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Jerryd Bayless

27-Year-Old    PG,SG    Milwaukee Bucks

2015-16 NBA Stats

PTS

10.5

REB

2.7

AST

3.5

STL

1.0

BLK

0.2

2015-16 NBA ROS Projections

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2015-16 Fantasy Basketball Outlook

Entering the second season of his two-year deal with the Bucks, and his 10th year in the league, Bayless remains strictly a bench option in an increasingly crowded backcourt. As a result of the Bucks adding Greivis Vasquez and drafting Rashad Vaughn, Bayless' production may ...

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HT: 6' 3"   WT: 182 lbs   DOB: 8/20/1988  College: Arizona   DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #11 Overall in 2008   Show ContractHide Contract

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Bayless managed 15 points (5-8 FG, 5-6 3Pt), three rebounds, two assists and a steal over 25 minutes in Friday's 84-81 loss to the Jazz.

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Jerryd Bayless NBA Stats – Per Game
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2008-09 19 53 12.4 4.3 1.1 1.5 0.3 0.0 0.1 36.5 80.6 1.1 0.2 0.9 0.5 25.9 1.3 3.6 1.6 1.9
2009-10 20 74 17.6 8.5 1.6 2.3 0.4 0.1 0.4 41.4 83.1 1.3 0.2 1.4 1.2 31.5 2.7 6.5 2.7 3.3
2010-11 21 NOP 11 13.5 4.5 1.4 2.5 0.2 0.1 0.3 34.7 76.5 1.5 0.2 1.2 1.3 21.4 1.5 4.5 1.2 1.5
2010-11 21 TOR 60 22.5 10.0 2.5 4.0 0.6 0.1 0.8 42.9 81.0 1.8 0.4 2.1 2.2 34.8 3.4 7.8 2.6 3.2
2010-11 21 NOP/TOR 71 21.1 9.2 2.3 3.7 0.5 0.1 0.7 42.2 80.6 1.8 0.4 2.0 2.1 33.6 3.1 7.3 2.3 2.9
2011-12 22 TOR 31 22.7 11.4 2.1 3.8 0.8 0.1 1.4 42.4 85.2 1.7 0.3 1.9 3.4 42.3 3.8 8.9 2.4 2.8
2012-13 23 MEM 80 22.1 8.7 2.2 3.3 0.7 0.2 0.9 41.9 83.6 1.5 0.3 1.9 2.5 35.3 3.3 7.8 1.3 1.5
2013-14 24 BOS 41 25.3 10.1 2.1 3.1 1.0 0.1 1.2 41.8 80.3 1.5 0.3 1.8 3.1 39.5 3.9 9.2 1.2 1.5
2013-14 24 MEM 31 21.0 8.1 1.9 2.1 0.6 0.2 0.8 37.7 78.9 0.7 0.3 1.6 2.7 30.1 2.9 7.7 1.5 1.8
2013-14 24 BOS/MEM 72 23.4 9.3 2.0 2.7 0.8 0.1 1.1 40.2 79.7 1.1 0.3 1.7 2.9 35.8 3.4 8.6 1.3 1.6
2014-15 25 MIL 77 22.3 7.8 2.7 3.0 0.8 0.2 0.5 42.6 88.3 1.7 0.3 2.5 1.6 30.8 2.9 6.7 1.6 1.8
2015-16 26 MIL 34 28.1 10.5 2.7 3.5 1.0 0.2 2.0 42.4 78.6 1.7 0.4 2.4 4.6 43.2 3.6 8.5 1.3 1.6
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Jerryd Bayless NBA Stats – Recent Stat Breakdown
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Time Period G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
Last 7 Days 3 27.3 12.3 2.7 4.0 0.7 0.3 3.0 50.0 66.7 1.7 0.0 2.7 5.0 60.0 4.3 8.7 0.7 1.0
Last 14 Days 6 26.0 9.7 2.8 3.2 0.8 0.3 2.0 41.9 76.9 1.2 0.0 2.8 4.2 48.0 3.0 7.2 1.7 2.2
Last 30 Days 10 24.9 7.8 2.4 3.4 0.7 0.4 1.8 37.9 76.9 1.3 0.3 2.1 4.3 41.9 2.5 6.6 1.0 1.3
Last 5 Games 5 25.2 9.2 2.4 3.6 0.8 0.4 1.8 44.1 87.5 1.4 0.0 2.4 3.8 47.4 3.0 6.8 1.4 1.6
Last 10 Games 10 24.9 7.8 2.4 3.4 0.7 0.4 1.8 37.9 76.9 1.3 0.3 2.1 4.3 41.9 2.5 6.6 1.0 1.3
Last 20 Games 20 26.6 9.6 2.7 3.5 0.8 0.2 1.9 41.3 78.6 1.7 0.5 2.3 4.7 40.9 3.3 8.0 1.1 1.4

