Russell Westbrook

Here are all of Julian Edlow’s top 150 players ranked for the 2019-20 fantasy basketball season. He also provides an analysis on why you should draft Russell Westbrook, Julius Randle and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander at these respective spots.

1) Giannis Antetokounmpo, SF/PF, Milwaukee Bucks
2) Stephen Curry, PG, Golden State Warriors
3) Anthony Davis, PF/C, Los Angeles Lakers
4) James Harden, PG/SG, Houston Rockets
5) Karl-Anthony Towns, C, Minnesota Timberwolves
6) Nikola Jokic, C, Denver Nuggets
7) LeBron James, SF/PF, Los Angeles Lakers
8) Kawhi Leonard, SF/PF, Los Angeles Clippers
9) Damian Lillard, PG, Portland Trail Blazers
10) Bradley Beal, SG, Washington Wizards
11) Joel Embiid, C, Philadelphia 76ers
12) Paul George, SF/PF, Los Angeles Clippers
13) Jrue Holiday, PG/SG, New Orleans Pelicans
14) Kyrie Irving, PG, Brooklyn Nets
15) Jimmy Butler, SG/SF, Miami Heat
16) Russell Westbrook, PG, Houston Rockets

Westbrook is the most difficult stud to rank this season. Even though we’ve seen him share a backcourt with Harden in the past, it was with Kevin Durant as the top option, and Harden was featured off the bench. This time around, I’d expect Russ to play second fiddle to Harden, although he won’t be in a bench role. Both will be on the court to start and finish games, but Westbrook could see fewer minutes between, and have to run with the second unit. It’ll be an interesting dynamic, but the season-long triple-double average no longer seems plausible.

17) Trae Young, PG, Atlanta Hawks
18) Rudy Gobert, C, Utah Jazz
19) De’Aaron Fox, PG, Sacramento Kings
20) Devin Booker, PG/SG, Phoenix Suns
21) Ben Simmons, PG/SF, Philadelphia 76ers
22) Kemba Walker, PG, Boston Celtics
23) Nikola Vucevic, C, Orlando Magic
24) Luka Doncic, PG/SG, Dallas Mavericks
25) Pascal Siakam, PF, Toronto Raptors
26) Chris Paul, PG, Oklahoma City Thunder
27) Myles Turner, PF/C, Indians Pacers
28) Andre Drummond, C, Detroit Pistons
29) Mitchell Robinson, C, New York Knicks
30) John Collins, PF/C, Atlanta Hawks
31) Deandre Ayton, C, Phoenix Suns
32) Donovan Mitchell, SG, Utah Jazz
33) Draymond Green, PF/C, Golden State Warriors
34) Kristaps Porzingis, PF/C, Dallas Mavericks
35) Jaren Jackson Jr., PC/C, Memphis Grizzlies
36) Blake Griffin, PF/C, Detroit Pistons
37) CJ McCollum, PG/SG, Portland Trail Blazers
38) Mike Conley, PG, Utah Jazz
39) Zion Williamson, PF, New Orleans Pelicans
40) Clint Capela, C, Houston Rockets
41) D’Angelo Russell, PG/SG, Golden State Warriors
42) Khris Middleton, SG/SF, Milwaukee Bucks
43) Zach LaVine, PG/SG, Chicago Bulls
44) Buddy Hield, SG/SF, Sacramento Kings
45) Lauri Markkanen, PF, Chicago Bulls
46) Julius Randle, PF/C, New York Knicks

Mitchell Robinson has all the makings to be the Knicks’ best fantasy play, and R.J. Barrett will show flashes as a scorer, along with the other young pieces. But Randle is the established veteran in New York, and should have a career year. Without the balance he had on the Lakers, and AD in front of him in New Orleans, Randle could be a 20-10 guy on a nightly basis, just for a team that’ll struggle to win 20 games.

47) Terry Rozier, PG/SG, Charlotte Hornets
48) Bam Adebayo, PF/C, Miami Heat
49) Jayson Tatum, SF/PF, Boston Celtics
50) Otto Porter Jr., SF/PF, Chicago Bulls
51) DeMar DeRozan, SG/SF, San Antonio Spurs
52) LaMarcus Aldridge, PF/C, San Antonio Spurs
53) Aaron Gordon, SF/PF, Orlando Magic
54) Danilo Gallinari, SF/PF, Oklahoma City Thunder
55) Kevin Love, PF/C, Cleveland Cavaliers
56) Tobias Harris, SF/PF, Philadelphia 76ers
57) Jamal Murray, PG/SG, Denver Nuggets
58) Al Horford, PF/C, Philadephia 76ers
59) Eric Bledsoe, PG, Milwaukee Bucks
60) Robert Covington, SF/PF, Minnesota Timberwolves
61) Kyle Lowry, PG, Toronto Raptors
62) Malcolm Brogdon, PG/SG, Indiana Pacers
63) Derrick Favors, PF/C, New Orleans Pelicans
64) Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, PG/SG, Oklahoma City Thunder

A healthy, locked in Chris Paul should be a great fantasy weapon to begin the season. But how long will that last? This will be the worst supporting cast CP3 has played with since he was a member of the Hornets, which could hurt him in more ways than it helps. On top of that, Paul’s often injured, and could easily be moved in a trade — although it would take a unique opportunity with the size of his contract. If any of the above happens, the talented SGA, who will already be given good opportunities, could move into a much more fantasy friendly role.

