NBA for 4/27/15
Coach Silverstein always emphasized a few things in 2nd grade basketball: Rebounding, Foul Shots, and DOUBLE TEAM IN THE PAINT. While we worked on these fundamentals, Coach became an expert at working the refs; who were 6th graders…. By the way the Cold Spring Harbor Lakers took the title that year (our team). Just saying.
The word rebound has two definitions.
- bounce back through the air after hitting a hard surface or object.
- recover in value, amount, or strength after a previous decrease or decline.
This week the Shark will meet both of these requirements. The players in my Fanduel lineup will be a presence in the paint like Dikembe Mutombo. I emphasized big men, realizing they have the most NBA upside in Fanduel.
Point Guard Derrick Rose $6,100 MIL @ CHI
The Fanduel gods are really shining down on us today. Rose has been putting up big performances this entire series and his value is still relatively low. Look for D-Rose to lead Chi-town in a big win at home to close out this series.
Point Guard Damian Lillard $7,500 MEM @ POR
The Blazers are too good to get swept in this series. They will get a win at home because of improved play from Lillard. They desperately need the Damian from 2014. Maybe last years playoffs will inspire him….
*Small Guard Courtney Lee $4,100 MEM @ POR
Small Guard Kyle Korver $5,200 ATL @ BKN
Tres, trios, drie, tria, three. After a subpar game I expect the sharpshooter to explode from three point range. Korver will drop 5-7 from behind the arc.
Small Forward DeMarre Carroll $5,800 ATL @ BKN
This guy is pretty consistent and well worth his price. He plays his best when he is actively rebounding. He needs to crash the boards to be successful.
Small Forward Mike Dunleavy $4,600 MIL @ CHI
The intangibles man. Dunleavy is a hybrid, the best of both worlds, peanut butter AND jelly. A big man that shoots threes…. what more could you want? Oh did I mention he also plays 30+ minutes a game?
Power Forward LaMarcus Aldridge $9,400 MEM @ POR
I predict a double-double from the big man. He is just too good. (I hope my Knicks get him in the offseason.)
Power Forward Paul Gasol $8,800 MIL @ CHI
Like Jenny from the block, Gasol has been around the block a time or two. He has been playing like a beast this postseason and expect this to continue at home.
Center Marc Gasol $8,400 MEM @ POR
I’ve got some good vibrations about Marky Mark. He’s dropped over 38 Fanduel points in every postseason game this year. He is well worth his price.
*Steal of the night. Memphis leads this series 3-0. With Mike Conley out for this game, and Tony Allen still banged up, I see Lee getting an expanded roll. I see him scoring well above his Fanduel average of 17.1 Fanduel points. Play Lee to relieve some salary cap.
Scrub of the Week
Your scrub of the week is…. Jimmy Butler. He has been playing great lately, which has drastically increased his Fanduel price. Everyone has a bad night or at least a drop off once in a while. This will be Butlers. He is not worth $8,700, I would avoid him at all costs.
Lock it in.
-JR the Shark