This week, while NBA coaches pick the All-Star reserves, the NBA will pick the All-Star coaches. Neither task is as easy. David Blatt’s dismissal as coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers has added a bizarre twist to next month’s All-Star Game in Toronto. The Cavs have the best record in the Eastern Conference, which means their staff was on track to coach the East All-Stars. But Blatt has been replaced by Tyronn Lue, who will coach just five games before the deadline of
There are four high-salaried superstars to consider in daily fantasy on a five-game NBA Thursday. With a $50,000 salary cap for an eight-man roster, we can afford to use two studs and still assemble a strong lineup. [Read more…]
It’s a great day to be a basketball fan, with ten NBA games, highlighted by the Warriors in Cleveland for a Finals rematch (and possible preview.) If both clubs have a playoff-level intensity, Draymond Green $9600 will try to contain LeBron James $9800 while Stephen Curry $10500 and Kyrie Irving $6900 make each other work hard for every point. The fascinating nightcap has Houston visiting the Clippers. James Harden $9900 scored 31 points in just 27 minutes last night in a romp over the Lakers.
Congratulations to “supermanb8″ who won $50,000 for three bucks last night at DraftKings with DeMarcus Cousins $10000, Rajon Rondo $8400, Zach Randolph and the amazing Draymond Green $10100 leading the way to 356.5 fantasy points. [Read more…]
There are only five games in the NBA today, two of them matinees. DraftKings offers Early-Only and All-Day contests that close at 3:30 Eastern. [Read more…]
On a fairly quiet NBA Tuesday, DraftKings is making noise with some terrific prizes. If you’ve already signed up, there’s a $400,000 contest that pays $50K for the highest score and a guaranteed $350K to almost 32,000 other winners. Entry fee is a mere three bucks per team, but if you’re new to DK and make a minimum $5 deposit, it’s free! [Read more…]
Launching a seven-game road trip, Golden State edged Utah 106-103 on Monday to remain unbeaten. Tonight in Charlotte should be a slightly easier task. Al Jefferson (calf) is out, giving Cody Zeller $3800 an opportunity. Kemba Walker $7500 and Nicolas Batum $7400 are the safe plays, Jeremy Lamb $4800 the value pick but it’s hard to recommend them. [Read more…]
We’re now a little more than a week into the NBA season, so there’s been a bit of time for some statistical trends to emerge. Despite the sample sizes still being extremely small, here are several things that have jumped out when it comes to several of the league’s players. 1. It has been ugly for Kobe Bryant and the Lakers through four games. Bryant has missed 40 of his 62 shots overall, is just 7-for-34 from the arc, LA is