Hassan Whiteside

Here are all of Zach Thompson’s top 150 players ranked for the 2019-20 fantasy basketball season. He also provides an analysis on why you should draft Hassan Whiteside, Joe Ingles and Landry Shamet at these respective spots.

1) Anthony Davis, PF/C, Los Angeles Lakers
2) Giannis Antetokounmpo, SF/PF, Milwaukee Bucks
3) Stephen Curry, PG/SG, Golden State Warriors
4) James Harden, PG/SG, Houston Rockets
5) Nikola Jokic, C, Denver Nuggets
6) Karl-Anthony Towns, C, Minnesota Timberwolves
7) LeBron James, SF/PF, Los Angeles Lakers
8) Joel Embiid, PF/C, Philadelphia 76ers
9) Damian Lillard, PG, Portland Trailblazers
10) Kawhi Leonard, SG/SF, Los Angeles Clippers
11) Bradley Beal, PG/SG, Washington Wizards
12) Luka Doncic, PG/SF, Dallas Mavericks
13) Ben Simmons, PG/SF, Philadelphia 76ers
14) Jrue Holiday, PG/SG, New Orleans Pelicans
15) Andre Drummond, PF/C, Detroit Pistons
16) Kyrie Irving, PG/SG, Brooklyn Nets
17) Nikola Vucevic, PF/C, Orlando Magic
18) Paul George, SF/PF, Los Angeles Clippers
19) Rudy Gobert, C, Utah Jazz
20) Jimmy Butler, SG/SF, Miami Heat
21) Kemba Walker, PG, Boston Celtics
22) Donovan Mitchell, PG/SG, Utah Jazz
23) Deandre Ayton, C, Phoenix Suns
24) Devin Booker PG/SG, Phoenix Suns
25) Russell Westbrook, PG, Houston Rocket
26) Trae Young, PG, Atlanta Hawks
27) Pascal Siakam, SF/PF, Toronto Raptors
28) De’Aaron Fox, PG, Sacramento Kings
29) John Collins, PF/C, Atlanta Hawks
30) LaMarcus Aldridge, PF/C, San Antonio Spurs
31) Zion Williamson, PF, New Orleans Pelicans
32) Blake Griffin, PF/C, Detroit Pistons
33) DeMar DeRozan, SG/SF, San Antonio Spurs
34) Jayson Tatum, SF/PF, Boston Celtics
35) Clint Capela, C, Houston Rockets
36) Jamal Murray, PG/SG, Denver Nuggets
37) D’Angelo Russell, PG/SG, Golden State Warriors
38) Draymond Green, PF/C, Golden State Warriors
39) Tobias Harris, SF/PF, Philadelphia 76ers
40) Buddy Hield, SG, Sacramento Kings
41) CJ McCollum, PG/SG, Portland Trail Blazers
42) Khris Middleton, SG/SF, Milwaukee Bucks
43) Chris Paul, PG, Oklahoma City Thunder
44) Montrezl Harrell, PF/C, Los Angeles Clippers
45) Kristaps Porzingis, PF/C, Dallas Mavericks
46) Kyle Lowry, PG, Toronto Raptors
47) Jonas Valanciunas, C, Memphis Grizzlies
48) Lauri Markkanen, PF/C, Chicago Bulls<
49) Zach LaVine, PG/SG, Chicago Bulls<
50) Mike Conley, PG, Utah Jazz
51) Kevin Love, PF/C, Cleveland Cavaliers
52) Danilo Gallinari, SF/PF, Oklahoma City Thunder
53) Otto Porter Jr., SF/PF, Chicago Bulls
54) Thomas Bryant, C, Washington Wizards
55) Malcolm Brogdon, PG/SG, Indiana Pacers
56) Marvin Bagley III, PF/C, Sacramento Kings
57) Hassan Whiteside, C, Portland Trailblazers

With Jusuf Nurkic (leg) still on the shelf, Whiteside will likely get plenty of early-season minutes with Portland and provide a great complement to the dynamic backcourt duo of Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum. Whiteside will share time in the frontcourt with Zach Collins and Skal Labissierre but provides better defense and rebounding than those young options. While he isn’t going to stretch the floor, he provides elite defensive stats along with great numbers on the boards. He has been limited by a minor ankle injury this preseason but that has helped keep his draft stock nice and low. He has an extremely high ceiling and a low floor for a pick in the 50-75 range.

58) Aaron Gordon, SF/PF, Orlando Magic
59) Julius Randle, PF/C, New York Knicks
60) Mitchell Robinson, C, New York Knicks<
61) Myles Turner, PF/C, Indiana Pacers
62) Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, PG/SG, Oklahoma City Thunder
63) Jaren Jackson Jr., PF/C, Memphis Grizzlies
64) Eric Bledsoe, PG/SG, Milwaukee Bucks
65) Al Horford, PF/C, Philadelphia 76ers
66) Josh Richardson, SG/SF, Philadelphia 76ers
67) Steven Adams, C, Oklahoma City Thunder
68) Domantas Sabonis, PF/C, Indiana Pacers
69) Ja Morant, PG, Memphis Grizzlies
70) Lonzo Ball, PG, New Orleans Pelicans
71) Ricky Rubio, PG, Phoenix Suns
72) Lou Williams, PG/SG, Los Angeles Clippers
73) Gordon Hayward, SG/SF, Boston Celtics
74) Bam Adebayo, PF/C, Miami Heat
75) Caris LeVert, SG/SF, Brooklyn Nets
76) Miles Bridges, SF, Charlotte Hornets
77) Jeremy Lamb, SG/SF, Indiana Pacers
78) Terry Rozier, PG/SG, Charlotte Hornets
79) Kyle Kuzma, SF/PF, Los Angeles Lakers
80) Enes Kanter, C, Boston Celtics
81) Victor Oladipo, PG/SG, Indiana Pacers
82) DeAndre Jordan, C, Brooklyn Nets
83) Joe Ingles, SG/SF, Utah Jazz

