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James Harden or Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (2020)


Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
  James Harden
G - BKN
James Harden
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
G - OKC
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
Expert
Recommendation
100%
Recommended by
24 of 24 experts
0%
Recommended by
0 of 24 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR
Best Rank
Worst Rank
   
ADP 
   
Composite
Best Rank
Worst Rank
   
Projections 
   
Minutes36.235.1
Field Goals Made9.48.0
Field Goals Att21.117.2
Field Goals %.445.468
Three Points Made4.21.7
Three Points Att11.44.7
Three Points %.357.379
Free Throws Made9.44.8
Free Throws Att10.85.9
Free Throws %.876.811
Offensive Rebound0.00.0
Rebounds6.45.6
Assists7.35.4
Turnovers4.52.5
Steals1.81.2
Blocks0.70.7
Points32.522.6
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertOUTOUT
   
Expert Ranks 
   

# 1# 12
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 3# 16
   
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
# 2# 13
   
Site Rankings
CBS Sports
# 1# 13
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 1# 10
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 1# 12
   
JMO
FantasyPros
# 1# 18
   
Site Projections
numberFire
# 1# 9
   
Yahoo Staff
Yahoo! Sports
# 1# 13
   
Keith Lott
Fantasy Six Pack
# 1# 13
   
Blaine Blontz
FantasyPros
# 1# 14
   
Mauricio Castillo
Yahoo! Sports
# 1# 18
   
Tom
FantasyPros
# 1# 28
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 1# 12
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 2# 14
   
Aaron Larson
FantasyPros
# 2# 14
   
Dave Kluge
FantasyPros
# 2# 10
   
Adam Koffler
FantasyPros
# 2# 15
   
Vaughn Dalzell
FantasyPros
# 2# 27
   
Ethan Masel
The Fantasy Bulletin
# 1# 16
   
Zachary Hanshew
FantasyPros
# 1# 13
   
Alex Burns
FantasyPros
# 2# 16
   
Dan Titus
FantasyPros
# 2# 10
   
Shane Mosley
FB-Ninja
# 1# 10
   
Player Statistics Comparison
  James Harden
G - BKN
James Harden
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
G - OKC
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
2019 Stats 
   
   
Minutes2,4832,429
   
Field Goals Made672478
   
Field Goals Att1,5141,015
   
Field Goals %.444.471
   
Three Points Made29987
   
Three Points Att843251
   
Three Points %.355.347
   
Free Throws Made692288
   
Free Throws Att800357
   
Free Throws %.865.807
   
Offensive Rebound6947
   
Rebounds445412
   
Assists512232
   
Turnovers305134
   
Steals12579
   
Blocks6047
   
Points2,3351,331
   
Player Projections Comparison
  James Harden
G - BKN
James Harden
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
G - OKC
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
2020 Projections 
   
   
Minutes36.235.1
   
Field Goals Made9.48.0
   
Field Goals Att21.117.2
   
Field Goals %.445.468
   
Three Points Made4.21.7
   
Three Points Att11.44.7
   
Three Points %.357.379
   
Free Throws Made9.44.8
   
Free Throws Att10.85.9
   
Free Throws %.876.811
   
Offensive Rebound0.00.0
   
Rebounds6.45.6
   
Assists7.35.4
   
Turnovers4.52.5
   
Steals1.81.2
   
Blocks0.70.7
   
Points32.522.6
   
Notes for Player Combination
  James Harden
G - BKN
James Harden
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
G - OKC
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
News 
 Nets star guard James Harden (hamstring) will miss at least the next few games and will be re-evaluated in 10 days.
Adam Koffler
Tue, Apr 6th
The Thunder announced on Wednesday that guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander would be out for an "extended period" and would miss "a significant amount of time" with plantar fasciitis in his right foot.
Lucas Spence
Wed, Mar 24th
 Nets' SG James Harden will miss the remainder of the Nets' matchup with the Knicks.
Jack Mannis
Mon, Apr 5th
Oklahoma City Thunder SG/PG Shai Gilegous-Alexander (foot) has been ruled out ahead of Wednesday's game against the Memphis Grizzlies due to plantar fasciitis in his right foot.
Matthew MacKay
Wed, Mar 24th
 Nets' SG James Harden was not listed on the Nets' injury report on Monday, paving the way for his return.
Jack Mannis
Mon, Apr 5th
Thunder guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scores 31 points in Monday's 112-103 win vs. Timberwolves.
AJ Schullo
Mon, Mar 22nd
 James Harden has been ruled out with tightness in his right hamstring ahead of the Nets game Thursday against Charlotte.
Ari Koslow
Thu, Apr 1st
Thunder G Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (shoulder) has been ruled out Sunday vs. the Rockets.
Adam Koffler
Sat, Mar 20th
 James Harden won't return to Wednesday's game against Houston after departing with tightness in his right hamstring.
Ari Koslow
Wed, Mar 31st
Thunder guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scores 19 points in Thursday's 116-93 loss against the Hawks.
AJ Schullo
Fri, Mar 19th
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
I'm going to be targeting SGA in every league I play in this season. I think he could realistically finish as a top-25 fantasy asset in 2020-21. As a member of the Thunder in his second season, Gilgeous-Alexander exponentially improved upon his rookie season output with the Clippers. He averaged 19.0 points, 5.9 rebounds, 3.3 assists, 1.1 steals, and just 1.9 turnovers in almost 35 minutes per game last season, doubling his points scored and rebounds from 2018-19 with the Clippers. Now with Chris Paul, Danilo Gallinari, and Dennis Schroder all on different teams, SGA becomes the focal point on offense for the Thunder. General Manager Sam Presti recently told ESPN's Royce Young, "we're really kind of clearing the way for him [Gilgeous-Alexander] to expand his game, to be on the ball full time." Of note, SGA's production last season was on a usage rate of 23.7%. That number went up to 31.1% with Paul, Gallinari, and Schroder off the floor. Sky's the limit for Shai Gilgeous-Alexander this season.
Adam Koffler - FantasyPros