Daily Fantasy Basketball Picks for Tuesday’s NBA Games

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The Daily goes through the top Guards, Forwards and Centers for the evening’s slate of games. Advanced information found on RotoGrinders and basketball-reference.com.

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Three-Shift Game Watch:

Three-Shift games are those that could be so one-sided that the primaries on the teams don’t play their last shift, the lucrative fourth quarter shift, and therefore have their usual production limited.

Chicago Bulls @ Golden State Warriors (Warriors -10.5)

The Warriors are heads and tails above the rest of the league, as this latest piece from the talented guys at numberFire shows. So it’s no surprise that the slightly off key Bulls would be a double-digit dog in the house of the Warriors. Still, it’s probably worth rostering folks from this game because while the lead may very well end up being 10-15 points, it’s unlikely that it would get so out of hand that it would limit minutes across the board.

Top Plays in Top Tier (5.5K<):

LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers @ Detroit ($7,250)

On Aces there is so much flexibility that James doesn’t stand out as much as he does on SF-specific places, but he’s still a tremendous play as recency bias shows his latest few games have made value and the Cavs are playing much better since his return to the lineup (shock!).

Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors vs. Chicago ($6,800)

He’s a 7.5K talent under 7K — Curry’s numbers have been lower because his minutes have been controlled by Kerr to keep him fresh, but this is just the sort of game that Curry might be needed and played 36-39 minutes, which would make him very tasty at this price.

Pau Gasol, Chicago Bulls @ Golden State ($6,400)

Pau has been quietly matchup proof and in a game that pumps up the possessions and allows him to pick, roll, pop, slam and other Batman-like sounds, he will be productive.

John Wall, Washington Wizards @ Los Angeles Lakers ($6,000)

Only 6K and against the worst defensive team in the league, Wall is certain to be owned by many tonight. It’s surprising that this game doesn’t pop on the 3-shift Watch, alas. Wall is playing very well but the danger is that he tends to look to pass early in the games (a la Chris Paul) before starting to look for his shot. He might not be able to help it in this game, though.

Zach Randolph, Memphis Grizzlies @ Dallas ($5,850)

He’s been right around 38FP for about two weeks, driven by constant double-doubles. He is the main Grizzly getting his even when the matchup is one-sided. He’s on the BEOABAB but he only played 33 minutes last night after 27 minutes on the 24th. Should be good to go for full shifts tonight.

Greg Monroe, Detroit Pistons vs. Cleveland ($5,700)

Things Kevin Love is confused for: A surfer, a lumberjack, a Laker. Things Kevin Love isn’t confused for: An All-NBA defender. Monroe has a nice matchup with a surprising total number from Vegas and has been very steady in the middle of SVG’s spread and shoot offense.

Mid Tier (4.6K-5.5K):

Derrick Rose, Chicago Bulls @ Golden State ($5,200)

The Warriors defense is sound, but Rose has playing (much) better and is in the type of up-tempo game that could see his FP go over 40 tonight.

Bradley Beal, Washington Wizards @ Los Angeles Lakers ($4,700)

On the surface it seems the perfect fit, however Beal is not a consistent performer because Wall, Nene, Pierce gobble up possessions. The matchup and talent says yes, but the mind says, only in tournaments.

Hassan Whiteside, Miami Heat vs. Milwaukee ($4,650)

He’s at home, which I like when rostering shot blockers since the home stat crew are typically more ready to count the blocks than roadies. The pace and score totals are low, but there should be enough action to get Whiteside to value here.

Nene Hilario, Washington Wizards @ Los Angeles ($4,650)

If things are normal, Nene should be a fine play here in a nice pace game with little trouble in terms of shot blockers out front. If he gets the ball early, like he did against Portland, it could be a tremendous game.

Andrew Bogut, Golden State Warriors vs. Chicago ($4,600)

The Bulls have not been good against opponents up front this year, despite having some good rim protection on the roster. I have an affection for Bogut on this team because he really makes things go on both sides – he’s so important to them and tends to gobble up FP when at home.

DJ Augustin, Detroit Pistons vs. Cleveland ($4,600)

He’s a good play, even at a higher point total than when everybody ran him out on his 50FP night. Kyrie Irving does not defend well and the Pistons are going to need Augustin’s shooting to keep things spread out for Monroe and Drummond down low.

Discount Rack (<4.6K):

Timofey Mozgov, Cleveland Cavaliers @ Detroit ($4,550)

His price keeps creeping back up, but it still a good discount rack play against the generous point givings of the Pistons front court.

Paul Pierce, Washington Wizards @ Los Angeles Lakers ($4,300)

Pierce has been balling lately and the matchup is sound. He still has the old step backs and PUJITs working and the Lakers like to give up the long ball (4th worst defensive % vs 3PFG).

Beno Udrih, Memphis Grizzlies @ Dallas ($3,800)

He’s not much defensively, but he’s good on offense. If Conley is out tonight, Udrih is quickly in the lineup as one of the few sub 4K plays of the night on Aces.

Good luck tonight, everybody!

The Slate:

Tuesday, January 27

MATCHUP

TIME (ET)

AWAY TV

HOME TV

NAT TV

Toronto at Indiana

7:00 PM

TSN

FSMW

Cleveland at Detroit

7:30 PM

FSOH

FSDT

NBATV

Milwaukee at Miami

7:30 PM

FSWI

SUN

Memphis at Dallas

8:30 PM

TSOH

FSSW

Chicago at Golden State

10:30 PM

CSNC

CSNB

NBATV

Washington at LA Lakers

10:30 PM

CSNB

TWC SN

Daily Fantasy Basketball Picks for Friday’s NBA Games

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Check out the Daily Fantasy Basketball Picks where it’s a definition of grind tonight for a big slate.

The Daily goes through the top Guards, Forwards and Centers for the evening’s slate of games. Advanced information found on RotoGrinders and basketball-reference.com.

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Tonight Fantasy Aces begins another Survivor Tourney — get in the game and good luck!

Let us know how you did by hitting us on Twitter @HeyRotoAdvice or @JasonWalkerRoto. Good luck! Games and TV schedule at the bottom.

Three-Shift Game Watch:

Three-Shift games are those that could be so one-sided that the primaries on the teams don’t play their last shift, the lucrative fourth quarter shift, and therefore have their usual production limited.

