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Power forwards to avoid in your 2020-21 fantasy basketball draft

We go over some of the top fantasy basketball bust candidates at the power forward position ahead of the 2020-21 season.

Draymond Green of the Golden State Warriors handles the ball against the Houston Rockets on February 20, 2020 at Chase Center in San Francisco, California.  Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images

The 2020-21 NBA season is set to begin this month and that means it’s time to start prepping for fantasy basketball. All power forwards can’t be hybrids like Giannis Antetokounmpo and Anthony Davis but plenty can be serviceable in fantasy basketball. Let’s take a look at three bust candidates who could fail to meet the expectations set by their ESPN ADP.

Note: Average Draft Position on ESPN can be found via FantasyPros.

Draymond Green, Golden State Warriors

ESPN ADP: 53

Green is one of the more interesting power forwards in the NBA and is looking to bounce back from a slump. He was one of many Warriors who battled injuries last season and hasn’t averaged double digits in points since 2017-18. He has plenty of potential for double-doubles and triple-doubles but his poor shooting makes me lower on him than the other versatile forwards in the NBA.

Montrezl Harrell, Los Angeles Lakers

ESPN ADP: 62

The reigning Sixth Man of the Year could be poised to come off the bench if Anthony Davis continues to start at power forward. Harrell will probably be the top scoring option off the bench given his contract, but Markieff Morris and Kyle Kuzma will also be competing for looks. LeBron James and Anthony Davis were the only Lakers who scored more than 12 points per game last season and I don’t expect Los Angeles to lean on Harrell for scoring with all the depth they have.

Michael Porter Jr., Denver Nuggets

ESPN ADP: 59

The masses believe MPJ is ready to take a major leap this upcoming season after seeing how he came on in last year’s playoffs but I’d be careful about crowning him as the next big thing too early. While he has some big games in the postseason he only averaged 11.4 points and 6.7 rebounds. He averaged just 9.3 points during the regular season. While Mike Malone will likely give him a longer leash with Jerami Grant out of the picture, he still has a lot to learn and will have to work on being a defensive liability. MPJ will undoubtedly have monster nights, but expecting consistency from him as a top-60 pick is risky in my opinion.