Malachi Flynn, Toronto Raptors PG
Flynn was an afterthought in his rookie season. Playing behind Lowry didn’t do a lot of favors in terms of fantasy production and real-life production. Now that Lowry is gone, Flynn is looking like a lock to increase production this season. His per 36 mins his rookie season don’t jump off the page, averaging 13.7 points, 4.5 rebounds, 5.3 assists, 1.5 steals and 0.5 blocks a game. His efficiency wasn’t the best, shooting 37% from the field, 32% from three and 80% from the line. Being behind Fred VanVleet won’t do him any favors, but he will still gain a bigger role this year. Expect Goran Dragic to be moved this season as the Raptors transition into a rebuilding season.
Jae’sean Tate Houston Rockets PF/SF
Tate had an awesome rookie season despite going undrafted. He averaged 11.3 points, 5.3 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.2 steals, 0.5 blocks a game on 50% from the field, 31% from three and 69% from the line. He’s expected to maintain his starting role next season and if he can improve his numbers this season, he could be a very nice steal. John Wall could be moved in the coming seasons as well. This would mean that Tate could spend some time at the one (he had two 10 assist games last season). Tate is an excellent defender, facilitator and he knows his role on this team. Since he’s able to play multiple positions, his stat-stuffing lines will become normal in this offense.
Jeremiah Robinson Oklahoma City Thunder Earl PF
Earl looks like another nice sleeper picks for Dynasty leaguers. He has a nice all-around skillset and he showed it in the Summer League. His defensive IQ was off the charts, he can create his own offense, and facilitate. In the Summer League, he averaged a healthy 12 points, 7.4 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1.4 steals and 0.8 blocks a game. He shot 50% from the field, 33% from three and 67% from the line. There’s really no one challenging him for minutes besides Isaiah Roby, so he could be looking at minutes right away. Earl looks like a stud already so him getting minutes is definitely not out of the question. His repertoire is very exciting and his per-minute upside is something to keep an eye on in case he gets more minutes. He finished his last college season with 36-minute averages of 16.4 points, 8.9 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 1.0 steal, 0.7 blocks a game. The efficiency was on par as he shot 57% from the field, 28% from three, and 71.4% from the line.
Aleksej Pokusevski Oklahoma City Thunder SF
Poku is a very high-upside player who has a ton of potential. He’s very raw in terms of offense and defense, but he still has a very nice skill set for his size and length. He averaged 8.2 points, 4.7 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 0.4 steals and 0.9 blocks per game. His percentages are a work in progress, shooting 34% from the field, 28% from three and 74% from the line. Despite the bugaboos, his role on this team will not lack for touches. He will be a featured option and his per-minute upside is beautiful. At only 19 years old, he’s looking like a very nice pick in all dynasty formats.