Fantasy Basketball Team Analysis: 2011-12 Cleveland Cavaliers

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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