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Fantasy Basketball Team Preview: 2012-13 Cleveland Cavaliers

by on Sep.18, 2012, under Team analysis

Kyrie Irving

Kyrie Irving is about to shake up the list of truly elite fantasy basketball players.

Depth chart:

PG: Kyrie Irving Donald Sloan Jeremy Pargo  
SG: Dion Waiters Daniel Gibson Kelenna Azubuike  
SF: Alonzo Gee C.J. Miles Omri Casspi Luke Walton
PF: Tristan Thompson Samardo Samuels Luke Harangody Kevin Jones
C: Anderson Varejao Jon Leuer Tyler Zeller Michael Eric

Relevant fantasy players and their projected draft round (PDR) and per-game stats:

Name: Position: PDR: FG%: FT%: 3PTM: Pts: Reb: Ast: Stl: Blk: TO:
Kyrie Irving PG 2 48% 88% 1.4 20.0 3.5 6.2 1.3 0.4 3.3
Anderson Varejao C/PF 6 54% 66% - 10.0 9.0 1.5 1.3 1.0 1.7
Tristan Thompson C/PF 9 48% 55% - 9.3 7.3 0.5 0.7 1.3 1.5
Alonzo Gee SG/SF 10 43% 78% 0.8 11.0 5.0 1.2 1.4 0.5 1.3
C.J. Miles SG/SF 11+ 40% 80% 1.3 8.5 2.0 1.0 1.0 0.3 1.2
Dion Waiters SG 12+ 45% 75% 0.6 8.3 2.0 1.5 1.0 0.2 1.5

Most likely to surprise:
Thompson

Sleeper:
Gee

Most likely to disappoint:
Miles

Category specialists:
None

Storylines:
- how high Uncle Drew’s ceiling is
- if Miles can challenge Gee for sufficient minutes at SF
- how Thompson and Varejao mesh in the frontcourt

Team’s statistical NBA ranks from 2011-12:
- Pts: 25th
- FGM: T-28th
- FGA:18th
- FG%: 29th
- FT%: 28th
- 3PTM: T-13th
- Reb: 14th
- Ast: 23rd
- TO: T-25th
- Stl: 22nd
- Blk: 29th
- Pace: 12th
- Offensive Efficiency: 27th
- Defensive Efficiency: T-26th

Fantasy-friendliness for 2012-13B

Bonus:
Uncle Drew, of course:

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