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Who Should I Draft?

Nikola Jokic or Kawhi Leonard (2020)

Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Nikola Jokic
C - DEN
Nikola Jokic
Kawhi Leonard
F - LAC
Kawhi Leonard
Expert
Recommendation
96%
Recommended by
23 of 24 experts
4%
Recommended by
1 of 24 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 6# 11
Best Rank# 3# 5
Worst Rank# 9# 16
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 6# 11
Best Rank# 3# 5
Worst Rank# 9# 16
   
Projections 
   
Minutes33.133.5
Field Goals Made8.19.0
Field Goals Att15.519.0
Field Goals %.521.474
Three Points Made1.22.2
Three Points Att3.75.7
Three Points %.344.376
Free Throws Made3.76.0
Free Throws Att4.67.0
Free Throws %.822.868
Offensive Rebound0.00.0
Rebounds10.27.1
Assists7.24.5
Turnovers3.22.4
Steals1.31.7
Blocks0.70.5
Points21.226.3
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   

# 5# 13
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 7# 16
   
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
# 5# 11
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 7# 12
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 7# 13
   
JMO
FantasyPros
# 4# 13
   
Site Projections
numberFire
# 9# 10
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 8# 12
   
Yahoo Staff
Yahoo! Sports
# 4# 13
   
Keith Lott
Fantasy Six Pack
# 7# 8
   
Blaine Blontz
FantasyPros
# 6# 11
   
Mauricio Castillo
Yahoo! Sports
# 4# 13
   
Tom
FantasyPros
# 6# 11
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 5# 12
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 7# 13
   
Aaron Larson
FantasyPros
# 4# 14
   
Dave Kluge
FantasyPros
# 4# 10
   
Adam Koffler
FantasyPros
# 5# 15
   
Vaughn Dalzell
FantasyPros
# 4# 14
   
Zachary Hanshew
FantasyPros
# 3# 10
   
Alex Burns
FantasyPros
# 4# 14
   
Dan Titus
FantasyPros
# 6# 12
   
Shane Mosley
FB-Ninja
# 2# 14
   
Ethan Masel
The Fantasy Bulletin
# 8# 5
   
Player Statistics Comparison
  Nikola Jokic
C - DEN
Nikola Jokic
Kawhi Leonard
F - LAC
Kawhi Leonard
2019 Stats 
   
   
Minutes2,3361,848
   
Field Goals Made565532
   
Field Goals Att1,0711,133
   
Field Goals %.528.470
   
Three Points Made80123
   
Three Points Att255325
   
Three Points %.314.379
   
Free Throws Made246356
   
Free Throws Att301402
   
Free Throws %.817.886
   
Offensive Rebound16654
   
Rebounds711402
   
Assists512280
   
Turnovers226149
   
Steals85103
   
Blocks4433
   
Points1,4561,543
   
Player Projections Comparison
  Nikola Jokic
C - DEN
Nikola Jokic
Kawhi Leonard
F - LAC
Kawhi Leonard
2020 Projections 
   
   
Minutes33.133.5
   
Field Goals Made8.19.0
   
Field Goals Att15.519.0
   
Field Goals %.521.474
   
Three Points Made1.22.2
   
Three Points Att3.75.7
   
Three Points %.344.376
   
Free Throws Made3.76.0
   
Free Throws Att4.67.0
   
Free Throws %.822.868
   
Offensive Rebound0.00.0
   
Rebounds10.27.1
   
Assists7.24.5
   
Turnovers3.22.4
   
Steals1.31.7
   
Blocks0.70.5
   
Points21.226.3
   
Notes for Player Combination
  Nikola Jokic
C - DEN
Nikola Jokic
Kawhi Leonard
F - LAC
Kawhi Leonard
News 
 Nikola Jokic was up to his usual MVP tricks on Tuesday night, posting his 14th consecutive double-double of the season while scoring 27 points (12-21 FG, 0-4 3-pt, 3-3 FT) to go along with 12 rebounds, six assists, one steal, one block, and one turnover in 28 minutes during a 119-101 blowout win over Oklahoma City.
Lucas Spence
Tue, Jan 19th
Kawhi Leonard scored a team-high 32 points (13-22 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 3-3 FT) with six steals, five assists, and three rebounds over 35 minutes as the Clippers cruised past the Kings 115-96 on Wednesday.
Jon Mathisen
Thu, Jan 21st
 Nuggets center Nikola Jokic was at it again on Sunday night, posting another monster fantasy line to the tune of 35 points (14-23 FG, 3-6 3-pt, 4-4 FT), 14 rebounds, nine assists, two steals, one block, and six turnovers in a 109-105 loss to Utah.
Lucas Spence
Sun, Jan 17th
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
 Nikola Jokic did what he does best on Thursday night, leading the Nuggets to a win over the Warriors by notching his fifth triple-double of the season. Jokic scored 23 points (8-16 FG, 0-4 3-pt, 7-7 FT) to go with 14 rebounds, 10 assists, three steals, and three turnovers in 36 minutes of action.
Lucas Spence
Fri, Jan 15th
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
 Nikola Jokic put forth yet another terrific fantasy performance on Tuesday, scoring 23 points (8-17 FG, 1-4 3-pt, 6-6 FT) while filling up the box score with eight rebounds, 11 assists, one block, and a career-high seven steals in a 122-116 loss to Brooklyn.
Lucas Spence
Wed, Jan 13th
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
 Nikola Jokic led the way for the Nuggets during Sunday's 114-89 win over the Knicks, scoring 22 points (9-15 FG, 1-3 3-pt, 3-3 FT) to go along with 10 rebounds, five assists, one steal, one block, and two turnovers in 30 minutes of action.
Lucas Spence
Sun, Jan 10th
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
Notes 
 Nikola Jokic regressed in every statistical category (points, rebounds, assists, blocks, and steals) last year from his 2018-2019 campaign but still finished top-30 across the board and with 13 triple-doubles (second-best in the league). The reason I have him ranked this high is because of his consistency over the last three seasons. He's averaging 19.5 rebounds, 10.4 rebounds, 6.8 assists, 1.2 steals, and 0.7 steals over a three-year stretch. That type of production would warrant a top-five pick and there's no reason to expect him to slow down at just age 25.
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