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Fantasy NBA players to be most concerned about for next season

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This would typically be the time when the regular season would be coming to an end in the NBA, and with it, a fantasy champion would be crowned. As you know, though, this season is anything but typical.

While sports fans and fantasy managers alike continue to wait and see if the NBA will return to the court and complete the 2019-20 season, now is a good time to start thinking about next season.

Savvy fantasy managers are already considering which players could rise up and break out in 2020-21. Those trying to take it to an even higher level don’t stop there; they are also thinking about the players slated to go in the opposite direction and take a step backward next season.

Here’s a look at the players from that latter group — players you’ll want to consider passing on come draft day, unless they slide to a point where their depreciated value exceeds their draft position.cheap nfl jerseys nike

Six seasons into his NBA career, the former No. 1 overall pick made strides this season with the Timberwolves and Warriors and became a greater fantasy asset along the way. In fact, Wiggins notched new career highs in 3PG (2.1), RPG (5.1), APG (3.7) and BPG (1.0), and he doesn’t turn 26 until next February. So what gives?6

As much as Wiggins is a solid piece for next year’s Warriors team — and Golden State coach Steve Kerr has raved about his contributions since coming over in the trade for D’Angelo Russell — the problem is he’ll become the team’s third scoring option after Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson.

I wouldn’t expect Wiggins to come close to the 25.2 usage rate or match the 21.8 PPG he posted this season. Keep in mind, too, that the Warriors could add a big-time instant-impact type of talent with their high lottery pick.buy nike nfl jerseys cheap

Dinwiddie put together a terrific season and helped keep the Nets afloat during the frequent occasions when Kyrie Irving was out. His 20.6 PPG ranked 23rd in the NBA and his 6.8 APG ranked 18th, and he did it while making at least 1.8 3PG for the third consecutive season. Impressive stuff.

But what happens when a healthy Irving and Kevin Durant are in the lineup next season? For one, you can expect the 30.4 usage rate from this season to plummet as Dinwiddie moves into more of a complementary role and becomes the team’s third-best scoring option after the big two.

Satoransky has started 64 of 65 games for the Bulls this season, serving as the de facto point guard while averaging 28.9 MPG. Problem is, Satoransky also posted a below-average PER of 13.52 and didn’t exactly light it up offensively, averaging 9.9 PPG with a 43.0 FG%.

Coby White, the No. 7 overall pick in 2019, proved to be much more of a scorer and 3-point threat in his 25.8 MPG, putting up 13.2 PPG with 2.0 3PG. While White isn’t a great distributor (2.7 APG), a year of seasoning under his belt could very well tilt the minutes in his favor over Satoransky in 2020-21.

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