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Who Should I Draft?

Nikola Jokic or Kevin Durant (2020)

Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Nikola Jokic
C - DEN
Nikola Jokic
Kevin Durant
F - BKN
Kevin Durant
Expert
Recommendation
100%
Recommended by
24 of 24 experts
0%
Recommended by
0 of 24 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 6# 13
Best Rank# 3# 9
Worst Rank# 9# 24
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 6# 13
Best Rank# 3# 9
Worst Rank# 9# 24
   
Projections 
   
Minutes33.133.0
Field Goals Made8.18.9
Field Goals Att15.517.3
Field Goals %.521.515
Three Points Made1.22.0
Three Points Att3.75.1
Three Points %.344.379
Free Throws Made3.75.6
Free Throws Att4.66.4
Free Throws %.822.874
Offensive Rebound0.00.0
Rebounds10.26.4
Assists7.24.9
Turnovers3.23.0
Steals1.30.7
Blocks0.71.0
Points21.225.4
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   

# 5# 12
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 7# 13
   
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
# 5# 15
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 7# 16
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 7# 15
   
JMO
FantasyPros
# 4# 15
   
Site Projections
numberFire
# 9# 24
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 8# 14
   
Yahoo Staff
Yahoo! Sports
# 4# 12
   
Keith Lott
Fantasy Six Pack
# 7# 14
   
Blaine Blontz
FantasyPros
# 6# 15
   
Mauricio Castillo
Yahoo! Sports
# 4# 15
   
Tom
FantasyPros
# 6
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 5# 9
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 7# 14
   
Aaron Larson
FantasyPros
# 4# 18
   
Dave Kluge
FantasyPros
# 4# 12
   
Adam Koffler
FantasyPros
# 5# 13
   
Vaughn Dalzell
FantasyPros
# 4# 13
   
Ethan Masel
The Fantasy Bulletin
# 8# 13
   
Zachary Hanshew
FantasyPros
# 3# 12
   
Alex Burns
FantasyPros
# 4# 12
   
Dan Titus
FantasyPros
# 6# 14
   
Shane Mosley
FB-Ninja
# 2# 27
   
Player Statistics Comparison
  Nikola Jokic
C - DEN
Nikola Jokic
Kevin Durant
F - BKN
Kevin Durant
2019 Stats 
   
   
Minutes2,3360
   
Field Goals Made5650
   
Field Goals Att1,0710
   
Field Goals %.528.000
   
Three Points Made800
   
Three Points Att2550
   
Three Points %.314.000
   
Free Throws Made2460
   
Free Throws Att3010
   
Free Throws %.817.000
   
Offensive Rebound1660
   
Rebounds7110
   
Assists5120
   
Turnovers2260
   
Steals850
   
Blocks440
   
Points1,4560
   
Player Projections Comparison
  Nikola Jokic
C - DEN
Nikola Jokic
Kevin Durant
F - BKN
Kevin Durant
2020 Projections 
   
   
Minutes33.133.0
   
Field Goals Made8.18.9
   
Field Goals Att15.517.3
   
Field Goals %.521.515
   
Three Points Made1.22.0
   
Three Points Att3.75.1
   
Three Points %.344.379
   
Free Throws Made3.75.6
   
Free Throws Att4.66.4
   
Free Throws %.822.874
   
Offensive Rebound0.00.0
   
Rebounds10.26.4
   
Assists7.24.9
   
Turnovers3.23.0
   
Steals1.30.7
   
Blocks0.71.0
   
Points21.225.4
   
Notes for Player Combination
  Nikola Jokic
C - DEN
Nikola Jokic
Kevin Durant
F - BKN
Kevin Durant
News 
 MVP candidate Nikola Jokic notched yet another double-double on Monday, scoring 20 points (8-13 FG, 0-2 3-pt, 4-4 FT) to go along with 10 rebounds, four assists, two steals, one block, and six turnovers in a 117-113 win over the Mavericks.
Lucas Spence
Mon, Jan 25th
Kevin Durant shot just 6-of-21 from the field, but managed to score 20 points with 13 rebounds, five assists, one steal, two blocks, and just one turnover in 37 minutes in a 98-85 win over the Heat.
Adam Koffler
Tue, Jan 26th
 Nikola Jokic put the Nuggets on his back yet again on Saturday night, leading the team to a 120-112 victory in double-overtime over the Suns, one night after beating the Suns on Friday night in one overtime. Jokic scored 29 points (9-21 FG, 11-14 FT) while hauling in a season-high 22 rebounds to go with six assists, one steal, and six turnovers in 42 minutes of playing time.
Lucas Spence
Sun, Jan 24th
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
 Nikola Jokic led the Nuggets to a big overtime win over the Suns on Friday night, scoring a team-high 31 points (15-27 FG, 1-3 3-pt, 0-1 FT) while adding 10 rebounds, eight assists, three steals, and three turnovers in 40 minutes of playing time.
Lucas Spence
Sat, Jan 23rd
Nets F Kevin Durant will play in Saturday's contest against the Miami Heat.
Dan Titus
Sat, Jan 23rd
 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
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
 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
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
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
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