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Who Should I Draft?

Trae Young or Kyrie Irving (2020)


Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Trae Young
G - ATL
Trae Young
Kyrie Irving
G - BKN
Kyrie Irving
Expert
Recommendation
88%
Recommended by
21 of 24 experts
13%
Recommended by
3 of 24 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 5# 8
Best Rank# 3# 4
Worst Rank# 10# 21
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 9# 24
Best Rank# 5# 9
Worst Rank# 26# 41
   
Projections 
   
Minutes34.032.9
Field Goals Made8.29.0
Field Goals Att18.318.2
Field Goals %.445.494
Three Points Made3.22.6
Three Points Att9.46.8
Three Points %.369.407
Free Throws Made7.43.9
Free Throws Att8.64.3
Free Throws %.863.895
Offensive Rebound0.00.0
Rebounds3.94.5
Assists9.26.5
Turnovers4.12.5
Steals1.01.3
Blocks0.20.4
Points26.924.4
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   

# 3# 16
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 4# 19
   
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
# 5# 12
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 5# 15
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 6# 14
   
JMO
FantasyPros
# 4# 14
   
Site Projections
numberFire
# 5# 7
   
Yahoo Staff
Yahoo! Sports
# 2# 12
   
Keith Lott
Fantasy Six Pack
# 7# 8
   
Blaine Blontz
FantasyPros
# 5# 12
   
Mauricio Castillo
Yahoo! Sports
# 4# 14
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 4# 8
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 3# 17
   
Aaron Larson
FantasyPros
# 6# 16
   
Dave Kluge
FantasyPros
# 4# 14
   
Adam Koffler
FantasyPros
# 6# 17
   
Vaughn Dalzell
FantasyPros
# 4# 12
   
Zachary Hanshew
FantasyPros
# 6# 12
   
Alex Burns
FantasyPros
# 4# 14
   
Dan Titus
FantasyPros
# 4# 21
   
Shane Mosley
FB-Ninja
# 4# 21
   
Tom
FantasyPros
# 10# 6
   
Ethan Masel
The Fantasy Bulletin
# 10# 4
   
Site Rankings
CBS Sports
# 8# 7
   
Player Statistics Comparison
  Trae Young
G - ATL
Trae Young
Kyrie Irving
G - BKN
Kyrie Irving
2019 Stats 
   
   
Minutes2,120658
   
Field Goals Made546199
   
Field Goals Att1,249416
   
Field Goals %.437.478
   
Three Points Made20556
   
Three Points Att568142
   
Three Points %.361.394
   
Free Throws Made48194
   
Free Throws Att559102
   
Free Throws %.861.922
   
Offensive Rebound3122
   
Rebounds254103
   
Assists560128
   
Turnovers28952
   
Steals6527
   
Blocks810
   
Points1,778548
   
Player Projections Comparison
  Trae Young
G - ATL
Trae Young
Kyrie Irving
G - BKN
Kyrie Irving
2020 Projections 
   
   
Minutes34.032.9
   
Field Goals Made8.29.0
   
Field Goals Att18.318.2
   
Field Goals %.445.494
   
Three Points Made3.22.6
   
Three Points Att9.46.8
   
Three Points %.369.407
   
Free Throws Made7.43.9
   
Free Throws Att8.64.3
   
Free Throws %.863.895
   
Offensive Rebound0.00.0
   
Rebounds3.94.5
   
Assists9.26.5
   
Turnovers4.12.5
   
Steals1.01.3
   
Blocks0.20.4
   
Points26.924.4
   
Notes for Player Combination
  Trae Young
G - ATL
Trae Young
Kyrie Irving
G - BKN
Kyrie Irving
News 
 Trae Young struggled in Thursday's defeat to the Bucks with 15 points (3-17 FG, 0-3 3PT, 9-9 FT), two rebounds, nine assists, and six turnovers.
Shaan Hoda
Fri, Apr 16th
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
 Atlanta Hawks PG Trae Young (calf) will be available to play against the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday.
Matthew MacKay
Thu, Apr 15th
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
 Atlanta Hawks PG Trae Young (calf) is a game-time decision to play against the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday due to a left calf contusion.
Matthew MacKay
Thu, Apr 15th
Kyrie Irving will miss Tuesday's contest against the Timberwolves for personal reasons.
Jack Mannis
Tue, Apr 13th
 Hawks PG Trae Young (calf) has been ruled out of Tuesday night’s game vs. the Raptors.
Adam Koffler
Tue, Apr 13th
Kyrie Irving will miss the Nets game Monday against Minnesota.
Ari Koslow
Sun, Apr 11th
 All Start PG Trae Young is listed as questionable for Tuesday's action against the Raptors.
Jack Mannis
Mon, Apr 12th
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
Notes 
 Trae Young exploded onto the scene last year and finished fourth in scoring (29.6 points) and second in assists (9.3) per game. His 205 made three-pointers were sixth-most in the league and he did it at a 36.1% clip. If he's able to improve his shooting heading into his third year, there's no reason to expect him to finish outside the top-three in scoring.
Dave Kluge - FantasyPros
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
 The Atlanta Hawks spared no expense this offseason in putting an extremely formidable team around second-year All-Star PG Trae Young. By adding guys like Bogdan Bogdanovic and Danilo Gallinari, the Hawks are signaling to their young core that they are going all-in to surround them with the talent they need to succeed as early as this season. Last season, Young budded into a superstar right in front of our eyes, finishing fourth in scoring (29.6 ppg) and second in assists (9.3 apg), trailing only LeBron James in that category. While the scoring numbers could come down with a plethora of options to put the ball in the basket, it's not out of the realm of possibility that Young averages over 10 assists per game this season. He's also only missed a total of eight games in two seasons. In a world of "DNP-rest," Young is as safe as they come in the middle to later part of the first round in 2020-21.
Adam Koffler - FantasyPros