NBA Draft Kit: Late-Round Lottery Tickets

NBA Draft Kit: Late-Round Lottery Tickets

This article is part of our NBA Draft Kit series.

By the end of a fantasy draft, some managers start to check out, with some even opting to turn on auto-draft. But the truth is, every round is meaningful, and leagues are often swung by what takes place well after the first 50 or 60 picks.

Rather than re-hashing the same arguments I've made for various bounce-back candidatesteams to target and my personal must-draft list, this time we'll look at a new batch of players worth considering in the latter stages of fantasy drafts. Each player on this list has an average draft position (ADP) of 100.0 or later and could pay major dividends for fantasy managers.

Kyle Anderson and Dillon Brooks, Memphis Grizzlies

Brooks exploded offensively during the first round of the playoffs, pouring in 25.8 points per game and emerging as the true No. 2 option next to Ja Morant. Meanwhile, Anderson was in the conversation for the Most Improved Player award. Moreover, Memphis traded away Jonas Valanciunas and Grayson Allen this offseason, so the opportunity for both Brooks and Anderson to build on last season will be there. Of the two, Brooks has the higher upside, though Anderon is a solid, multi-category producer who can play on and off the ball.

Khem Birch, Toronto Raptors

Birch finished the season on a high note and re-signed with the Raptors this offseason. Chris Boucher may lack the bulk to play heavy minutes at center while sophomore Precious Achiuwa might be too green to

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Gabriel Allen
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