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Every team wants a player in the NBA All-Star Game. Just this week, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban complained that the voting system is “absolutely, positively broken” and lobbied for the NBA to provide additional roster spots for reserves who may have been overlooked by the fans. His reasoning was that leading vote-getter Stephen Curry received a mere 1.5 million votes, which is a miniscule total when you consider the global, electronic balloting process. As he often does, Cuban made some good
Of the 11 NBA games on Big Friday, two stand out from a DFS perspective. The defenseless Kings and DeMarcus Cousins $11000 visit the Warriors, who are 18-1 at home and the best team in the Association as we near the halfway mark.
We have 13 games to consider on Big Friday, including several featuring high-salaried superstars. All signs point to a fifth consecutive monster game for DeMarcus Cousins $11300 and another big night for Chris Bosh $8400.
DeMarcus Cousins is known for a lot of things. Mostly it’s his attitude and his tendency to pick up technical fouls at an alarming rate. But on Thursday night, maybe he’ll be known for something else in the league. He posted a picture and video to his Instagram Thursday that at first glance might leave you guessing if that’s really Boogie or not.
It’s not easy to get 75% of NBA games wrong on a given night, but I managed to do it on Monday. Loved the Pelicans, especially Jrue Holiday, who hurt his ankle as they lost in Boston.
Congratulations if you keyed on Pau Gasol last night. A career-high 46 points came out of nowhere, along with 18 rebounds. Nikola Vucevic (34 PTS, 16 REB) was another brilliant play despite the ‘ankle injury’ that scared me away. D’oh!
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