Now that we’ve made it passed the first couple of two game slates, we have a nice sample size of five. Starting the night off is CHA @ BOS – 7:30, followed by ORL @ MEM – 8, and MIL @ DAL – 8:30, and then to round things out we have SA @ SAC – 10 and DEN @ LAL – 10:30 – All times ET. Let’s get right into the plays!
- Plays are based on stats, opposition, and pricing.
- FanDuel and DraftKings prices listed respectively.
- Point Guard(s):
Kyrie Irving [ $5,100 / $8,100 ] – Maybe the biggest storyline of the offseason was about this man, Kyrie Irving, choosing to leave LeBron James and the Cavs to play for someone else. Kyrie is quite possibly the craftiest player in the league and finished with a stat line of 25/5/3 on 47% from the floor along with 40% from three, over the course of last year.
Malcolm Brogdon [ $2,400 / $5,200 ] – Winner of the ’16-’17 NBA Rookie of the Year, Malcolm Brogdon is a star in the making. Brogdon is already extremely efficient, shooting a nice 45% from the field and 40% from beyond the arc, in his young career.
Jamal Murray [ $1,800 / $5,400 ] – In his first preseason game of the year, Jamal Murray saw split time with Emmanuel Mudiay and didn’t really impress. Scoring 9 points on 3-9 shooting and 3-3 from three; Murray looks to have a much better game and is in a pretty good position to do so against a young Lakers team.
- Shooting Guard(s):
Nicolas Batum [ $3,200 / $6,000 ] – One of the league’s most well rounded guards can be found in Charlotte. Batum was a triple double threat, all of last season, averaging 16/6/5 on 40% shooting from the field.
Gary Harris [ $2,900 / $5,000 ] – After a disappointing game, shooting 3-9 with 8 points and 3 assists, Gary Harris has the chance to bounce back against the Lakers. Shooting over 50% and an impressive 42% from three last year, Harris definitely has it in his game to go off in a fast pace scenario against the Lakers.
Bryn Forbes [ $1,000 / $4,000 ] – I think we all know Manu Ginobli won’t be seeing a whole lot of minutes in a preseason game. Forbes shined in the Summer League, averaging 29ppg along with three 30 point games; just because he doesn’t play much and is cheap doesn’t mean you should over look him.
- Small Forward(s):
Jayson Tatum [ $1,800 / $5,000 ] – Drafted by the Celtics with the third overall pick in the draft, Jayson Tatum has been impressive so far. In Summer League, Tatum averaged 18/9/2 and hit a buzzer beater to knock off Fultz and the Sixers.
Brandon Ingram [ $1,600 / $5,200 ] – Against Minnesota, Ingram had a solid outing of 10/6/1. Now with Lonzo Ball on the Lakers, Brandon Ingram becomes even more of a threat, due to Ball’s ability to spark his team.
Kyle Anderson [ $1,100 / $4,900 ] – With Leonard and Gay out and being the young, talented player that he is, Kyle Anderson should see some good minutes. Anderson is extremely athletic and has a elevated his game over the last two seasons, as compared to the little time he got while in his rookie year.
- Power Forward(s):
Paul Millsap [ $4,600 / $7,200 ] – In his first game with his new team, Denver, Millsap made an instant impact. Putting up a line of 22/11/2 against Draymond Green and the defending champs, he will try to continue his success against the progressing Lakers.
Julius Randle [ $2,800 / $6,200 ] – As a focal point of a young, talented team, Randle sees plenty of action during games. Versus the Timberwolves, he compiled 15 points, 7 rebounds, and a block, in a losing effort.
Frank Kaminsky [ $2,000 / $4,800 ] – Throughout his first two seasons, Frank Kaminsky has stayed relatively consistent. The 7 footer gives the Hornets the athleticism and the ability to spread the floor, as Kamisky shoots 33% from deep over his career.
Nikola Jokic [ $5,300 / $8,000 ] – Two days ago, in a game versus the Golden State Warriors, Jokic put up 12/6/2, including an incredible no look pass for an assist. The Joker is in another sweet situation, facing a defensively weak Laker’s front court and will likely be the chalk of the slate.
Willie Cauley-Stein [ $1,600 / $5,300 ] – Since the Kings decided to move on and trade their all star center, DeMarcus Cousins, they have found yet another gem at the center position. Post Cousins, Cauley-Stein has stepped up and filled that role nicely, playing 30+ minutes per game and getting double doubles.
Ivica Zubac [ $1,100 / $4,900 ] – With Brook Lopez out for the second straight preseason game, Ivica Zubac is set to start. In his first preseason game, Zubac posted 9/5/2 along with 2 assists, giving nice production despite his tough matchup versus KAT.
Extras: Ball, Brown, Lamb, Kuzma, Labissiere.