 

2015-16 NBA Game Log   Jerryd Bayless
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Date Opp MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA OREB DREB FOULS
2016-2Feb 5 @UTA 25 15 3 2 1 0 1 5 8 0 1 5 6 0 3 1
2016-2Feb 2 @POR 30 16 1 5 0 1 2 6 9 2 2 2 3 0 1 2
2016-2Feb 1 @SAC 27 6 4 5 1 0 2 2 9 0 0 2 6 0 4 3
2016-1Jan 29 MIA 24 0 1 3 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 3 0 1 2
2016-1Jan 28 @MEM 20 9 3 3 1 1 2 2 4 5 5 0 1 0 3 1
2016-1Jan 26 ORL 30 12 5 1 1 0 0 3 9 3 5 3 6 0 5 4
2016-1Jan 23 @NOP 21 3 1 0 0 1 0 1 5 0 0 1 5 0 1 1
2016-1Jan 22 @HOU 20 3 1 6 1 0 2 1 6 0 0 1 4 1 0 2
2016-1Jan 19 @MIA 30 11 3 3 1 0 3 4 7 0 0 3 6 1 2 3
2016-1Jan 16 @CHA 22 3 2 6 0 1 1 1 5 0 0 1 3 1 1 1
2016-1Jan 15 ATL Did Not Play
2016-1Jan 13 @WAS Did Not Play
2016-1Jan 12 CHI Did Not Play
2016-1Jan 10 @NYK Did Not Play
2016-1Jan 8 DAL Did Not Play
2016-1Jan 5 @CHI Did Not Play
2016-1Jan 4 SAS 7 3 1 0 0 0 1 1 4 0 0 1 2 1 0 1
2016-1Jan 2 @MIN 32 13 5 2 0 0 2 4 13 2 2 3 6 1 4 1
2015-12Dec 31 @IND 25 14 2 1 0 0 3 5 8 2 2 2 4 1 1 4
2015-12Dec 29 @OKC 20 8 2 4 0 0 0 3 6 1 1 1 2 0 2 1
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2015-12Dec 28 @DAL 27 19 2 7 1 0 5 8 12 2 2 1 4 0 2 4
2015-12Dec 26 TOR Did Not Play
2015-12Dec 23 PHI Did Not Play
2015-12Dec 20 @PHO Did Not Play
2015-12Dec 18 @GSW Did Not Play
2015-12Dec 16 @LAC Did Not Play
2015-12Dec 15 @LAL Did Not Play
2015-12Dec 12 GSW Did Not Play
2015-12Dec 11 @TOR Did Not Play
2015-12Dec 9 LAC Did Not Play
2015-12Dec 7 POR Did Not Play
2015-12Dec 5 NYK Did Not Play
2015-12Dec 4 @DET 26 9 3 5 0 0 0 4 9 0 1 1 5 0 3 1
2015-12Dec 2 @SAS Did Not Play
2015-11Nov 30 DEN 33 7 1 4 1 0 3 2 6 2 2 1 4 0 1 2
2015-11Nov 29 @CHA 43 11 6 6 1 0 2 4 14 1 2 2 9 2 4 3
2015-11Nov 27 @ORL 33 17 4 3 2 0 4 6 14 0 0 5 10 0 4 2
2015-11Nov 25 SAC 36 13 4 4 4 0 0 4 8 2 3 3 4 1 3 2
2015-11Nov 23 DET 31 14 6 4 3 0 1 5 8 1 2 3 4 0 6 3
2015-11Nov 21 @IND 19 3 2 2 1 0 2 1 5 0 0 1 5 0 2 1
2015-11Nov 19 @CLE 25 9 1 2 0 0 1 4 8 0 0 1 2 0 1 4
2015-11Nov 17 @WAS 37 13 6 3 2 0 2 5 11 0 0 3 6 0 6 3
2015-11Nov 14 CLE 39 17 2 5 0 0 1 7 16 0 0 3 7 0 2 3
2015-11Nov 11 @DEN 28 22 2 4 2 0 3 7 10 5 6 3 3 1 1 4
2015-11Nov 10 BOS 30 12 2 2 3 0 2 3 9 4 4 2 4 0 2 3
2015-11Nov 7 BKN 32 19 1 10 2 2 2 7 13 2 2 3 6 0 1 1
2015-11Nov 6 @NYK 28 5 2 4 1 0 2 2 9 0 0 1 5 0 2 3
2015-11Nov 4 PHI 30 5 4 3 0 0 1 2 6 0 0 1 2 0 4 2
2015-11Nov 2 @BKN 47 26 3 2 0 0 2 8 15 4 7 6 10 0 3 2
2015-11Nov 1 @TOR 22 2 1 2 0 1 3 1 3 0 0 0 1 1 0 1
2015-10Oct 30 WAS 27 14 0 4 1 0 1 5 11 2 3 2 7 0 0 1
2015-10Oct 28 NYK 30 4 6 2 2 0 3 0 6 4 4 0 0 1 5 2
Jerryd Bayless Projections For Upcoming Games – Next 3 Days
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Date Opponent PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
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Thursday Washington Wizards Only available to RotoWire subscribers.