Toronto Raptors @ Philadelphia 76ers (Sixers +13)

The Sixers are darn near league average defensively this season, but Toronto is back to full strength and it’s a Narrative Game for hometown guy Kyle Lowry. Is it enough to keep the Raptors in full-game mode? Or just Lowry? And will any of it matter to the Sixers, who finally sat some guys in a blow out last week, but usually plays their guys 35 minutes or so.

Los Angeles Lakers @ San Antonio Spurs (Spurs -13)

No more Kobe, which could be alright and the Spurs are far from rolling. Kawhi Leonard is back, but there they were getting rolled big last night. They’re a puzzling crew so it’s tourney only in this one, especially when considering the spread.

Sacramento Kings @ Golden State Warriors (Warriors -15.5)

There is so much FP talent on the floor in this game, but can you take the risk? It’s possible that someone like Klay Thompson can get his number in three shifts, but picking the player that is going to get the fantasy goodness before the music stops in this game. On the flip, how long will Rudy Gay and DeMarcus Cousins play to try and justify their salaries? It’s a tough play and this game will be super sweet for a multiple lineup, GPP play, but otherwise it may not be worth the rest.

Top Plays in Top Tier (5.5K<):

Anthony Davis, New Orleans Pelicans @ Minnesota Timberwolves ($7,550)

Minnesota plays at a high pace, is defensively challenged and misses a lot of shots. The atmosphere is right for a huge game for Davis, but the scoring, because of Tyreke Evans and a number of guys who like to shoot, sometimes prevents Davis from having the big games he should be able to produce. Also, Monty Williams.

James Harden, Houston Rockets @ Phoenix ($7,450)

Harden is banged up, so there’s a caveat but otherwise it looks like a tremendous FP opportunity for one of the league’s best scorers. PHX and HOU should put up a large number and Harden is going to be a big reason why.

Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder @ Atlanta ($7,200)

The Hawks are tough defensively and they are rolling, but Durant has always created problems because, height. Durant should still be the alpha dog on the court in Atlanta and the Hawks allow for a good amount of second chance ops, the kind that which Durant can take advantage.

Nikola Vucevic, Orlando Magic @ New York ($6,000)

Nik has the weak Knicks frontcourt to contend with, and that’s not much. Tobias Harris being back in the mix could suppress usage here, but Nic should be good to go for a strong double-double against the brick-heavy Knicks.

Jeff Teague, Atlanta Hawks vs. Oklahoma City ($5,700)

Jeff Teague has created a higher floor for himself this season and in this forecasted high scoring game he should be able to accrue value points against Russell Westbrook. Also, given the Thunders turnover ways, this creates a nice op to get all the way to 40FP tonight.

Mid Tier (4.6K-5.5K):

Michael Carter-Williams, Philadelphia 76ers vs. Toronto ($5,400)

Still no Wroten and while Toronto is a much better defensive team than the Knicks, they are below average in allowing personal fouls, something on which MCW and his above average fouls drawn rate can capitalize.

Tyson Chandler, Dallas Mavericks vs. Chicago ($5,300)

Chandler gets the Bulls on the back end of a back to back and the Bulls have been…wait for it….gored by opposing frontcourts, even when it’s a putback and dunk guy like Chandler.

Jared Sullinger, Boston Celtics vs. Denver ($5,000)

Denver struggles against opposing power forwards and this portrays as a high total for the night, so Sully should be able to produce the 33FP we’ll need to hit the value mark, especially considering the ragged health and depth of the Nuggets frontcourt.

Goran Dragic, Phoenix Suns v.s Houston ($4,950)

He’s been the off guard in the Suns offense, especially when Isaiah Thomas comes in as the third guard, so Pat Beverley likely won’t be guarding our man Goran tonight. The number for the game is a no-way, can’t be, 220.5 so there shall be much numbers to be culled, like one of those collect-the-dollar-while-the-wind-blows money drops tonight.

Derrick Rose, Chicago Bulls @ Dallas ($4,850)

The clock is ticking before Rose is back to being priced at the star level he’s been dialed into the last few games. Rose didn’t play a full workload last night so he should be good to go against an average Mavericks defense.

Discount Rack (<4.6K):

Timofey Mozgov, Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Charlotte ($4,350)

Mozzy’s been good, reeeal good, and has a not-so-tough Hornets defense to contend with. The price is right if you are shooting well below the top tier for centers.

Robert Covington, Philadelphia 76ers vs. Toronto ($4,350)

As mentioned with MCW, the foul rate of the Raptors is high, so Covington, whose draw rate is better than even MCW’s, should benefit. Covington has been pretty solid and is a good price play when balancing the budget.

Eric Gordon, New Orleans Hornets @ Minnesota ($4,200)

Minny’s defense shouldn’t be a problem for Gordon, who has found some fantasy mojo with Jrue Holiday on hiatus and Tyreke running the point.

J.J. Hickson, Denver Nuggets vs. Boston ($4,100)

Role players play better at home and with Faried sick and Nurkic working through injuries while on the court, Hickson is in prime position to be a solid value play in a very high scoring affair.

Steven Adams, Oklahoma City Thunder @ Atlanta ($4,000)

The Hawks struggle at the rebounding and Adams is above average in offensive rebounds so, math. Adams won’t be any kind of help in points scored, but a tidy double digit rebound game is likely should Brooks play him the 26-30 minutes he’s been getting.

Brandon Bass, Boston Celtics @ Denver ($3,950)

Savvy, productive, efficient veteran meet opportunity. With a shiny new starting role and Kelly Olynyk hurting with an ankle injury, Captain Weird Jump Shot gets a chance to expand on his usual efficiency. Good fantasy points ensue.

Langston Galloway, New York Knicks @ Orlando ($3,650)

Galloway has been super solid at his discount rate, and while Elf Payton is a tougher foe than the last couple he’s dealt with, Galloway is going to be heavily rostered at this price.

Good luck tonight, everybody!

