Skip to main content

Who Should I Draft?

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander or Kyrie Irving (2021)


Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
G - OKC
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
Kyrie Irving
G - BKN
Kyrie Irving
Expert
Recommendation
86%
Recommended by
12 of 14 experts
14%
Recommended by
2 of 14 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 11# 52
Best Rank# 10# 15
Worst Rank# 22# 106
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 24# 87
Best Rank# 20# 27
Worst Rank# 40# 203
   
Projections 
   
Minutes34.731.3
Field Goals Made7.78.5
Field Goals Att15.816.7
Field Goals %.484.507
Three Points Made2.02.5
Three Points Att7.57.2
Three Points %.354.404
Free Throws Made4.92.9
Free Throws Att6.13.3
Free Throws %.811.900
Offensive Rebound0.00.0
Rebounds4.63.9
Assists5.34.9
Turnovers2.72.3
Steals1.01.2
Blocks0.60.5
Points22.322.4
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-DTD
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Site Rankings
CBS Sports
# 20# 82
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 17# 66
   
Site Projections
numberFire
# 10# 41
   
Keith Lott
Fantasy Six Pack
# 17# 87
   
Aaron Larson
FantasyPros
# 11# 106
   
Adam Koffler
FantasyPros
# 11# 25
   
Ethan Masel
The Fantasy Bulletin
# 13# 15
   
Zachary Hanshew
FantasyPros
# 11# 46
   
Dylan Licciardo
FF Gamers
# 12# 66
   
Alex Burns
FantasyPros
# 12# 66
   
Dan Titus
Sports Gambling Podcast Network
# 10# 68
   
Scott Youngson
Fantasy Mutant
# 18# 61
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 11# 10
   
Alex Rikleen
RotoWire
# 22# 15
   
Player Statistics Comparison
  Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
G - OKC
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
Kyrie Irving
G - BKN
Kyrie Irving
2020 Stats 
   
   
Minutes1,1801,886
   
Field Goals Made287549
   
Field Goals Att5651,086
   
Field Goals %.508.506
   
Three Points Made71152
   
Three Points Att170378
   
Three Points %.418.402
   
Free Throws Made185201
   
Free Throws Att229218
   
Free Throws %.808.922
   
Offensive Rebound1952
   
Rebounds167257
   
Assists207324
   
Turnovers106129
   
Steals2776
   
Blocks2337
   
Points8301,451
   
Player Projections Comparison
  Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
G - OKC
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
Kyrie Irving
G - BKN
Kyrie Irving
2021 Projections 
   
   
Minutes34.731.3
   
Field Goals Made7.78.5
   
Field Goals Att15.816.7
   
Field Goals %.484.507
   
Three Points Made2.02.5
   
Three Points Att7.57.2
   
Three Points %.354.404
   
Free Throws Made4.92.9
   
Free Throws Att6.13.3
   
Free Throws %.811.900
   
Offensive Rebound0.00.0
   
Rebounds4.63.9
   
Assists5.34.9
   
Turnovers2.72.3
   
Steals1.01.2
   
Blocks0.60.5
   
Points22.322.4
   
Notes for Player Combination
  Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
G - OKC
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
Kyrie Irving
G - BKN
Kyrie Irving
News 
 Thunder PG Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored 13 points (6/15 FG, 1/6 FT) while grabbing four boards and two assists during Friday's blowout loss to the Rockets.
Kyle Williams - Fantasy Six Pack
Sat, Oct 23rd
The Brooklyn Nets are not expected to offer an extension to Kyrie Irving.
Ari Koslow
Wed, Oct 13th
 Shai Gilgeous-Alexander in 32 minutes of play logged 18 points (7/17 FG, 3/5 FT, and 1/7 3P), four rebounds, and two assists during Wednesday's loss to the Jazz.
Kyle Williams - Fantasy Six Pack
Thu, Oct 21st
Kyrie Irving remains unavailable to play for the Brooklyn Nets as an unvaccinated player. GM Sean Marks in a press release stated that no players will be permitted to play on a part-time basis.
Clinton Ho - FantasyPros
Wed, Oct 13th
 Shai Gilgeous-Alexander agreed to a five-year, $172 million max rookie extension with the Thunder.
Ari Koslow
Tue, Aug 3rd
Kyrie Irving was ruled out ahead ahead of the Nets game Saturday against Milwaukee.
Ari Koslow
Fri, Jun 18th
 OKC General Manager Sam Presti has said the likelihood of Shai Gilgeous-Alexander getting surgery on his foot has been averted.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Thu, May 20th
The Brooklyn Nets are reportedly preparing to be without Kyrie Irving for the remainder of their current series against Milwaukee.
Ari Koslow
Tue, Jun 15th
 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 is set to miss Game 5 against the Milwaukee Bucks after injuring his ankle in Game 4 of the series. Head coach Steve Nash has said he has "no idea" if Irving will return this series.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Mon, Jun 14th
Notes 
 SGA appeared in just 35 games and finished last season in March due to a plantar fascia tear. With OKC's season already in the toilet and the team in full-tank mode, it wasn't surprising to see him held out in a precautionary move. The young guard took another leap forward in his third season, averaging career highs in points (23.7), assists (5.9) and threes (2.0) to go with 4.7 boards while shooting high percentages from the field and the charity stripe. He agreed to a five-year max extension in the offseason and is on track to be ready for the start of the season. His status is one to monitor, but he's still locked in as an early-round selection in fantasy drafts.
Zachary Hanshew - FantasyPros
Last season, Irving became one of only four players in NBA history (Larry Bird twice, Kevin Durant, Steph Curry) to shoot 50/40/90 while averaging at least 26 points per game. He may see a decline in his counting stats if he, Durant, and James Harden can manage to stay on the floor together more often, but Irving's elite shooting provides him a high fantasy floor worthy of a late second or early third-round selection. The problem with selecting him in that range is that it's unclear how many games he might miss due to the NBA's COVID-19 protocols. I'm dropping Irving down to 50, but I'd be wary of having him on my fantasy team at all.
Zachary Hanshew - FantasyPros