65) Jonathan Isaac, SF/PF, Orlando Magic
66) Thomas Bryant, C, Washington Wizards
67) Jonas Valanciunas, C, Memphis Grizzlies
68) Gordon Hayward, SF, Boston Celtics
69) Steven Adams, C, Oklahoma City Thunder
70) Domantas Sabonis, C, Indiana Pacers
71) Hassan Whiteside, C, Portland Trail Blazers
72) Victor Oladipo, SG, Indians Pacers
73) Ja Morant, PG, Memphis Grizzlies
74) Josh Richardson, SG/SF, Philadelphia 76ers
75) Kelly Oubre Jr., SG/SF, Phoenix Suns
76) Marvin Bagley, PF, Sacramento Kings
77) Miles Bridges, SF, Charlotte Hornets
78) Brook Lopez, C, Milwaukee Bucks
79) Jeff Teague, PG, Minnesota Timberwolves
80) Ricky Rubio, PG, Phoenix Suns
81) Kyle Kuzma, SF/PF, Los Angeles Lakers
82) Lou Williams, PG/SG, Los Angeles Clippers
83) Gary Harris, SG, Denver Nuggets
84) Wendell Carter Jr., C, Chicago Bulls
85) Dejounte Murray, PG, San Antonio Spurs
86) Montrezl Harrell, PF/C, Los Angeles Clippers
87) Andrew Wiggins, SG/SF, Minnesota Timberwolves
88) Lonzo Ball, PG/SG, New Orleans Pelicans
89) Larry Nance Jr., PF/C, Cleveland Cavaliers
90) Jarrett Allen, PF/C, Brooklyn Nets
91) Joe Ingles, SG/SF, Utah Jazz
92) Fred VanVleet, PG, Toronto Raptors
93) Caris LeVert, SG/SF, Brooklyn Nets
94) Dewayne Dedmon, C, Sacramento Kings
95) T.J. Warren, SF/PF, Indiana Pacers
96) Marcus Smart, PG/SG, Boston Celtics
97) Delon Wright, PG/SG, Dallas Mavericks
98) Marc Gasol, C, Toronto Raptors
99) Nicolas Batum, SG/SF, Charlotte Hornets
100) Jeremy Lamb, SG/SF, Indiana Pacers
101) Justise Winslow, PG/SF, Miami Heat
102) JJ Redick, SG, New Orleans Pelicans
103) Joe Harris, SG/SF, Brooklyn Nets
104) Serge Ibaka, PF/C, Toronto Raptors
105) Jaylen Brown, SG/SF, Boston Celtics
106) Brandon Ingram, SG/SF, New Orleans Pelicans
107) Paul Millsap, PF/C, Denver Nuggets
108) Enes Kanter, C, Boston Celtics
109) Terrence Ross, SG/SF, Orlando Magic
110) Brandon Clarke, PF, Memphis Grizzlies
111) Derrick White, PG/SG, San Antonio Spurs
112) DeAndre Jordan, C, Brooklyn Nets
113) Patrick Beverley, LAC – PG/SG
114) Bogdan Bogdanovic, PG/SG, Sacramento Kings
115) Bojan Bogdanovic, SG/SF, Utah Jazz
116) Thaddeus Young, SF/PF, Chicago Bulls
117) Kevin Huerter, SG, Atlanta Hawks
118) Collin Sexton, PG, Cleveland Cavaliers
119) Harrison Barnes, SF/PF, Sacramento Kings
120) Dwight Powell, PF/C, Dallas Mavericks
121) Willie Cauley-Stein, PF/C, Golden State Warriors
122) Eric Gordon, SG/SF, Houston Rockets
123) Evan Fournier, SG/SF, Orlando Magic
124) Spencer Dinwiddie, PG/SG, Brooklyn Nets
125) Danny Green, SG/SF, Los Angeles Lakers
126) Kelly Olynyk, PF/C, Mimai Heat
127) Derrick Rose, PG, Detroit Pistons
128) Alex Len, C, Atlanta Hawks
129) Rajon Rondo, PG, Los Angeles Lakers
130) Cody Zeller, C, Charlotte Hornets
131) Rudy Gay, SF/PF, San Antonio Spurs
132) Zach Collins, PF/C, Portland Trail Blazers
133) Marvin Williams, SF/PF, Charlotte Hornets
134) Kyle Anderson, SG/SF, Memphis Grizzlies
135) P.J. Tucker, SF/PF, Houston Rockets
136) Kevon Looney, PF/C, Golden State Warriors
137) Taurean Prince, SF, Brooklyn Nets
138) R.J. Barrett, SG/SF, New York Knicks
139) Cedi Osman, SF/PF, Cleveland Cavaliers
140) Reggie Jackson, PG/SG, Detroit Pistons
141) Coby White, PG, Chicago Bulls
142) Robert Williams, PF/C, Boston Celtics
143) Dennis Smith Jr., PG, New York Knicks
144) Kevin Knox, SF/PF, New York Knicks
145) Dario Saric, SF/PF, Phoenix Suns
146) Will Barton, SG/SF, Denver Nuggets
147) JaVale McGee, C, Los Angeles Lakers
148) Jerami Grant, SF/PF, Denver Nuggets
149) Rui Hachimura, SF/PF, Washington Wizards
150) D.J. Augustin, PG, Orlando Magic

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