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Who Should I Draft?

Trae Young or LaMelo Ball (2022)


Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Trae Young
G - ATL
Trae Young
LaMelo Ball
G - CHA
LaMelo Ball
Expert
Recommendation
61%
Recommended by
11 of 18 experts
39%
Recommended by
7 of 18 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 6# 5
Best Rank# 4# 6
Worst Rank# 12# 10
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 13# 15
Best Rank# 9# 12
Worst Rank# 30# 21
   
Projections 
   
Minutes34.933.9
Field Goals Made8.88.0
Field Goals Att19.218.4
Field Goals %.456.434
Three Points Made3.13.2
Three Points Att8.28.1
Three Points %.378.408
Free Throws Made6.33.4
Free Throws Att7.04.0
Free Throws %.900.866
Offensive Rebound0.00.0
Rebounds3.86.8
Assists8.98.4
Turnovers3.93.5
Steals1.01.6
Blocks0.10.4
Points26.922.6
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertDTDDTD
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 5# 6
   
Site Projections
numberFire
# 4# 10
   
Leszek Bialecki
FB-Ninja
# 5# 8
   
Mike Randle
FTN
# 5# 12
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 5# 7
   
Jason Klabacha
Yahoo! Sports
# 4# 6
   
Keith Lott
Fantasy Six Pack
# 2# 3
   
Jacob W. Dunne
Triple Play Fantasy
# 2# 3
   
Kyle Williams
Fantasy Six Pack
# 7# 10
   
Joel E. Ruffin Jr.
FantasyPros
# 8# 16
   
Luke Monaldo
FantasyPros
# 8# 11
   
Eric Moody
Pro Football Network
# 5# 4
   
Ethan Masel
The Fantasy Bulletin
# 12# 7
   
Alex Burns
FantasyPros
# 7# 4
   
Dan Titus
Yahoo! Sports
# 11# 6
   
Site Rankings
CBS Sports
# 9# 6
   
Bradlee Kilgore
Fantrax
# 11# 2
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 5# 3
   
Player Statistics Comparison
  Trae Young
G - ATL
Trae Young
LaMelo Ball
G - CHA
LaMelo Ball
2021 Stats 
   
   
Minutes2,6522,422
   
Field Goals Made711538
   
Field Goals Att1,5441,254
   
Field Goals %.461.429
   
Three Points Made233220
   
Three Points Att610565
   
Three Points %.382.389
   
Free Throws Made500212
   
Free Throws Att553243
   
Free Throws %.904.872
   
Offensive Rebound50109
   
Rebounds284502
   
Assists738571
   
Turnovers303245
   
Steals73118
   
Blocks730
   
Points2,1551,508
   
Player Projections Comparison
  Trae Young
G - ATL
Trae Young
LaMelo Ball
G - CHA
LaMelo Ball
2022 Projections 
   
   
Minutes34.933.9
   
Field Goals Made8.88.0
   
Field Goals Att19.218.4
   
Field Goals %.456.434
   
Three Points Made3.13.2
   
Three Points Att8.28.1
   
Three Points %.378.408
   
Free Throws Made6.33.4
   
Free Throws Att7.04.0
   
Free Throws %.900.866
   
Offensive Rebound0.00.0
   
Rebounds3.86.8
   
Assists8.98.4
   
Turnovers3.93.5
   
Steals1.01.6
   
Blocks0.10.4
   
Points26.922.6
   
Notes for Player Combination
  Trae Young
G - ATL
Trae Young
LaMelo Ball
G - CHA
LaMelo Ball
News 
 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
LaMelo Ball (ankle) will remain sidelined for Monday's game against the Boston Celtics.
Leo Sells
Sun, Nov 27th
 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
LaMelo Ball (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday night's game versus the Washington Wizards.
Leo Sells
Sat, Nov 19th
 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
LaMelo Ball (ankle) will not play in Friday night's matchup against the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Leo Sells
Thu, Nov 17th
 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
LaMelo Ball scored 26 points (10-17 FG, 5-8 3P, 1-2 FT), one rebound, and six assists in Charlotte's loss to Indiana on Wednesday.
Garrett Ball
Wed, Nov 16th
 Trae Young dropped 35 points (11-19 FG, 4-7 3PT, 9-9 FT) and dished out seven assists in Wednesday night's 115-106 win over the Sacramento Kings.
Leo Sells
Thu, Nov 24th
LaMelo Ball scored 17 points (6-19 FG, 4-15 3P, 1-1 FT), 4 rebounds, and 9 assists in the Hornets' 112-105 win against the Magic on Monday night.
Garrett Ball
Mon, Nov 14th
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
We'll continue to see the usage increase for Ball as he should return at least top-15 value this year. We have yet to see the best from the youngest Ball brother.
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
LaMelo Ball took a big step forward in his second NBA season, averaging 20.1 points, 6.7 rebounds, and 7.6 assists, all big improvements from his Rookie of Year season of 2020. Ball averaged almost four more minutes per game and shot a blistering 38.9% from beyond the arc. One of ball's best qualities is his availability; he played 75 games as a 20-year-old point guard. Ball is a notch below the elite point guards (Doncic, Curry, Morant), but he is a solid Tier 2 fantasy option with nightly triple-double upside. The likelihood of a Miles Bridges suspension, also increases Ball's already high ceiling.
Mike Randle - FTN