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Who Should I Draft?

Joel Embiid or Kevin Durant (2020)


Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Kevin Durant
F - BKN
Kevin Durant
Joel Embiid
C - PHI
Joel Embiid
Expert
Recommendation
54%
Recommended by
13 of 24 experts
46%
Recommended by
11 of 24 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 15# 14
Best Rank# 9# 12
Worst Rank# 27# 20
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 15# 14
Best Rank# 9# 12
Worst Rank# 27# 20
   
Projections 
   
Minutes33.031.3
Field Goals Made8.98.0
Field Goals Att17.316.6
Field Goals %.515.481
Three Points Made2.01.2
Three Points Att5.14.0
Three Points %.379.325
Free Throws Made5.67.2
Free Throws Att6.48.9
Free Throws %.874.804
Offensive Rebound0.00.0
Rebounds6.411.9
Assists4.93.3
Turnovers3.03.3
Steals0.70.8
Blocks1.01.6
Points25.424.4
   
Misc 
   
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Expert Ranks 
   

# 12# 16
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 13# 15
   
JMO
FantasyPros
# 15# 18
   
Yahoo Staff
Yahoo! Sports
# 12# 14
   
Mauricio Castillo
Yahoo! Sports
# 15# 18
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 9# 19
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 14# 15
   
Dave Kluge
FantasyPros
# 12# 17
   
Adam Koffler
FantasyPros
# 13# 14
   
Ethan Masel
The Fantasy Bulletin
# 13# 16
   
Zachary Hanshew
FantasyPros
# 12# 16
   
Alex Burns
FantasyPros
# 12# 16
   
Dan Titus
Sports Gambling Podcast
# 14# 15
   
Tom
FantasyPros
# 8
   
Shane Mosley
FB-Ninja
# 27# 20
   
Vaughn Dalzell
FantasyPros
# 13# 12
   
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
# 15# 13
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 16# 14
   
Site Projections
numberFire
# 24# 13
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 14# 13
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 15# 14
   
Keith Lott
Fantasy Six Pack
# 14# 12
   
Aaron Larson
FantasyPros
# 18# 12
   
Blaine Blontz
FantasyPros
# 15# 14
   
Player Statistics Comparison
  Kevin Durant
F - BKN
Kevin Durant
Joel Embiid
C - PHI
Joel Embiid
2019 Stats 
   
   
Minutes01,506
   
Field Goals Made0382
   
Field Goals Att0802
   
Field Goals %.000.476
   
Three Points Made057
   
Three Points Att0172
   
Three Points %.000.331
   
Free Throws Made0352
   
Free Throws Att0436
   
Free Throws %.000.807
   
Offensive Rebound0141
   
Rebounds0593
   
Assists0152
   
Turnovers0159
   
Steals044
   
Blocks065
   
Points01,173
   
Player Projections Comparison
  Kevin Durant
F - BKN
Kevin Durant
Joel Embiid
C - PHI
Joel Embiid
2020 Projections 
   
   
Minutes33.031.3
   
Field Goals Made8.98.0
   
Field Goals Att17.316.6
   
Field Goals %.515.481
   
Three Points Made2.01.2
   
Three Points Att5.14.0
   
Three Points %.379.325
   
Free Throws Made5.67.2
   
Free Throws Att6.48.9
   
Free Throws %.874.804
   
Offensive Rebound0.00.0
   
Rebounds6.411.9
   
Assists4.93.3
   
Turnovers3.03.3
   
Steals0.70.8
   
Blocks1.01.6
   
Points25.424.4
   
Notes for Player Combination
  Kevin Durant
F - BKN
Kevin Durant
Joel Embiid
C - PHI
Joel Embiid
News 
 Kevin Durant scored 20 points (7-21 FG, 0-4 3PT, 6-6 FT) to go along with nine rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block in the Nets loss Thursday against Dallas.
Ari Koslow
Fri, May 7th
Joel Embiid totaled 34 points (10-17 FG, 0-2 3PT, 14-16 FT), twelve rebounds, two assists, and one block in 25 minutes in the Sixers' 135-115 win over the Rockets on Wednesday.
Joel E. Ruffin Jr.
Fri, May 7th
 Kevin Durant scored 32 points (11-22 FG, 4-8 3PT, 6-7 FT) to go along with nine rebounds, six assists, one steal and two blocks in the Nets loss Tuesday against the Bucks.
Ari Koslow
Wed, May 5th
Joel Embiid totaled 13 points (4-13 FG, 0-3 3PT, 5-6 FT), ten rebounds, three assists, and three blocks in 33 minutes in the Sixers' 106-94 win over the Bulls on Monday.
Joel E. Ruffin Jr.
Tue, May 4th
 Kevin Durant scored 42 points (16-33 FG, 7-13 3PT, 3-4 FT) to go along with 10 rebounds, two assists and one steal in the Nets loss Sunday against Milwaukee.
Ari Koslow
Sun, May 2nd
Joel Embiid totaled 34 points (13-23 FG, 1-3 3PT, 7-7 FT), twelve rebounds, and one assist in 35 minutes in the Sixers' 113-111 win over the Spurs on Sunday.
Joel E. Ruffin Jr.
Mon, May 3rd
 Kevin Durant (hamstring) will be rested on Friday as the Nets battle the Trail Blazers.
Ross Jared Joswick
Fri, Apr 30th
Ben Simmons totaled 18 points (6-14 FG, 1-2 3PT, 5-5 FT), six rebounds, one assist, one block, and one steal in 25 minutes in the Sixers' 126-104 win over the Hawks on Friday.
Joel E. Ruffin Jr.
Sat, May 1st
 Kevin Durant scored 42 points (16-24 FG, 2-4 3PT, 8-8 FT) to go along with three rebounds, 10 assists and one steal in the Nets win Thursday over Indiana.
Ari Koslow
Fri, Apr 30th
Joel Embiid totaled 17 points (7-16 FG, 1-3 3PT, 2-2 FT), seven rebounds, one assist, three blocks, and one steal in 25 minutes in the Sixers' 127-83 win over the Hawks on Wednesday.
Joel E. Ruffin Jr.
Thu, Apr 29th
Notes 
 We haven't seen Kevin Durant play in over a year and have yet to see how he'll fare with teammate Kyrie Irving in Brooklyn. It's very likely that Kevin Durant can return to form and average high-20's in the scoring department again, but the risk here should push him into the second round. In category-scoring leagues, he's a bit more valuable as his field goal and free throw percentage won't hurt you. We haven't seen him average over 6.8 rebounds per game since the 2016-2017 player so you're banking on him being a top scorer again when you draft him.
Dave Kluge - FantasyPros
 
 Durant is one of the most challenging players to project this season. We haven't seen the 13-year veteran in an NBA game since he ruptured his Achilles tendon in Game 5 of the 2019 NBA Finals. When he's on the floor he's been a model of consistency as one of the best pure scorers of his era, averaging 27 points per game for his career. It remains to be seen how he'll look returning from the serious injury and leading the new-look Nets alongside Kyrie Irving.
Aaron Larson - FantasyPros