BOS @ MIL: The Bucks lost in Minnesota last night; the Celtics won at home. Milwaukee’s frontcourt woes are well-documented, so Kevin Garnett and Brandon Bass (who got plenty of rest on Friday) might take advantage. While Rondo serves the final game of his suspension, Boston will need another solid start from Courtney Lee to handle the likes of Monta Ellis.
MEM @ SAS: The kerfuffle about the Spurs resting their stars at random shouldn’t have surprised anyone. If the Commissioner had been reading our Division Previews back in September he would know that’s part of the risk in drafting anyone coached by Gregg Popovich. Fully rested Tim Duncan will be ready to take on the powerful Grizzlies bigs and Tony Parker is at least a match for Mike Conley. After missing eight games with quadriceps tendinitis, Kawhi Leonard is expected to return, which may not be good news for Danny Green, the way Manu Ginobili has been playing.
DET @ DAL: The new starting PG for your Dallas Mavericks is Derek Fisher, but intangibles like leadership are not fantasy categories. This is no easy trip for the Pistons, who lost in Memphis last night. Don’t cut Darren Collison yet; he has a sprained finger and may not play tonight, but projects as a bench scorer behind Fish when he’s healthy. O.J. Mayo has cooled off during a 3-game losing streak; he’s playing on two tender ankles and owners shouldn’t panic.
IND @ GSW: When you play the Kings and the Warriors on consecutive nights, be prepared to run. I don’t think Indiana is up to the challenge tonight. Fresh off a win over Denver, Golden State is getting stellar play from David Lee and Stephen Curry nearly every night, while Klay Thompson has averaged 21 points in his last four, putting his early struggles in the rear-view mirror.
SAC @ LAC: The Kings lost at home last night; the Clippers have been resting since Wednesday. Blake Griffin and Chris Paul would be fabulous plays in daily leagues except for the real possibility of garbage time arriving right after halftime. Before you rush to grab Chauncey Billups, be aware that he’s old, recovering from a serious injury, nowhere near game shape and hurts your FG% even at his best, which we may never see again.
The Spin is here by 9:00 EST, every day. Follow us on Twitter — @SheridanFantasy — for updates and roster advice from Jeff Nichols, who will take a detailed look this afternoon at the major injuries and rotation changes in the current week. His Week 6 preview will appear tomorrow, with a schedule analysis and help deciding who to sit, or start in weekly leagues. My apologies for the the FanDuel Diary being delayed this morning; it’s up now.