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Who Should I Draft?

James Harden or Karl-Anthony Towns (2020)


Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
  James Harden
G - BKN
James Harden
Karl-Anthony Towns
C - MIN
Karl-Anthony Towns
Expert
Recommendation
71%
Recommended by
15 of 21 experts
29%
Recommended by
6 of 21 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 2# 4
Best Rank# 1# 2
Worst Rank# 6# 6
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 2# 4
Best Rank# 1# 2
Worst Rank# 6# 6
   
Projections 
   
Minutes36.233.8
Field Goals Made9.48.8
Field Goals Att21.117.2
Field Goals %.445.511
Three Points Made4.23.0
Three Points Att11.46.9
Three Points %.357.410
Free Throws Made9.45.0
Free Throws Att10.86.2
Free Throws %.876.812
Offensive Rebound0.00.0
Rebounds6.411.3
Assists7.33.7
Turnovers4.53.2
Steals1.80.9
Blocks0.71.4
Points32.525.5
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 1# 4
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 1# 5
   
Site Projections
numberFire
# 2# 4
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 3# 4
   
Keith Lott
Fantasy Six Pack
# 2# 3
   
Blaine Blontz
FantasyPros
# 1# 4
   
Mauricio Castillo
Yahoo! Sports
# 1# 6
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 1# 4
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 3# 6
   
Dave Kluge
FantasyPros
# 5# 6
   
Adam Koffler
FantasyPros
# 4# 6
   
Vaughn Dalzell
FantasyPros
# 2# 6
   
Alex Burns
FantasyPros
# 3# 5
   
Dan Titus
Sports Gambling Podcast
# 3# 4
   
Shane Mosley
FB-Ninja
# 1# 6
   
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
# 6# 4
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 6# 3
   
Aaron Larson
FantasyPros
# 6# 3
   
Zachary Hanshew
FantasyPros
# 4# 2
   
Ethan Masel
The Fantasy Bulletin
# 3# 2
   
Yahoo Staff
Yahoo! Sports
# 3# 2
   
Player Statistics Comparison
  James Harden
G - BKN
James Harden
Karl-Anthony Towns
C - MIN
Karl-Anthony Towns
2019 Stats 
   
   
Minutes2,4831,187
   
Field Goals Made672316
   
Field Goals Att1,514622
   
Field Goals %.444.508
   
Three Points Made299114
   
Three Points Att843277
   
Three Points %.355.412
   
Free Throws Made692180
   
Free Throws Att800226
   
Free Throws %.865.797
   
Offensive Rebound6995
   
Rebounds445379
   
Assists512153
   
Turnovers305110
   
Steals12533
   
Blocks6042
   
Points2,335926
   
Player Projections Comparison
  James Harden
G - BKN
James Harden
Karl-Anthony Towns
C - MIN
Karl-Anthony Towns
2020 Projections 
   
   
Minutes36.233.8
   
Field Goals Made9.48.8
   
Field Goals Att21.117.2
   
Field Goals %.445.511
   
Three Points Made4.23.0
   
Three Points Att11.46.9
   
Three Points %.357.410
   
Free Throws Made9.45.0
   
Free Throws Att10.86.2
   
Free Throws %.876.812
   
Offensive Rebound0.00.0
   
Rebounds6.411.3
   
Assists7.33.7
   
Turnovers4.53.2
   
Steals1.80.9
   
Blocks0.71.4
   
Points32.525.5
   
Notes for Player Combination
  James Harden
G - BKN
James Harden
Karl-Anthony Towns
C - MIN
Karl-Anthony Towns
News 
 James Harden scored 18 points (6-8 FG, 3-4 3PT, 3-5 FT) to go along with seven rebounds, 11 assists, two steals and two blocks in the Nets win Wednesday over the Spurs.
Ari Koslow
Thu, May 13th
Karl-Anthony Towns compiled 28 points (10-19 FG, 4-11 3PT, 4-5 FT), eight boards, five assists, three steals, and two turnovers in Tuesday night's victory over Detroit.
Shaan Hoda
Wed, May 12th
 Brooklyn Nets SG James Harden (hamstring) will be available on Wednesday against the Spurs.
Kyle Williams - Fantasy Six Pack
Wed, May 12th
Karl-Anthony Towns recorded 27 points (8-16 FG, 2-6 3PT, 9-11 FT), six boards, four assists, and four turnovers in Friday night's defeat to Miami.
Shaan Hoda
Fri, May 7th
 Nets star James Harden plans to play tonight against the Spurs, assuming warmups go smoothly.
Jack Mannis
Wed, May 12th
Karl-Anthony Towns amassed 28 points (8-19 FG, 4-9 3PT, 8-8 FT), 14 boards, three assists, three steals, and four turnovers in Saturday night's overtime loss to New Orleans.
Shaan Hoda
Sun, May 2nd
 Nets' G James Harden told reporters on Thursday that he expects to return to game action prior to the start of the playoffs.
Jack Mannis
Thu, May 6th
Karl-Anthony Towns registered 31 points (12-22 FG, 2-7 3PT, 5-7 FT), seven rebounds, five assists, one steal, and five turnovers in Tuesday night's victory in Houston.
Shaan Hoda
Wed, Apr 28th
 Nets G James Harden (hamstring) will be out indefinitely after experiencing a setback in his rehabilitation.
Adam Koffler
Tue, Apr 20th
Karl-Anthony Towns recorded 24 points (9-18 FG, 2-7 3PT, 4-6 FT), 12 rebounds, three assists, one block, and four turnovers in Saturday night's victory versus Utah.
Shaan Hoda
Sun, Apr 25th
Notes 
 Had his offseason not been surrounded by drama and trade rumors, James Harden would be a top-three pick, but unfortunately, the Rockets' long-term plans are muddying the waters in projecting where Harden will play this year. His streak as a three-year scoring champion could easily be extended this year, especially with Russell Westbrook out of the picture. The risk of not playing this year is the only reason he isn't higher in these rankings.
Dave Kluge - FantasyPros
Heading into his fifth season, Anthony-Towns is coming off career-highs in points (26.5) and assists (4.4). Although he saw a slight drop in his rebounds (10.8) he still finished seventh overall. You're betting on his health being better after he's seen an increase in missed games over the last two seasons. Hopefully, the midseason addition of his friend D'Angelo Russell will help Anthony-Towns to play through some of those nagging injuries that sidelined him in 2019-2020.
Dave Kluge - FantasyPros
  Towns was on pace for a massive fantasy season last year before nagging injuries sidelined him for the majority of the winter and spring. He averaged career-highs in points per game (26.5), assists per game (4.4), and most impressively, three-pointers per game (3.3). He also adds enough blocks (1.2) and steals (.9) to be considered one of the best all-around contributors in the NBA, something that isn't easy to find at the center position.
Aaron Larson - FantasyPros
  While fantasy managers might remember Towns' 2019-20 season primarily for his missed games, he actually had a monster season. KAT averaged career highs in points (26.5), assists (4.4), and threes (3.3) while pulling down at least 10 boards for the fifth straight season. As long as he's healthy for the 2020-21 season, he should be an easy top-5 selection in both points and category leagues due to his tremendous stat-stuffing abilities.
Zachary Hanshew - FantasyPros