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25-Year-Old    C,PF    Minnesota Timberwolves

2013-14 NBA Stats

PTS

26.1

REB

12.5

AST

4.4

STL

0.8

BLK

0.5

2013-14 NBA Projections

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2013-14 Fantasy Basketball Outlook

Love battled through injuries with his hand and wrist, limiting his efficiency and ending his season early. In 2011-12, the forward averaged 26.0 points (45 percent from the field), 13.3 rebounds and 1.9 three-pointers made. While he managed to play just 18 games last season...

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HT: 6' 9"   WT: 270 lbs   DOB: 9/7/1988  College: University of California Los Angeles   DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #5 Overall in 2008   Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed a four-year, $61 million extension in Jan. 2012, that includes an option for him to opt out after three years.

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Love will not play for Team USA in the upcoming World Cup because of his current unsettled situation with the Timberwolves, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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Kevin Love NBA Stats – Per Game
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2008-09 19 81 25.3 11.1 9.1 1.0 0.4 0.6 0.0 45.9 78.9 1.5 3.4 5.7 0.2 10.5 3.9 8.5 3.3 4.1
2009-10 20 60 28.7 14.0 11.0 2.3 0.7 0.4 0.6 45.0 81.5 2.0 3.8 7.2 1.8 33.0 4.9 10.8 3.8 4.6
2010-11 21 MIN 73 35.8 20.2 15.2 2.5 0.6 0.4 1.2 47.0 85.0 2.1 4.5 10.7 2.9 41.7 6.6 14.1 5.8 6.8
2011-12 22 MIN 55 39.0 26.0 13.3 2.0 0.9 0.5 1.9 44.8 82.4 2.3 4.1 9.2 5.1 37.2 8.6 19.3 6.9 8.4
2012-13 23 MIN 18 34.3 18.3 14.0 2.3 0.7 0.5 1.1 35.2 70.4 2.2 3.6 10.4 5.1 21.7 5.8 16.6 5.6 7.9
2013-14 24 MIN 77 36.3 26.1 12.5 4.4 0.8 0.5 2.5 45.7 82.1 2.5 2.9 9.6 6.6 37.6 8.4 18.5 6.8 8.2
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Age is determined on November 1st of each season.

Kevin Love NBA Stats – Recent Stat Breakdown
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Time Period G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
Last 7 Days 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Last 14 Days 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Last 30 Days 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Last 5 Games 5 37.4 27.6 11.4 5.2 0.0 0.4 2.8 40.2 86.8 4.2 1.8 9.6 8.2 34.1 7.8 19.4 9.2 10.6
Last 10 Games 10 35.9 24.6 11.6 5.5 0.3 0.4 2.4 42.4 83.5 3.7 2.6 9.0 7.1 33.8 7.8 18.4 6.6 7.9
Last 20 Games 20 36.3 25.1 10.7 5.5 0.5 0.6 2.7 44.7 82.3 3.0 2.3 8.5 7.1 37.3 8.3 18.6 5.8 7.1

 

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Minnesota Timberwolves

True Shooting Percentage

59.1%

True Shooting % in 2013-14

In 2013-14, Kevin Love had a true shooting percentage of 59.1%.