 

Jerryd Bayless – Playing Time & Selected Stats

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#2 Shooting Guard
Also Listed As:  #3 Point Guard

1.  Khris Middleton

2.  Jerryd Bayless

3.  O.J. Mayo

4.  Rashad Vaughn

XGreivis Vasquez

5.  Giannis Antetokounmpo

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True Shooting Percentage

56.7%

True Shooting % in 2015-16

In 2015-16, Jerryd Bayless has a true shooting percentage of 56.7%.

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Projected True Shooting % in 2015-16

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True shooting percentage is weighted to account for field goals, three-pointers, and free throws – FG, 3Pt, FT – which provides a measure of a player's efficiency in the whole scope of shooting.

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Jerryd Bayless NBA Stats – Per 36 Minutes
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2008-09 19 53 36.0 12.5 3.1 4.3 0.9 0.1 0.4 36.5 80.6 3.1 0.4 2.7 1.5 25.9 3.8 10.4 4.6 5.7
2009-10 20 74 36.0 17.4 3.3 4.7 0.7 0.1 0.8 41.4 83.1 2.6 0.5 2.8 2.5 31.5 5.5 13.3 5.5 6.7
2010-11 21 NOP 11 36.0 12.1 3.6 6.8 0.5 0.2 0.7 34.7 76.5 4.1 0.5 3.1 3.4 21.4 4.1 11.8 3.1 4.1
2010-11 21 TOR 60 36.0 16.1 4.0 6.4 1.0 0.1 1.2 42.9 81.0 2.9 0.6 3.4 3.5 34.8 5.4 12.5 4.1 5.1
2010-11 21 NOP/TOR 71 36.0 15.7 4.0 6.4 0.9 0.1 1.2 42.2 80.6 3.1 0.6 3.3 3.5 33.6 5.2 12.4 4.0 5.0
2011-12 22 TOR 31 36.0 18.0 3.4 6.0 1.2 0.2 2.2 42.4 85.2 2.7 0.4 3.0 5.3 42.3 6.0 14.1 3.8 4.5
2012-13 23 MEM 80 36.0 14.1 3.6 5.4 1.2 0.3 1.4 41.9 83.6 2.4 0.4 3.1 4.1 35.3 5.3 12.7 2.1 2.5
2013-14 24 BOS 41 36.0 14.5 3.0 4.4 1.4 0.1 1.8 41.8 80.3 2.1 0.5 2.5 4.5 39.5 5.5 13.1 1.7 2.1
2013-14 24 MEM 31 36.0 13.8 3.3 3.7 1.1 0.3 1.4 37.7 78.9 1.2 0.4 2.8 4.6 30.1 5.0 13.2 2.5 3.2
