OKC Fantasy Basketball Expectations
Dynasty Fantasy Basketball season is upon us and this year’s offseason could have people drafting some rookies and letting established vets slide. What OKC decides to do will be a mystery but until then, they have viable fantasy assets on their roster. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander was the 44th ranked player in Yahoo! fantasy category leagues during the 2020-21 season. Despite missing a lot of games, the man is expected to explode this season. Here are some of the OKC players, besides Gilgeous-Alexander, that could or won’t be showing out next season for Dynasty Leaguers:
Dort really showed out last season, especially from the offensive end. However, due to below-average percentages, lack of defensive stats and mediocre peripheral stats (3.6 rebounds, 1.7 assists, 0.9 steals and 0.4 blocks), he was the 236th ranked fantasy player last season. He still has a lot of room to improve for the upcoming season since the man’s only 22 years old. In the second half of the season, he had a game that resulted in a career-high 42 points and seven three pointers. He rounded out his gem of a game with seven rebounds and four steals. The upside is real with this kid and dynasty managers need to take notice. Dort could have a bigger role this year than last year thus resulting in more assists, points and hopefully more defensive stats. His turnovers could increase as well but overall, Dort could be a solid later round pick.
Roby had a much improved sophomore season due to more playing time. He had multiple games where he put up some sexy stat-lines due to his all around game. Per 36-mins, he averaged a healthy 14 points, nine rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block a game. Not eye-popping by any means but his all around game should catch people’s attention. Add in the fact that Moses Brown is no longer around, he should be on most dynasty-managers radars. Now, no one knows what OKC is going to do to address their PF spot so his situation is kind of murky. If he remains on the roster and a pathway to good minutes, Roby should be a good later-round pick/free agent pickup.
Walker had a very up and down season last year due to injuries. However, he’s finally healthy and (hopefully) ready to contribute. Since he is on a rebuilding squad that might look to move him, his situation is looking dim. Walker is still capable of producing solid stat lines but we need to see what’s going to happen. If he stays, he should be a later-round pick as he’s more than likely going to be rested a ton. If he’s traded, he could be a mid-round pick since he’s more than likely going to a contender. His injury-history makes him a gamble but he’ll produce some good guard numbers if someone is willing to take that gamble.
OKC Fantasy Basketball Expectations… Will Continue
Players to keep in mind: Theo Maledon, Darius Bazley and Ty Jerome. OKC has lots of young players that could make noise next season so it’ll be fun to see which ones actually blow up. It’s always silly season when you play for OKC.