The Slate:

Friday, January 23

MATCHUP

TIME (ET)

AWAY TV

HOME TV

NAT TV

Oklahoma City at Atlanta

7:30 PM

FSOK

TSOH

Toronto at Philadelphia

7:00 PM

TSN2

CSN

Charlotte at Cleveland

7:30 PM

TSOH

FSOH

Indiana at Miami

7:30 PM

FSMW

SUN

Orlando at New York

7:30 PM

FSFL

MSG

Chicago at Dallas

8:00 PM

FSSW

ESPN

New Orleans at Minnesota

8:00 PM

FSN

FSN

LA Lakers at San Antonio

8:30 PM

TWC SN

FSSW

Boston at Denver

9:00 PM

CSNN

ALT

Houston at Phoenix

9:00 PM

ROOT

FSAZ

Sacramento at Golden State

10:30 PM

CSAC

CSNB

Daily Fantasy Basketball Picks for Wednesday’s NBA Games

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Check out the Daily Fantasy Basketball Picks where it’s looking like a stars and scrubs night.

The Daily goes through the top Guards, Forwards and Centers for the evening’s slate of games. Advanced information found on RotoGrinders and basketball-reference.com.

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Let us know how you did by hitting us on Twitter @HeyRotoAdvice or @JasonWalkerRoto. Good luck! Games and TV schedule at the bottom.

Injured Players to Watch:

  • LaMarcus Aldridge, Portland (OUT)

  • Kemba Walker (Probable)

  • Jrue Holiday (Doubtful)

  • Tobias Harris (GTD)

  • Hassan Whiteside (OUT)

  • Kevin Martin, Timberwolves (GTD)

Three-Shift Game Watch:

Three-Shift games are those that could be so one-sided that the primaries on the teams don’t play their last shift, the lucrative fourth quarter shift, and therefore have their usual production limited.

Utah Jazz @ Cleveland Cavaliers (Cavs -10)

Revenge game for the Gordon Hayward buzzer beater, the Cavs are playing better and Utah is still one of the worst defensive teams in the league, though better somewhat with more Rudy Gobert. Still this has the potential, in Cleveland, to get out of hand and so, for that reason, I am out.

Indiana Pacers @ Atlanta Hawks (Hawks -11)

Hawks have come a long way, baby. Favored by more than ten and, why not, they have had double digit leads for the duration of their current 13-game winning streak. They were stinky against DET and still beat them by 10. Definitely a three-shift watch here.

Top Plays in Top Tier (5.5K<):

Anthony Davis, New Orleans Pelicans vs. Los Angeles Lakers ($7,550)

All predicated on his good health, of course. If he is, he gets a soft defensive gift in the Lakers. A good place to bet on Davis actually pay off tonight.

DeMarcus Cousins, Sacramento Kings vs. Brooklyn ($7,500)

The Nets are in the bottom ten in shooting and Cousins has been top 1 in awesome centers who can do it all. His weird anomaly is fouling out just before a game heads to overtime. Even still, he’s worth the buy. Even at 7.5K and a 6.5x multiplier for Aces, Cousins needs 48 FP to make value, a number he has beat in four of his last five games.

Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder @ Washington ($7,200)

Durant owns all your narratives. Going back to hometown. Leading the Thunder back into contention. Getting back into his MVP form one 40+FP game at a time. Durant is not as good of a bet to beat his value number as Cousins but consider this: Durant shot 0-7 from three-point range in yesterday’s game against Luol Deng and Miami and he STILL dropped a 50-spot FP in that game.

Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors @ Houston ($6,900)

This game did not pop on the three-shift watch but they woodshedded the Rockets at their house last time out and Curry made everybody pay for overestimating the Pat Beverly factor on him. Home game, home groove — he might not shoot as much given the setup, but if the game stays in range, Curry will pass 50FP easily.

Carmelo Anthony, New York Knicks @ Philadelphia ($6,000)

Anthony could have 35 FP on points alone tonight. The Sixers aren’t other-worldly bad on defense, but they are below league average and they play at a faster pace. Also, they miss a lot of shots which will help the Knicks in general and even an agnostic rebounder in Anthony. The Sixers are favored to win, so Anthony should be able to rack it up tonight.

Andre Drummond, Detroit Pistons vs. Orlando ($5,800)

Drummond can rack up the boards and Orlando is below the league average in shooting, leaving Andre to try and duplicate his 22 rebound effort against Orlando last time out.

Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers @ Phoenix ($5,800)

A good bet to clear 40FP tonight as LaMarcus Aldridge’s hand will keep him out of this matchup. Lillard will be looked to, along with bombardier teammate Wesley Matthews, to score a bunch for the frontcourt-challenged Blazers.

Mid Tier (4.6K-5.5K):

Michael Carter-Williams, Philadelphia 76ers vs. New York ($5,400)

A super-short Knicks backcourt should do little to deter MCW and his box score stuffings. His price will be near 6K too soon at this rate.

Al Horford, Atlanta Hawks vs. Indiana Pacers ($5,400)

Horford always plays well against Roy Hibbert and the Pacers are a poor shooting team, giving Al a lot of opportunities to gather rebounds.

Tyson Chandler, Dallas Mavericks @ Minnesota ($5,300)

Pretty simple equation. Timberwolves are third worst in shooting, dead last in defense and third worst in defensive rebounding. They are also among the league leaders in getting their shots blocked. Take all of that, and Dallas not having another rebounder other than Chandler, and presto, you have a solid floor game here.

Thaddeus Young, Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Dallas ($4,650)

I like Young to have the big scoring game against Dallas because pace, opportunity with Shabazz out and SOMEBODY has to fill it up for the Wolves, and Mo Williams already used his ticket.

Discount Rack (<4.6K):

Nerlens Noel, Philadelphia 76ers vs. New York ($4,550)

Noel gets the miss heavy Knicks in his house and he has been back to putting up solid numbers night after night after fulling coming back from injury earlier in the season.

Wesley Matthews, Portland Trail Blazers @ Phoenix ($4,450)

Fast paced game and, without a frontcourt, Portland is going to need Matthews’ Woodstock to Lillard’s Snoopy tonight. PHX is 12th worst defending against the three so the league leading three-tandem should be plenty busy tonight. Many bow poses tonight for Matthews.

Timofey Mozgov, Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Utah ($4,350)

You have to look at him, at least roster wise, because he will have the opportunity and they’ll need his size against a large Utah front line.

Robert Covington, Philadelphia 76ers vs. New York ($4,350)

Weak matchup tonight in what should be a loose game, which suits Covington just right. The Knicks are also still league leaders in giving up threes, by a wide margin. Good matchup for Bob.

