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Who Should I Draft?

Kyrie Irving or LeBron James (2020)


Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
  LeBron James
F - LAL
LeBron James
Kyrie Irving
G - BKN
Kyrie Irving
Expert
Recommendation
79%
Recommended by
19 of 24 experts
21%
Recommended by
5 of 24 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 23
Best Rank# 9
Worst Rank# 41
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 23
Best Rank# 9
Worst Rank# 41
   
Projections 
   
Minutes34.332.9
Field Goals Made9.69.0
Field Goals Att18.818.2
Field Goals %.510.494
Three Points Made2.22.6
Three Points Att6.26.8
Three Points %.359.407
Free Throws Made4.23.9
Free Throws Att6.14.3
Free Throws %.695.895
Offensive Rebound0.00.0
Rebounds8.04.5
Assists9.66.5
Turnovers3.62.5
Steals1.21.3
Blocks0.60.4
Points25.624.4
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertOUTDTD
   
Expert Ranks 
   

# 10# 32
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 12# 33
   
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
# 12# 22
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 13# 28
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 9# 26
   
JMO
FantasyPros
# 11# 27
   
Yahoo Staff
Yahoo! Sports
# 10# 22
   
Blaine Blontz
FantasyPros
# 12# 22
   
Mauricio Castillo
Yahoo! Sports
# 11# 27
   
Tom
FantasyPros
# 10# 12
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 8# 33
   
Aaron Larson
FantasyPros
# 7# 28
   
Dave Kluge
FantasyPros
# 14# 29
   
Adam Koffler
FantasyPros
# 12# 34
   
Vaughn Dalzell
FantasyPros
# 7# 22
   
Zachary Hanshew
FantasyPros
# 13# 22
   
Alex Burns
FantasyPros
# 10# 25
   
Dan Titus
FantasyPros
# 13# 41
   
Shane Mosley
FB-Ninja
# 11# 40
   
Site Projections
numberFire
# 18# 11
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 22# 17
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 16# 15
   
Keith Lott
Fantasy Six Pack
# 20# 15
   
Ethan Masel
The Fantasy Bulletin
# 12# 9
   
Player Statistics Comparison
  LeBron James
F - LAL
LeBron James
Kyrie Irving
G - BKN
Kyrie Irving
2019 Stats 
   
   
Minutes2,316658
   
Field Goals Made643199
   
Field Goals Att1,303416
   
Field Goals %.494.478
   
Three Points Made14856
   
Three Points Att425142
   
Three Points %.348.394
   
Free Throws Made26494
   
Free Throws Att381102
   
Free Throws %.693.922
   
Offensive Rebound6722
   
Rebounds526103
   
Assists684128
   
Turnovers26152
   
Steals7827
   
Blocks3610
   
Points1,698548
   
Player Projections Comparison
  LeBron James
F - LAL
LeBron James
Kyrie Irving
G - BKN
Kyrie Irving
2020 Projections 
   
   
Minutes34.332.9
   
Field Goals Made9.69.0
   
Field Goals Att18.818.2
   
Field Goals %.510.494
   
Three Points Made2.22.6
   
Three Points Att6.26.8
   
Three Points %.359.407
   
Free Throws Made4.23.9
   
Free Throws Att6.14.3
   
Free Throws %.695.895
   
Offensive Rebound0.00.0
   
Rebounds8.04.5
   
Assists9.66.5
   
Turnovers3.62.5
   
Steals1.21.3
   
Blocks0.60.4
   
Points25.624.4
   
Notes for Player Combination
  LeBron James
F - LAL
LeBron James
Kyrie Irving
G - BKN
Kyrie Irving
News 
 Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (ankle) expected to be out 4-6 weeks after a negative MRI test on his ankle.
Kyle Williams - Fantasy Six Pack
Thu, Mar 25th
Kyrie Irving was not listed on the Nets' injury report and is presumably available to play against the 76ers on Wednesday.
Jack Mannis
Wed, Apr 14th
 Lakers star LeBron James is out indefinitely after being diagnosed with a high ankle sprain he suffered Saturday against the Hawks.
Adam Koffler
Sat, Mar 20th
Kyrie Irving will miss Tuesday's contest against the Timberwolves for personal reasons.
Jack Mannis
Tue, Apr 13th
 Lakers star LeBron James (ankle) will not return in Saturday‚Äôs game against the Hawks.
Brad Camara
Sat, Mar 20th
Kyrie Irving will miss the Nets game Monday against Minnesota.
Ari Koslow
Sun, Apr 11th
 LeBron James snared 37 points (14-22 FG, 4-9 3Pt, 5-6 FT), eight rebounds, six assists, one steal and one block across 36 minutes on Thursday.
Ross Jared Joswick
Fri, Mar 19th
Kyrie Irving scored 18 points (6-11 FG, 2-5 3PT, 4-4 FT) to go along with four rebounds in the Nets loss Saturday against the Lakers.
Ari Koslow
Sun, Apr 11th
 LeBron James posted 25 points (8-14 FG, 4-7 3Pt, 5-5 FT), 12 rebounds, 12 assists and one block across 31 minutes on Tuesday.
Ross Jared Joswick
Wed, Mar 17th
Kyrie Irving scored 24 points (7-14 FG, 4-6 3PT, 6-6 FT) to go along with two rebounds, six assists and one block in the Nets win Wednesday over New Orleans.
Ari Koslow
Thu, Apr 8th
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
Don't get me wrong, I think Irving is one of the most talented players in the NBA, but that doesn't necessarily mean I'd feel comfortable spending a second round pick on him this season. We're talking about a guy who has missed over 27% of regular season games throughout his 9-year career in a league where "DNP-rest" nights are becoming more and more prevalent for the league's top players. Now add Kevin Durant to the mix in Brooklyn, a player who will command 16-20 shots per game, and I just can't fathom spending up on Irving. I'd much rather take a chance on an ascending player like Fred VanVleet a whole two rounds later.
Adam Koffler - 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