Tonight is a treat for basketball fans and one of the more difficult DFS challenges of the entire NBA season. There’s a terrific Western Conference doubleheader on TNT, starting at 8:00 Eastern.
Last night the Bucks staved off elimination but the Pelicans were swept. Three more teams face the same fate on Sunday.
What do James Harden, Stephen Curry, Russell Westbrook and LeBron James have in common? They’re all legitimate MVP candidates, of course. But what else does that Awesome Foursome have in common? In a potential playoff series against the defending NBA champion San Antonio Spurs, they can all expect to see an individual matchup with Kawhi Leonard. In case you’ve been transfixed by March Madness, the Spurs are looking like a championship contender. Again. If you want some perspective, my son Andrew was born
If you’re going to have only three games, they might as well be good ones. While two of them may be kind of lopsided in real life, they are full of DFS possibilities and high scores are anticipated.
Let’s get something out of the way here. Russell Westbrook is awesome. Westbrook is one of the game’s top five players, and I’ve felt that way for a couple of years. He may not be a better conventional point guard than Chris Paul or Tony Parker or Stephen Curry. But if any of those guys even dream about being a better player than Westbrook, they better wake up and get back to reality. I also love watching Westbrook play. I cannot recall
From “too many” games on Wednesday, with millions of possible 8-man lineup combinations, the pendulum swings as far as possible the other way. Two very interesting Thursday matchups feature playoff teams.
We were all over the DraftKings leaderboard on Monday with scores in the 320 range. Many nights, that would have been extremely profitable, but James Harden (and his whopping 75.25 FPTS) was owned on 84.4% of teams, which means the big prizes depended on the supporting casts.
It’s just another manic Monday. The NBA features nine games, several of them involving heavy favorites. Injuries and possible fatigue cloud the DFS picture, especially in New Orleans. It’s always important to check breaking news, critical tonight.