Channing Frye, Orlando Magic @ Detroit ($3,950)

We love him. We love him not. We love him…..Frye is getting run again as Orlando’s stretch-four, which is to say, without Tobias Harris, Frye has seen more shots and has been making the most of them. He will play late in games with the Magic’s three guards and Vuc so a good value down here.

Jason Smith, New York Knicks @ Philadelphia ($3,800)

It’s Smith’s turn to man the center position and he has been very good at it lately. The Sixers, as discussed, will miss a lot of shots, so Smith stands to gain as long as he can stay on the floor.

Langston Galloway, New York Knicks @ Philadelphia ($3,650)

He’s been balling, starting and nothing matters anymore this year for the Knicks. If he can avoid fouling MCW tonight, will play off value here as he’s gone for 16, 28.50 and 29.75 in his last three games.

Good luck tonight, everybody!

The Slate:

 

Wednesday, January 21
MATCHUP TIME (ET) AWAY TV HOME TV NAT TV
Indiana at Atlanta 7:30 PM FSMW TSOH
Miami at Charlotte 7:00 PM SUN TSOH
Utah at Cleveland 7:00 PM ROOT FSOH
New York at Philadelphia 7:00 PM MSG CSN
Orlando at Detroit 7:30 PM FSFL FSDT
Toronto at Memphis 8:00 PM TSOH
Dallas at Minnesota 8:00 PM FSSW FSN
LA Lakers at New Orleans 8:00 PM TWC SN FSN
Oklahoma City at Washington 8:00 PM FSOK CSNB ESPN
Portland at Phoenix 9:00 PM CSNN FSAZ
Brooklyn at Sacramento 10:00 PM YES CSAC
Houston at Golden State 10:30 PM ROOT CSNB ESPN

Daily Fantasy Basketball Picks for Friday’s NBA Games

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Check out the Daily Fantasy Basketball Picks where this guy is not active tonight. Sad faces ensue. 

The Daily goes through the top Guards, Forwards and Centers for the evening’s slate of games. Advanced information found on RotoGrinders and basketball-reference.com.

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Let us know how you did by hitting us on Twitter @HeyRotoAdvice or @JasonWalkerRoto. Good luck! Games and TV schedule at the bottom.

Injured Players to Watch:

  • Anthony Davis, New Orleans Pelicans

  • Rudy Gay, Sacramento Kings

  • Jrue Holiday, New Orleans Pelicans

  • Mike Conley, Memphis Grizzlies

  • Tony Wroten, Philadelphia 76ers

  • Joakim Noah, Chicago Bulls

  • Shabazz Muhammad, Minnesota Timberwolves

  • Deron Williams, Brooklyn Nets

  • Andrew Bogut, Golden State Warriors

Three-Shift Game Watch:

Three-Shift games are those that could be so one-sided that the primaries on the teams don’t play their last shift, the lucrative fourth quarter shift, and therefore have their usual production limited.

Brooklyn Nets @ Washington Wizards (Wizards -10)

The Nets may be a breath away from full on tanktastic mode, though it wouldn’t benefit them draft-wise. The Wizards have been playing very well and with John Wall being uber-effective at home, this could become a short game for the key Wizards starters.

Minnesota Timberwolves @ Phoenix Suns (Suns -13.5)

I don’t want to believe this is going to be one-sides because I like some of the participants in this matchup (Wigging, Len, Mo Williams, Markieff Morris) but Vegas has a YUGE number on the home team, so it bears watching. It likely means I won’t be all in on the mid-tier plays like Morris and Wiggy, just in case.

Top Plays in Top Tier (5.5K<):

DeMarcus Cousins, Sacramento Kings vs. Miami ($7,400)

When will the price of Cousins stop rising? Maybe when he stops looking like a man among boys on the court. He has a great matchup against a foul prone front court and without Rudy Gay, potentially. Find a way, America. Find a way.

Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Golden State ($7,150)

The Thunder have to be desperate and if they are all-in on making a statement against the top-dog Warriors, then Durant is going to be a big reason why. Mix in that Andrew Bogut is going to rest and that has a negative impact on the Warriors overall defense. They will still be solid, but not as stout.

Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors @ Utah ($7,000)

Should be a fantastic scoring game and Curry will be at the heart of every major scoring run for the W’s. Westbrook is not a lock down defender and this is the highest scoring game on the board tonight. Enjoy if you roster him.

Pau Gasol. Chicago Bulls @ Boston ($6,450)

No Joakim tonight and the Celtics are not good at all at defending the frontcourt sooooo yay, Pau! Gasol has a great track record when he gets high usage, which should be the case tonight.

Ty Lawson, Denver Nuggets @ Dallas ($5,700)

Great price for a high volume play like Lawson, who plays a great pace and the Mavericks are not an excellent defensive team. The game being in Dallas should keep the price close a bit and Lawson will be able to post a value number.

Draymond Green, Golden State Warriors @ Utah ($5,700)

Green’s numbers have been down the last two games and that correlates with Bogut getting more minutes. It doesn’t cut DrayDay’s minutes, but it does deflate the excellent counting stats Green has been posting. Tonight, no Bogut, high possession count, four shifts all mean that Green should post a strong number tonight.

Mid Tier (4.6K-5.5K):

Jeff Teague, Atlanta Hawks @ Toronto ($5,550)

High floor in a tight game should mean good numbers for Teague, even if the physical matchup against Lowry is one would usually vex Jeff Teague. Different season and Teague has risen to the task against even Chris Paul this season.

Tyreke Evans, New Orleans Pelicans @ Philadelphia ($5,350)

No Holiday. No Davis. High Usage. The End.

Michael Carter-Williams, Philadelphia 76ers vs. New Orleans ($5,200)

MCW has no PG competition tonight as Tony Wroten will not play. No Jrue Holiday tonight to defend him and lots of minutes every night he’s healthy.

Victor Oladipo, Orlando Magic vs. Memphis ($5,150)

‘Dipo is rolling without Tobias Harris and should keep it going against Courtney Lee at home against the Grizzlies with the associated non-Tobias Usage Rate.

Andrew Wiggins, Minnesota Timberwolves @ Phoenix ($4,850)

Wiggins has been heavy minutes, no matter the score, so Wiggins should be rolling against the fast paced Suns. His floor has significantly risen with the rise in minutes, making him as safe a play as he’s been in his short career.