2013-14 24 BOS/MEM 72 36.0 14.2 3.1 4.1 1.3 0.2 1.6 40.2 79.7 1.8 0.5 2.6 4.5 35.8 5.3 13.2 2.0 2.5
2014-15 25 MIL 77 36.0 12.5 4.4 4.9 1.2 0.3 0.8 42.6 88.3 2.8 0.5 4.0 2.5 30.8 4.6 10.8 2.5 2.9
2015-16 26 MIL 34 36.0 13.4 3.5 4.5 1.2 0.3 2.5 42.4 78.6 2.2 0.5 3.0 5.8 43.2 4.6 10.9 1.7 2.1
Rest Of Season Projections 27 MIL 29 36.0 Subscribe now to see our 2015-16 rest of season projections for Jerryd Bayless
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Jerryd Bayless NBA Stats – Totals
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2008-09 19 53 655 228 57 78 16 2 7 36.5 80.6 56 8 49 27 25.9 69 189 83 103
2009-10 20 74 1305 630 120 172 26 5 29 41.4 83.1 94 18 102 92 31.5 200 483 201 242
2010-11 21 NOP 11 149 50 15 28 2 1 3 34.7 76.5 17 2 13 14 21.4 17 49 13 17
2010-11 21 TOR 60 1347 601 150 238 36 4 46 42.9 81.0 110 24 126 132 34.8 201 468 153 189
2010-11 21 NOP/TOR 71 1496 651 165 266 38 5 49 42.2 80.6 127 26 139 146 33.6 218 517 166 206
2011-12 22 TOR 31 705 353 66 118 24 4 44 42.4 85.2 53 8 58 104 42.3 117 276 75 88
2012-13 23 MEM 80 1765 693 175 264 59 17 71 41.9 83.6 120 21 154 201 35.3 260 621 102 122
2013-14 24 BOS 41 1036 416 86 128 40 4 51 41.8 80.3 60 14 72 129 39.5 158 378 49 61
2013-14 24 MEM 31 650 250 59 66 20 5 25 37.7 78.9 22 8 51 83 30.1 90 239 45 57
2013-14 24 BOS/MEM 72 1686 666 145 194 60 9 76 40.2 79.7 82 22 123 212 35.8 248 617 94 118
2014-15 25 MIL 77 1717 598 211 233 59 12 37 42.6 88.3 133 22 189 120 30.8 220 516 121 137
2015-16 26 MIL 34 956 357 92 119 33 7 67 42.4 78.6 59 12 80 155 43.2 123 290 44 56
Rest Of Season Projections 27 MIL 29 815 Subscribe now to see our 2015-16 rest of season projections for Jerryd Bayless
Preseason Projections 27 MIL 78 1599 Subscribe now to see our 2015-16 projections for Jerryd Bayless

