By Dr. Joe Thompson, Mostly Sports Daily Fantasy Doctor: Twitter @DrJoeThompson
It’s Friday and another example of the Golden State Warriors’ cheating ways surfaced yesterday. The NBA Trade Deadline came and went and not a single team made a good trade because the NBA is helping the Warriors win again.
Thankfully there was a surfeit of good highlights last night.
John Wall pwning the Jazz.
Kyrie Irving’s handles are gorgeous.
DeAndre Jordan basically ended Danny Green.
For each day this weekend, you should be looking to roster these players.
Fantasy Point (FP) references in this article reflect DraftKings Fantasy NBA Scoring.
PG Rajon Rondo, Sacramento Kings vs. Denver–With this game posting one of the higher Over/Under’s tonight according to Vegas, it’s wise to get some exposure in this game. Rondo tends to play better when the pace is faster and he doesn’t have to play as much defense. I like him flirting with a triple-double tonight against the Nuggets.
SF Paul George, Indiana Pacers @ Oklahoma City–George continues to be priced at a discount and with plenty of options at the SF spot tonight, I like George against the Thunder. This game also has a high O/U according to Vegas and, while many people will be springing for KD, I’m taking George and his contrarian value to the bank.
PF Zach Randolph, Memphis Grizzlies vs. Minnesota–Marc Gasol is out for the rest of the season and with Jeff Green being shipped to the Clippers, Z-Bo is going to get plenty of touches and scoring opportunities for the rest of the year. Minnesota doesn’t possess a strong defensive team and Z-Bo, although is getting older, will benefit tonight from the Break.
SG Dwayne Wade, Miami Heat vs. Washington–Bosh is out so Wade will be taking 100 shots a game now for the Heat. That may be hyperbole but Wade will literally be 80% of the offense for the Heat. This game will also be the Wizards 3rd game in 3 days so fatigue will be high and Wade should get loose.
PF Paul Millsap, Atlanta Hawks vs. Milwaukee–Millsap is the only PF I like on Saturday and he’s also got a great matchup against the Bucks who still don’t have an identity. Greg Monroe is no longer starting, and Jabari Parker will not be able to neutralize Millsap who should have a monster game. This position is thin on Saturday and I’m not rostering anyone else but Millsap at this spot.
C Karl-Anthony Towns, Minnesota Timberwolves vs. New York–Towns was in the middle of a monster stretch before the All-Star Break. Towns lit up the Knicks in his last outing at Madison Square Garden for 25 and 10. With the Timberwolves still iffy on the frontline, Towns should be in line to continue playing heavy minutes.
PG Isaiah Thomas, Boston Celtics @ Denver–I’m doubling down on a lot of teams against the Nuggets in the second half of the NBA season due to their lack of defense and high-scoring games. Thomas should feast on Mudiay who has had a tough time adjusting to guarding elite NBA athletes. Thomas thrives in the open court when he can draw contact and get “And-1s” on the reg and this game should play right into that strength.
SF Aaron Gordon, Orlando Magic vs. Indiana–Obviously, Gordon crushed at the Dunk Contest and got even more confidence heading into the 2nd half of the NBA season. He’ll continue to use his freaky athleticism against a slower frontline for the Pacers. Gordon vs. Myles Turner will be a fun one to watch on Sunday.
C Brook Lopez, Brooklyn Nets vs. Charlotte–Al Jefferson is slated to come back tonight (Friday). Regardless if he’s in the lineup, Brook should have his way as he continues to be the only consistent offensive threat for the Nets. He’ll get plenty of touches and will definitely be one of the better center options on the board on Sunday.
Have a great weekend!
Get Well Soon!