Discount Rack (<4.6K):

Ryan Anderson, New Orleans Pelicans @ Philadelphia ($4.500)

Anderson, without The Brow and Jrue Holiday, will be greatly involved and will be free to bomb away at any time. Philly misses a lot of shots so he could scoop a large share of rebounds making his number rise beyond his scoring.

Taj Gibson, Chicago Bulls @ Boston ($4,400)

No Noah makes Gibson a tremendous play and he will be very highly owned on Aces tonight.

Alex Len, Phoenix Suns vs. Minnesota ($4,200)

Len has been solid, the Suns are playing him a full four shifts every night and has a great matchup against the Wolves.

KJ McDaniels, Philadelphia 76ers vs. New Orleans ($4,000)

KJM will be a nice play without Wroten playing and really good if Robert Covington misses another game. In that scenario McDaniels went for 30+FP and the matchup is good enough to exploit the time afforded to him.

Hassan Whiteside, Miami Heat @ Los Angeles Lakers ($3,900)

I don’t love the matchup against Cousins due to potential foul trouble. Also, Spoelstra weirdly elected to play Shawne Williams in the fourth quarter over a fully available Whiteside, even with Deng, Chalmers and Bosh in the game. This either means Hassan can’t handle 30 minutes + in a game yet or Spo doesn’t trust him, or both. Still, if he’s in and plays four full shifts, he will easily make this number. Easily. There’s the rub.

Good luck tonight, everybody!

The Slate:

 

Friday, January 16

MATCHUP

TIME (ET)

AWAY TV

HOME TV

NAT TV

Atlanta at Toronto

7:30 PM

TSOH

TSN2

Detroit at Indiana

7:00 PM

FSDT

FSMW

Memphis at Orlando

7:00 PM

TSOH

FSFL

New Orleans at Philadelphia

7:00 PM

FSN

CSN

Brooklyn at Washington

7:00 PM

YES

CSNB

Chicago at Boston

7:30 PM

CSNC

CSNN

Golden State at Oklahoma City

8:00 PM

CSNB

FSOK

ESPN

Denver at Dallas

8:30 PM

ALT

FSSW

Portland at San Antonio

8:30 PM

CSNN

FSSW

Minnesota at Phoenix

9:00 PM

FSN

FSAZ

LA Lakers at Utah

9:00 PM

TWC SN

ROOT

Miami at Sacramento

10:00 PM

SUN

CSAC

Cleveland at LA Clippers

10:30 PM

FSOH

FSW2

ESPN

Daily Fantasy Basketball Picks for Tuesday’s NBA Games

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Check out the Daily Fantasy Basketball Picks where we use the word smidgee and discuss DeMarcus Cousins, but not in the same sentence.

The Daily goes through the top Guards, Forwards and Centers for the evening’s slate of games. Advanced information found on RotoGrinders and basketball-reference.com.

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Injured Players to Watch:

  • LeBron James

  • Kobe Bryant

  • George Hill/Rodney Stuckey

  • Kevin Martin/Nikola Pekovic

Three-Shift Game Watch:

Three-Shift games are those that could be so one-sided that the primaries on the teams don’t play their last shift, the lucrative fourth quarter shift, and therefore have their usual production limited.

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Top Plays in Top Tier (5.5K<):

DeMarcus Cousins, Sacramento Kings vs. Dallas ($7,350)

Who doesn’t have Boogie Fever at this point? Cousins is getting to 20FP so fast in games, it warms the hearts of those who are spending the dough to roster him. Putting Cousins together with a couple of low cost center options tonight might make a lot of sense in tournament action.

Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors @ Utah ($7,000)

Curry is away from the home-y confines of Oracle Arena and take his prolific show on the road against Utah and Trey Burke, who shouldn’t prevent Curry from doing what Curry does. With Klay Thompson’s numbers down slightly on the road, it may be Curry that picks up the slack.

John Wall, Washington Wizards vs. San Antonio  ($6,250)

Wall is at home. That’s usually very good. Wall has the Spurs and their point guards, which is also usually good for Spurs’ opponents. So Wall, whose price has gone down ever so slightly, might be very popular tonight.

Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat @ Los Angeles Lakers ($5,900)

Wade vs. Kobe – sounds like heavy usage to me. Wade has continued to take a lot of shots, just like his opponent tonight. Wade continues to throw up volume numbers which leads to a nice floor for a fantasy night, especially in a high pace matchup against the Lakers.

Draymond Green, Golden State Warriors @ Utah ($5,700)

Green is having a nice streak of five-category games going right now and will be dynamic again in Utah, who are the fifth worst defensive team in the league, though they’ve improved from their top three worst start.

Mid Tier (4.6K-5.5K):

Jeff Teague, Atlanta Hawks @ Philadelphia ($5,550)

Teague has had a pretty high floor recently and should be a tick higher thanks to a more loose pace from the Sixers. Also helping is the high-turnover nature of Philly, who have, by far, given up the most steals this season. In the matchup in Atlanta, Michael Carter-Williams turned it over NINE times. NINE times.

Monta Ellis, Dallas Mavericks @ Sacramento ($5,350)

His volume is down a smidgee since Rondo showed up, but Ben McLemore’s defense, while athletic, has been very generous this season. Ellis is just the kind of active and willing scorer to take advantage.

Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas Mavericks @ Sacramento ($5,200)

An elite scorer at a mid-level price speaks to the lower volume of minutes Dirk has received so far this season. Since the game should be relatively close, and Sacramento’s front court defense is far from elite, it should be a nice night for Dirk.

David West, Indiana Pacers vs. Minnesota ($5,000)

The Pacers have very few folks who can put the biscuit in the basket, basketball wise. West can and should do this often in a higher pace than normal game against the worst defense in the league.

Discount Rack (<4.6K):

Robert Covington, Philadelphia 76ers vs. Atlanta ($4,500)

Covington continues to shoot and score, scoring four three-pointers in four of his last five games. Atlanta does not defend the non-DeMarre Carroll opponent all too well, which is where Covington will likely land.

Timofey Mozgov, Cleveland Cavaliers @ Phoenix ($4,350)

Mozzy goes back to Phoenix, this time as a Cavalier and finds himself in the starting lineup just in time to pull yet another double-double at the expense of the Suns.

