Obi Toppin
23-Year-Old ForwardF
2020 Fantasy Outlook
The 22-year-old was considered by some to be a potential top-five selection, but the Knicks were able to grab him with the No. 8 pick in the 2020 Draft. Toppin finished his career at Dayton as a redshirt sophomore and averaged 20.0 points, 7.5 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 1.0 steal and 1.2 blocks while shooting 63.3 percent overall and 39.0 percent on three-point attempts. He could immediately slide into the frontcourt rotation with Julius Randle and Mitchell Robinson and figures to be one of the focal points of the rebuild. For fantasy, he should be a good source of points, rebounds and field-goal percentage with some upside as a defender who can produce both steals and blocks. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a two-year, $9.97 million contract with the Knicks in November of 2020. Contract includes $5.35 million team option for 2022-23.
Personal Bio

Obadiah Richard "Obi" Toppin was born Mar. 4, 1998 in Brooklyn, New York. He is the son of Roni and Obadiah Toppin. Tobin has one sibling named Jacob. He was 6-foot-2 as a high school junior and has since grown to 6-foot-9. As a senior at Ossining High School in Ossining, New York, he averaged 20.6 points, 8.1 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 3.0 steals. Toppin led that team to its first conference title in 10 years. For a postgraduate campaign, he enrolled at Mt. Zion Preparatory School in Baltimore, Maryland. Toppin then played college basketball at Dayton, where he studied media production. In 2020, as a redshirt sophomore, he was named National College Player of the Year and was a consensus First Team All-American. Fans can follow Toppin on Twitter @obitoppin1.

College/International Summary

Toppin played two seasons of collegiate ball at the University of Dayton, but saw a massive usage spike between his freshman and sophomore seasons. That, mixed with his prolific dunking ability, let to national attention and an eventual draft declaration as one of the league's top prospects. Toppin averaged 14.4 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.8 assists through 33 games (15 starts) as a freshman, but those marks improved to 20.0 points, 7.5 rebounds and 2.2 assists through 31 games (all starts) as a sophomore. Toppin led the conference in field goals made (245) and field goal percentage (.633) en route to winning Atlantic Ten Player of the Year honors, but he wasn't done there. That sophomore season resulted in a full trophy case, as the consensus All-American was given Wooden Award honors, in addition to the Naismith and Karl Malone Awards. His team saw massive success as well, as the Flyers swept the Atlantic Ten conference and posted a 29-2 overall record. They were projected by many to get a No. 1 overall seed in the 2020 NCAA Tournament, but the Flyers' title hopes ended when the tournament was eventually canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Logs career-best 26 minutes
FNew York Knicks
March 2, 2021
Toppin had seven points (3-7 FG, 1-3 3Pt), four rebounds, three assists and one steal during Tuesday's loss to San Antonio.
Toppin logged 26 minutes of action in this one, which marked a new career best, as the rookie also reached the seven-point mark offensively for the second time over the past five games. Prior to Tuesday's outing, Toppin was averaging 4.6 points and 2.4 rebounds.
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Transaction History
  • November 23, 2020
    Signed a two-year, $9.97 million contract with the Knicks.
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Scores three off bench
FNew York Knicks
February 15, 2021
Toppin finished with three points (1-2 FG, 1-1 3PT) and two rebounds in 11 minutes Monday against the Hawks.
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Scores seven against Miami
FNew York Knicks
February 7, 2021
Toppin logged seven points (3-6 FG, 1-3 3Pt), four rebounds and one steal over 10 minutes in Sunday's 109-103 loss to the Heat.
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Quiet off bench in loss
FNew York Knicks
January 31, 2021
Toppin had just two points (0-2 FG, 0-2 3PT, 2-2 FT) and one rebound in 13 minutes Sunday against the Clippers.
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Drops 12 on Boston
FNew York Knicks
January 17, 2021
Toppin finished with 12 points (5-8 FG, 2-4 3Pt), five boards, one block and one steal in 17 minutes of a 105-75 win against the Celtics on Sunday.
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Brief appearance in return
FNew York Knicks
January 14, 2021
Toppin (calf) played 57 seconds off the bench in Wednesday's loss to the Nets, recording no statistics during his time on the court.
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