From top to bottom, here is a brief recap of my best value picks for Feb. 4:
For the first time in a long time, Damian Lillard looked human. He finished with 21-2-9 plus a steal. He didn't have single TO in the blowout loss so that helped his value a little.
Zion Williamson is still figuring everything out in his seventh game but he is an automatic 30+ FP player already. He had 20-7-4 plus a steal against the Bucks but if he just relaxed a little bit and lowered the TOs, it would have been better.
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1.) Draymond Green tonight
17 points, 10 rebounds, and 9 assists on 50% (6-for-12) shooting. Finals MVP?
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2.) DeMarcus Cousins tonight
Dan Hamilton, USA Today
After a cameo 8-minute appearance in Game 1, Boogie gave the Warriors 28 minutes in a starting capacity, ending up with 11 points, 10 rebounds, and six assists.
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That's the number of consecutive playoffs series the Warriors have won a road Read More
1.) Steve Kerr's win percentage in five seasons:
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That's 78.5%. In an 82-game season, that's 64-18. To put that into perspective, the Milwaukee Bucks had the NBA's best record this season with "only" 60-22.
His playoff record over that span is 63-20, or a 76% win percentage, which is just CRAZY!
2.) ECF struggles
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The Eastern Conference Finals is giving us some pretty good basketball but it can't be denied that some key players Read More
Here comes the Conference Finals people and while I was wrong in ONE of my predictions, that doesn't-- in any way, shape, or form-- stop me from making more.
Who Wins The West?
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I know all the experts like Portland here but truth be told, throw the stats out of the window, the Warriors are a level up as a team than the Blazers. That's how it is.
I know they have split the series and that Dame has had a phenomenal post-season plus he plays great every time Read More
Kevin Durant, SF, Golden State Warriors
KD has been really special in this series averaging 36 points, along with 4.5 rebounds and 4.5 assists. Game 5 is now at home and with the Rockets really playing well, look for KD to be even better the rest of the way.
Draymond Green, PF, Golden State Warriors
If you can accommodate Steph Curry, then go for it, but if you want the more consistent performer, Dray is the guy. Game 4 is even an off game for him where he only Read More
Draymond Green, PF/C, Golden State Warriors
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This guy should be in every DFS roster and if you're not having him, there is something wrong with you. Hell, he can even be considered a bargain with his price.
Green is averaging 16 points, 10.7 rebounds, 8.7 assists, a steal and a block in this series and there is no signs of him slowing down. I see him pretty much having a triple-double from hereon out.
Kyrie Irving, PG, Boston Celtics
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Bradley Beal, SG, Washington Wizards
Back-to-back games with at least 60 fantasy points say it all. Beal is carrying this Wizards team and doing it all, averaging 31.3 points, 9.5 rebounds, 9 assists, and 2.5 steals over the past two. He already had a couple of pretty nice games against the Magic this season so I expect him to top his averages.
Steph Curry, PG, Golden State Warriors
Curry is having mediocre games by his standards lately but facing a rival without Kevin Durant, Read More
1.) By A Wide Margin
As in wiiiidddddeeeee!
James Harden is the league's leader for total points scored at 2,006. The second behind him is Paul George at 1,650, which is a 356-point gap. And if you're wondering how many of those are free throws-- it's 546, which is about 27% of his total point production.
2.) All-Star Lineup?
On paper, a lineup of Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, Kevin Durant, Draymond Green, and DeMarcus Cousins may very well be the best. It seems like defenses are adjusting Read More
1. KD (and Draymond) couldn't guard LeBron.
Basically, nobody could touch LeBron in Game 1 as he went off for a playoff career-high 51 points. But KD, Bron's primary defender, allowed him to score 30 points on 10-for-15 shooting.
To be fair to KD, Draymond Green didn't do a better job, either. Green was LeBron's primary defender in eight possessions, and James scored eight points on 4-for-6 shooting.
Apparently, the Dubs need Iggy real quick or LeBron will probably average 45 in this series.
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Building a DFS roster in the NBA Playoffs proves to be trickier than most nights but we welcome the challenge. Here are 3 players that should not be missing on any lineups for the two-game slate this Friday:
Draymond Green, PF/C, Golden State Warriors
Call DG what you want, but you can make a case for him as the Warriors' MVP so far in the playoffs. The 2017 DPOY is averaging a triple-double in the WCSF series (18 points, 12.0 rebounds, 11.5 assists, 2.0 steals, 2.0 blocks and 1.5 3-pointers) and Read More