Draft Guide Profiles
Each profile begins with a snapshot of how a player performed last season, from pure numbers into a written recap of the year that was. That is folded into a brief discussion of how the team around them has changed, and then a full list of notable injuries that determine a player's risk level going forward. It all gets wrapped up in our forward-looking Outlook section, where past performance is run through the current context before ending with an overarching recommendation heading into fantasy drafts. Readers get a full story on every player that can be consumed in a few minutes at the most, allowing them to get a handle on the entire league in bite-sized chunks and leave with clear direction on how to value a player.
When I started writing the Draft Guide, we focused on only the biggest names with mass appeal. As our reader base grew, so did the variety of needs we needed to address. In the last three years, have written a profile for every player in the league, meaning readers get breakdowns for 500-plus names every season. No other fantasy basketball resource goes that deep.
Below are a handful of profiles written ahead of the 2022-23 season, covering players from all over the starpower spectrum.