Alex Len, Phoenix Suns vs. Cleveland ($4,200)

Mozzy’s opponent will be Len, who has had some minor minute fluctuations, but has overall been more the solid for his 4.2K price point.

Ronnie Price, Los Angeles Lakers vs. Miami ($4,000)

If Kobe doesn’t play, then I like Price because there are about 25 shot attempts to spread around with Kobe out. If Kobe is in, I am staying away.

Hassan Whiteside, Miami Heat @ Los Angeles Lakers ($3,600)

Whiteside will be hugely owned tonight on Aces, where his price is still very low compared to his production, even if he will only start the second half. The matchup is tasty, too, making Whiteside a must play in cash games.

The Slate:

 

Tuesday, January 13

MATCHUP

TIME (ET)

AWAY TV

HOME TV

NAT TV

Minnesota at Indiana

7:00 PM

FSN

FSMW

Atlanta at Philadelphia

7:00 PM

TSOH

CSN

San Antonio at Washington

7:00 PM

FSSW

CSNB

NBATV

Cleveland at Phoenix

9:00 PM

FSOH

FSAZ

Golden State at Utah

9:00 PM

CSNB

ROOT

Dallas at Sacramento

10:00 PM

FSSW

CSAC

Miami at LA Lakers

10:30 PM

SUN

TWC SN

Daily Fantasy Basketball Picks for Friday’s NBA Games

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Check out the Daily Fantasy Basketball Picks where we love Fridays and Warriors home games.

The Daily goes through the top Guards, Forwards and Centers for the evening’s slate of games. Advanced information found on RotoGrinders and basketball-reference.com.

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Let us know how you did by hitting us on Twitter @HeyRotoAdvice or @JasonWalkerRoto. Good luck! Games and TV schedule at the bottom.

Injured Players to Watch:

  • Zach Randolph, Memphis Grizzlies (expected to play)

  • Mo Williams, Minnesota Timberwolves (questionable)

  • Enes Kanter, Utah Jazz (doubtful)

Three-Shift Game Watch:

Three-Shift games are those that could be so one-sided that the primaries on the teams don’t play their last shift, the lucrative fourth quarter shift, and therefore have their usual production limited.

Philadelphia 76ers @ Brooklyn Nets (-10.5)

Borderline game where the turnover prone Sixers are on the road against a Nets team that hasn’t been overly impressive against anybody. The Sixers play their core guys at least 30 minutes no matter what the score. The Nets are more likely to be impacted in the case of a lopsided game.

Utah Jazz @ Oklahoma City Thunder (-11.5)

A little more likely of a one-sided affair here, but bear in mind the Thunder are not a particularly efficient shooting team and turn the ball over an awful lot, leaving weaker opposing teams in the game longer than talent would indicate. Combine that with Rudy Gobert further deflating total numbers and this may not be as one-sided as to forcing a three-shifter.

Cleveland Cavaliers @ Golden State Warriors (Warriors -12)

The Warriors, on the other hand, are scary efficient. One week ago, against the East #2, Toronto, the Warriors were a bucket away from never getting Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson off the bench for the fourth. Against a reeling Cavaliers team, on the road, having to integrate three new players, the Warriors are a risk tonight for sure, even as it’s risky to not roster them.

Top Plays in Top Tier (5.5K<):

DeMarcus Cousins, Sacramento Kings vs. Denver ($7,300)

The Kings are rudderless, but the Boogie still lives, even if somewhat more disconnected than before. Cousins can still be good for fifty and gets to the line a bit, which won’t exactly benefit Nurkic and Hickson tonight.

Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors vs. Cleveland ($6,950)

Steph at home is so good, you’ll want to roster him for the fun of seeing him go on 10-pt runs all by himself or when Dray/Klay simply flips Steph the ball from 31 feet away and he drains it like a Pop-a-Shot.

Jimmy Butler, Chicago Bulls @ Washington ($6,350)

Jimmy Minutes took down 33 minutes in a game where Gasol didn’t play fourth shift due to Utah woodshedding the Bulls in Chicago. Jimmy wants his minutes. Jimmy will get his minutes and plenty of stats, too.

John Wall, Washington Wizards vs. Chicago ($6,300)

Speaking of guys that play well at home, Wall is a maniac, maaaaniac on the floor….and so on. Wall is a FP beast at home and has a tighter matchup so he should be good for full minutes and all the benefits therein.

Nikola Vucevic, Orlando Magic @ Los Angeles Lakers ($6,000)

Vuc gets the Lakers tonight, who are in the bottom ten in shooting give up the fourth most FP to opposing centers. Pace should fatten up Vuc’s rebounding and overall statline as well.

Tim Duncan, San Antonio Spurs vs. Phoenix ($6,000)

Everytime I roster Duncan, I wait to get Pop’d and so there I will be tonight, in a supersweet matchup against the Suns. Rostering. Waiting. Don’t turn on me, Hawks West, don’t do it.

Andre Drummond, Detroit Pistons vs. Atlanta ($5,800)

The Hawks are a good defensive team this season, yet still struggle on the defensive glass, giving steller big guy types like our man Andre a chance for more statistical goodness. And, since opposing center Al Horford is a more perimeter type, it should keep Drummond out of four trouble.

Mid Tier (4.6K-5.5K):

Draymond Green, Golden State Warriors vs. Cleveland ($5,550)

Fade Dray Day at your own risk, folks. Mr. Everything is coming off a down game on his Bobblehead night, destroying narratives all over the place, but Green is not the type to stay down long and can run and gun at home against the Cavs to make up for it.

Brandon Knight, Milwaukee Bucks @ Philadelphia ($5,300)

BK is Usage right now in Milwaukee and all good things usually start with the ball in Knight’s hands, Knight’s usage has been in the high 20s for over a month. Low cost, high usage, high production guy.

Mike Conley, Memphis Grizzlies @ New Orleans ($5,200)

With Zach Randolph out, Conley’s Usage has gone from the low 20s to high 30s regularly so keep an eye out on Zach and take advantage here.

Darren Collison, Sacramento Kings vs. Denver ($5,000)

High pace game for a rock solid producer, Collison has been steady around 30FP and higher all season, so this 5K price is nice for a floor like that in a matchup like this, at home.

