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Fantasy Basketball Team Analysis: 2011-12 New Jersey Nets

by on Oct.10, 2011, under Team analysis

Deron Williams and Brook Lopez

Williams and Lopez carry the weight of the Nets' fantasy appeal, which may or may not be a good thing. (D. Clarke Evans/NBAE via Getty Images)

Depth chart:
PG: Deron Williams, Jordan Farmar, Sundiata Gaines
SG: Anthony Morrow, Marshon Brooks, Stephen Graham, Sasha Vujacic*, Ben Uzoh*, Mario West*
SF: Damion James, Travis Outlaw
PF: Kris Humphries*, Brandan Wright*, Jordan Williams
C: Brook Lopez, Johan Petro, Dan Gadzuric*^

* unrestricted free agent
^ locked into overseas contract with no opt-out clause

Relevant fantasy players and their projected draft positions/per-game stats:
- Deron Williams, PG (Rd. 1): 45% FG, 80% FT, 1.5 Threes, 17.5 Pts, 4.5 Reb, 11 Ast, 1.3 Stl, 3.3 TO
- Brook Lopez, C (Rd. 3): 50% FG, 80% FT, 21 Pts, 7 Reb, 1.5 Ast, 0.5 Stl, 1.5 Blk, 2.5 TO
- Kris Humphries, PF (Rd. 7): 50% FG, 65% FT, 9 Pts, 10 Reb, 1 Ast, 0.5 Stl, 1 Blk, 1.5 TO
- Anthony Morrow, SG/SF (Rd. 11+): 45% FG, 90% FT, 2 Threes, 13.5 Pts, 3 Reb, 1.5 Ast, 0.5 Stl, 1 TO

Sleeper:
Brooks

Most likely to surprise:
Morrow

Most likely to disappoint:
Lopez

Category specialists:
- Threes: Williams, Morrow
- Blocks: Lopez

Things to consider:
- the health of Williams and Morrow
- how Brooks gets along with coach Avery Johnson

Team’s statistical NBA ranks from 2010-11:
- Pts: 28th
- FGM: 27th
- FGA: 15th
- FG%: 28th
- FT%: 19th
- 3PTM: 21st
- Reb: T-17th
- Ast: T-19th
- TO: T-12th
- Stl: 30th
- Blk: T-16th
- Pace: 24th
- Offensive Efficiency: 27th
- Defensive Efficiency: 22nd

Fantasy-friendliness for 2011-12: D+

Bonus:
Kid goes bananas after D-Will hits a three

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