Complete 2014 Projections

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PROJECTED 2014 SEASON STATS
1. Kobe Bryant*, LAL SG, SFYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2013 Statistics7838.6.463.8391.75.66.01.631.40.33.727.3
2014 Projections7136.6.453.8391.65.35.31.561.30.33.426.3
2014 Outlook: Currently recovering from Achilles tendon surgery, it remains to be seen how Bryant will be hampered to start the season. If he's 100 percent healthy, Kobe is still an elite fantasy option after posting 27.3 points, 5.6 rebounds, 6.0 assists, 1.4 steals and 1.7 3-pointers per game with terrific percentages a season ago. With Kobe hoping to return for the start of the campaign, fantasy owners will want to watch his progression closely before using a high pick on him in fantasy drafts.
2. Nick Young, LAL SG, SFYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2013 Statistics5923.9.413.8201.32.21.41.680.60.20.810.6
2014 Projections7531.0.415.8311.72.71.51.150.80.31.314.9
2014 Outlook: Talented but wildly inconsistent, Young will have an opportunity to earn plenty of minutes for the revamped Lakers in 2013-14. His value will be closely tied to the health of Kobe Bryant, but Young should still be able to carve out some value even if Kobe returns at full strength. Young averaged a productive 13.1 points, 0.9 steals and 1.6 3-pointers in 17 starts for the Sixers last year, and should have some sneaky value for points, 3-pointers and steals in Los Angeles this season.
3. MarShon Brooks, LAL SGYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2013 Statistics7312.5.463.7340.21.41.01.100.50.20.95.4
2014 Projections7318.3.444.7560.42.81.51.080.60.21.47.9
2014 Outlook: The Celtics have a three-headed monster of guys (Brooks, Courtney Lee, Jordan Crawford) who are really backups at the SG spot this season, and Avery Bradley could slide into the mix once he's done filling in for Rajon Rondo at the point. Hypothetically, Brooks can score, but he doesn't really have much else to offer, which is why he has had trouble earning minutes. That likely won't change this season, though he'll be worth consideration if he somehow cracks the starting lineup.
4. Wesley Johnson, LAL SF, SG, PFYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2013 Statistics5019.1.407.7711.02.50.70.710.40.41.08.0
2014 Projections7524.5.403.7501.23.01.11.000.60.61.18.7
2014 Outlook: The fourth overall pick in the 2010 draft, Johnson has not exactly progressed the way many hoped. After two underwhelming seasons in Minnesota, Johnson posted 13.4 points and 1.6 3-pointers per game in 21 spot starts for the Suns last season, but was largely ineffective. He figures to contend for minutes with Nick Young and Jodie Meeks on the wing, but leaves a lot to be desired from a fantasy perspective, outside of his 3-point shooting.
5. Jodie Meeks, LAL SGYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2013 Statistics7821.3.387.8961.62.20.91.330.70.10.77.9
2014 Projections7423.2.398.9041.62.30.91.520.70.10.68.4
2014 Outlook: A 3-point shooter who may be forced into more playing time if Kobe Bryant suffers any setbacks, Meeks averaged 7.7 points, 1.2 steals and 1.3 3-pointers in 10 spot starts for the Lakers last season. The Lakers might have a short bench, but Meeks should still be behind Kobe (if healthy) and Nick Young on the depth chart. He may offer some fleeting value as a 3-point specialist for stretches this season.
6. Kent Bazemore*, LAL SG, SFYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2013 Statistics614.4.371.6140.20.40.41.220.30.10.32.0
2014 Projections7418.4.372.6130.71.51.51.251.20.31.28.5
2014 Outlook: After seeing just 4.4 minutes per game as a rookie, Bazemore created some buzz with an impressive performance during Vegas Summer League action. Armed with length and athleticism, the 24-year-old has some promise, but he'll have a hard time breaking into the deep Warriors backcourt despite his strong showing in the summer league.
7. Xavier Henry*, LAL SG, SFYEARGPMINFG%FT%3PMREBASTA/TOSTLBLKTOPTS
2013 Statistics5012.5.410.6300.11.80.30.420.30.10.63.9
2014 Projections4713.7.402.6240.11.80.40.680.40.10.64.3