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Who Should I Draft?

Trae Young or Damian Lillard (2022)


Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Trae Young
G - ATL
Trae Young
Damian Lillard
G - POR
Damian Lillard
Expert
Recommendation
67%
Recommended by
12 of 18 experts
33%
Recommended by
6 of 18 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 6
Best Rank# 4
Worst Rank# 12
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 13
Best Rank# 9
Worst Rank# 30
   
Projections 
   
Minutes34.935.9
Field Goals Made8.88.5
Field Goals Att19.219.1
Field Goals %.456.444
Three Points Made3.13.7
Three Points Att8.210.1
Three Points %.378.376
Free Throws Made6.36.1
Free Throws Att7.07.0
Free Throws %.900.880
Offensive Rebound0.00.0
Rebounds3.83.9
Assists8.97.4
Turnovers3.92.9
Steals1.00.9
Blocks0.10.3
Points26.926.8
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertDTDOUT
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Site Rankings
CBS Sports
# 9# 11
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 5# 7
   
Site Projections
numberFire
# 4# 7
   
Eric Moody
Pro Football Network
# 5# 7
   
Mike Randle
FTN
# 5# 6
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 5# 6
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 5# 7
   
Jason Klabacha
Yahoo! Sports
# 4# 5
   
Keith Lott
Fantasy Six Pack
# 2# 6
   
Jacob W. Dunne
Triple Play Fantasy
# 2# 20
   
Ethan Masel
The Fantasy Bulletin
# 12# 14
   
Joel E. Ruffin Jr.
FantasyPros
# 8# 17
   
Alex Burns
FantasyPros
# 7# 2
   
Luke Monaldo
FantasyPros
# 8# 4
   
Dan Titus
Yahoo! Sports
# 11# 4
   
Bradlee Kilgore
Fantrax
# 11# 7
   
Leszek Bialecki
FB-Ninja
# 5# 4
   
Kyle Williams
Fantasy Six Pack
# 7# 5
   
Player Statistics Comparison
  Trae Young
G - ATL
Trae Young
Damian Lillard
G - POR
Damian Lillard
2021 Stats 
   
   
Minutes2,6521,056
   
Field Goals Made711222
   
Field Goals Att1,544552
   
Field Goals %.461.402
   
Three Points Made23392
   
Three Points Att610284
   
Three Points %.382.324
   
Free Throws Made500159
   
Free Throws Att553181
   
Free Throws %.904.879
   
Offensive Rebound5013
   
Rebounds284120
   
Assists738212
   
Turnovers30383
   
Steals7317
   
Blocks711
   
Points2,155695
   
Player Projections Comparison
  Trae Young
G - ATL
Trae Young
Damian Lillard
G - POR
Damian Lillard
2022 Projections 
   
   
Minutes34.935.9
   
Field Goals Made8.88.5
   
Field Goals Att19.219.1
   
Field Goals %.456.444
   
Three Points Made3.13.7
   
Three Points Att8.210.1
   
Three Points %.378.376
   
Free Throws Made6.36.1
   
Free Throws Att7.07.0
   
Free Throws %.900.880
   
Offensive Rebound0.00.0
   
Rebounds3.83.9
   
Assists8.97.4
   
Turnovers3.92.9
   
Steals1.00.9
   
Blocks0.10.3
   
Points26.926.8
   
Notes for Player Combination
  Trae Young
G - ATL
Trae Young
Damian Lillard
G - POR
Damian Lillard
News 
 Trae Young has been added to the injury report as questionable for Friday's game against the Nuggets.
Ari Koslow
Fri, Dec 2nd
Damian Lillard is targeting a return on December 4 at home against the Pacers.
Ari Koslow
Wed, Nov 30th
 Trae Young dropped 30 points (12-23 FG, 211 3PT, 4-5 FT) and dished out 14 assists in Wednesday night's 125-108 win against the Orlando Magic.
Leo Sells
Thu, Dec 1st
Damian Lillard has been ruled out ahead of Sunday's game against the Nets.
Ari Koslow
Sat, Nov 26th
 Trae Young scored 18 points (6-14 FG, 1-4 3PT, 5-5 FT) and dished out ten assists in Monday night's 104-101 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers.
Leo Sells
Mon, Nov 28th
Damian Lillard struggled from the field for the Trailblazers Saturday night, shooting just 14.3% (2-14) from the field to scoring 13 points while also grabbing two rebounds and dishing out seven assists in a 118-113 loss to the Jazz.
Chris Schommer
Sun, Nov 20th
 Trae Young scored 22 points (4-16 FG, 1-8 3PT, 13-13 FT) and dished out 14 assists in Sunday night's 106-98 loss to the Miami Heat.
Leo Sells
Mon, Nov 28th
Damian Lillard recorded a double-double for the Trailblazers Thursday night, dishing out 11 assists and scoring 25 points (8-24 FG, 3-12 3PT, 6-6 FT) while also grabbing three rebounds and recording one steal in a 109-107 loss to the Nets.
Chris Schommer
Fri, Nov 18th
 Trae Young dropped an exceptional 44 points (13-28 FG, 4-10 3PT, 14-16 FT0 and dished out five assists in Friday's 128-122 loss to the Houston Rockets.
Leo Sells
Fri, Nov 25th
Damian Lillard recorded a double-double for the Trailblazers Tuesday night, dishing out 11 assists and scoring 22 points (8-20 FG, 2-9 3PT, 4-5 FT) while also blocking one shot and grabbing two rebounds in a 117-110 win over the Spurs.
Chris Schommer
Wed, Nov 16th
Notes 
 I'm not worried about the arrival of Dejounte Murray. A few spots, sure, but no more than that. They'll be staggered enough to allow the spacing that Young needs. Look for him to get more involved off-ball, too.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
Lillard is in for a huge bounce-back year - assuming health, of course. Expect the usage and scoring output to return near-first-round value.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Trae Young tied Luka Doncic in scoring at 28.4 PPG, but how will the addition of Dejountae Murray affect Atlanta's fifth-year point guard? Young ranked third in the NBA with 9.7 APG, barely ahead of Murray himself. He shot free throws with over a 90% rate and averaged a career-best in 3P accuracy (38.2%). Young's 4.0 turnovers per game is concerning, as is his ceiling with Murray now residing in Atlanta's backcourt.
Mike Randle - FTN
Damian Lillard played fewer than 66 games for the first time in his 10-year career after suffering an abdominal injury that required surgery. He will return fully healthy in 2022-2023, with guaranteed volume on a Portland team now without C.J. McCollum. He should return to his 29 PPG average from the prior two season, with at least four rebounds and seven assists per game. As one of the league's best free-throw shooters and a 37.3% 3P scorer, Lillard could be one of the best NBA fantasy buys for drafters suffering from recency bias.
Mike Randle - FTN