It’s easy to fall in love with the statistics of certain players in the league, but numbers don’t always tell the whole story. Sometimes numbers don’t do certain players justice. Take Draymond Green, for example. He is a walking triple-double threat on a nightly basis and you might say his ability to collect them like few in the league can explains what he does on the floor. However, his versatility on the defensive end – switching back and forth from power
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.
Welcome to another Gambling Guru column. The last few weeks in the NBA have had plenty of intrigue, including the news out of Brooklyn that the Nets – my team – fired coach Lionel Hollins and re-assigned GM Billy King. Chris Sheridan wrote a depressingly accurate Billy King obituary chronicling all of the disastrous decisions he made during his Nets tenure. For the record, I’m not as mad with the Paul Pierce/Kevin Garnett trade as many fans, analysts and journalists were. It was aggressive and
The Utah Jazz suffered a tough overtime loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday, and things only got worse when they were forced to face the San Antonio Spurs away from home on Monday. Finishing their 5th game in seven nights, the Jazz were clearly fatigued and had little fight left against the Spurs, who remained undefeated at home with a 13-0 record and led by as many as 46 points in the lopsided contest. [Read more…]
The Golden State Warriors continued their winning ways on Monday when they beat the Utah Jazz on the road 106-103 for their 19th consecutive victory, but as the score indicates, there was nothing easy about this particular game as things came down to the wire. With the Warriors up by a single point, the Jazz had the final possession with 16 seconds left in the contest for a chance to walk away with a game-winning shot. Rodney Hood missed a 3-point try
Rudy Gobert is defining himself as a force on the defensive end of the floor for the Utah Jazz this season. In doing so, he’s starting to end up on the wrong end of highlight clips. It started exactly a week ago when he went up to block DeMar DeRozan’s dunk attempt. That didn’t go so well, although he did a marvelous job at burning a Toronto Raptors fan on twitter after that game. [Read more…]
In the real NBA, Russell Westbrook $12300 could not have been much better, leading the Thunder to a thrilling home win over Dallas with 31 PTS, 11 AST, 5 REB, 5 STL and a total of 64.8 FP (DraftKings fantasy points.) [Read more…]
The unexpected firing of Kevin McHale might wake up the sputtering Rockets. James Harden $10100 and Dwight Howard $7500 are strong plays tonight at home against Portland, with Terrence Jones $6200 and Trevor Ariza $5600 also worth considering in DFS contests at DraftKings. [Read more…]