Who should be the top fantasy shooting guard drafted? (Photo by David Berding/Getty Images)
The 2023-24 NBA season is right around the corner, and it’s time to start prepping for your fantasy basketball drafts! It’s never too early to get a jump on your competition. To kick things off, I’m dropping my positional tiers series — next up are the shooting guards.
Note, not every player will have analysis when listed in the tiers below. Players with multi-position eligibility will only show up in the positional tier story they have the most minutes at.
Tier 1: Elite SGs
1) Kyrie Irving, Dallas Mavericks
2) Donovan Mitchell, Cleveland Cavaliers
3) Devin Booker, Phoenix Suns
4) Anthony Edwards, Minnesota Timberwolves
Irving and Luka make up one of the most offensively gifted backcourts in the game. And Ky remains one of the most efficient guards in fantasy. 50/40/90 is always in play with Uncle Drew, and he averaged 26.5 points, 5.2 rebounds and 6.2 assists across 16 games as a member of the Mavs last season. I’m no longer concerned about his availability, so he’s a top-10 pick.
Mitchell had his most productive season as a member of the Cavs, and look for that to continue as he’s an All-NBA caliber player.
Booker went demon mode in the 2023 NBA Playoffs, offering a glimpse into what the Suns could look like sans Chris Paul. Now that Paul is officially gone, the keys to the offense are going to Book. He averaged 34 points with five rebounds and seven assists in the 2023 postseason, and even though he won’t play 41 minutes a night, a 28/5/7 line playing alongside Kevin Durant, Bradley Beal and Deandre Ayton is possible. He’s worth an early second-round pick and is poised to have the best fantasy season of his career.
Have the Timberwolves realized that it’s time for Edwards to be the go-to franchise player he was drafted to be? Yes. I’m loading up on my Ant-Man shares ahead of the 2023-24 season because this is the year he approaches superstardom — with an All-Star appearance on the horizon. He finished inside the top 50 the past two seasons, so you’ll have to spend up for his upcoming breakout campaign.
Tier 2: Should be…
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Publish date : 2023-09-19 19:53:35
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