Hey FanCavers, with this slate being very small, I decided to bring you guys some of my favorite plays, or building blocks, that you can utilize to build your lineup(s).
Probably the safest roster on the slate is Golden State’s Quinn Cook, as he’ll get an injured Phoenix team that ranks 1st among the league in pace and 30th defensively.
His individual matchup with Tyler Ulis, who is listed as 5’10” and owns a defensive rating of 110.2, will allow him to shoot the ball more smoothly and with less pressure.
Expect Cook to be a popular play, as he’s been fantastic for the Warriors and as of now, is shooting an incredible 44.8% from deep and a solid 49.4% from the field.
With the Jazz fighting for home-court advantage throughout the first-round of the Playoffs, every game is a meaningful one, which will benefit Donovan Mitchell.
For a rookie, he’s been phenomenal, as he’s scored 1,556 points, while shooting 43.7% from the floor and 33.8% from three-point range, over 33+ minutes per game.
Although DeMar DeRozan is in equally appealing matchup, Mitchell has been a very consistent player and jut went for 37.2 FanDuel points versus the Lakers.
Currently, both Lonzo Ball and Kyle Kuzma are questionable to play and Brandon Ingram has already been ruled out, which could offer Julius Randle some comfort.
Utah isn’t exactly an ideal situation, especially for big men, but he did just put up 12/12/9 against them in their last meeting and is playing his ass off for a contract.
While Draymond Green is only a few more dollars than Randle, I believe this is an opportunity for him to prove himself, even with his rather hefty price tag.