Kobe Bryant played just 6 games for the Los Angeles Lakers last season. This season, another year older (36), and without Pau Gasol for the first time since the 2007-08 season, it will be interesting to see how well Kobe Bryant returns. I guarantee, someone in your league will draft him very high because he is Kobe, just make sure that someone is not you!  I would suggest the same strategy for Derrick Rose as well.  he has played in just 49 games over the last 2 seasons.  Rose shot 25% for Team USA this summer and made just 1 of his 19 3pt attempts.

Jimmy Butler's Fantasy Value

Rajon Rondo Out With Broken Hand - May Not Miss Any Games

Victor Oladpio - MCL Sprain

Bradley Beal Out 6-8 Weeks - Broken Wrist



Guards Wearing New Uniforms

Rookie Guards to Watch

  • Elfrid Payton - Magic
  • Dante Exum - Jazz
  • Marcus Smart - Celtics
  • Nik Stauskas - Jazz

RankGuardsTeam
1Stephen Curry GSW
2Chris Paul LAC
3James Harden HOU
4Russell Westbrook OKC
5John Wall WAS
6Kyrie Irving CLE
7Damian Lillard POR
8Kyle Lowry TOR
9Ty Lawson DEN
10Kawhi Leonard SAS
11Goran Dragic PHO
12Mike Conley MEM
13Nicolas Batum POR
14Kobe Bryant LAL
15Derrick Rose CHI
16Ricky Rubio MIN
17Eric Bledsoe PHO
18Kemba Walker CHA
19Monta Ellis DAL
20Deron Williams BKN
21Rajon Rondo BOS
22Michael Carter-Williams PHI
23Jrue Holiday NOR
24Dwyane Wade MIA
25Klay Thompson GSW

RankGuardsTeam
26DeMar DeRozan TOR
27Jeff Teague ATL
28Gordon Hayward UTH
29Victor Oladipo ORL
30Trevor Ariza HOU
31Tony Parker SAS
32Wesley Matthews POR
33Bradley Beal WAS
34Jose Calderon NYK
35Darren Collison SAC
36Lance Stephenson CHA
37Jimmy Butler CHI
38Isaiah Thomas PHO
39Kyle Korver ATL
40Tyreke Evans NOR
41Kevin Martin MIN
42Brandon Jennings DET
43Brandon Knight MIL
44George Hill IND
45Arron Afflalo DEN
46Jeremy Lin LAL
47J.R. Smith NYK
48Patrick Beverley HOU
49Joe Johnson BKN
50Elfrid Payton ORL











































Stats from Last Season

  • James Harden led all guards in scoring at 25.5 points per game
    • Steph Curry and Russell Westbrook putup 23 points per game
      • DeMar DeRozan, Damian Lillard, Kyrie Irving, Goran Dragic and Isaiah Thomas were the only other guards to average 20 points per game
  • Chris Paul was the lone guard to average 10 assister per game
    • Rajon Rondo was the only guard to with 9/gm (30 games played)
    • Ty Lawson, Kendall Marshall, John Wall, Ricky Rubio and Steph Curry averaged 8 assists
      • Jrue Holiday (34 g), Brandon Jennings, Russell Westbrook, Kyle Lowry and Jameer Nelson were the only other guards to hand out 7 assists per game
  • Chris Paul, Ricky Rubio and Russell Westbrook averaged 2 steals per game
    • 16 others averaged 1.5 steals
  • Lance Stephenson led all guards with 7.1 rebounds per game
    • Russell Westbrook (6.2), Michael Carter-Williams (6.2) and Rajon Rondo (5.5) were the only other guards to average at least 5
  • Russell Westbrook led all guards with 4 turnovers per game
    • Steph Curry, James Harden, John Wall and Michael Carter-Williams all gave it up 3.5 times per game
      • Kobe Bryant averaged 5.7 turnovers in his 6 games last season
  • Dwyane Wade shot 53% from the field, leading all guards
  • Russell Westbrook attempted 18 shots per game, leading all guards
    • DeMar DeRozan, Steh Curry and Kyrie Irving attempted 17 shots per game
      • James Harden, John Wall and Damian Lillard hoisted 16 shots per game
  • Steph Curry attempted 7.9 3pt per game
  • Kyle Korver's 46% from downtown led all guards
  • James Harden attempted 9.1 free throws per game
    • DeMar DeRozan was the only other guard to attempt at least 8
      • Russell Westbrook was the only other guard to attempt at least 7
        • Ty Lawson got to the line 6.5 times per game
  • Kevin Martin shot 89% from the charity stripe
    • D.J. Augustin, Steph Curry, Damian Lilard, Jamal Crawford, James Harden, Kyrie Irving, Jodie Meeks, Jeff Teague, Manu Ginobili and Isaiah Thomas all shot at least 85% from the free throw line