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Who Should I Draft?

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander or Kyrie Irving (2020)


Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Kyrie Irving
G - BKN
Kyrie Irving
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
G - OKC
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
Expert
Recommendation
58%
Recommended by
14 of 24 experts
42%
Recommended by
10 of 24 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 8
Best Rank# 4
Worst Rank# 21
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 23
Best Rank# 9
Worst Rank# 41
   
Projections 
   
Minutes32.935.1
Field Goals Made9.08.0
Field Goals Att18.217.2
Field Goals %.494.468
Three Points Made2.61.7
Three Points Att6.84.7
Three Points %.407.379
Free Throws Made3.94.8
Free Throws Att4.35.9
Free Throws %.895.811
Offensive Rebound0.00.0
Rebounds4.55.6
Assists6.55.4
Turnovers2.52.5
Steals1.31.2
Blocks0.40.7
Points24.422.6
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-OUT
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
# 12# 13
   
Site Rankings
CBS Sports
# 7# 13
   
JMO
FantasyPros
# 14# 18
   
Site Projections
numberFire
# 7# 9
   
Yahoo Staff
Yahoo! Sports
# 12# 13
   
Keith Lott
Fantasy Six Pack
# 8# 13
   
Blaine Blontz
FantasyPros
# 12# 14
   
Mauricio Castillo
Yahoo! Sports
# 14# 18
   
Tom
FantasyPros
# 6# 28
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 8# 12
   
Vaughn Dalzell
FantasyPros
# 12# 27
   
Ethan Masel
The Fantasy Bulletin
# 4# 16
   
Zachary Hanshew
FantasyPros
# 12# 13
   
Alex Burns
FantasyPros
# 14# 16
   
Adam Koffler
FantasyPros
# 17# 15
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 14# 12
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 19# 16
   

# 16# 12
   
Aaron Larson
FantasyPros
# 16# 14
   
Dan Titus
FantasyPros
# 21# 10
   
Dave Kluge
FantasyPros
# 14# 10
   
Shane Mosley
FB-Ninja
# 21# 10
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 17# 14
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 15# 10
   
Player Statistics Comparison
  Kyrie Irving
G - BKN
Kyrie Irving
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
G - OKC
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
2019 Stats 
   
   
Minutes6582,429
   
Field Goals Made199478
   
Field Goals Att4161,015
   
Field Goals %.478.471
   
Three Points Made5687
   
Three Points Att142251
   
Three Points %.394.347
   
Free Throws Made94288
   
Free Throws Att102357
   
Free Throws %.922.807
   
Offensive Rebound2247
   
Rebounds103412
   
Assists128232
   
Turnovers52134
   
Steals2779
   
Blocks1047
   
Points5481,331
   
Player Projections Comparison
  Kyrie Irving
G - BKN
Kyrie Irving
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
G - OKC
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
2020 Projections 
   
   
Minutes32.935.1
   
Field Goals Made9.08.0
   
Field Goals Att18.217.2
   
Field Goals %.494.468
   
Three Points Made2.61.7
   
Three Points Att6.84.7
   
Three Points %.407.379
   
Free Throws Made3.94.8
   
Free Throws Att4.35.9
   
Free Throws %.895.811
   
Offensive Rebound0.00.0
   
Rebounds4.55.6
   
Assists6.55.4
   
Turnovers2.52.5
   
Steals1.31.2
   
Blocks0.40.7
   
Points24.422.6
   
Notes for Player Combination
  Kyrie Irving
G - BKN
Kyrie Irving
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
G - OKC
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
News 
 Kyrie Irving scored 37 points (13-22 FG, 1-3 3PT, 10-10 FT) to go along with three rebounds, nine assists, two steals and one block in the Nets loss Wednesday against Philadelphia.
Ari Koslow
Wed, Apr 14th
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
 Kyrie Irving was not listed on the Nets' injury report and is presumably available to play against the 76ers on Wednesday.
Jack Mannis
Wed, Apr 14th
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
 Kyrie Irving will miss Tuesday's contest against the Timberwolves for personal reasons.
Jack Mannis
Tue, Apr 13th
Thunder guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scores 31 points in Monday's 112-103 win vs. Timberwolves.
AJ Schullo
Mon, Mar 22nd
 Kyrie Irving will miss the Nets game Monday against Minnesota.
Ari Koslow
Sun, Apr 11th
Thunder G Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (shoulder) has been ruled out Sunday vs. the Rockets.
Adam Koffler
Sat, Mar 20th
 Kyrie Irving scored 18 points (6-11 FG, 2-5 3PT, 4-4 FT) to go along with four rebounds in the Nets loss Saturday against the Lakers.
Ari Koslow
Sun, Apr 11th
Thunder guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scores 19 points in Thursday's 116-93 loss against the Hawks.
AJ Schullo
Fri, Mar 19th
Notes 
 Don't get me wrong, I think Irving is one of the most talented players in the NBA, but that doesn't necessarily mean I'd feel comfortable spending a second round pick on him this season. We're talking about a guy who has missed over 27% of regular season games throughout his 9-year career in a league where "DNP-rest" nights are becoming more and more prevalent for the league's top players. Now add Kevin Durant to the mix in Brooklyn, a player who will command 16-20 shots per game, and I just can't fathom spending up on Irving. I'd much rather take a chance on an ascending player like Fred VanVleet a whole two rounds later.
Adam Koffler - FantasyPros
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