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Jerryd Bayless NBA Advanced Stats
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Season Age Team G Min TS% eFG% AR TOR AST/TO EFF
2008-09 19 53 12.4 48.7 38.4 21.2 15.2 1.4 3.5
2009-10 20 74 17.6 53.4 44.4 20.1 11.0 1.8 7.2
2010-11 21 NOP 11 13.5 44.3 37.8 27.6 16.8 1.6 3.9
2010-11 21 TOR 60 22.5 54.5 47.9 26.5 12.2 2.2 10.3
2010-11 21 NOP/TOR 71 21.1 53.6 46.9 26.6 12.7 2.1 9.3
2011-12 22 TOR 31 22.7 56.1 50.4 24.3 10.9 2.2 11.0
2012-13 23 MEM 80 22.1 51.4 47.6 24.9 11.3 2.2 8.8
2013-14 24 BOS 41 25.3 51.4 48.5 21.6 10.1 2.1 9.3
2013-14 24 MEM 31 21.0 47.3 42.9 18.7 6.2 3.0 7.0
2013-14 24 BOS/MEM 72 23.4 49.8 46.4 20.5 8.7 2.4 8.3
2014-15 25 MIL 77 22.3 51.9 46.2 24.7 14.1 1.8 8.7
2015-16 26 MIL 34 28.1 56.7 54.0 24.2 12.0 2.0 10.9
Rest Of Season Projections 27 MIL 29 28.1 Subscribe now to see our 2015-16 rest of season projections for Jerryd Bayless
Preseason Projections 27 MIL 78 20.5 Subscribe now to see our 2015-16 projections for Jerryd Bayless

Age is determined on November 1st of each season.

Jerryd Bayless: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Bayless contributed 16 points (6-9 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT), five assists, one rebound, and one block in 30 minutes during the Bucks' 107-95 loss to the Trail Blazers on Tuesday.

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Bayless contributed 11 points (4-7 FG, 3-6 3Pt), three rebounds, three assists, and one steal across 30 minutes in Tuesday's 91-79 win over the Bucks.

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Bayless (ankle) played 22 minutes in his return to action Saturday against the Hornets, finishing with three points (1-5 FG, 1-3 3Pt), six assists, two rebounds, and a blocked shot.

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Bayless (ankle) is listed as probable for Saturday's game against Charlotte, Charles F. Gardner of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

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Bayless (ankle) has been ruled out for Friday's contest versus the Hawks, Aron Yohannes of BrewHoop.com reports.

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Bayless (ankle) has been ruled out for Tuesday's game against the Bulls.

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Bayless (ankle) will be unavailable for Sunday's game against the Knicks, Ted Davis of The Big 920 AM reports.

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Bayless (ankle) is listed as out for Friday's game against the Mavericks, Charles F. Gardner of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

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Bayless (ankle) has been ruled out for Tuesday's matchup with the Bulls, K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune reports.

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Bayless re-injured his left ankle and won't return to Monday's game against the Spurs, Charles F. Gardner of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

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Bayless scored 14 points (5-8 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT) and added two boards and an assist across 25 minutes in Thursday's 120-116 win over the Pacers.

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Bayless recorded eight points (3-6 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 1-1 FT), four assists, and two boards across 20 minutes in Tuesday's 131-123 loss to the Thunder.

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2015-16

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2014-15

After splitting last season between the Grizzlies and Celtics, Bayless will join his sixth team in seven years. He began last season with the Grizzlies where he averaged 8.1 points, 2.1 assists, and 1.9 boards in 21 minutes per game. After being shipped to Boston in a deal that brought Courtney Lee to Memphis, Bayless' numbers slightly improved, as he recorded 10.1 points and 3.1 assists over the season's final 41 games. While his shooting percentage (40% cumulative) leaves much to be desired, he's never been great inside the arc (career 44% 2Pt FG) and makes up for it with plus three-point shooting. Bayless shot just under 36 percent from deep last season but knocked down nearly 40 percent of his attempts as a member of the Celtics. In Milwaukee, Bayless will likely be asked to come off the bench, a role he's become accustomed to since entering the league with the Blazers in 2008-09. However, his ability to play both guard positions should provide ample opportunity to see consistent minutes. While Bayless has played 63 percent of his career minutes at the point guard spot, he played point guard just 25 percent of the time while with the Celtics. He'll compete with Brandon Knight, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Nate Wolters, Kendall Marshall, and O.J. Mayo for playing time in a backcourt stocked with fairly underwhelming talent.

