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Team analysis: Los Angeles Lakers

by on Sep.27, 2010, under Team analysis

Pau Gasol

Don't be deceived -- this awkward-looking dude is one of the best big men in fantasy basketball. (zugaldia/Flickr)

Depth chart:
PG: Derek Fisher, Steve Blake
SG: Kobe Bryant, Shannon Brown, Sasha Vujacic
SF: Ron Artest, Matt Barnes, Devin Ebanks, Luke Walton
PF: Pau Gasol, Lamar Odom, Derrick Caracter
C: Andrew Bynum, Theo Ratliff

Relevant fantasy players and projected draft positions/per-game stats:
Kobe Bryant – SG (Rd. 1): 26 Pts, 1.5 threes, 5 Reb, 5 Ast, 1.5 Stl
Pau Gasol – F/C (Rd. 1): 19.5 Pts, 12 Reb, 3.5 Ast, 2 Blk
Andrew Bynum – C (Rd. 6-9): 13 Pts, 7.5 Reb, 1.5 Blk
Lamar Odom – F (Rd. 7-10):  12 Pts, 9.5 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk
Ron Artest – G/F (Rd. 11-12): 10.5 Pts, 1.5 threes, 4.5 Reb, 3 Ast, 1.5 Stl
Steve Blake – G (Rd. 13+):  6 Pts, 1 three, 4 Ast, 1 Stl
Matt Barnes – G/F (Rd. 13+): 6 Pts, 1 three, 3 Reb
Derek Fisher – PG (Rd. 13+): 6.5 Pts, 1 three, 1 Stl

Sleeper:
Blake

Most likely to surprise:
Odom

Most likely to disappoint:
Bynum

Category specialists:

  • Blocks: Bynum

Things to watch:

  • big production from Gasol and Odom at the start of the season, with Bynum out until late November
  • how often Blake will fill in at PG (will likely depend on matchups)

Team’s statistical NBA ranks from 2009-10:

  • Pts: T12th
  • FGM: T9th
  • FGA: T7th
  • FG%: 18th
  • FT%: 12th
  • 3PTM: 13th
  • Reb: 2nd
  • Ast: T15th
  • TO: T6th
  • Stl: 11th
  • Blk: T15th

Fantasy-friendliness for 2010-11: B

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