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Kawhi Leonard or Jamal Murray (2020)


Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Kawhi Leonard
F - LAC
Kawhi Leonard
Jamal Murray
G - DEN
Jamal Murray
Expert
Recommendation
100%
Recommended by
24 of 24 experts
0%
Recommended by
0 of 24 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 11# 45
Best Rank# 5# 24
Worst Rank# 16# 47
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 11# 45
Best Rank# 5# 24
Worst Rank# 16# 47
   
Projections 
   
Minutes33.533.9
Field Goals Made9.07.8
Field Goals Att19.017.0
Field Goals %.474.459
Three Points Made2.22.3
Three Points Att5.76.2
Three Points %.376.367
Free Throws Made6.03.2
Free Throws Att7.03.6
Free Throws %.868.875
Offensive Rebound0.00.0
Rebounds7.14.2
Assists4.55.0
Turnovers2.42.4
Steals1.71.1
Blocks0.50.3
Points26.321.1
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-Out
   
Expert Ranks 
   

# 13# 41
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 16# 28
   
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
# 11# 44
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 12# 39
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 13# 36
   
JMO
FantasyPros
# 13# 57
   
Site Projections
numberFire
# 10# 36
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 12# 33
   
Yahoo Staff
Yahoo! Sports
# 13# 48
   
Keith Lott
Fantasy Six Pack
# 8# 31
   
Blaine Blontz
FantasyPros
# 11# 46
   
Mauricio Castillo
Yahoo! Sports
# 13# 57
   
Tom
FantasyPros
# 11# 55
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 12# 36
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 13# 36
   
Aaron Larson
FantasyPros
# 14# 32
   
Dave Kluge
FantasyPros
# 10# 47
   
Adam Koffler
FantasyPros
# 15# 35
   
Vaughn Dalzell
FantasyPros
# 14# 42
   
Ethan Masel
The Fantasy Bulletin
# 5
   
Zachary Hanshew
FantasyPros
# 10# 43
   
Alex Burns
FantasyPros
# 14# 24
   
Dan Titus
FantasyPros
# 12# 36
   
Shane Mosley
FB-Ninja
# 14# 44
   
Player Statistics Comparison
  Kawhi Leonard
F - LAC
Kawhi Leonard
Jamal Murray
G - DEN
Jamal Murray
2019 Stats 
   
   
Minutes1,8481,904
   
Field Goals Made532408
   
Field Goals Att1,133894
   
Field Goals %.470.456
   
Three Points Made123112
   
Three Points Att325324
   
Three Points %.379.346
   
Free Throws Made356163
   
Free Throws Att402185
   
Free Throws %.886.881
   
Offensive Rebound5445
   
Rebounds402236
   
Assists280284
   
Turnovers149127
   
Steals10367
   
Blocks3317
   
Points1,5431,091
   
Player Projections Comparison
  Kawhi Leonard
F - LAC
Kawhi Leonard
Jamal Murray
G - DEN
Jamal Murray
2020 Projections 
   
   
Minutes33.533.9
   
Field Goals Made9.07.8
   
Field Goals Att19.017.0
   
Field Goals %.474.459
   
Three Points Made2.22.3
   
Three Points Att5.76.2
   
Three Points %.376.367
   
Free Throws Made6.03.2
   
Free Throws Att7.03.6
   
Free Throws %.868.875
   
Offensive Rebound0.00.0
   
Rebounds7.14.2
   
Assists4.55.0
   
Turnovers2.42.4
   
Steals1.71.1
   
Blocks0.50.3
   
Points26.321.1
   
Notes for Player Combination
  Kawhi Leonard
F - LAC
Kawhi Leonard
Jamal Murray
G - DEN
Jamal Murray
News 
 Kawhi Leonard scored 15 points (6-11 FG, 2-6 3PT, 1-1 FT) with 11 rebounds, eight assists, and one block over 23 minutes as the Clippers cruised to a 124-105 win over the T-Wolves.
Jon Mathisen
Mon, Apr 19th
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
 Kawhi Leonard is set to return to the court on Sunday against Minnesota after missing the last four games with a foot injury.
Ari Koslow
Sun, Apr 18th
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
 Los Angeles Clippers G/F Kawhi Leonard is questionable for Sunday's game vs. the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Jon Mathisen
Sat, Apr 17th
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
 Kawhi Leonard (foot) is out for Friday's game versus Philadelphia with foot soreness.
Ross Jared Joswick
Fri, Apr 16th
Nuggets' G Jamal Murray is available to play in Monday's contest against the Golden State Warriors.
Jack Mannis
Mon, Apr 12th
 Clippers G/F Kawhi Leonard (foot) will not play Wednesday vs. the Pistons.
Adam Koffler
Wed, Apr 14th
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
Notes 
 The biggest risk when drafting Kawhi Leonard is his load management. Without suffering any major injuries, Leonard suited up for just 57 games last year. When he plays, you're getting a player that'll churn out top-10 scoring performances almost every night as well as top-five value in steals. In addition, his 7.1 rebounds and 4.9 assists per game were good for 33rd and 36th in the league, respectively. He deserves to be picked in the first round, but make sure to have someone to plug in for his inevitable healthy scratches.
Dave Kluge - FantasyPros
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