This is part six in a series of articles evaluating the fantasy value of players in the 2014 NBA Draft. Each article in this series will focus on a different rookie. In this article, I’ll take a look at the sixth overall pick, Marcus Smart. Here are links to parts 1-5 of the series:
The idea behind this series is that rookies have the potential to be valuable fantasy options but also the potential to disappoint. To understand the range of potential fantasy values that these players represent, I’ve developed a reasonable best, average, and worst-case scenario for each rookie based on comparable players’ rookie-season stats. These comparable players either had similar college careers (as identified by www.hickory-high.com), or are generally given in the media as comparisons for each rookie (e.g. Aaron Gordon is often compared to Shawn Marion).