Fantasy Basketball Team Analysis: 2011-12 Golden State Warriors

David Lee

With Wilson Chandler and his nasty teeth away in China, it's time for Lee to reassert himself as a fantasy force. (Flickr/Keith Allison)

Depth chart:

PG: Stephen Curry, Jeremy Lin, Charles Jenkins, Acie Law*^

SG: Monta Ellis, Klay Thompson, Charlie Bell

SF: Dorell Wright, Reggie Williams**, Al Thornton*

PF: David Lee, Louis Amundson, Vladimir Radmanovic*

C: Andris Biedrins, Ekpe Udoh, Jeremy Tyler

* unrestricted free agent

** restricted free agent

^ locked into overseas contract with no opt-out clause

Relevant fantasy players and their projected draft positions/per-game stats:

- Stephen Curry, PG (Rd. 1): 48% FG, 90% FT, 2 Threes, 19.5 Pts, 4.5 Reb, 6 Ast, 2 Stl, 3 TO

- Monta Ellis, PG/SG (Rd. 2): 45% FG, 75% FT, 1.5 Threes, 23 Pts, 3.5 Reb, 5 Ast, 2 Stl, 3 TO

- Dorell Wright, SG/SF (Rd. 3): 44% FG, 80% FT, 2.2 Threes, 15 Pts, 5 Reb, 3 Ast, 1.5 Stl, 0.7 Blk, 1.5 TO

- David Lee, PF/C (Rd. 3): 55% FG, 80% FT, 18 Pts, 10.5 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl, 0.5 Blk, 2 TO

- Reggie Williams, SG/SF (Rd. 12+): 45% FG, 75% FT, 0.8 Threes, 10 Pts, 2 Reb, 1 Ast, 0.7 TO

- Klay Thompson, SG (Rd. 13+): 38% FG, 80% FT, 0.8 Threes, 6 Pts, 2.5 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 1.5 TO

- Ekpe Udoh, PF/C (Rd. 13+): 45% FG, 65% FT, 5 Pts, 3.5 Reb, 0.7 Stl, 2 Blk, 1.5 TO

Sleeper:

Thompson

Most likely to surprise:

Lee

Most likely to disappoint:

Wright

Category specialists:

- Threes: Curry, Ellis, Wright

- Steals: Curry, Ellis, Wright

- Blocks: Udoh

Things to consider:

- how credible trade rumors involving Ellis are, and Thompson’s resulting value

- Curry’s health

- how much coach Jackson’s emphasis on defense affects their offensive energy/tempo

Team’s statistical NBA ranks from 2010-11:

- Pts: 7th

- FGM: 1st

- FGA: 1st

- FG%: 14th

- FT%: 17th

- 3PTM: T-4th

- Reb: T-19th

- Ast: 7th

- TO: T-22nd

- Stl: 2nd

- Blk: 12th

- Pace: 5th

- Offensive Efficiency: T-12th

- Defensive Efficiency: 26th

Fantasy-friendliness for 2011-12: A-

Bonus:

Andris Biedrins vs. Charles Barkley

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