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Fantasy Basketball Team Analysis: 2011-12 Cleveland Cavaliers

by on Sep.21, 2011, under Team analysis

Kyrie Irving and Tristan Thompson

Irving and Thompson are probably headed for frustrating timeshares. (Gregory Shamus/NBAE/Getty Images)

Depth chart:
PG: Baron Davis, Kyrie Irving, Ramon Sessions
SG: Anthony Parker*, Daniel Gibson, Manny Harris
SF: Omri Casspi, Alonzo Gee, Christian Eyenga, Joey Graham
PF: Antawn Jamison, Tristan Thompson, Samardo Samuels, Luke Harangody
C: Anderson Varejao, Semih Erden, Ryan Hollins, Milan Macvan

* unrestricted free agent

Relevant fantasy players and their projected draft positions/per-game stats:
- Omri Casspi, SG/SF (Rd. 8): 42% FG, 67% FT, 1.7 Threes, 12.5 Pts, 5 Reb, 1.5 Ast, 1 Stl, 1.5 TO
- Anderson Varejao, PF/C (Rd. 8): 55% FG, 67% FT, 9 Pts, 9.5 Reb, 1.5 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk, 1.5 TO
- Kyrie Irving, PG (Rd. 9): 45% FG, 85% FT, 12 Pts, 1 Three, 2.5 Reb, 3.5 Ast, 1 Stl, 3 TO
- Antawn Jamison, SF/PF (Rd. 9): 44% FG, 70% FT, 1.2 Threes, 11 Pts, 5.5 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 0.5 Blk, 1.5 TO
- Baron Davis, PG (Rd. 10): 40% FG, 80% FT, 1.5 Threes, 12.5 Pts, 2.5 Reb, 6 Ast, 1.3 Stl, 2.5 TO
- Tristan Thompson, PF (Rd. 13+): 45% FG, 50% FT, 5 Pts, 4 Reb, 0.7 Stl, 1 Blk, 1 TO
- Daniel Gibson, PG/SG (Rd. 13+): 40% FG, 80% FT, 1.5 Threes, 9.5 Pts, 2 Reb, 2 Ast, 0.5 Stl, 1 TO

Sleeper:
Casspi

Most likely to surprise:
Varejao

Most likely to disappoint:
Jamison

Category specialists:
- Threes: Casspi, Davis, Gibson

Things to consider:
- Davis‘ motivation and health
- the potential three-way timeshare at point guard
- what Jamison‘s role will be
- whether a full-fledged youth movement will be loosed upon the court

Team’s statistical NBA ranks from 2010-11:
- Pts: 25th
- FGM: 28th
- FGA: T-13th
- FG%: 29th
- FT%: 24th
- 3PTM: T-15th
- Reb: T-21st
- Ast: T-19th
- TO: T-17th
- Stl: T-25th
- Blk: T-27th
- Pace: T-10th
- Offensive Efficiency: 29th
- Defensive Efficiency: 29th

Fantasy-friendliness for 2011-12: D+

Bonus:
Anderson Varejao does his thing

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