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Fantasy Basketball Team Analysis: 2011-12 Los Angeles Clippers

by on Sep.30, 2011, under Team analysis

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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