2013-14

Bayless got plenty of run as the top reserve guard in his first season with the Grizzlies, averaging 22 minutes per game as a combo guard. Locally, it was viewed surprising that he exercised his player option, but he did so one day after the franchise hired Dave Joerger to replace Lionel Hollins as head coach. That indicates something about the Bayless/Hollins dynamic last season. He's a bit of a tweener, but Bayless is the closest thing they have to a backup for Mike Conley at point guard. Entering the final year of his contract before becoming an unrestricted free agent, Bayless will be part of the rotation and has an opportunity to earn a good contract if he can evolve into an efficient offensive player.

2012-13

Injuries limited Bayless to 31 games in 2011-12, but he enjoyed the best statistical line of his four-year career when on the court. He averaged 11.4 points and 3.8 assists in just under 23 minutes per game for the Raptors. The Grizzlies signed him to a two-year contract in free agency, and he should be the teamís primary guard off the bench. He should take O.J. Mayoís spot in the rotation, but Bayless is a much more adept ball handler than Mayo was, so he could see more of the one than Mayo did. Baylessí 42.3 percent shooting from three-point range in 2011-12 would have led the Grizzlies, so he should see more opportunities from downtown.

2011-12

This combo guard is extremely gifted. He's young, smart, tenacious and talented. He spent his first three years with Portland and New Orleans where he had decent numbers considering he never averaged more than 20 mpg. When he came to Toronto last season, he had a career year, posting 10.0 ppg, 2.5 rpg and 4.0 apg in just over 22 mpg. He's splitting point-guard duties with Jose Calderon, but head coach Dwane Casey has made it clear neither is guaranteed the bulk of the minutes. Good health and high productivity will determine who wins more minutes, but Bayless is looking like he's really coming into his own. Don't be surprised if he has another career year and trumps 30 year old Calderon to take the starting job at some point this season.

2010-11

Bayless is a tweener, a la Leandro Barbosa and Ben Gordon, with a skillset better suited for shooting guard but a body that limits his ability to defend anything but opposing point guards. As such, he'll back up starter Andre Miller at the point this season, getting 15-20 minutes per game -- i.e. not enough to make himself fantasy relevant.

2009-10

Baylesss' rookie season was rather forgettable. After entering the season with tons of hype, he managed to appear in only 53 games, constantly falling out of the rotation. It looks like Bayless will once again enter the season buried on the Blazers' depth chart; he's third in line for minutes at both guard positions and will likely need an injury to free up space. Still, he showed flashes of his lottery pedigree last season and should be monitored throughout the season.

2008-09

The 11th pick of the draft, Bayless enters the NBA coming off a season in Arizona in which he averaged 19.7 ppg as a freshman. He followed that up by dominating the Vegas Summer League, averaging nearly 30 ppg and being named the leagueís MVP. However, Bayless isnít really a point guard, as heís more of a scorer than a passer, consistently putting up poor assist to turnover ratios, so it remains to be seen where exactly he fits into Portlandís backcourt. Heíll battle Steve Blake and Rudy Fernandez for the starting job next to Brandon Roy but could see solid minutes even if itís coming off the bench during his rookie year.

2007-08

The Trailblazers may have made the steal of the draft when they acquired Bayless from the Pacers. Bayless was projected to go as high as top-five in the lottery, but he fell all the way down to the 11th overall selection. A collective thud could be heard across the NBA as general managers smacked their heads in disbelief, watching Bayless dominate the NBA Summer League. The shoot-first guard took home MVP honors in Las Vegas, averaging 29.8 points on 48.5 FG shooting. He will have to battle Fernandez and Outlaw for shots with the second unit, but is worth a late-round flier in most leagues.