslow
Tue, May 4th
 Nuggets' G Jamal Murray is available to play in Monday's contest against the Golden State Warriors.
Jack Mannis
Mon, Apr 12th
Zion Williamson left Tuesday's game against the Warriors early with what appeared to be a hand injury.
Ari Koslow
Tue, May 4th
 Denver Nuggets PG Jamal Murray (knee) is questionable to play Monday's game against the Golden State Warriors due to soreness in his right knee.
Matthew MacKay
Mon, Apr 12th
Zion Williamson scored 32 points (12-24 FG, 0-2 3PT, 8-11 FT) with eight rebounds, an assist, two blocks, and four turnovers across 37 minutes during Monday's 123-108 loss to the Golden State Warriors.
Matthew MacKay
Tue, May 4th
Notes 
 If you only look at Muray's entire stat line from 2019-20, it looks like he may have plateaued as an above average point guard who averages 18.5 points and almost five assists per game. But we must not forget what he was able to do in the Orlando Bubble postseason, when Murray showcased his true superstar ability night-in-and-night-out. In 19 playoff games, he averaged 26.5 points (50.5 FG%), 4.8 rebounds, 6.6 assists, and 3.3 3PM per game. Those averages resemble guys like Kyrie Irving and Devin Booker, who are bound to be top-15 fantasy assets in 2020-21. Murray may not be able to sustain such production for an entire season, but he certainly showed he's got the capability to put up some monster performances (two 50-point games in the 2019-20 playoffs). He could be a steal in the middle rounds of your fantasy draft.
Adam Koffler - FantasyPros
The 24 games Zion played as a rookie can easily get lost in the shuffle between New Orleans holding him out so long into the season and the chaotic spring and summer that ended in the Orlando bubble. In those 24 games, however, he was outstanding. He averaged 22.5 points and 6.3 rebounds a game, often in limited minutes. He logged a player efficiency rating (PER) of 24.1, landing him right between Nikola Jokic (24.9) and Trae Young (23.9). He should see a full allotment of minutes this season and is poised for a breakout season with the Pelicans.
Aaron Larson - FantasyPros