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Kevin Love NBA Stats – Per 36 Minutes
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2008-09 19 81 36.0 15.8 12.9 1.5 0.6 0.9 0.0 45.9 78.9 2.1 4.8 8.1 0.3 10.5 5.6 12.1 4.7 5.9
2009-10 20 60 36.0 17.6 13.8 2.8 0.9 0.5 0.7 45.0 81.5 2.4 4.7 9.0 2.2 33.0 6.1 13.5 4.7 5.8
2010-11 21 MIN 73 36.0 20.4 15.3 2.5 0.6 0.4 1.2 47.0 85.0 2.1 4.5 10.8 2.9 41.7 6.6 14.1 5.8 6.9
2011-12 22 MIN 55 36.0 24.0 12.3 1.9 0.8 0.5 1.8 44.8 82.4 2.1 3.8 8.5 4.7 37.2 8.0 17.8 6.4 7.7
2012-13 23 MIN 18 36.0 19.2 14.7 2.4 0.8 0.5 1.2 35.2 70.4 2.3 3.7 11.0 5.4 21.7 6.1 17.4 5.8 8.3
2013-14 24 MIN 77 36.0 25.9 12.4 4.4 0.8 0.5 2.4 45.7 82.1 2.5 2.9 9.5 6.5 37.6 8.4 18.3 6.7 8.1
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Kevin Love NBA Stats – Totals
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2008-09 19 81 2048 899 734 84 35 50 2 45.9 78.9 118 274 460 19 10.5 316 688 265 336
2009-10 20 60 1721 842 658 136 43 23 35 45.0 81.5 117 227 431 106 33.0 291 646 225 276
2010-11 21 MIN 73 2611 1476 1112 184 45 28 88 47.0 85.0 155 330 782 211 41.7 482 1026 424 499
2011-12 22 MIN 55 2145 1432 734 111 47 28 105 44.8 82.4 128 226 508 282 37.2 474 1059 379 460
2012-13 23 MIN 18 618 330 252 42 13 9 20 35.2 70.4 39 64 188 92 21.7 105 298 100 142
2013-14 24 MIN 77 2797 2010 963 341 59 35 190 45.7 82.1 195 224 739 505 37.6 650 1422 520 633
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Kevin Love NBA Advanced Stats
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Season Age Team G Min TS% eFG% AR TOR AST/TO EFF
2008-09 19 81 25.3 53.8 46.1 8.1 11.4 0.7 15.3
2009-10 20 60 28.7 54.9 47.8 13.3 11.5 1.2 19.7
2010-11 21 MIN 73 35.8 59.3 51.3 11.6 9.8 1.2 28.4
2011-12 22 MIN 55 39.0 56.8 49.7 7.4 8.5 0.9 28.3
2012-13 23 MIN 18 34.3 45.8 38.6 9.5 8.8 1.1 20.7
2013-14 24 MIN 77 36.3 59.1 52.4 15.2 8.7 1.7 30.2
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Kevin Love 2013-14 NBA Game Log
Date Opponent MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA OREB DREB FOULS
Apr 16 UTA 47 19 10 9 0 0 5 4 15 10 12 1 9 0 10 2
Apr 14 at GSW 36 40 14 9 0 0 6 11 24 13 16 5 9 2 12 2
Apr 13 at SAC 38 43 11 1 0 0 3 12 23 15 17 4 9 4 7 0
Apr 11 HOU                                
Apr 9 CHI 33 17 10 3 0 1 3 7 20 1 1 2 8 1 9 2
Apr 8 SAS 33 19 12 4 0 1 4 5 15 7 7 2 6 2 10 0
Apr 5 at ORL                                
Apr 4 at MIA 45 28 11 2 0 1 4 11 27 4 5 2 9 4 7 1
Apr 2 MEM 36 24 16 10 1 1 2 9 15 4 5 2 5 4 12 2
Mar 31 LAC 29 20 13 4 1 0 4 8 21 2 3 2 8 5 8 1
Mar 30 at BKN 33 14 9 3 0 0 2 5 14 3 4 1 3 4 5 2
Mar 28 LAL 29 22 10 10 1 0 4 6 10 7 9 3 5 0 10 1
Mar 26 ATL 29 14 12 4 0 0 5 5 9 2 2 2 4 0 12 0
Mar 24 at MEM 34 16 7 4 0 0 3 6 18 2 2 2 8 1 6 1
Mar 23 PHO 38 36 14 9 2 0 3 11 27 11 12 3 10 5 9 3
Mar 20 at HOU 30 29 6 5 1 2 1 10 19 4 4 5 9 1 5 2
Mar 19 at DAL 41 35 8 3 0 1 4 11 20 11 14 2 5 1 7 2
Mar 16 SAC 39 26 10 5 1 0 4 9 15 5 7 3 6 1 9 1
Mar 14 at CHA 36 18 6 5 0 0 0 7 17 2 4 2 4 0 6 1
Mar 11 MIL 42 27 10 6 0 3 0 10 22 4 7 3 9 2 8 1
Mar 9 TOR 41 26 11 9 1 1 0 9 22 4 4 4 9 3 8 2
Mar 7 DET 36 28 14 4 2 0 2 10 18 5 6 3 7 5 9 1
