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Fantasy Basketball Team Preview: 2012-13 Denver Nuggets

by on Sep.25, 2012, under Team analysis

Kenneth Faried

The Manimal will be the Nugget to watch this season. (Garrett W. Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)

Depth chart:

PG: Ty Lawson Andre Miller
SG: Andre Iguodala Corey Brewer Evan Fournier Julyan Stone
SF: Danilo Gallinari Wilson Chandler Jordan Hamilton  Quincy Miller
PF: Kenneth Faried Anthony Randolph
C: JaVale McGee Kosta Koufos Timofey Mozgov

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:
Ty Lawson PG 2 50% 80% 1.3 18.0 4.0 7.2 1.5 0.1 2.6
Danilo Gallinari SF 4 42% 88% 1.5 15.7 5.0 2.5 1.0 0.5 1.8
Andre Iguodala SG/SF 5 45% 72% 1.0 11.7 6.0 4.7 1.5 0.8 2.2
Kenneth Faried PF 5 55% 67% - 13.3 9.0 1.0 1.0 1.5 1.3
JaVale McGee C 6 55% 50% - 11.5 7.7 0.5 0.5 2.5 1.5
Wilson Chandler SG/SF 11+ 42% 80% 0.5 9.5 4.5 1.5 0.5 0.7 1.3

Most likely to surprise:
McGee

Sleeper:
Faried

Most likely to disappoint:
Gallinari

Category specialists:
Threes: Gallinari
Steals: Lawson, Iguodala
Blocks: Faried, McGee

Storylines:
- the continued growth of Faried
- McGee’s more prominent role
- how Iguodala fits in

Team’s statistical NBA ranks from 2011-12:
- Pts: 1st
- FGM: 2nd
- FGA: 15th
- FG%: 2nd
- FT%: 25th
- 3PTM: T-15th
- Reb: 8th
- Ast: 1st
- TO: T-25th
- Stl: 9th
- Blk: 16th
- Pace: 2nd
- Offensive Efficiency: 3rd
- Defensive Efficiency: 19th

Fantasy-friendliness for 2012-13: A

Bonus:
JaVale McGee, basketball genius:

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