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Who Should I Draft?

Trae Young or LeBron James (2020)

Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Trae Young
G - ATL
Trae Young
LeBron James
F - LAL
LeBron James
Expert
Recommendation
79%
Recommended by
19 of 24 experts
21%
Recommended by
5 of 24 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 9# 12
Best Rank# 5# 7
Worst Rank# 26# 22
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 9# 12
Best Rank# 5# 7
Worst Rank# 26# 22
   
Projections 
   
Minutes34.034.3
Field Goals Made8.29.6
Field Goals Att18.318.8
Field Goals %.445.510
Three Points Made3.22.2
Three Points Att9.46.2
Three Points %.369.359
Free Throws Made7.44.2
Free Throws Att8.66.1
Free Throws %.863.695
Offensive Rebound0.00.0
Rebounds3.98.0
Assists9.29.6
Turnovers4.13.6
Steals1.01.2
Blocks0.20.6
Points26.925.6
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-DTD
   
Expert Ranks 
   

# 6# 10
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 8# 12
   
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
# 10# 12
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 9# 13
   
JMO
FantasyPros
# 8# 11
   
Site Projections
numberFire
# 8# 18
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 10# 22
   
Yahoo Staff
Yahoo! Sports
# 5# 10
   
Keith Lott
Fantasy Six Pack
# 13# 20
   
Blaine Blontz
FantasyPros
# 10# 12
   
Mauricio Castillo
Yahoo! Sports
# 8# 11
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 7# 16
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 5# 8
   
Dave Kluge
FantasyPros
# 8# 14
   
Adam Koffler
FantasyPros
# 11# 12
   
Zachary Hanshew
FantasyPros
# 11# 13
   
Alex Burns
FantasyPros
# 8# 10
   
Dan Titus
FantasyPros
# 8# 13
   
Shane Mosley
FB-Ninja
# 8# 11
   
Tom
FantasyPros
# 18# 10
   
Vaughn Dalzell
FantasyPros
# 8# 7
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 10# 9
   
Aaron Larson
FantasyPros
# 10# 7
   
Ethan Masel
The Fantasy Bulletin
# 26# 12
   
Player Statistics Comparison
  Trae Young
G - ATL
Trae Young
LeBron James
F - LAL
LeBron James
2019 Stats 
   
   
Minutes2,1202,316
   
Field Goals Made546643
   
Field Goals Att1,2491,303
   
Field Goals %.437.494
   
Three Points Made205148
   
Three Points Att568425
   
Three Points %.361.348
   
Free Throws Made481264
   
Free Throws Att559381
   
Free Throws %.861.693
   
Offensive Rebound3167
   
Rebounds254526
   
Assists560684
   
Turnovers289261
   
Steals6578
   
Blocks836
   
Points1,7781,698
   
Player Projections Comparison
  Trae Young
G - ATL
Trae Young
LeBron James
F - LAL
LeBron James
2020 Projections 
   
   
Minutes34.034.3
   
Field Goals Made8.29.6
   
Field Goals Att18.318.8
   
Field Goals %.445.510
   
Three Points Made3.22.2
   
Three Points Att9.46.2
   
Three Points %.369.359
   
Free Throws Made7.44.2
   
Free Throws Att8.66.1
   
Free Throws %.863.695
   
Offensive Rebound0.00.0
   
Rebounds3.98.0
   
Assists9.29.6
   
Turnovers4.13.6
   
Steals1.01.2
   
Blocks0.20.6
   
Points26.925.6
   
Notes for Player Combination
  Trae Young
G - ATL
Trae Young
LeBron James
F - LAL
LeBron James
News 
 Trae Young poured in 38 points (11-26 FG, 3-5 3PT, 13-19 FT), four rebounds, 10 assists, two steals, one block, and two turnovers in Wednesday night's comeback win against Detroit.
Shaan Hoda
Thu, Jan 21st
Lebron James has been listed as questionable with a left ankle sprain for Thursday's game against the Bucks
Ari Koslow
Wed, Jan 20th
 Trae Young is available to play against the Pistons, although dealing with a sore heel.
Joel E. Ruffin Jr.
Wed, Jan 20th
LeBron James crafted 19 points (6-16 FG, 2-7 3Pt, 5-8 FT), five assists, five rebounds and one steal in 37 minutes in a 115-113 loss to the Warriors.
Ross Jared Joswick
Tue, Jan 19th
 Trae Young (heel) is officially probable for Wednesday's game versus Detroit.
Ross Jared Joswick
Tue, Jan 19th
LeBron James (ankle) will start for the Lakers Monday night.
Damian McCoade II
Mon, Jan 18th
 Trae Young notched 20 points (3-8 FG, 2-5 3PT, 12-13 FT), eight rebounds, 13 assists, three steals, and six turnovers in Monday's afternoon victory over the Wolves.
Shaan Hoda
Tue, Jan 19th
LeBron James notched 21 points (6-11 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 7-7 FT), 11 assists, eight rebounds and one steal across 31 minutes in 112-95 victory.
Ross Jared Joswick
Sat, Jan 16th
 Trae Young registered 26 points (7-23 FG, 1-9 3PT, 11-12 FT), seven rebounds, 11 assists, and five turnovers in Saturday night's defeat to Portland.
Shaan Hoda
Sun, Jan 17th
LeBron James manufactures 26 points (9-20 FG, 5-8 3Pt, 3-4 FT), seven assists and six rebounds on Wednesday night in Oklahoma City.
Ross Jared Joswick
Wed, Jan 13th
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
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
 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
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