Mar 5 NYK 36 19 8 2 0 0 2 6 17 4 6 3 10 3 5 2
Mar 3 at DEN 38 33 19 4 2 0 4 10 21 11 13 2 6 3 16 1
Mar 1 at SAC 38 22 10 7 2 1 3 4 12 12 14 2 5 1 9 3
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Feb 25 at PHO 39 33 13 9 0 2 3 10 22 10 14 3 6 3 10 1
Feb 23 at POR 35 31 10 0 1 0 4 11 21 7 9 2 8 2 8 4
Feb 22 at UTA 33 37 12 10 1 0 1 11 20 9 10 6 10 3 9 3
Feb 19 IND 37 42 16 1 1 0 3 14 22 9 10 5 10 1 15 2
Feb 12 DEN 37 32 11 8 0 1 1 11 20 4 4 6 11 2 9 2
Feb 10 HOU 37 31 10 1 1 0 4 9 23 12 12 1 6 3 7 1
Feb 8 POR                                
Feb 7 at NOP 36 26 19 3 1 0 2 6 20 14 17 0 6 4 15 3
Feb 5 at OKC                                
Feb 4 LAL 41 31 17 3 1 1 3 8 19 13 18 2 5 3 14 2
Feb 1 at ATL 38 43 19 1 1 0 3 12 22 17 18 2 3 6 13 0
Jan 31 MEM 37 28 16 2 0 1 2 12 20 1 1 3 7 2 14 2
Jan 29 NOP 43 30 14 5 0 0 3 11 26 7 9 1 6 5 9 1
Jan 27 at CHI 36 31 8 2 1 0 3 8 17 14 14 1 7 0 8 4
Jan 25 at POR 36 15 13 4 1 1 4 4 12 6 6 1 3 1 12 2
Jan 24 at GSW 37 26 14 8 1 0 2 7 18 11 14 1 5 5 9 1
Jan 21 at UTA 38 19 13 7 0 0 2 7 15 4 5 1 6 3 10 1
Jan 18 UTA 29 18 13 5 3 1 1 5 10 6 11 2 4 2 11 2
Jan 17 at TOR 32 16 12 3 1 0 1 7 19 1 2 1 3 4 8 5
Jan 15 SAC 37 27 11 5 1 0 1 9 16 5 6 4 6 3 8 2
Jan 12 at SAS 32 14 7 0 0 2 1 3 14 8 11 0 2 1 6 0
Jan 10 CHA 32 19 14 4 0 1 1 6 10 5 7 2 4 2 12 1
Jan 8 PHO 37 15 12 1 0 0 0 4 20 6 6 1 5 2 10 5
Jan 6 at PHI 29 26 7 4 2 1 1 7 12 8 10 4 7 1 6 0
Jan 4 OKC 43 30 14 5 2 1 7 11 21 3 7 5 9 2 12 2
Jan 1 NOP 35 21 6 3 1 1 2 7 19 6 8 1 7 2 4 2
Dec 30 DAL 40 36 11 4 1 0 1 14 24 6 8 2 7 4 7 3
Dec 28 at MIL 35 33 15 6 1 0 2 11 17 7 9 4 6 2 13 1
Dec 27 WAS 32 25 11 1 1 0 0 8 18 7 7 2 7 1 10 2
Dec 22 at LAC 43 45 19 6 1 0 4 15 23 13 15 2 6 3 16 3
Dec 20 at LAL 42 25 13 3 0 1 0 9 18 5 5 2 7 4 9 2
Dec 18 POR 41 29 15 9 1 0 4 10 18 5 6 4 7 2 13 0
Dec 16 at BOS 36 27 14 1 1 0 1 9 25 7 11 2 11 5 9 2
Dec 15 at MEM 38 30 9 4 0 3 3 11 21 4 4 4 8 2 7 1
Dec 13 at SAS 39 42 14 2 1 0 1 15 27 4 4 8 9 4 10 0
Dec 11 PHI 37 26 15 5 2 0 3 9 21 7 8 1 6 4 11 0
Dec 10 at DET 30 26 16 7 0 0 4 6 15 10 10 4 6 6 10 1
Dec 7 MIA                                
Dec 4 SAS                                
Dec 1 at OKC 32 16 12 2 1 0 1 4 14 5 7 3 6 3 9 2
Nov 30 at DAL 35 21 11 2 0 1 1 6 14 7 11 2 5 3 8 1
Nov 27 DEN 40 19 15 3 1 0 2 7 19 2 2 3 9 5 10 2
Nov 25 at IND 41 20 17 2 1 0 5 6 20 7 8 1 5 4 13 1
Nov 23 at HOU 36 27 15 2 1 0 2 11 22 3 3 2 5 6 9 1
Nov 22 BKN 28 17 16 4 2 0 1 5 11 7 7 0 3 6 10 1
Nov 20 LAC 37 10 12 8 1 0 5 2 14 6 10 0 3 4 8 2
Nov 19 at WAS 37 25 11 4 0 0 3 8 17 5 9 4 10 6 5 5
Nov 16 BOS 33 23 12 2 1 0 7 7 16 7 7 2 4 2 10 3
Nov 15 at DEN 35 28 10 2 3 2 3 10 20 6 7 2 7 2 8 4
Nov 13 CLE 31 33 8 6 0 0 0 10 16 12 14 1 4 2 6 2
Nov 11 at LAC 39 23 19 7 0 0 3 8 19 3 4 4 8 5 14 3
Nov 10 at LAL 37 25 13 3 1 0 3 8 17 5 5 4 9 1 12 2
Nov 8 DAL 35 32 15 8 0 1 2 12 21 5 5 3 6 6 9 2
Nov 6 GSW 38 25 16 6 2 1 3 10 25 4 4 1 4 7 9 0
Nov 4 at CLE 36 17 13 5 0 1 3 8 20 1 1 0 7 4 9 1
Nov 3 at NYK 41 34 15 5 0 0 4 10 19 12 15 2 8 2 13 4
Nov 1 OKC 29 24 12 2 2 0 1 7 12 7 8 3 5 1 11 1
Oct 30 ORL 41 31 17 4 0 0 1 8 19 12 16 3 8 4 13 3

