I'm pretty high on Kuminga. I think he can turn out to be an Anunoby-type player. Around 15PPG, around 6RPG, 2-3APG and 1.5SPG with decent efficiency.
I'm not actually sure Kuminga will be a good fantasy player, like ever. He reminds me very much of one of those toughnosed defensive oriented guys, who does a little bit of everything, but doesn't really excel at anything. A guy that will probably give a pretty consistent 10/5/3/1/1 with strong defense type stat line, which is very valuable to a team, but not fantasy.
I ended up with Mitchell. (I know you were all dying with the anticipation of knowing this).Kuminga at 18 is crazy!!
I'm happy. He did put up some nice numbers in a preseason game when he got in the starting lineup. If he can push for minutes, he will be a keeper.
This was the top ten (I jumped the gun on my pick and ended up 6th with a weird miscommunication - these are their starting salaries in our league - based on a $250 cap):
1) Cade Cunningham $20
2) Jalen Green $19
3) Evan Mobley $18
4) Jalen Suggs $17
5) Alperun Sengun $16
6) Davion Mitchell $15
7) Scottie Barnes $14
8 ) James Bouknight $13
9) Moses Moody $12
10) Josh Giddey $11
Kuminga went 18th
Even that isn't great from a fantasy perspective. Certainly good enough, but not great.
2023 Historical Draft - Brooklyn Nets - 9th pick
Bigs - Pau, Amar'e, Issel, McGinnis, Roundfield
Wings - Dantley, Bowen, J. Jackson
Guards - Cheeks, Petrovic, Buse, Rip