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It was a triumph of Grizzlies basketball. Marc Gasol $8700 was brilliant and they held the Warriors — who had won 16 in a row — to 41% shooting. Mike Conley $7900 and Zach Randolph $7400 did what they do, but it was the bench, led by Vince Carter $3000 with 16 points, that helped seal the deal with a tremendous second quarter.
The three best records in the NBA belong to the Warriors, Grizzlies and Blazers. What do all three Western Conference teams have in common? Continuity. Besides for some minor tweaks, (Shaun Livingston, Vince Carter, Steve Blake and Chris Kaman) Golden State, Memphis and Portland retained their core players and have been extremely successful over the first quarter of the regular season. For Portland, now at 16-4 after Sunday’s win over New York, this is the third season the LaMarcus Aldridge-Damian Lillard-Nicolas Batum-Wes
We all know what the Philadelphia 76ers are doing. Call it whatever you want – tanking, rebuilding, deconstructing, hoarding – the 76ers are openly, unabashedly and intentionally sinking to the bottom of the NBA, because GM Sam Hinkie has convinced ownership that is the fastest way to get back to the top. Hinkie has constructed a roster that is inherently non-competitive. The Sixers have the fewest first-round picks and the most undrafted free agents of any team. Their highest-paid player makes $6.6
It took huge fantasy scores to win the big money at DraftKings on Saturday, as ten of 12 NBA teams put up 100 points or more. My main lineup produced 277 FPTs, often good enough to turn a profit, yet didn’t get a sniff.
Let’s call last night a Wacky Wednesday and try to forget. The 76ers won a game! The Rockets, missing four of their best seven players, beat the Grizzlies. The Spurs lost to the Nets, with Mirza Teletovic the best player on the floor — 26 PTS, 16 REB.
How do you replace DeMar DeRozan? Toronto’s all-star and leading scorer will be out indefinitely with a groin injury that involves a torn tendon. His misfortune actually benefits daily fantasy players, because salaries have yet to adjust and at least three Raptors will share those 33 minutes per game.
Saturday wasn’t my night. Though it was great to watch Lou Williams score a career-high 36 in Cleveland, who could have predicted that?