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Myles Turner or Jonas Valanciunas (2022)


Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Myles Turner
C - IND
Myles Turner
Jonas Valanciunas
C - NOR
Jonas Valanciunas
Expert
Recommendation
78%
Recommended by
14 of 18 experts
22%
Recommended by
4 of 18 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 9# 12
Best Rank# 9# 11
Worst Rank# 16# 20
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 37# 49
Best Rank# 32# 37
Worst Rank# 42# 68
   
Projections 
   
Minutes30.129.2
Field Goals Made4.96.5
Field Goals Att9.911.7
Field Goals %.496.554
Three Points Made1.50.6
Three Points Att4.41.5
Three Points %.342.367
Free Throws Made2.12.8
Free Throws Att2.73.5
Free Throws %.758.803
Offensive Rebound0.00.0
Rebounds7.311.0
Assists1.02.0
Turnovers2.12.0
Steals0.70.6
Blocks2.80.9
Points13.416.4
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertDTD-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Site Rankings
CBS Sports
# 11# 20
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 11# 17
   
Site Projections
numberFire
# 10# 11
   
Eric Moody
Pro Football Network
# 11# 17
   
Leszek Bialecki
FB-Ninja
# 16# 18
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 14# 16
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 14# 19
   
Jason Klabacha
Yahoo! Sports
# 14# 16
   
Jacob W. Dunne
Triple Play Fantasy
# 12# 22
   
Ethan Masel
The Fantasy Bulletin
# 16# 19
   
Alex Burns
FantasyPros
# 11# 18
   
Dan Titus
Yahoo! Sports
# 9# 13
   
Kyle Williams
Fantasy Six Pack
# 12# 17
   
Bradlee Kilgore
Fantrax
# 14# 15
   
Luke Monaldo
FantasyPros
# 26# 19
   
Joel E. Ruffin Jr.
FantasyPros
# 23# 17
   
Keith Lott
Fantasy Six Pack
# 14# 12
   
Mike Randle
FTN
# 19# 16
   
Player Statistics Comparison
  Myles Turner
C - IND
Myles Turner
Jonas Valanciunas
C - NOR
Jonas Valanciunas
2021 Stats 
   
   
Minutes1,2352,240
   
Field Goals Made200510
   
Field Goals Att394937
   
Field Goals %.508.544
   
Three Points Made6157
   
Three Points Att184158
   
Three Points %.332.361
   
Free Throws Made79237
   
Free Throws Att105289
   
Free Throws %.752.820
   
Offensive Rebound65226
   
Rebounds297843
   
Assists44190
   
Turnovers54180
   
Steals2842
   
Blocks11860
   
Points5401,314
   
Player Projections Comparison
  Myles Turner
C - IND
Myles Turner
Jonas Valanciunas
C - NOR
Jonas Valanciunas
2022 Projections 
   
   
Minutes30.129.2
   
Field Goals Made4.96.5
   
Field Goals Att9.911.7
   
Field Goals %.496.554
   
Three Points Made1.50.6
   
Three Points Att4.41.5
   
Three Points %.342.367
   
Free Throws Made2.12.8
   
Free Throws Att2.73.5
   
Free Throws %.758.803
   
Offensive Rebound0.00.0
   
Rebounds7.311.0
   
Assists1.02.0
   
Turnovers2.12.0
   
Steals0.70.6
   
Blocks2.80.9
   
Points13.416.4
   
Notes for Player Combination
  Myles Turner
C - IND
Myles Turner
Jonas Valanciunas
C - NOR
Jonas Valanciunas
News 
 Myles Turner recorded 15 points (7-17 FG, 1-7 3PT), 13 rebounds, four assists and three blocks in 35 minutes in a 116-115 win in Los Angeles.
Jeremy Orriss
Tue, Nov 29th
Jonas Valanciunas dropped 16 points (6-12 FG, 2-5 3P, 2-2 FT) 13 rebounds and three assists over 26 minutes in a Pelicans 126-108 win over the Raptors on Wednesday.
Dan Tursky
Thu, Dec 1st
 Myles Turner scored just nine points (3-9 FG, 1-6 3PT, 2-3 FT) and grabbed five rebound across 20 minutes in Sunday's 114-100 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers.
Leo Sells
Sun, Nov 27th
Jonas Valanciunas grabbed 10 rebounds while also dishing out one assist and scoring eight points (3-6 FG, 0-1 3PT, 2-2 FT) in the Pelicans' 105-101 win over the Thunder.
Chris Schommer
Tue, Nov 29th
 Pacers C Myles Turner had a big game in a 128-117 win over the Nets Friday. Turner finished with 23 points, eight rebounds, three assists and two blocks in the win.
Kendall Capps
Sat, Nov 26th
Jonas Valanciunas scored only four points (2-5 FG, 0-1 3PT) and grabbed three rebounds across 17 minutes in Friday's 132-111 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies.
Leo Sells
Sat, Nov 26th
 Myles Turner dropped 31 points (12-17 FG, 7-9 3PT), seven rebounds, two assists, four steals and a block in 33 minutes in a Wednesday night loss to the Timberwolves.
Jeremy Orriss
Thu, Nov 24th
Jonas Valanciunas scored 22 points (9-11 FG, 4-5 3P), 10 rebounds, and two assists against San Antonio on Wednesday night.
Garrett Ball
Thu, Nov 24th
 Myles Turner scored 10 points (3-9 FG, 0-3 3PT, 4-4 FT), grabbed five rebounds and blocked three shots in 26 minutes in a Monday night win against the Magic.
Jeremy Orriss
Mon, Nov 21st
Jonas Valanciunas recorded a double-double for the Pelicans Monday night, grabbing 13 rebounds and scoring 10 points (4-4 FG, 2-5 FT) while also dishing out two assists in a 128-83 win over the Warriors.
Chris Schommer
Tue, Nov 22nd
Notes 
 He's essentially a one-category stud who does enough in the other areas to warrant a top-50 pick. This is likely the year he gets dealt.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
JV had a fantastic season last year, but with Zion back, his value tanks big time.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 The 6-foot-11, 250 lb center is one of the best shot blockers the NBA, averaging over 3.0 blocks during the past two seasons. The most concerning trend for Myles Turners is his games played per season has dropped in four consectutive years. Turner played only 42 games in 2021-2022, after a stress reaction from a January 14th injury ended his season. He is a limited scorer, averaging about 12 PPG in each of the past three seasons, and is a poor rebounder (6.7 RPG career) for a player of his size. Based on his non-scoring production, Turner needs to average about 15 PPG to return decent fantasy value.
Mike Randle - FTN
I love Jonas Valanciunas, but his numbers are likely to be suppressed with Zion Williamson returning next season. Still, he remains a consistent fantasy producer at center, averaging a double-double for four straight seasons. Last year, his first in New Orleans, Valanciunas posted 17.8 PPG, 11.4 RPG, while shooting a respectable 36.1% 3P on 2.1 attempts per game. Despite a loaded Pelicans team that includes Williamson, Brandon Ingram, and CJ McCollum, Valanciunas a great fantasy pick if you choose to wait on the center position.
Mike Randle - FTN