Fantasy Basketball Team Analysis: 2011-12 Los Angeles Clippers

Blake Griffin

The Griffin will take flight -- again, and again, and again. (Flickr/Keith Allison)

Depth chart:

PG: Mo Williams, Eric Bledsoe

SG: Eric Gordon, Randy Foye, Willie Warren, Travis Leslie

SF: Al-Farouq Aminu, Ryan Gomes, Jamario Moon*

PF: Blake Griffin, Craig Smith*, Trey Thompkins, Ike Diogu, Brian Cook

C: Chris Kaman, DeAndre Jordan**

* unrestricted free agent

** restricted free agent

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

- Eric Gordon, SG (Rd. 2): 45% FG, 85% FT, 2 Threes, 24 Pts, 3 Reb, 4.5 Ast, 1.5 Stl, 2.5 TO

- Blake Griffin, PF (Rd. 2): 50% FG, 67% FT, 24.5 Pts, 12 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk, 2.5 TO

- DeAndre Jordan, PF/C (Rd. 8): 65% FG, 45% FT, 8.5 Pts, 8.5 Reb, 0.5 Ast, 0.8 Stl, 2.3 Blk, 1.5 TO

- Mo Williams, PG (Rd. 9): 40% FG, 85% FT, 1.5 Threes, 13 Pts, 2.5 Reb, 5.5 Ast, 0.7 Stl, 3 TO

- Chris Kaman, C (Rd. 9): 50% FG, 75% FT, 10.5 Pts, 6.5 Reb, 1.5 Ast, 0.5 Stl, 1.5 Blk, 2 TO

- Eric Bledsoe, PG/SG (Rd. 13+): 45% FG, 75% FT, 0.5 Threes, 7 Pts, 2 Reb, 3.5 Ast, 1.3 Stl, 2.5 TO

- Al-Farouq Aminu, SF (Rd. 13+): 42% FG, 75% FT, 6 Pts, 3.5 Reb, 1 Ast, 0.7 Stl, 1 TO

- Randy Foye, PG/SG (Rd. 13+): 40% FG, 85% FT, 1 Three, 8 Pts, 2 Reb, 3 Ast, 0.7 Stl, 1 TO

Sleeper:

Aminu

Most likely to surprise:

Jordan

Most likely to disappoint:

Williams

Category specialists:

- Threes: Gordon, Williams

- Steals: Gordon

- Blocks: Jordan, Kaman

Things to consider:

- the timeshare between Kaman and Jordan, if Kaman isn’t dealt away

- Gordon’s health

- how much playing time Bledsoe is given

Team’s statistical NBA ranks from 2010-11:

- Pts: T-19th

- FGM: 21st

- FGA: 20th

- FG%: 20th

- FT%: 29th

- 3PTM: T-13th

- Reb: T-9th

- Ast: T-10th

- TO: 29th

- Stl: T-19th

- Blk: T-13th

- Pace: T-10th

- Offensive Efficiency: 23rd

- Defensive Efficiency: T-19th

Fantasy-friendliness for 2011-12: C

Bonus:

Lil’ Blake

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