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NBA Draft Guide Preview: SG Tiers

by NBC Sports EDGE Staff
Updated On: January 31, 2020, 4:43 pm ET

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It is loaded with tools to help you dominate drafts, covering every league depth and format including Roto, H2H, Points and Dynasty. Subscribers get access to exclusive top-200 rankings with in-depth stat projections, 300+ player profiles, schedule grids, position tiers, mock drafts and injury reports.

 

Below is a preview of our Shooting Guard tiers compiled by the Rotoworld crew, which has written dozens of Guide-exclusive columns, and counting! Just this week we’ve posted two brand new mock drafts for 9-cat ROTO and 8-cat H2H formats.

 

SG Tier Sample

 

Each tier has a quick write-up discussing the players involved, and you can get the Rotoworld crew's takes on the entire league in player previews and columns. Under Jrue Holiday, for instance, you’ll find the following discussion of how he fared last season, and how he projects this year based on all of New Orleans’ personnel changes.

 

Jrue Holiday NOP

 

2018-19: Jrue Holiday had a career year with the Pelicans, averaging 21.2 points, 7.7 dimes (5th in NBA), 5.0 rebounds, 1.6 steals (10th in NBA), 0.8 blocks, 1.8 triples and 3.2 turnovers on 47.2% from the field and 76.8% from the line. One of our favorite early-round targets, Jrue was on pace to beat his ADP of 23 as the 21st ranked player in 9-cat on a per-game basis, but his season was cut short after 67 games when he underwent surgery to repair a core muscle injury. 

 

What’s Changed: Where do we begin? Anthony Davis got his wish and was traded to the Lakers, and Lonzo Ball was a part of the return package and will start alongside Jrue in the backcourt. The Pelicans took Zion Williamson No. 1 overall, but in an effort to take some pressure off the hyped rookie, they have made it very clear that this is Jrue’s team. Rookie Nickeil Alexander-Walker starred during the Summer League and should find minutes as a combo guard off the bench, while J.J. Redick’s 3-point shooting will be a welcome sight for a team with very little floor spacing. 

 

Outlook: Jrue was 4th in the NBA in minutes per game before the Anthony Davis trade request and ended up at 35.9 for the season, and while coach Alvin Gentry wants that number closer to 34, that is going to be offset by a bump in pace -- Gentry wants his team to lead the NBA. Holiday is in his prime at 29 years old and has ranked 21st and 20th in his last two seasons, but now he’s the leader of the team and GM David Griffin has talked him up as a possible MVP candidate. He’s had some fluke injuries in recent years, but the foot issues that plagued him early in his career are long gone. Jrue is in the conversation at the turn of the first and second rounds of standard leagues as a guy who could get somewhere in the neighborhood of a 22-8-5 line with excellent defensive numbers, 3s and percentages.

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