With the fantasy football season winding down, it is time to switch gears and start thinking about fantasy basketball. The NBA season is ready to tip-off on December 22nd, and fantasy owners are starting to draft their rosters. Here some NBA late-round fantasy sleepers that you can target.
NBA Late-Round Sleepers
One thing the Raptors excel at is developing young talent and allowing them to flourish on the court. Recently, Pascal Siakam grew into a rising star in the league. Now, they have twenty-three-year-old OG Anunoby poised for a big season. Anunoby posted career highs in points per game, rebounds, assists, and steals in 2019. The forward will be in the starting lineup for much of the season this year and should see over thirty minutes per game after averaging twenty-nine minutes a game a year ago. Anunoby will provide owners some help behind the three-point arc as well, where he made eighty-nine three-pointers last season.
Seth Curry has proven himself to be one of the league’s sharpest three-point shooters after connecting on 45.2% of his shots behind the arc last year. The Sixers shipped Josh Richardson to Dallas in exchange for Curry this offseason in hopes of improving on the offensive side of the ball. Curry will fill the role that Richardson and JJ Reddick have had in years past where both saw over thirty minutes a game. Fantasy owners unsure who to pick in later rounds should give Curry a chance.
For the first year in many, the Chicago Bulls will have a competent coach leading their team with Billy Donovan. One player who will benefit most from the head coaching change will be second-year guard Coby White. White came along late last season when his minutes increased, giving fantasy owners an idea of what is to come this season. Off the bench, the North Carolina product averaged 13.2 PPG, 3.6 RPG, and dished out 2.7 APG. Fantasy owners can expect White’s assist and steal numbers to drastically increase with more playing time this season. Owners drafting big men in the early should give the guard a look in late rounds.