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Who Should I Draft?

Nikola Jokic or Trae Young (2020)


Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Nikola Jokic
C - DEN
Nikola Jokic
Trae Young
G - ATL
Trae Young
Expert
Recommendation
90%
Recommended by
19 of 21 experts
10%
Recommended by
2 of 21 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 6# 9
Best Rank# 2# 5
Worst Rank# 9# 26
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 6# 9
Best Rank# 2# 5
Worst Rank# 9# 26
   
Projections 
   
Minutes33.134.0
Field Goals Made8.18.2
Field Goals Att15.518.3
Field Goals %.521.445
Three Points Made1.23.2
Three Points Att3.79.4
Three Points %.344.369
Free Throws Made3.77.4
Free Throws Att4.68.6
Free Throws %.822.863
Offensive Rebound0.00.0
Rebounds10.23.9
Assists7.29.2
Turnovers3.24.1
Steals1.31.0
Blocks0.70.2
Points21.226.9
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 7# 8
   
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
# 5# 10
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 7# 9
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 7# 10
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 8# 10
   
Yahoo Staff
Yahoo! Sports
# 4# 5
   
Keith Lott
Fantasy Six Pack
# 7# 13
   
Blaine Blontz
FantasyPros
# 6# 10
   
Mauricio Castillo
Yahoo! Sports
# 4# 8
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 5# 7
   
Aaron Larson
FantasyPros
# 4# 10
   
Dave Kluge
FantasyPros
# 4# 8
   
Adam Koffler
FantasyPros
# 5# 11
   
Vaughn Dalzell
FantasyPros
# 4# 8
   
Ethan Masel
The Fantasy Bulletin
# 8# 26
   
Zachary Hanshew
FantasyPros
# 3# 11
   
Alex Burns
FantasyPros
# 4# 8
   
Dan Titus
Sports Gambling Podcast
# 6# 8
   
Shane Mosley
FB-Ninja
# 2# 8
   
Site Projections
numberFire
# 9# 8
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 7# 5
   
Player Statistics Comparison
  Nikola Jokic
C - DEN
Nikola Jokic
Trae Young
G - ATL
Trae Young
2019 Stats 
   
   
Minutes2,3362,120
   
Field Goals Made565546
   
Field Goals Att1,0711,249
   
Field Goals %.528.437
   
Three Points Made80205
   
Three Points Att255568
   
Three Points %.314.361
   
Free Throws Made246481
   
Free Throws Att301559
   
Free Throws %.817.861
   
Offensive Rebound16631
   
Rebounds711254
   
Assists512560
   
Turnovers226289
   
Steals8565
   
Blocks448
   
Points1,4561,778
   
Player Projections Comparison
  Nikola Jokic
C - DEN
Nikola Jokic
Trae Young
G - ATL
Trae Young
2020 Projections 
   
   
Minutes33.134.0
   
Field Goals Made8.18.2
   
Field Goals Att15.518.3
   
Field Goals %.521.445
   
Three Points Made1.23.2
   
Three Points Att3.79.4
   
Three Points %.344.369
   
Free Throws Made3.77.4
   
Free Throws Att4.68.6
   
Free Throws %.822.863
   
Offensive Rebound0.00.0
   
Rebounds10.23.9
   
Assists7.29.2
   
Turnovers3.24.1
   
Steals1.31.0
   
Blocks0.70.2
   
Points21.226.9
   
Notes for Player Combination
  Nikola Jokic
C - DEN
Nikola Jokic
Trae Young
G - ATL
Trae Young
News 
 Nikola Jokic put an exclamation mark on his sensational 2020-2021 MVP campaign by recording his 16th triple-double of the season on Friday night. Jokic scored a highly-efficient 20 points (7-11 FG, 6-7 FT) to go along with 15 rebounds and 11 assists in a 104-91 win over Detroit.
Lucas Spence
Sat, May 15th
Trae Young racked up 33 points (12-25 FG, 2-8 3PT, 7-7 FT), eight rebounds, nine assists, and five turnovers in Wednesday night's victory over Washington.
Shaan Hoda
Thu, May 13th
 Nikola Jokic continued to solidify his MVP campaign on Thursday evening, scoring 31 points (14-21 FG, 0-3 3-pt, 3-3 FT) while contributing 14 rebounds, four assists, a steal, and a block in a 114-103 win over Minnesota.
Lucas Spence
Thu, May 13th
Trae Young registered 36 points (11-22 FG, 1-7 3PT, 13-13 FT), six rebounds, nine assists, and six turnovers in Monday night's victory over Washington.
Shaan Hoda
Tue, May 11th
 Nikola Jokic made a living at the charity stripe on Tuesday, scoring 30 points on 7-of-16 field goals and 16-of-17 free throws in a 117-112 win over the Hornets. Jokic added 11 rebounds and six assists in 33 minutes of action.
Lucas Spence
Tue, May 11th
Trae Young compiled 30 points (10-19 FG, 2-6 3PT, 8-8 FT), four rebounds, 10 assists, one block, and four turnovers in Thursday's loss to Indiana.
Shaan Hoda
Fri, May 7th
 Nikola Jokic scored 29 points (10-21 FG, 0-5 3-pt, 9-9 FT) while contributing seven rebounds, six assists, and five turnovers in 37 minutes of action during a 125-119 loss to the Nets on Saturday night.
Lucas Spence
Sun, May 9th
Trae Young scored 32 points (10-19 FG, 2-6 3PT, 10-10 FT) to go along with one rebound, four assists, and four turnovers in Friday night's defeat to Philadelphia.
Shaan Hoda
Sat, May 1st
 Nikola Jokic finished a rebound shy of another triple-double on Friday night, scoring 24 points (9-11 FG, 2-2 3-pt, 4-4 FT), grabbing nine rebounds, and handing out 15 assists to go with a block and five turnovers in a 127-120 loss to Utah.
Lucas Spence
Sat, May 8th
Trae Young (ankle) is officially active for Friday's game versus the 76ers.
Ross Jared Joswick
Fri, Apr 30th
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
Trae Young exploded onto the scene last year and finished fourth in scoring (29.6 points) and second in assists (9.3) per game. His 205 made three-pointers were sixth-most in the league and he did it at a 36.1% clip. If he's able to improve his shooting heading into his third year, there's no reason to expect him to finish outside the top-three in scoring.
Dave Kluge - FantasyPros
  The Atlanta Hawks spared no expense this offseason in putting an extremely formidable team around second-year All-Star PG Trae Young. By adding guys like Bogdan Bogdanovic and Danilo Gallinari, the Hawks are signaling to their young core that they are going all-in to surround them with the talent they need to succeed as early as this season. Last season, Young budded into a superstar right in front of our eyes, finishing fourth in scoring (29.6 ppg) and second in assists (9.3 apg), trailing only LeBron James in that category. While the scoring numbers could come down with a plethora of options to put the ball in the basket, it's not out of the realm of possibility that Young averages over 10 assists per game this season. He's also only missed a total of eight games in two seasons. In a world of "DNP-rest," Young is as safe as they come in the middle to later part of the first round in 2020-21.
Adam Koffler - FantasyPros