This 2023-24 Fantasy Basketball Pacific Division Preview will comb through each roster, highlighting newcomers, new roles, and the best picks for each categorical build.
The Sacramento Kings won the Pacific Division last year. Terrance Davis, who played 13.1 minutes for the Kings last year, is the most notable loss for the team. Domantas Sabonis and De’Aaron Fox will continue to lead a high-powered and steady offense.
The Phoenix Suns made a massive splash, sending Chris Paul and Landry Shamet to the Wizards for Bradley Beal. The Suns have assembled a three-headed monster of Beal, Devin Booker, and Kevin Durant, which will be hard to stop for opposing defenses.
In Golden State, the Warriors feature a slightly new look, adding Chris Paul to the Splash Brothers experience. They lost Jordan Poole, which is for the best, so it’ll be interesting to see how this offense changes with a true point guard.
The Los Angeles Lakers are running back a similar roster, as Anthony Davis re-signed this past offseason. Hopefully, the Lake Show can get their offensive flow a little more figured out, along with some more help on defense.
2021-22 Fantasy Basketball Pacific Division Preview
New Faces in the Division
- Sacramento Kings: Colby Jones, Jalen Slawson
- Phoenix Suns: Toumani Camara
- Los Angeles Clippers: Kobe Brown, Jordan Miller
- Golden State Warriors: Brandin Podziemski, Trayce Jackson-Davis
- Los Angeles Lakers: Jalen Hood-Schifino, Maxwell Lewis
All five of these teams made the playoffs last year, so none of these youngins were particularly touted prospects. That said, the Clippers have a great history of drafting players and grooming them into solid role players, so keep an eye on Brown and Miller as the season progresses.
Impact Free Agents
BREAKING: Sacramento Kings have waived centers Nerlens Noel & Neemias Queta to sign JaVale McGee.
Who should sign them? ? pic.twitter.com/RFOomdfXy5
— NBA Buzz (@OfficialNBABuzz) September 12, 2023
- Sacramento Kings: JaVale McGee
- Phoenix Suns: Eric Gordon, Drew Eubanks, Bol Bol
- Los Angeles Lakers: Gabe Vincent, Christian Wood, Cam Reddish
McGee will fit in on the Kings' bench instead of Richuan Holmes, who moved on from Sac Town this offseason. McGee has a chance to solidify 10 or 15 minutes off the bench every night and swat a significant amount of shots.
The Suns assembled an army of MLE/minimum contract players this offseason. There’s not a ton of stability outside of their stars, so these guys are only worth taking as very late-round fliers.
Vincent, Wood, and Reddish will all have to play for roles on a Lakers team full of players who rarely set themselves apart. Vincent has the best shot to earn 20 minutes a night through his shooting, facilitating, and defense.
- Sacramento Kings: Chris Duarte
- Phoenix Suns: Bradley Beal
- Los Angeles Clippers: K.J. Martin
- Golden State Warriors: Chris Paul
Duarte will fill in for Terrance Davis and will be worth streaming for points and three-pointers.
It’s hard to imagine Beal’s numbers changing a ton. The biggest question mark for Beal is his three-point shooting. His 3PT% cratered all the way down to 30.0% in 2022-23, after 10 seasons between 35.0% and 41.0%. If he gets his range back, he’s a top 35 or 40 player.
K.J. Martin was fantastic for FG% and rebounds last year, but this year he joins a legion of capable role players for the Clippers. Only time (and injury reports) will reveal the true contributors of this Clippers bench.
Chris Paul is a steal at his current 68.8 ESPN ADP. The Point God has been a top-35 player for his entire career. And he’s done it without massive assist numbers before. In 2019-20, CP3 was ranked No. 14 on a per-game basis with “only” 6.7 assists per game. Despite the new environment, Paul’s fantasy game will be completely fine.
Draft With Confidence
5+ minutes without a miss.
Stephen Curry is unreal. pic.twitter.com/wGHtywu0g1
— Golden State Warriors (@warriors) September 19, 2023
PG - Stephen Curry, De’Aaron Fox, Chris Paul
SG - Devin Booker
SF - Kevin Durant, LeBron James, Paul George, Kawhi Leonard
PF - Domantas Sabonis
C - Anthony Davis, Deandre Ayton
Category Specific Players
Efficiency: Harrison Barnes
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