NBA Draft Kit: Per-Possession Watch List

NBA Draft Kit: Per-Possession Watch List

This article is part of our NBA Draft Kit series.

The first movie I ever saw in a theater was Aladdin, and I loved it.

After seeing the movie, I went to McDonalds an embarrassing number of times to try and collect all of the Happy Meal toys.

Looking back, it's easy to see why I loved Aladdin so much. He's an underdog. He had a great deal of potential, but it was untapped. He was a diamond in the rough.

As an adult, my taste in movies, and happy meals for that matter, has completely changed. However, I still enjoy rooting for diamonds in the rough. In fact, that's one of my favorite parts about playing fantasy sports: finding guys who are going to be great and adding them to my team before anyone else does.

Below are my diamonds in the rough for the upcoming season. These are players who rank inside the top 100 if we evaluated players on a per-possession basis but who are currently ranked outside of ESPN and Yahoo's top 150, primarily because they aren't expected to play heavy minutes next season.

Group 1: Guys to Put on your Watch List

Player

Team

POS

ESPN Rank

Yahoo Rank

Per Possessions Rank

Mason Plumlee

Brooklyn Nets

C

892

187

56


Why He'd Be Valuable: Plumlee is a good bet to lead the league in field goal percentage, and he also gets a healthy number of steals and blocks per possession.

Chance of Getting 27+ MPG:Medium. Plumlee is expected to come off the bench, but

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Marc Roberts
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