While the Jazz were dealing with injuries in the second half of last season, Ingles impressed with multi-category production. Not counting his final regular-season game, Ingles averaged 12.9 points, 6.9 assists, 4.1 rebounds, 2.7 three-pointers and 0.8 steals per game over his final 40 games of the season. With the Jazz adding Bojan Bogdanovic, Ingles has become a bit of a forgotten asset making him a great value. He can contribute across the stat sheet and could thrive as the sixth man in Utah’s second unit while also serving as an important part of their end-of-game rotation. The 32-year-old may not be the flashiest pick on the board, but Slo-Mo Joe is the kind of late-round value that can help fill in any lacking categories and round out a strong roster.

84) Delon Wright, PG/SG, Dallas Mavericks
85) Jonathan Isaac, SF/PF, Orlando Magic
86) Jarrett Allen, PF/C, Brooklyn Nets
87) Bojan Bogdanovic, SG/SF, Utah Jazz
88) Derrick White, PG/SG, San Antonio Spurs
89) Derrick Favors, PF/C, New Orleans Pelicans
90) Brook Lopez, C, Milwaukee Bucks
91) Wendell Carter Jr., PF/C, Chicago Bulls
92) Justise Winslow, PG/SF, Miami Heat
93) Marc Gasol, C, Toronto Raptors
94) Kevin Huerter, SG, Atlanta Hawks
95) T.J. Warren, SF/PF, Indiana Pacers
96) Robert Covington, SF/PF, Minnesota Timberwolves
97) Dewayne Dedmon, C, Sacramento Kings
98) Evan Fournier, SG/SF, Orlando Magic
99) Andrew Wiggins, SG/SF, Minnesota Timberwolves
100) Gary Harris, SG/SF, Denver Nuggets
101) Brandon Ingram, SG/SF, New Orleans Pelicans
102) Collin Sexton, PG, Cleveland Cavaliers
103) Serge Ibaka, PF/C, Toronto Raptors
104) Willie Cauley-Stein, PF/C, Golden State Warriors
105) Jeff Teague, PG, Minnesota Timberwolves
106) Dejounte Murray, PG, San Antonio Spurs
107) Rudy Gay, SF/PF, San Antonio Spurs
108) Fred VanVleet, PG/SG, Toronto Raptors
109) Nicolas Batum, SG/SF, Charlotte Hornets
110) Dwight Powell, PF/C, Dallas Mavericks
111) Mikal Bridges, SG/SF, Phoenix Suns
112) R.J. Barrett, SG/SF, New York Knicks
113) JJ Redick, SG, New Orleans Pelicans
114) Terrence Ross, SG/SF, Orlando Magic
115) Paul Millsap, PF/C, Denver Nuggets
116) Kelly Oubre Jr., SF, Phoenix Suns
117) Marcus Smart, PG/SG, Boston Celtics
118) Larry Nance Jr., PF/C, Cleveland Cavaliers
119) JaVale McGee, C, Los Angeles Lakers
120) Harrison Barnes, SF/PF, Sacramento Kings
121) Goran Dragic, PG/SG, Miami Heat
122) Patrick Beverley, PG/SG, Los Angeles Clippers
123) Jaylen Brown, SG/SF, Boston Celtics
124) Eric Gordon, SG/SF, Houston Rockets
125) Tomas Satoransky, PG/SG, Chicago Bulls
126) Thaddeus Young, SF/PF, Chicago Bulls
127) Spencer Dinwiddie, PG/SG, Brooklyn Nets
128) Bogdan Bogdanovic, SG/SF, Sacramento Kings
129) Zach Collins, PF/C, Portland Trailblazers
130) Taurean Prince, SF, Brooklyn Nets
131) Ish Smith, PG, Washington Wizards
132) Cedi Osman, SF/PF, Cleveland Cavaliers
133) Alex Len, PF/C, Atlanta Hawks
134) Jerami Grant, SF/PF, Denver Nuggets
135) Derrick Rose PG/SG, Detroit Pistons
136) Dennis Schroder, PG/SG, Oklahoma City Thunder
137) Ivica Zubac, C, Los Angeles Clippers
138) Kelly Olynyk, PF/C, Miami Heat
139) Joe Harris, SG/SF, Brooklyn Nets
140) Kevon Looney, PF/C, Golden State Warriors
141) Danny Green, SG/SF, Los Angeles Lakers
142) Reggie Jackson, PG/SG, Detroit Pistons
143) P.J. Tucker, SF/PF, Houston Rockets
144) Kyle Anderson, SG/SF, Memphis Grizzlies
145) D.J. Augustin, PG, Orlando Magic
146) Tyus Jones, PG, Memphis Grizzlies
147) Landry Shamet, PG/SG, Los Angeles Clippers

Shamet is a long-range specialist, who is in a great spot after being traded from the 76ers to the Clippers in the Tobias Harris deal last season. The second-year player could shuffle in and out of the lineup depending on who else the Clippers have available but has shown he can step up and score when given the chance. In his 25 games with Los Angeles last season, Shamet averaged 27.8 minutes and hit 2.7 three-point shots per game while averaging 10.9 points. He hit multiple threes in 20 of those 25 games and only failed to hit a single three-pointer in one of those games. While his role could fluctuate, he is one of the Clippers’ best long-range threats and should work his way into a nice complementary role next to Kawhi Leonard and Paul George.

148) Jarrett Culver, SG/SF, Minnesota Timberwolves
149) Kent Bazemore, SG/SF, Portland Trailblazers
150) De’Andre Hunter, SF/PF, Atlanta Hawks

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