Bold predictions about the NBA season

Sometimes, it takes an expert to see something before everyone else. This is the case with the rookie season. Franz Wagner During the last season in Orlando Jordan Poole His game was elevated like it was in Golden State, on his way to the title.

With that in mind, we gathered our fantasy basketball experts — AndrĂ© Snellings, Eric Moody, Eric Karabell and Jim McCormick — to explain their boldest fantasy basketball predictions for 2022-23.

Rise of Sabonis

Domantas Sabonis In category formats, finishes in the top-10.

He was traded to Kings shortly before the trade deadline. Tyrese Haliburton And Buddy HieldHe averaged 18.9 points, 12.3 boards, 5.8 assists, and shot 55.4% from the floor in his 15 games with Sacramento. Fantasy managers have a tendency to believe that Kings' talent lowers Sabonis' fantasy ceiling. However, this could be false. Sabonis can exceed his fantasy ceiling if he improves on his defensive stats. — Moody

The 2020 draft class offers top options

Three members of the 2020 NBA Draft Class will be among the top-20 fantasy points scorers this season.

This class is both high-stakes and deep. LaMelo Ball Haliburton and Haliburton were in my preseason top-25 Anthony Edwards And Desmond Bane Preseason top-50 list, and others Tyrese Maxey, Devin Vassell, Cole Anthony, Jalen Smith And Saddiq Bey Already proving themselves as productive pros with upside. This is not counting guys like James Wiseman Oder Patrick WilliamsThe top five picks who were injured in the last season's most or all of it. — Snellings

Utah's new shot-blocking force

Utah Jazz rookie C Walker Kessler Block shots per game and in total will lead the NBA's leading player.

Yes, I did. Kessler played in almost as many blocks in the SEC as he did in field goals last season, and he scored in double digits. The Jazz are rebuilding and in a state of decline. Kelly Olynyk He shouldn't cause any problems with playing time, even if he's not available by the deadline. Kessler may statistically resemble the Pacers. Myles TurnerHe is, however, it seems that very few people think about him in fantasy. — Karabell

Sexton stars with Jazz

Collin Sexton Finishes higher on the Player Rater Donovan Mitchell.

This one is bold due to the large ADP gap between them and the fact Mitchell placed eighth on the Player Rater last year among point guards, and eighth among those eligible for shooting guard. Sexton will take a lot of work for a Jazz team that is lottery bound. This makes him an ideal mid-round pick for any build. McCormick

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