Victor Oladipo, Orlando Magic @ Los Angeles Lakers ($5,000)

“Dipo has been up and down, but a nice high pace game against a loose (read: worst) defense like the Lakers is a tremendous time to roster him.

Andrew Wiggins, Minnesota Timberwolves @ Milwaukee ($4,750)

Wiggins is out of the Discount Rack with five straight games of well over 30FP. Milwaukee’s pace has been creeping higher and Minny always turns it loose, so fantasy goodness awaits our ROY frontrunner.

Discount Rack (<4.6K):

Arron Afflalo, Denver Nuggets @ Sacramento Kings ($4,400)

The Kings are horrible defending the 2-guard and the pace and defensive makeup of this matchup shines a favorable light on the pretty much one-dimensional Afflalo.

Jusuf Nurkic, Denver Nuggets vs. Orlando ($4,350)

He burned everyone his first night out from under the Mozzy shadow but got Shaw’d by sliding directly into the mid 20s minutes Mozgov used to consume. And now his price has gone up, too. So why roster him? Because he has been a FP beast this season per minute, his ownership will definitely dip and the matchup is super-sound against the Magic.

Robert Covington, Philadelphia 76ers @ Brooklyn ($4,300)

Covington dropped a stinker against Milwaukee, but he has consistently delivered 6.5x value for the last few weeks, making him less owned but just as sound against the Nets, who are sixth worst vs. small forwards.

Mo Williams, Minnesota Timberwolves @ Milwaukee ($4,100)

Mo Williams as a starter makes me happy, no matter the matchup. The Timberwolves are the type of loose, easy team that other teams play down to, giving guys like Williams nice nights.

Elfrid Payton, Orlando Magic @ Los Angeles Lakers ($4,100)

The Lakers are fourth worst against the PG and Payton has been getting tremendous run as the starting PG. A box score stuffer even if not scoring, Payton should have some fun against Jeremy Lin tonight.

Zaza Pachulia, Milwaukee Bucks vs. Minnesota ($4,100)

Zaza’s price finally came up above the 4K mark and will likely continue to rise and he posts high 20minutes games and high 20s FP, which will be over the 6.5x value desired here.

Khris Middleton, Milwaukee Bucks vs. Minnesota ($3,900)

Don’t roster all the Bucks we list here, but a couple should be good practice. Middleton, who has been balling over 30 mpg lately, is even rosterable at center on Aces, so he’s a great mid-20s FP punt play for sure, going on about three weeks.

The Slate:

 

Friday, January 9

MATCHUP

TIME (ET)

AWAY TV

HOME TV

NAT TV

Boston at Indiana

7:00 PM

CSNN

FSMW

Philadelphia at Brooklyn

7:30 PM

CSN

YES

Atlanta at Detroit

7:30 PM

TSOH

FSDT

Memphis at New Orleans

8:00 PM

TSOH

FSN

Utah at Oklahoma City

8:00 PM

ROOT

FSOK

Chicago at Washington

8:00 PM

CSNB

ESPN

Minnesota at Milwaukee

8:30 PM

FSN

FSWI

Phoenix at San Antonio

8:30 PM

FSAZ

FSSW

Denver at Sacramento

10:00 PM

ALT

CSAC

Cleveland at Golden State

10:30 PM

FSOH

CSNB

ESPN

Orlando at LA Lakers

10:30 PM

FSFL

TWC SN

Daily Fantasy Basketball Picks for Wednesday’s NBA Games

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Check out the Daily Fantasy Basketball Picks where we were so hurt from Waiters/JR Smith night that we played the two-game slate last night. Bring on Wednesday!

The Daily goes through the top Guards, Forwards and Centers for the evening’s slate of games. Advanced information found on RotoGrinders and basketball-reference.com.

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Let us know how you did by hitting us on Twitter @HeyRotoAdvice or @JasonWalkerRoto. Good luck! Game and TV schedule at the bottom.

Injured Players to Watch:

  • Enes Kanter, Jazz (Doubtful)

  • Deron Williams, Nets

  • Zach Randolph, Grizzlies

  • LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Al Jefferson (OUT)

Three-Shift Game Watch:

Three-Shift games are those that could be so one-sided that the primaries on the teams don’t play their last shift, the lucrative fourth quarter shift, and therefore have their usual production limited.

New York Knicks @ Washington Wizards (Wizards -15)

This impact John Wall, specifically, because Wall doesn’t seem to be looking for his scoring until later in the game, preferring to facilitate for Brad Beal and others early on. If the Wizards are out early, Wall may never look to score, even with the very favorable Jose Calderon matchup. As for the Knicks, it may not matter much for guys like Cole Aldrich and Quincy Acy, in that the team is so thin right now, they might play 30+ minutes regardless of the score.

Utah Jazz @ Chicago Bulls (Bulls -10.5)

It’s so close and guys like Jimmy Butler and Pau Gasol always seem to get into the mid 30s anyway in minutes, but it’s worth noting here. For the Jazz, it could mean more Trevor Booker if the game gets away, but the Jazz have injury issues, too, like the Knicks.

Indiana Pacers @ Golden State Warriors (Warriors -12)

We’ve already seen the Warriors many times over the last 3 weeks go 3-shifts for their starters or at the least guys like Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson running just at 30 minutes, greatly affecting their totals. The Pacers are always eager to get into their bench, so I am staying away from them completely.

Los Angeles Lakers “@” Los Angeles Clippers (Clippers -10.5)

The Clippers, despite the befuddled nature they were in as the Hawks swooped through Staples, are a tough team and can reasonable suppress the Lakers to the point of short shifting the fourth quarter. It’s close so it’s not totally a stay-away, but important to note if you are making a call on spending up for Chris Paul, Blake Griffin or Deandre Jordan tonight.

Top Plays in Top Tier (5.5K<):

James Harden, Houston Rockets @ Cleveland ($7,400)

Harden is as good of a bet to get to 50FP as anyone in the industry right now, given his high usage and heavy minutes. Going up against a Cleveland team that just made a major trade is a nice matchup to go for another 50.

Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder @ Sacramento ($7,300)

Durant’s usage has been high and the volume has returned to the small forward position in OKC. Durant gets the late game free throws, possessions, etc, re-establishing his position as the Alpha Dog in the Thunder on-court hierarchy. Sacramento is rudderless and if this weren’t a home game for them, this one would be firmly in the 3-shift watch area.

