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Who Should I Draft?

Jaren Jackson Jr. or Lauri Markkanen (2020)

Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jaren Jackson Jr.
F - MEM
Jaren Jackson Jr.
Lauri Markkanen
F - CHI
Lauri Markkanen
Expert
Recommendation
75%
Recommended by
18 of 24 experts
25%
Recommended by
6 of 24 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 35
Best Rank# 28
Worst Rank# 49
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 71
Best Rank# 54
Worst Rank# 91
   
Projections 
   
Minutes29.532.2
Field Goals Made6.45.8
Field Goals Att13.213.6
Field Goals %.483.431
Three Points Made2.42.4
Three Points Att6.36.6
Three Points %.391.366
Free Throws Made2.62.9
Free Throws Att3.63.4
Free Throws %.744.848
Offensive Rebound0.00.0
Rebounds5.07.4
Assists1.41.5
Turnovers1.81.6
Steals0.80.8
Blocks1.60.5
Points17.817.0
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertOUT-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 36# 39
   
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
# 30# 39
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 37# 43
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 29# 39
   
JMO
FantasyPros
# 19# 37
   
Yahoo Staff
Yahoo! Sports
# 29# 40
   
Keith Lott
Fantasy Six Pack
# 32# 38
   
Blaine Blontz
FantasyPros
# 29# 41
   
Mauricio Castillo
Yahoo! Sports
# 19# 37
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 34# 48
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 28# 43
   
Aaron Larson
FantasyPros
# 28# 35
   
Dave Kluge
FantasyPros
# 30# 41
   
Vaughn Dalzell
FantasyPros
# 27# 28
   
Ethan Masel
The Fantasy Bulletin
# 31# 42
   
Zachary Hanshew
FantasyPros
# 35# 39
   
Dan Titus
FantasyPros
# 46# 49
   
Shane Mosley
FB-Ninja
# 37# 39
   
Tom
FantasyPros
# 26# 24
   
Site Projections
numberFire
# 61# 43
   
Alex Burns
FantasyPros
# 37# 33
   
Adam Koffler
FantasyPros
# 41# 34
   

# 31# 30
   
Site Rankings
CBS Sports
# 65# 28
   
Player Statistics Comparison
  Jaren Jackson Jr.
F - MEM
Jaren Jackson Jr.
Lauri Markkanen
F - CHI
Lauri Markkanen
2019 Stats 
   
   
Minutes1,6221,492
   
Field Goals Made353251
   
Field Goals Att753591
   
Field Goals %.469.425
   
Three Points Made145109
   
Three Points Att368317
   
Three Points %.394.344
   
Free Throws Made139126
   
Free Throws Att186153
   
Free Throws %.747.824
   
Offensive Rebound5560
   
Rebounds262314
   
Assists7874
   
Turnovers9981
   
Steals3942
   
Blocks9224
   
Points990737
   
Player Projections Comparison
  Jaren Jackson Jr.
F - MEM
Jaren Jackson Jr.
Lauri Markkanen
F - CHI
Lauri Markkanen
2020 Projections 
   
   
Minutes29.532.2
   
Field Goals Made6.45.8
   
Field Goals Att13.213.6
   
Field Goals %.483.431
   
Three Points Made2.42.4
   
Three Points Att6.36.6
   
Three Points %.391.366
   
Free Throws Made2.62.9
   
Free Throws Att3.63.4
   
Free Throws %.744.848
   
Offensive Rebound0.00.0
   
Rebounds5.07.4
   
Assists1.41.5
   
Turnovers1.81.6
   
Steals0.80.8
   
Blocks1.60.5
   
Points17.817.0
   
Notes for Player Combination
  Jaren Jackson Jr.
F - MEM
Jaren Jackson Jr.
Lauri Markkanen
F - CHI
Lauri Markkanen
News 
 Grizzlies’ executive Zach Kleiman said that F Jaren Jackson Jr. (knee) will not be ready to play when the season begins.
Brad Camara
Thu, Nov 19th
Lauri Markkanen recorded 18 points (5-12 FG, 4-11 3PT, 4-4 FT), seven rebounds, and two steals in Monday's win over the Rockets.
Dave Kluge - Fantasy Intervention
Tue, Jan 19th
 Grizzlies Executive VP Zach Kleiman said that Jaren Jackson Jr. has underwent successful surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee and is expected to make a full recovery.
Alex Burns - Hoop Beast
Wed, Aug 19th
Lauri Markkanen logged a season-high 29 points (10-19 FG, 2-7 3PT, 7-8 FT), 10 rebounds, and three assists in Sunday's win over the Mavericks.
Dave Kluge - Fantasy Intervention
Sun, Jan 17th
 Jaren Jackson Jr. will miss the rest of the NBA season after suffering a torn meniscus during Monday's loss to the Pelicans, according to a statement released by the Grizzlies.
Alex Burns - Hoop Beast
Tue, Aug 4th
Lauri Markkanen played 25 minutes and logged 16 points (5-14 FG, 3-9 3PT, 3-3 FT), six rebounds, two blocks, and a steal in Friday's loss to the Thunder.
Dave Kluge - Fantasy Intervention
Sat, Jan 16th
 Jaren Jackson Jr. scored 22 points (7-17 FG, 6-8 FT, 2-8 3PT) with two rebounds, two assists, one steal, two blocks, and one turnover in 31 minutes in Monday's 109-99 loss to the Pelicans.
Adam Koffler
Mon, Aug 3rd
Lauri Markkanen (health and safety protocols) is available to play on Friday night against Oklahoma City.
Ross Jared Joswick
Fri, Jan 15th
 Jalen Jackson Jr scored 21 points (8-13 FG, 3-3 FT) with three rebounds, two blocks, two steals, and two three's across 35 minutes in Sunday's 108-106 loss to the Spurs.
Dan Titus
Sun, Aug 2nd
Bulls PF Lauri Markkanen (health and safety protocols) is "on track" to play in Friday night's contest against the Oklahoma City Thunder, as stated by Chicago head coach Billy Donovan.
Matthew MacKay
Thu, Jan 14th
Notes 
 JJJ is going to be out "a minute" according to Grizzlies executive vice president of basketball operations Zach Kleiman, but that shouldn't stop you from giving the rising star big man a look in your upcoming fantasy drafts. So long as your league has an IR roster spot, you can stash Jackson Jr. and have a valuable asset come the middle of the 2020-21 season. In 57 games a season ago, JJJ averaged 17.4 points, 4.6 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 1.6 blocks, and 2.5 3PM in just under 29 minutes per game. The 3-pointers are an added bonus for a guy that is eligible at the center position, but the lack of rebounds is a bit of a concern. Additionally, Jackson Jr. has had trouble with staying on the court due to foul trouble in his first two NBA seasons. If he can stay out of foul trouble and play over 30 minutes per game, we could see JJJ increase his averages even more in his third-year in the league. Consider him a top-75 player this season, but realize he may not contribute for your squad right away as he recovers from offseason knee surgery.
Adam Koffler - FantasyPros