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Who Should I Draft?

Kawhi Leonard or LeBron James (2020)

Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
  LeBron James
F - LAL
LeBron James
Kawhi Leonard
F - LAC
Kawhi Leonard
Expert
Recommendation
54%
Recommended by
13 of 24 experts
46%
Recommended by
11 of 24 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 9# 4
Best Rank# 4# 3
Worst Rank# 11# 9
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 12# 11
Best Rank# 7# 5
Worst Rank# 22# 16
   
Projections 
   
Minutes34.333.5
Field Goals Made9.69.0
Field Goals Att18.819.0
Field Goals %.510.474
Three Points Made2.22.2
Three Points Att6.25.7
Three Points %.359.376
Free Throws Made4.26.0
Free Throws Att6.17.0
Free Throws %.695.868
Offensive Rebound0.00.0
Rebounds8.07.1
Assists9.64.5
Turnovers3.62.4
Steals1.21.7
Blocks0.60.5
Points25.626.3
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertDTD-
   
Expert Ranks 
   

# 3# 5
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 5# 9
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 4# 6
   
JMO
FantasyPros
# 5# 7
   
Yahoo Staff
Yahoo! Sports
# 4# 7
   
Mauricio Castillo
Yahoo! Sports
# 5# 7
   
Tom
FantasyPros
# 5# 6
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 4# 6
   
Aaron Larson
FantasyPros
# 4# 7
   
Adam Koffler
FantasyPros
# 5# 8
   
Vaughn Dalzell
FantasyPros
# 4# 8
   
Alex Burns
FantasyPros
# 4# 7
   
Shane Mosley
FB-Ninja
# 6# 7
   
Dave Kluge
FantasyPros
# 7# 4
   
Dan Titus
FantasyPros
# 6# 5
   
Site Projections
numberFire
# 8# 4
   
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
# 6# 5
   
Zachary Hanshew
FantasyPros
# 7# 5
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 6# 5
   
Keith Lott
Fantasy Six Pack
# 11# 4
   
Blaine Blontz
FantasyPros
# 6# 5
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 7# 6
   
Ethan Masel
The Fantasy Bulletin
# 6# 3
   
Site Rankings
CBS Sports
# 3
   
Player Statistics Comparison
  LeBron James
F - LAL
LeBron James
Kawhi Leonard
F - LAC
Kawhi Leonard
2019 Stats 
   
   
Minutes2,3161,848
   
Field Goals Made643532
   
Field Goals Att1,3031,133
   
Field Goals %.494.470
   
Three Points Made148123
   
Three Points Att425325
   
Three Points %.348.379
   
Free Throws Made264356
   
Free Throws Att381402
   
Free Throws %.693.886
   
Offensive Rebound6754
   
Rebounds526402
   
Assists684280
   
Turnovers261149
   
Steals78103
   
Blocks3633
   
Points1,6981,543
   
Player Projections Comparison
  LeBron James
F - LAL
LeBron James
Kawhi Leonard
F - LAC
Kawhi Leonard
2020 Projections 
   
   
Minutes34.333.5
   
Field Goals Made9.69.0
   
Field Goals Att18.819.0
   
Field Goals %.510.474
   
Three Points Made2.22.2
   
Three Points Att6.25.7
   
Three Points %.359.376
   
Free Throws Made4.26.0
   
Free Throws Att6.17.0
   
Free Throws %.695.868
   
Offensive Rebound0.00.0
   
Rebounds8.07.1
   
Assists9.64.5
   
Turnovers3.62.4
   
Steals1.21.7
   
Blocks0.60.5
   
Points25.626.3
   
Notes for Player Combination
  LeBron James
F - LAL
LeBron James
Kawhi Leonard
F - LAC
Kawhi Leonard
News 
 Lebron James has been listed as questionable with a left ankle sprain for Thursday's game against the Bucks
Ari Koslow
Wed, Jan 20th
Kawhi Leonard scored 27 points (10-15 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 6-6 FT) with six assists, four rebounds, and one steal over 28 minutes as the Clippers took out the Kings 138-100 on Friday.
Jon Mathisen
Sat, Jan 16th
 LeBron James crafted 19 points (6-16 FG, 2-7 3Pt, 5-8 FT), five assists, five rebounds and one steal in 37 minutes in a 115-113 loss to the Warriors.
Ross Jared Joswick
Tue, Jan 19th
Kawhi Leonard provided 28 points (8-18 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 10-11 FT) with nine assists, six rebounds, and two steals across 39 minutes in the Clippers 111-106 win over the Pelicans on Wednesday.
Jon Mathisen
Thu, Jan 14th
 LeBron James (ankle) will start for the Lakers Monday night.
Damian McCoade II
Mon, Jan 18th
Kawhi Leonard put up 35 points (14-22 FG, 7-9 3Pt) with four assists, three steals, and two rebounds over 38 minutes as the Clippers held on to beat the Bulls 130-127 on Sunday.
Jon Mathisen
Sun, Jan 10th
 LeBron James notched 21 points (6-11 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 7-7 FT), 11 assists, eight rebounds and one steal across 31 minutes in 112-95 victory.
Ross Jared Joswick
Sat, Jan 16th
Kawhi Leonard scored 24 points (7-17 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 7-8 FT) to go along with four assists, three rebounds, and two steals over 34 minutes in the Clippers 115-105 loss to the Warriors on Friday.
Jon Mathisen
Sat, Jan 9th
 LeBron James manufactures 26 points (9-20 FG, 5-8 3Pt, 3-4 FT), seven assists and six rebounds on Wednesday night in Oklahoma City.
Ross Jared Joswick
Wed, Jan 13th
Kawhi Leonard put up 21 points (7-12 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 7-7 FT) with four rebounds, four assists, one steal, and one block over 35 minutes as the Clippers defeated the Warriors 108-101 on Wednesday.
Jon Mathisen
Thu, Jan 7th
Notes 
 Even at age 35, LeBron James was still able to finish with 25.3 points per game, 12th-most in the NBA. Even crazier was that he was able to develop as a passer on his way to a career-high 10.2 assists per game, most in the NBA. His blocks and steals have been trending downward over the last few seasons and that should continue as he heads into his 18th season, but his physicality will still likely land him in the top-25 rebounders yet again. All of that makes the future Hall of Famer for a safe but somewhat boring pick.
Dave Kluge - FantasyPros
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
 He's arguably the greatest player of all time, but should you want the King on your fantasy team this season? He's heading into his 18th NBA season, fresh off winning a title just two months ago. While he averaged double-digit assists per game for the first time in his career, his scoring numbers were down with Anthony Davis in town and he continues to shoot under 70 percent from the charity stripe. While he's a relatively safe bet to average somewhere between 23-25 points, 7-8 rebounds, and 8-10 assists per game, James is bound to sit out a handful of contests this season with the Lakers' sights on back-to-back championships. While he's a solid back-end first round pick, I'd rather have young rising stars such as Trae Young, Nikola Jokic, and Jayson Tatum this season ahead of LeBron James.
Adam Koffler - FantasyPros