Pau Gasol, Chicago Bulls vs. Utah ($6,250)

Pau is getting his lately and that should continue against the Jazz, who are fifth worst against the PF position this season. Gasol has been blocking shots, too, and should get more chances to pad that stay column with Utah, who are among the bottom ten in attempting threes.

Nikola Vucevic, Orlando Magic @ Denver ($6,000)

Vuc has a nice matchup against a Nuggets team that is the sixth worst shooting team in the league and is middle of the road defending bigs. Denver’s pace should bring Vuc’s counting numbers up a bit tonight, too.

Ty Lawson, Denver Nuggets vs. Orlando ($5,800)

Stellar price for Lawson, who is the center of all things Denver offense at all times he’s on the floor. Lawson gets Elf Payton, a rookie and the Magic in general who are among the worst defensive teams against PG this year.

Eric Bledsoe, Phoenix Suns @ Minnesota Timberwolves ($5,800)

Love, love, love the pace setting on this game tonight, featuring two of the top six teams in pace in the league. Bledsoe has been a madman on the floor in the last month, with activitiy levels high on both ends of the floor, filling up the stat sheets in ways that Goran Dragic can only sit back and marvel. The Suns have been closing games with three guards, so the old hangups of minutes because of Isaiah Thomas have been resolved for now. Play and enjoy.

Mid Tier (4.6K-5.5K):

Brandon Knight, Milwaukee Bucks @ Philadelphia ($5,300)

BK is slowly rising up the salary list with every solid  high 30s FP game he puts on the board. Philly is only average vs. the point, so Knight’s high usage act on a team that is highly dependent on him having the ball plus a nice pace matchup (Philly is third and MIL is 14th) makes Knight, at this price, likely well owned tonight.

Jrue Holiday, New Orleans Pelicans @ Charlotte ($5,250)

Like the matchup against a banged up, offensively minded Hornets backcourt, who is also bottom ten in FP allowed to PG. Would love it more if Tyreke weren’t hogging possessions, but still should be able to see the ball enough to get the 32FP he’d need here, considering that’s his season average.

Tyson Chandler, Dallas Mavericks vs. Detroit ($5,200)

Detroit may be bouncing back after their release of Josh Smith, but they are still a poor shooting team that provides lots of rebounding ops for centers like Chandler. Chandler shouldn’t have to worry about Andre Drummond either, given that almost 100 percent of Dre’s shot attempts are chasing down lobs from Brandon Jennings right now.

Kenneth Faried, Denver Nuggets vs. Orlando ($5,200)

Will he or won’t he? Meaning, will Brian Shaw continue to play Faried 30+ minutes like he did when Faried was dominating games or will he continue his quest to make Darrel Arthur and J.J. Hickson more than the replacement level players they are. If he does play Faried 30+ minutes, he’ll soar past the  31FP needed here.

Gorgui Dieng, Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Phoenix ($5,100)

Remember how excited folks were to get to play Dieng on a regular basis? It was almost McRib-like in fervor as Nikola Pekovic missed time. Dieng has turned in some highs and lows along the way, but he has quietly delivered and has a great matchup tonight against the Suns in the pace-fest that should ensue.

Giannis Antetokounmpo, Miwaukee Bucks @ Philadelphia ($4,700)

As he has been more consistent, Giannis has moved out of the Discount Rack and is a good play in what is sure to be a wide open game against the Sixers. Giannis doesn’t have a firm bed of points to rest on but he will be able to fill up the stat sheet, as PHL is by far the worst shooting team in the league and by far turn the ball over the most. Enjoy!

Discount Rack (<4.6K):

Andrew Wiggins, Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Phoenix ($4,500)

You’ve seen the pace numbers on the game and Minnesota is throwing Wiggins out there for close to 40 minutes/game recently.

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Charlotte Hornets vs. New Orleans ($4,350)

Foul trouble limited MKG to 17 minutes his last time out, squandering good times in Boston. Some good news? He’s got the Pelicans, who defend the SF position among the five worst teams in the league.

Robert Covington, Philadelphia 76ers vs. Milwaukee ($4,300)

Volume shooter and minute eater, Covington continues to consistently hit the upper 20s with FP and can pop any game when the threes are dropping. Also, the Sixers don’t seem to care about margin of victory and play MCW, Wroten and Covington 35+ minutes most nights.

Gerald Henderson, Charlotte Hornets vs. New Orleans ($4,100)

Not a super duper matchup for Henderson, but he has been very productive, overly so for his price tag, ever since Lance Stephenson went down with injury.

Mo Williams, Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Phoenix ($4,100)

A low-cost entry to the pace game o’ the night, Williams is back as a starter and produces tasty fantasy numbers when he’s in the lineup.

Jusuf Nurkic, Denver Nuggets vs. Orlando ($3,700)

Look, I am just going to be straight with you. Nurkic is going to be in every single stinking lineup tonight, except those who can’t resist a contrarian play in tournament action. Why? Well, for one, he was in my lineups even when he was coming off the bench recently, as his production was obvious on a loose team like Denver. Two, Timofey Mozgov was traded tonight and I don’t think this means the path is cleared for J.J. Hickson to start. It’s the Nurkic era at center in the Mile High City and everyone will roster him to celebrate.

The Slate:

 

Wednesday, January 7

MATCHUP

TIME (ET)

AWAY TV

HOME TV

NAT TV

Memphis at Atlanta

7:30 PM

TSOH

TSOH

New Orleans at Charlotte

7:00 PM

FSN

TSOH

Houston at Cleveland

7:00 PM

CSN Houston

FSOH

ESPN

Milwaukee at Philadelphia

7:00 PM

FSWI

CSN

New York at Washington

7:00 PM

MSG

CNSW

Boston at Brooklyn

7:30 PM

CSNN

YES

Utah at Chicago

8:00 PM

ROOT

CSNC

Detroit at Dallas

8:30 PM

FSDT

FSSW

Orlando at Denver

9:00 PM

FSFL

ALT

Phoenix at Minnesota

9:30 PM

FSAZ

ESPN

Oklahoma City at Sacramento

10:00 PM

FSOK

CSAC

Indiana at Golden State

10:30 PM

FSMW

CSNB

LA Lakers at LA Clippers

10:30 PM

TWC SN

FSW2