Complete 2015 Projections

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PROJECTED 2015 SEASON STATS
1. Ricky Rubio*, Min PGYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2014 Statistics8232.2.381.8020.54.28.63.172.30.12.79.5
2015 Projections7332.7.374.8050.54.28.52.932.40.12.910.9
2015 Outlook: Now entering his fourth season in the NBA, Rubio has proven to be a dominant steal and assist man, but is a career 36.8 percent shooter from the floor while averaging just 10.1 points per game. Shooting challenges aside, Rubio is still a fine fantasy option thanks to his 8.6 assists, 2.3 steals, 4.2 rebounds and 80.2 percent shooting from the free throw line. He won't have the luxury of passing to Kevin Love this season, but he should still be able to rack up plenty of assists and steals. Look for him right after the elite point guards go off the board in fantasy drafts. --BM
2. Andrew Wiggins, Min SG, SFYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2014 Statistics------------------------
2015 Projections7730.4.433.7920.94.31.40.671.10.72.113.4
2015 Outlook: Selected by the Cavs with the No. 1 overall pick in the draft, Wiggins was subsequently traded to the Timberwolves as part of the Kevin Love deal -- a move that will undoubtedly make him one of the top fantasy rookies this season. Securing quality minutes is key for a young player that's as athletically gifted as Wiggins, and the rebuilding Wolves will not be shy about getting their new superstar on the court early and often this season. We should expect some growing pains on the offensive end, and he'll probably struggle with his field goal percentage, but he'll provide immediate help on the defensive side and should be able to rack up plenty of steals. There's enough upside and opportunity here to consider Wiggins starting in rounds 7-8. --BM
3. Kevin Martin, Min SGYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2014 Statistics6832.0.430.8911.73.01.81.161.00.11.619.1
2015 Projections6831.8.433.8951.92.91.81.121.00.11.618.0
2015 Outlook: Martin returned to fantasy prominence in his first season with the Wolves, averaging 19.1 points, 1.0 steals and 1.7 3-pointers while shooting 89.1 percent from the free throw line in 5.0 attempts per game. He won't have the luxury of playing alongside Kevin Love this season, but Martin should have plenty of opportunities on the offensive end with an extremely young team around him. He still has some injury concerns, but is a solid investment in the mid-to-late rounds for those in need of points, 3-pointers, and free throw percentage. --BM
4. Nikola Pekovic*, Min CYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2014 Statistics5430.8.540.7470.08.70.90.600.60.41.617.4
2015 Projections6930.5.536.7500.08.50.90.560.60.61.616.6
2015 Outlook: Ankle injuries marred an otherwise fine season for Pekovic, as the big man averaged 17.4 points and 8.7 rebounds but saw action in just 54 games. Pek can score in the paint, and he's one of the league's best offensive rebounders with 3.8 per game, but his 0.6 steals and 0.4 blocks per contest puts a cap on his fantasy upside. There are some red flags here -- like his injury history and the presence of Gorgui Dieng -- but Pek will be a big contributor in points and boards when he's on the court. Look for him in the mid-to-late rounds and cross your fingers that he'll stay healthy. --BM
5. Gorgui Dieng*, Min C, PFYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2014 Statistics6013.6.498.6340.05.00.70.720.50.80.94.8
2015 Projections7222.6.498.6360.08.31.10.730.81.41.57.9
2015 Outlook: Dieng overall numbers as a rookie may seem ordinary, but the 24-year-old displayed plenty of promise in 15 fill-in starts for the oft-injured Nikola Pekovic. Dieng averaged a cool 12.2 points, 12.0 rebounds, 0.9 steals and 1.7 blocks in those starts, and came through big for fantasy owners in the month of April. He'll be stuck behind Pekovic once again this season, but would have considerable value if Pek goes down with an injury. --BM
6. Anthony Bennett, Min PFYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2014 Statistics5212.8.356.6380.33.00.30.360.40.20.94.2
2015 Projections7222.8.356.6360.45.80.60.370.70.31.69.6
2015 Outlook: It's hard to find the silver lining in Bennett's disastrous rookie season, but the first overall selection in the 2013 draft hopes to find new life in Minnesota as a sophomore. After seeing just 12.8 minutes per game as a rookie, Bennett should be able to secure around 20 minutes per game behind Thaddeus Young off the bench for the Timberwolves. There's certainly still some promise here, but he can only be considered a late-round flier in deeper leagues given his struggles last season. --BM
7. Kevin Garnett, Min PF, CYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2014 Statistics5420.5.441.8090.06.61.51.190.80.71.36.5
2015 Projections5119.0.453.8170.05.71.51.380.70.61.16.7
2015 Outlook: Once upon a time, KG was The Big Ticket and dominated fantasyland as one of the all-time great stat stuffers. Now he's entering his 20th NBA season as a faded star who is set to cash in on $12 million in what likely will be his swansong campaign. He has no gas left in the tank, so let someone else take a trip down memory lane with Garnett. --TC
8. Chase Budinger, Min SFYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2014 Statistics4118.3.394.8211.02.50.81.290.50.00.66.7
2015 Projections5919.8.409.8001.22.90.91.290.50.10.77.8
2015 Outlook: Knee and ankle injuries have limited Budinger to just 64 games over the past two seasons, and he now finds himself surrounded by young talent at his position in Minnesota. With Kevin Martin, Zach LaVine, Andrew Wiggins and Corey Brewer all battling for minutes at shooting guard and small forward, Budinger may be the odd man out for playing time. --BM
9. Shabazz Muhammad*, Min SF, SGYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2014 Statistics377.8.460.6500.11.40.20.380.20.00.43.9
2015 Projections377.8.459.6340.11.40.20.470.20.00.43.8
10. Ronny Turiaf, Min C, PFYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2014 Statistics3119.5.598.4200.05.60.70.960.31.60.84.8
2015 Projections3715.7.581.4170.04.10.61.000.31.10.63.5
11. Gary Neal*, Min PG, SGYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2014 Statistics5221.4.410.8951.31.71.61.300.30.01.210.5
2015 Projections6421.4.424.8821.11.91.81.640.40.01.19.8
2015 Outlook: The veteran Neal fits into the classic mold of a player who is far more helpful to NBA teams than he is to fantasy squads. With the Hornets this season, he should be Lance Stephenson's primary backup at the 2, but with the starter likely working at least 35 MPG, there won't be much room for Neal to do any more than chip in some 3-pointers for deep-league fantasy owners. --TC
12. Justin Hamilton, Min CYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2014 Statistics89.0.4501.0000.40.90.00.000.60.00.53.3
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13. Robbie Hummel, Min SFYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2014 Statistics5312.4.379.9380.62.50.42.300.30.00.23.4
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14. Lorenzo Brown, Min PGYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2014 Statistics268.6.302.6920.11.11.62.560.50.10.62.5
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15. Arinze Onuaku, Min PFYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2014 Statistics56.0.200.5000.01.60.63.000.00.00.20.6
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