The NBA has a nine game slate tonight marred by injury. No Giannis, Kawhi, potentially no AD makes this slate a little tougher to pick. It’s up to us to find the mid- level players that can make up for the loss of the bigger studs. Who is going to step up for these teams and put up the big points. This is the lineup I am looking into.
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PG: Goran Dragic, Miami Heat ($6,200)
Dragic and the Heat have a matchup with the hapless Sacramento Kings. Dragic brings multiple skills into this game with the injuries that the Heat continue to have Dragic is the one consistent player the Heat can rely on.
SG: Klay Thompson, Golden State Warriors ($5,600)
When Klay is this low you have to buy in, especially against the Bulls.
SF: Khris Middleton, Milwaukee Bucks ($6,900)
No Giannis and no Kawhi in this game. Middleton will be the go to scorer for the Bucks, while also not having to deal the the Leonard defense.
PF: Kelly Olynyk, Miami Heat ($4,900)
Olynyk is a boom or bust player. Kings defense stinks so tonight should be a better chance of a boom.
C: Jarrett Allen, Brooklyn Nets ($5,400)
Very big chance of a double double tonight.
G: Kyle Lowry, Toronto Raptors ($8,000)
Lowry without Kawhi becomes the best option on offense for the Raptors.
F: Demar Derozan, San Antonio Spurs ($9,100)
Demar Derozan has been great early in his tenure with the Spurs. A matchup with the Mavericks is great for any player with skills like Derozan. Rim protector Deandre Jordan will be busy dealing with Lamarcus Aldridge.
UTIL: Zach Collins, Portland Trailblazers ($3,900)
Zach Collins seems to play better on the road averaging 15PPG on the road compared to just 8 at home. The Blazers have a tough matchup with the Pacers but Collins should get some run in this game.
Good Luck Tonight!