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Who Should I Draft?

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander or Jamal Murray (2020)


Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
G - OKC
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
Jamal Murray
G - DEN
Jamal Murray
Expert
Recommendation
83%
Recommended by
20 of 24 experts
17%
Recommended by
4 of 24 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 9# 17
Best Rank# 9# 13
Worst Rank# 27# 24
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 23# 45
Best Rank# 16# 24
Worst Rank# 49# 47
   
Projections 
   
Minutes35.133.9
Field Goals Made8.07.8
Field Goals Att17.217.0
Field Goals %.468.459
Three Points Made1.72.3
Three Points Att4.76.2
Three Points %.379.367
Free Throws Made4.83.2
Free Throws Att5.93.6
Free Throws %.811.875
Offensive Rebound0.00.0
Rebounds5.64.2
Assists5.45.0
Turnovers2.52.4
Steals1.21.1
Blocks0.70.3
Points22.621.1
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertDTDOut
   
Expert Ranks 
   

# 12# 21
   
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
# 13# 22
   
Site Rankings
CBS Sports
# 13# 23
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 10# 22
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 12# 19
   
JMO
FantasyPros
# 18# 31
   
Site Projections
numberFire
# 9# 16
   
Yahoo Staff
Yahoo! Sports
# 13# 26
   
Keith Lott
Fantasy Six Pack
# 13# 17
   
Blaine Blontz
FantasyPros
# 14# 23
   
Mauricio Castillo
Yahoo! Sports
# 18# 31
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 12# 19
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 14# 18
   
Aaron Larson
FantasyPros
# 14# 17
   
Dave Kluge
FantasyPros
# 10# 23
   
Adam Koffler
FantasyPros
# 15# 18
   
Ethan Masel
The Fantasy Bulletin
# 16# 24
   
Zachary Hanshew
FantasyPros
# 13# 23
   
Dan Titus
FantasyPros
# 10# 17
   
Shane Mosley
FB-Ninja
# 10# 24
   
Tom
FantasyPros
# 28# 27
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 16# 15
   
Vaughn Dalzell
FantasyPros
# 27# 23
   
Alex Burns
FantasyPros
# 16# 13
   
Player Statistics Comparison
  Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
G - OKC
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
Jamal Murray
G - DEN
Jamal Murray
2019 Stats 
   
   
Minutes2,4291,904
   
Field Goals Made478408
   
Field Goals Att1,015894
   
Field Goals %.471.456
   
Three Points Made87112
   
Three Points Att251324
   
Three Points %.347.346
   
Free Throws Made288163
   
Free Throws Att357185
   
Free Throws %.807.881
   
Offensive Rebound4745
   
Rebounds412236
   
Assists232284
   
Turnovers134127
   
Steals7967
   
Blocks4717
   
Points1,3311,091
   
Player Projections Comparison
  Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
G - OKC
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
Jamal Murray
G - DEN
Jamal Murray
2020 Projections 
   
   
Minutes35.133.9
   
Field Goals Made8.07.8
   
Field Goals Att17.217.0
   
Field Goals %.468.459
   
Three Points Made1.72.3
   
Three Points Att4.76.2
   
Three Points %.379.367
   
Free Throws Made4.83.2
   
Free Throws Att5.93.6
   
Free Throws %.811.875
   
Offensive Rebound0.00.0
   
Rebounds5.64.2
   
Assists5.45.0
   
Turnovers2.52.4
   
Steals1.21.1
   
Blocks0.70.3
   
Points22.621.1
   
Notes for Player Combination
  Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
G - OKC
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
Jamal Murray
G - DEN
Jamal Murray
News 
 The Thunder announced on Wednesday that guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander would be out for an "extended period" and would miss "a significant amount of time" with plantar fasciitis in his right foot.
Lucas Spence
Wed, Mar 24th
Nuggets' star Jamal Murray has a torn ACL in his left knee and will miss the remainder of the season.
Jack Mannis
Tue, Apr 13th
 Oklahoma City Thunder SG/PG Shai Gilegous-Alexander (foot) has been ruled out ahead of Wednesday's game against the Memphis Grizzlies due to plantar fasciitis in his right foot.
Matthew MacKay
Wed, Mar 24th
Jamal Murray (sore right knee) returned from a four-game absence on Monday night, scoring 17 points (5-15 FG, 1-5 3-pt, 6-6 FT) while contributing four rebounds, four assists, three steals, a block, and four turnovers in 33 minutes in a loss to Golden State. However, Murray was re-injured (this time to his left knee) in the closing minutes of the game and had to be assisted to the locker room.
Lucas Spence
Tue, Apr 13th
 Thunder guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scores 31 points in Monday's 112-103 win vs. Timberwolves.
AJ Schullo
Mon, Mar 22nd
Nuggets' G Jamal Murray exited Monday's matchup with the Warriors with what looks to be a left knee injury.
Jack Mannis
Tue, Apr 13th
 Thunder G Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (shoulder) has been ruled out Sunday vs. the Rockets.
Adam Koffler
Sat, Mar 20th
Nuggets' G Jamal Murray is available to play in Monday's contest against the Golden State Warriors.
Jack Mannis
Mon, Apr 12th
 Thunder guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scores 19 points in Thursday's 116-93 loss against the Hawks.
AJ Schullo
Fri, Mar 19th
Denver Nuggets PG Jamal Murray (knee) is questionable to play Monday's game against the Golden State Warriors due to soreness in his right knee.
Matthew MacKay
Mon, Apr 12th
Notes 
 I'm going to be targeting SGA in every league I play in this season. I think he could realistically finish as a top-25 fantasy asset in 2020-21. As a member of the Thunder in his second season, Gilgeous-Alexander exponentially improved upon his rookie season output with the Clippers. He averaged 19.0 points, 5.9 rebounds, 3.3 assists, 1.1 steals, and just 1.9 turnovers in almost 35 minutes per game last season, doubling his points scored and rebounds from 2018-19 with the Clippers. Now with Chris Paul, Danilo Gallinari, and Dennis Schroder all on different teams, SGA becomes the focal point on offense for the Thunder. General Manager Sam Presti recently told ESPN's Royce Young, "we're really kind of clearing the way for him [Gilgeous-Alexander] to expand his game, to be on the ball full time." Of note, SGA's production last season was on a usage rate of 23.7%. That number went up to 31.1% with Paul, Gallinari, and Schroder off the floor. Sky's the limit for Shai Gilgeous-Alexander this season.
Adam Koffler - FantasyPros
If you only look at Muray's entire stat line from 2019-20, it looks like he may have plateaued as an above average point guard who averages 18.5 points and almost five assists per game. But we must not forget what he was able to do in the Orlando Bubble postseason, when Murray showcased his true superstar ability night-in-and-night-out. In 19 playoff games, he averaged 26.5 points (50.5 FG%), 4.8 rebounds, 6.6 assists, and 3.3 3PM per game. Those averages resemble guys like Kyrie Irving and Devin Booker, who are bound to be top-15 fantasy assets in 2020-21. Murray may not be able to sustain such production for an entire season, but he certainly showed he's got the capability to put up some monster performances (two 50-point games in the 2019-20 playoffs). He could be a steal in the middle rounds of your fantasy draft.
Adam Koffler - FantasyPros