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Rotational Dance: NBA Southwest Division Projected Playing Time

With preseason only weeks away, rosters are beginning to take shape across the league, thus beginning the rotational dance. Player roles and NBA playing time can be crucial when deciding on who to draft. Today I move onto the Southwest Division. I worked through the projected starting lineups for every team, but also considered the probable roles for bench players as well. I outline my projected playing time for each player, as well their likely ADP’s. Starters are typically going to have more value than the role players. However, a number of bench guys should still have value across most standard formats.

Keep in mind, this is where I have seen players going in mock drafts. The numbers do not necessarily reflect where I might have certain players ranked overall. For that, you can check out @adamking91‘s 2019-20 Fantasy Basketball Rankings!

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NBA Central Division Playing Time Projections

*The first players listed in each position are the projected starters.

Dallas Mavericks

PGDelon Wright30-32120-130Up
Jalen Brunson20-25180+
J.J. Barea<15160+Down
SGLuka Doncic33-3520-30Up
Seth Curry20-25140+Up
Courtney Lee<15160+Down
SFJustin Jackson20-25160+
Tim Hardaway Jr.25-30130-140Down
Dorian Finney-Smith<15160+
PFKristaps Porzingis30-3220-30Up
Maxi Kleber20-25140-150Up
CDwight Powell25-30100-110Up
Boban Marjanovic<15160+

Houston Rockets

PGRussell Westbrook35-3725-30
Austin Rivers20-25140-150
Michael Frazier<15160+
Shamorie Ponds<15160+
SGJames Harden35-371-MayDown
Eric Gordon30-32130-140Down
Ben McLemore15-20160+
SFDanuel House20-25160+Up
Gerald Green15-20160+
PFP.J. Tucker32-3580-90
Gary Clark<15160+
Anthony Bennett<15160+
CClint Capela30-3550-60
Tyson Chandler20-25110-120
Isaiah Hartenstein<15160+

Memphis Grizzlies

PGJa Morant30-3565-75
Tyus Jones25-30Up
SGDillon Brooks20-25
Grayson Allen15-20
De'Anthony Melton<15
Andre Iguodala0
SFJae Crowder20-25
Bruno Caboclo20-25Up
Josh Jackson20-25
Solomon Hill<15
PFJaren Jackson Jr.28-3230-40Up
Kyle Anderson25-30
Brandon Clarke20-25
CJonas Valanciunas28-3230-40Up

New Orleans Pelicans

PGJrue Holiday30-351-OctUp
Frank Jackson20-25160+
SGLonzo Ball25-3060-70Up
J.J. Redick<15130-140Down
Josh Hart15-20160+
Nickeil Alexander-Walker<15160+
SFBrandon Ingram25-3080-90
E'Twaun Moore15-20160+
Darius Miller<15160+
PFZion Williamson30-3520-39
Nicolo Melli<15160+
CDerrick Favors27-3155-65Up
Jahlil Okafor15-20160+Up
Jaxson Hayes<15160+

San Antonio Spurs

PGDejounte Murray25-3080-90Up
Patty Mills20-25140-150
SGDerrick White25-3080-90Up
Marco Belinelli<15160+
Bryn Forbes20-25140-150
Lonnie Walker15-20160+
Quinndary Weatherspoon<15160+
SFDeMar DeRozan30-3530-40Down
Rudy Gay20-25100-110Down
Keldon Johnson<15160+
PFLaMarcus Aldridge30-3520-30Down
DeMarre Carroll20-25160+Down
Trey Lyles15-20160+
Luka Samanic<15160+

Is Jason on track with his NBA playing time projections? Let him know in the comments below!

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