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Kevin Durant or Joel Embiid (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# 13# 15
Best Rank# 9# 12
Worst Rank# 24# 19
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 13# 15
Best Rank# 9# 12
Worst Rank# 24# 19
   
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
FantasyPros
# 14# 15
   
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
   
Tom
FantasyPros
# 8
   
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 31 points on 11-of-19 shooting in a 128-124 win over the Heat. He added four rebounds, four assists, two blocks, and committed four turnovers in 37 minutes.
Adam Koffler
Sun, Jan 24th
Joel Embiid continued his dominant play on Saturday night, scoring a game-high 33 points (10-20 FG, 1-2 3PT, 12-17 FT) and grabbing 14 rebounds, with one assist, two blocks, and one steal across 35 minutes in the Sixers 114-110 win over the Pistons.
Dan Titus
Sun, Jan 24th
 Nets F Kevin Durant will play in Saturday's contest against the Miami Heat.
Dan Titus
Sat, Jan 23rd
Despite being listed as questionable to play with back tightness, Sixers C Joel Embiid will play Saturday night on the second night of a back-to-back vs. the Pistons.
Adam Koffler
Sat, Jan 23rd
 Kevin Durant is out against the Cavaliers, as the perennial all-star will get some rest at the front-end of a back-to-back after playing a total of 50.0 minutes in a double-overtime thriller against Cleveland.
Joel E. Ruffin Jr.
Fri, Jan 22nd
The Sixers are listing C Joel Embiid (back) as questionable to play Saturday night vs. the Pistons.
Adam Koffler
Sat, Jan 23rd
 Nets star Kevin Durant is questionable to play in Friday's game against the Cavaliers due to Achilles injury recovery.
Alex Burns - Hoop Beast
Fri, Jan 22nd
Joel Embiid posted a game-high 38 points (11-15 FG, 2-2 3PT, 14-15 FT) along with 11 rebounds, three assists, one steal across 30 minutes of play in the Sixers 122-110 win over the Boston Celtics.
Dan Titus
Sat, Jan 23rd
 Kevin Durant shined in a double overtime loss to the Cavaliers on Wednesday, scoring 38 points (12-25 FG, 3-9 3PT, 11-13 FT), with 12 rebounds, eight assists, one steal, four blocks, and two turnovers across 50 minutes.
Adam Koffler
Thu, Jan 21st
Joel Embiid netted a game-high 42 points (12-19 FG, 1-5 3PT, 17-21 FT) along with 10 rebounds, two assists, two steals, and one block across 33 minutes in the Sixers 117-109 win over the Celtics.
Dan Titus
Thu, Jan 21st
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