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Team analysis: New Jersey Nets

by on Sep.20, 2010, under Team analysis

Brook Lopez

In all the chaos in New Jersey, Lopez is the only picture of dependable fantasy value. (NBA.com)

Depth chart:
PG: Devin Harris, Jordan Farmar, Ben Uzoh
SG: Anthony Morrow, Quinton Ross
SF: Travis Outlaw, Terrence Williams, Stephen Graham, Damion Jones
PF: Troy Murphy, Derrick Favors, Kris Humphries, Joe Smith
C: Brook Lopez, Johan Petro, Brian Zoubek

Relevant fantasy players and projected draft positions/per-game stats:
Brook Lopez – C (Rd. 2): 19.5 Pts, 9 Reb, 2.5 Ast, 2 Blk
Troy Murphy – F/C (Rd. 4-6): 12 Pts, 1.5 threes, 7 Reb, 1 Stl
Devin Harris – PG (Rd. 5-6): 17.5 Pts, 1 three, 3 Reb, 7 Ast, 1.5 Stl
Anthony Morrow – G/F (Rd. 6-8): 14.5 Pts, 2 threes, 3 Reb, 1.5 Stl
Terrence Williams – G/F (Rd. 10-12): 10 Pts, 5 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl
Travis Outlaw – F (Rd. 11+): 11 Pts, 1 three, 4 Reb
Derrick Favors – PF (Rd. 12+): 7 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Stl

Sleeper:
Outlaw

Most likely to surprise:
Murphy

Most likely to disappoint:
Harris

Category specialists:

  • Threes: Morrow

Things to watch:

  • if a steady starting lineup emerges
  • if a timeshare between Murphy and Favors develops
  • who wins the battle for minutes at SG/SF

Team’s statistical NBA ranks from 2009-10:

  • Pts: 30th
  • FGM: 30th
  • FGA: 24th
  • FG%: 30th
  • FT%: 6th
  • 3PTM: 27th
  • Reb: 28th
  • Ast: T29th
  • TO: 16th
  • Stl: 20th
  • Blk: 19th

Fantasy-friendliness for 2010-11: C

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