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Shai Gilgeous-Alexander or LeBron James (2020)


Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
  LeBron James
F - LAL
LeBron James
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
G - OKC
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
Expert
Recommendation
92%
Recommended by
22 of 24 experts
8%
Recommended by
2 of 24 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR
Best Rank
Worst Rank
   
ADP 
   
Composite
Best Rank
Worst Rank
   
Projections 
   
Minutes34.335.1
Field Goals Made9.68.0
Field Goals Att18.817.2
Field Goals %.510.468
Three Points Made2.21.7
Three Points Att6.24.7
Three Points %.359.379
Free Throws Made4.24.8
Free Throws Att6.15.9
Free Throws %.695.811
Offensive Rebound0.00.0
Rebounds8.05.6
Assists9.65.4
Turnovers3.62.5
Steals1.21.2
Blocks0.60.7
Points25.622.6
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertOUTOUT
   
Expert Ranks 
   

# 10# 27
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 12# 29
   
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
# 12# 24
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 13# 19
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 9# 22
   
JMO
FantasyPros
# 11# 32
   
Yahoo Staff
Yahoo! Sports
# 10# 24
   
Keith Lott
Fantasy Six Pack
# 20# 25
   
Blaine Blontz
FantasyPros
# 12# 25
   
Mauricio Castillo
Yahoo! Sports
# 11# 32
   
Tom
FantasyPros
# 10# 60
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 16# 23
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 8# 26
   
Aaron Larson
FantasyPros
# 7# 24
   
Dave Kluge
FantasyPros
# 14# 19
   
Adam Koffler
FantasyPros
# 12# 28
   
Vaughn Dalzell
FantasyPros
# 7# 49
   
Ethan Masel
The Fantasy Bulletin
# 12# 35
   
Zachary Hanshew
FantasyPros
# 13# 24
   
Alex Burns
FantasyPros
# 10# 27
   
Dan Titus
FantasyPros
# 13# 20
   
Shane Mosley
FB-Ninja
# 11# 18
   
Site Projections
numberFire
# 18# 16
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 22# 18
   
Player Statistics Comparison
  LeBron James
F - LAL
LeBron James
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
G - OKC
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
2019 Stats 
   
   
Minutes2,3162,429
   
Field Goals Made643478
   
Field Goals Att1,3031,015
   
Field Goals %.494.471
   
Three Points Made14887
   
Three Points Att425251
   
Three Points %.348.347
   
Free Throws Made264288
   
Free Throws Att381357
   
Free Throws %.693.807
   
Offensive Rebound6747
   
Rebounds526412
   
Assists684232
   
Turnovers261134
   
Steals7879
   
Blocks3647
   
Points1,6981,331
   
Player Projections Comparison
  LeBron James
F - LAL
LeBron James
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
G - OKC
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
2020 Projections 
   
   
Minutes34.335.1
   
Field Goals Made9.68.0
   
Field Goals Att18.817.2
   
Field Goals %.510.468
   
Three Points Made2.21.7
   
Three Points Att6.24.7
   
Three Points %.359.379
   
Free Throws Made4.24.8
   
Free Throws Att6.15.9
   
Free Throws %.695.811
   
Offensive Rebound0.00.0
   
Rebounds8.05.6
   
Assists9.65.4
   
Turnovers3.62.5
   
Steals1.21.2
   
Blocks0.60.7
   
Points25.622.6
   
Notes for Player Combination
  LeBron James
F - LAL
LeBron James
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
G - OKC
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
News 
 Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (ankle) expected to be out 4-6 weeks after a negative MRI test on his ankle.
Kyle Williams - Fantasy Six Pack
Thu, Mar 25th
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
 Lakers star LeBron James is out indefinitely after being diagnosed with a high ankle sprain he suffered Saturday against the Hawks.
Adam Koffler
Sat, Mar 20th
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
 Lakers star LeBron James (ankle) will not return in Saturday‚Äôs game against the Hawks.
Brad Camara
Sat, Mar 20th
Thunder guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scores 31 points in Monday's 112-103 win vs. Timberwolves.
AJ Schullo
Mon, Mar 22nd
 LeBron James snared 37 points (14-22 FG, 4-9 3Pt, 5-6 FT), eight rebounds, six assists, one steal and one block across 36 minutes on Thursday.
Ross Jared Joswick
Fri, Mar 19th
Thunder G Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (shoulder) has been ruled out Sunday vs. the Rockets.
Adam Koffler
Sat, Mar 20th
 LeBron James posted 25 points (8-14 FG, 4-7 3Pt, 5-5 FT), 12 rebounds, 12 assists and one block across 31 minutes on Tuesday.
Ross Jared Joswick
Wed, Mar 17th
Thunder guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scores 19 points in Thursday's 116-93 loss against the Hawks.
AJ Schullo
Fri, Mar 19th
Notes 
 Even at age 35, LeBron James was still able to finish with 25.3 points per game, 12th-most in the NBA. Even crazier was that he was able to develop as a passer on his way to a career-high 10.2 assists per game, most in the NBA. His blocks and steals have been trending downward over the last few seasons and that should continue as he heads into his 18th season, but his physicality will still likely land him in the top-25 rebounders yet again. All of that makes the future Hall of Famer for a safe but somewhat boring pick.
Dave Kluge - 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
 He's arguably the greatest player of all time, but should you want the King on your fantasy team this season? He's heading into his 18th NBA season, fresh off winning a title just two months ago. While he averaged double-digit assists per game for the first time in his career, his scoring numbers were down with Anthony Davis in town and he continues to shoot under 70 percent from the charity stripe. While he's a relatively safe bet to average somewhere between 23-25 points, 7-8 rebounds, and 8-10 assists per game, James is bound to sit out a handful of contests this season with the Lakers' sights on back-to-back championships. While he's a solid back-end first round pick, I'd rather have young rising stars such as Trae Young, Nikola Jokic, and Jayson Tatum this season ahead of LeBron James.
Adam Koffler - FantasyPros