Complete 2015 Projections

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PROJECTED 2015 SEASON STATS
1. Alec Burks*, Uta SG, PGYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2014 Statistics7828.1.457.7480.63.32.71.420.90.21.914.0
2015 Projections7527.2.450.7400.63.32.51.390.80.21.812.9
2015 Outlook: Burks made major strides for the offensively challenged Jazz last season, particularly late in the season, when he averaged 15.1 points, 1.0 steals and 0.7 3-pointers in 29.8 minutes per game after the All-Star break. Though he is fairly efficient and has solid per-minute output, he doesn't offer much outside of scoring in fantasy leagues. He'd certainly benefit from extra minutes, but he'll have a hard time increasing his playing time with rookie Dante Exum in town. Burks may have value only in deeper leagues, but keep him in mind as a waiver-wire addition in standard leagues. --BM
2. Trey Burke, Uta PGYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2014 Statistics7032.3.380.9031.63.05.73.020.60.11.912.8
2015 Projections7532.8.390.9001.63.05.72.990.60.11.913.2
2015 Outlook: A fractured index finger resulted in a slow start for Burke, but the rookie settled in nicely upon his return, particularly in the second half, with 13.2 points, 5.9 assists and 1.6 3-pointers per game after the All-Star break. Despite his success, Burke underwhelmed fantasy owners with low steal totals (0.6) and field goal percentage (38.0 percent). His fantasy situation is further complicated by the arrival of rookie Dante Exum, who may stunt the growth many thought Burke would have in his second season. It is thought that the two will be able to co-exist in the Jazz backcourt, but Burke's upside is limited thanks to the combination of Exum's presence and his deficiencies in steals and field goal percentage. --BM
3. Dante Exum, Uta SG, PGYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2014 Statistics------------------------
2015 Projections7628.4.413.6820.92.93.71.321.10.22.812.3
2015 Outlook: The fifth pick in the 2014 NBA draft, Exum is an exceptional athlete armed with superior length and quickness who can play both guard positions. He had a mixed performance in the Las Vegas summer league, showing his incredible potential, but also struggling to the tune of 7.2 points, 2.8 assists and 1.4 steals in 26.6 minutes per game. It is clear that Exum has a ton of future upside, but is he ready to contribute in fantasy leagues right away? The Jazz have Trey Burke and Alec Burks in their backcourt, but that won't stop them from giving Exum plenty of run at both PG and SG this season. That said, look for him as an upside pick late in your draft, but don't be surprised if he takes some time to develop. --BM