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player did not play in the game.

Kevin Love: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Chicago is offering Doug McDermott, Nikola Mrotic and Taj Gibson in a deal for Kevin Love, Sheridan Hoops reports.

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Cleveland is working to acquire non-guaranteed contracts that could be used in a trade for Love, Yahoo! Sports reports. Cleveland would trade Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett and a future first-round draft pick along with another player to provide cap relief in a potential deal, the report adds. Meanwhile, the Chicago Bulls have also increased efforts to trade for Love, ESPN reports.

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Cleveland is willing to include Andrew Wiggins in a potential trade for Love, the Northeast Ohio News-Herald and USA Today report.

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Boston, Chicago, Denver, Sacramento, Golden State and Phoenix are believed to be among the many teams who have inquired about trading for Love, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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Love was named to the All-NBA Second Team on Wednesday, NBA.com reports.

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Love has told the Timberwolves that he is not interested in an extension, but he has not requested a trade, ESPN reports.

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Love finished off another impressive season, averaging 26.1 points, 12.5 rebounds, 4.4 assists, 0.8 steals and 0.5 blocks.

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Love managed 19 points (4-15 FG, 1-9 3Pt, 10-12 FT), 10 rebounds, and nine assists in 47 minutes during Wednesday's double overtime contest against Utah.

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Love scored 40 points (11-24 FG, 5-9 3Pt, 13-16 FT) to go along with 14 rebounds and nine assists in 36 minutes Monday.

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Love (elbow) will start Monday at Golden State, the Star Tribune reports.

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Love scored 43 points (12-23 FG, 15-17 FT) and grabbed 11 rebounds in 38 minutes Sunday in a loss to the Sacramento Kings.

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Love (elbow) is expected to return to action for Sunday's game against the Kings, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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2013-14

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2012-13

It seemed Love had established his fantasy value in 2010-11, when he averaged 20.2 points and 15.2 rebounds. How does it get better than that? How does six more points per game sound? Love built on his breakout 2010-11 season with even better production during the shortened 2011-12 NBA season, increasing his scoring average to 26.0 per game while not sacrificing too much in the way of rebounding (13.3). The presence of Nikola Pekovic lightened Love’s burden on the glass, allowing him to increase his 3-point attempts (5.1 per game). As a three-category (scoring, rebounding, three-pointers) monster, Love is a no-brainer first-round selection in fantasy drafts. However, you’ll want to make sure you’re covered in traditional big-man categories in which Love doesn’t do well. He managed just 0.5 blocks per game, and his shooting percentage dipped below 45 percent (44.8) for the first time in his career. Health-wise, Love was limited to 55 games (of a possible 66) because of a concussion. Obviously, we saw him playing in the Olympic Games, so that episode is no longer an issue. Though concussions do have a way of recurring.

