Paul Pierce killed my DraftStreet.com fantasy team last night. Just when I thought I found someone special for cheap ($11,277) he turns his play around and stabbed me in the back. But I’m a sucker for punishment and I’m using PP again tonight.
Last night at DraftStreet I fared pretty well but didn’t make any money. I was in the top 20% in a few of my pools and if Pierce would’ve showed up I probably would have won some cash.
Anyways, on to the next one.
Tonight I’ll be playing with a bonafide fantasy machine, that is when he’s not suspended or rapping on the side. Guess who yet? That’s right, DeMarcus Cousins.
Boogie, as he’s known to many, is the perfect fantasy player because he can score, rebound and block shots. I paid $21,008 for him but I think it will be worth it if he can stay in the game. Side note: Cousins only plays about 32 minutes per game, yet he averages 22 points and 12 rebounds a night, crazy.
Fresh off giving away $150,000, DraftStreet is running satellites for yet another $100,000 contest. Look for them in the NBA lobby for a chance to win a voucher to the NBA $100K Playoffs Big Score and a $20,000 first place prize. This one starts on April 19 and finishes on April 20, the two-day format being a wrinkle common to NBA playoff leagues. If you don’t have a DraftStreet account, you can sign up using this link.
Remember to register at least 10 minutes before the roster deadlines. Wednesday’s games begin at 7:00 PM EDT.
Wednesday’s NBA games
Detroit Pistons at Indiana Pacers
If Indiana lost would it really surprise anyone? They have been dreadful over the last three weeks. Sadly, I think they’re beginning to realize they can’t score and lost all confidence. If you want fantasy, you don’t want the Pacers.
Brooklyn Nets at New York Knicks
The Nets are a better team with equal talent. New York is so terribly coached they risk falling from the playoffs with the second best scorer in the game.
Cleveland Cavaliers at Orlando Magic
The Cavs have been without Kyrie Irving on and off for some time now. Folks in Cleveland, thank Luol Deng for his services and say your farewells because the door won’t hit him on the way out.
Boston Celtics at Washington Wizards:
Jared Sullinger at $11,069 is a great fantasy option. He’s proven a lot of people wrong this year overcoming a back injury and being able to stay healthy during the latter part of the season.
Houston Rockets at Toronto Raptors
The Rockets are without Dwight Howard, look for Omer Asik ($8,262) to step up. Kyle Lowry isn’t playing, so keep him off your team.
Chicago Bulls at Atlanta Hawks
The Hawks haven’t defeated the Bulls this season and that isn’t changing tonight. The Bulls have been on a tear since January and the Hawks have been slowly on the decline.
Milwaukee Bucks at Miami Heat
Does this game even need a preview? Miami can make Milwaukee its puppet if they want but chances are LeBron James will only play a few quarters because it’s a blowout. If you’re looking for fantasy on the Heat, look at the bench.
Memphis Grizzlies at Minnesota Timberwolves
This is one game where Kevin Love isn’t a good fantasy option. Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph are a tough pair to score on and surely have plans to deny Love at the rim.
Golden State Warriors at San Antonio Spurs.
This is fun. The most well-organized team against one of the most exciting teams. Golden State stole a game in Dallas last night (literally) and have momentum, but wait, so does San Antonio, the winners of 18-straight.
New Orleans Pelicans at Denver Nuggets
Anthony Davis can score 30 all day against Denver. They will try but will fail to keep one of the league’s best young big-men off the glass. The Nuggets have fallen off this year, maybe they shouldn’t have fired George Karl.
LA Clippers at Phoenix Suns
The Clippers are having another great season with Blake Griffin and Chris Paul leading the charge. Paul will play but Griffin is out. For Phoenix, Goran Dragic at $15,098 isn’t a bad purchase.
LA Lakers at Sacramento Kings
I hope Chris Kaman put Icy Hot on today. DeMarcus Cousins will be attacking him all night. An easy choice for fantasy is Cousins, as I mentioned above.
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Brett Poirier is a contributor to Sheridan Hoops. Follow @BrettNBA