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Who Should I Draft?

Trae Young or James Harden (2022)


Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
  James Harden
G - PHI
James Harden
Trae Young
G - ATL
Trae Young
Expert
Recommendation
78%
Recommended by
14 of 18 experts
22%
Recommended by
4 of 18 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 3# 4
Best Rank# 1# 2
Worst Rank# 16# 12
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 9# 10
Best Rank# 3# 5
Worst Rank# 24# 30
   
Projections 
   
Minutes35.434.9
Field Goals Made6.48.8
Field Goals Att14.919.2
Field Goals %.430.456
Three Points Made2.43.1
Three Points Att7.28.2
Three Points %.342.378
Free Throws Made6.96.3
Free Throws Att8.07.0
Free Throws %.871.900
Offensive Rebound0.00.0
Rebounds7.33.8
Assists9.78.9
Turnovers4.13.9
Steals1.31.0
Blocks0.50.1
Points22.126.9
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertDTDDTD
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Site Rankings
CBS Sports
# 2# 9
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 2# 5
   
Site Projections
numberFire
# 3# 4
   
Eric Moody
Pro Football Network
# 2# 5
   
Leszek Bialecki
FB-Ninja
# 3# 5
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 4# 5
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 4# 5
   
Jason Klabacha
Yahoo! Sports
# 3# 4
   
Keith Lott
Fantasy Six Pack
# 1# 2
   
Ethan Masel
The Fantasy Bulletin
# 3# 12
   
Alex Burns
FantasyPros
# 6# 7
   
Dan Titus
Yahoo! Sports
# 5# 11
   
Kyle Williams
Fantasy Six Pack
# 3# 7
   
Luke Monaldo
FantasyPros
# 2# 8
   
Joel E. Ruffin Jr.
FantasyPros
# 12# 8
   
Mike Randle
FTN
# 16# 5
   
Bradlee Kilgore
Fantrax
# 14# 11
   
Jacob W. Dunne
Triple Play Fantasy
# 12# 2
   
Player Statistics Comparison
  James Harden
G - PHI
James Harden
Trae Young
G - ATL
Trae Young
2021 Stats 
   
   
Minutes2,4202,652
   
Field Goals Made407711
   
Field Goals Att9921,544
   
Field Goals %.410.461
   
Three Points Made148233
   
Three Points Att448610
   
Three Points %.330.382
   
Free Throws Made470500
   
Free Throws Att536553
   
Free Throws %.877.904
   
Offensive Rebound5550
   
Rebounds500284
   
Assists667738
   
Turnovers284303
   
Steals8273
   
Blocks367
   
Points1,4322,155
   
Player Projections Comparison
  James Harden
G - PHI
James Harden
Trae Young
G - ATL
Trae Young
2022 Projections 
   
   
Minutes35.434.9
   
Field Goals Made6.48.8
   
Field Goals Att14.919.2
   
Field Goals %.430.456
   
Three Points Made2.43.1
   
Three Points Att7.28.2
   
Three Points %.342.378
   
Free Throws Made6.96.3
   
Free Throws Att8.07.0
   
Free Throws %.871.900
   
Offensive Rebound0.00.0
   
Rebounds7.33.8
   
Assists9.78.9
   
Turnovers4.13.9
   
Steals1.31.0
   
Blocks0.50.1
   
Points22.126.9
   
Notes for Player Combination
  James Harden
G - PHI
James Harden
Trae Young
G - ATL
Trae Young
News 
 James Harden is available to return on Monday against the Rockets.
Ari Koslow
Mon, Dec 5th
Trae Young has been added to the injury report as questionable for Friday's game against the Nuggets.
Ari Koslow
Fri, Dec 2nd
 James Harden (foot) has been upgraded to questionable for Monday night's game against the Houston Rockets.
Leo Sells
Sun, Dec 4th
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
 James Harden is targeting his return on the 76ers current three-game road trip, likely in Houston on Monday.
Ari Koslow
Wed, Nov 30th
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
 James Harden is expected to miss a month after suffering a right foot tendon strain.
Diego Sandoval
Thu, Nov 3rd
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
 James Harden scored 24 points (8-18 FG, 3-8 3PT, 5-6 FT) in addition to dishing out 10 assists and grabbing five rebounds in Wednesday night's loss to the Washington Wizards.
Leo Sells
Wed, Nov 2nd
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
Notes 
 Did he really lose 100 pounds? Even if not, he looks great. We saw Harden attack the rim more once he got to Philly, and even if he's 80 percent of the player he was, he's going to return value.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
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
 If James Harden commits to a strong offseason workout regimen, he is in the perfect situation to reach career highs in rebounds and assists. Harden will benefit from playing alongside All-World center Joel Embiid, explosive guard Tyrese Maxey, and consistent forward Tobias Harris. In 21 games with Philadelphia last season, Harden averaged one fewer point (21 PPG) while increasing his assists to 10.5 APG. He also increased his minutes per game (37.7 MPG), while operating as the primary facilitator for an NBA championship contender. Harden isn't at his 2018 MVP level, but his floor with this level of talent is very safe.
Mike Randle - FTN
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