2011-12

Of all the players in the NBA who took a jump in fantasy value last season, Love might have made the biggest leap. A solid mid-round investment after his first two productive seasons with the Timberwolves, Love has developed into a fantasy stud that will be selected in the top-10 of nearly every draft this year. Powered by a streak of 53 consecutive games with a double-double, Love posted averages of 20.2 points and a league-leading 15.2 rebounds, making him the first NBA player to average 20 points and 15 rebounds since Moses Malone accomplished the feat during the 1982-83 season. While Love is an absolute monster on the glass, he doesn't do well in the other traditional big man stats, as his 47.0 percent from the floor and 0.4 blocks per game leave a lot to be desired from a power forward. Fortunately Love makes up for his lack of production in those areas by posting a strong free throw percentage (85.0) and hitting 1.2 three-pointers per game. His strength in scoring, rebounding and three-pointers already make him first-round option in fantasy, and if Love can ever develop his defensive game, he could one day challenge to be at the top of the heap.

2010-11

Love is generally regarded as one of the top young bigs in the league, though we can't help but wonder if he'll ever reach that potential under Minnesota's current regime. Love's minutes – and by extension, his numbers – were badly limited last season by his team's decision that he and teammate Al Jefferson didn't have enough size to man the power forward and center spots at the same time. Jefferson is gone now, but he's been replaced by another undersized power forward in Michael Beasley, and team management committed big dollars to centers Darko Milicic and Nikola Pekovic – so playing Love at the pivot seems unlikely. Even as a reserve, Love will have fantasy value; he averaged a double-double last season despite the inconsistent playing time, is one of the league's better passers out of the high post, can hit the occasional three and is very good from the free throw line (81.5 FT% in 2009-10). We'd love to see what he can do given starter's minutes on a consistent basis – we just hope David Kahn and Kurt Rambis share our curiosity.

2009-10

Love entered his rookie season with a few questions about how well his game would translate at the NBA level, but his consistent play has answered them so far. Love started the season coming off the bench, but was bumped to the starting lineup after Al Jefferson sustained a season-ending knee injury in February. Love seized the opportunity, averaging 13.1 points and 9.4 rebounds in 37 games as a starter. Jefferson is expected to be back at full strength when camp opens, but Love should stick with the starting unit, sliding over to power forward. The presence of Jefferson in the lineup should benefit Love’s offensive attack, as opposing teams will be more focused on stopping Big Al on the block. While Love will be a solid source of points and rebounds, it remains to be seen how much he’ll contribute on the defensive end. He plays steady defense, and he’s usually in the right position due to his high basketball IQ, but he lacks the athleticism to rack up many blocks or steals. Despite his defensive limitations, Love should improve during his sophomore campaign. Minnesota is in rebuilding mode, and Love is one of the centerpieces, teaming with Jefferson as the building blocks of the frontcourt.

2008-09

Love was the subject of much debate all winter. He was an outstanding college player, no doubt, with excellent size and an outstanding feel for the game. But his athleticism – and generally pudgy appearance – gave doubters plenty of ammunition. But Love’s “measurables” impressed at the pre-draft workouts, and he shot up the draft boards – eventually landing in the fifth-overall slot. The late draft night trade that sent Love to from Memphis to Minnesota puts him in good position to succeed – he’ll have big man Al Jefferson to handle the heavy lifting in the paint and Mike Miller on the receiving end of his passes out of the high post. We envision him as a poor man’s Chris Webber – a big man who will score and rebound well, but whose biggest fantasy asset will be a surprisingly high assist total.

2007-08

Love should emerge as a starter for Minnesota early in the season at center next to Al Jefferson. The T-Wolves thought enough of his skills that they traded No. 3 overall pick O.J. Mayo for him in a draft-day deal that also returned Mike Miller. Love may have a limited scoring game initially, as the T-Wolves have raved about his passing skills and may play farther outside of the lane than most true centers. He could develop into a poor man's Chris Webber – a big man who will score and rebound well, but whose biggest fantasy asset will be a surprisingly high assist total.