Fantasy Basketball Daily Pre-Game Report for Friday, March 2
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Friday’s NBA Schedule, Lines, Probable Starting Lineups, Injuries and Daily Fantasy Tournament Picks
Memphis (-3.5) @ Toronto 183.5 Total
MEM: M. Conley, T. Allen, R. Gay, M. Speights, M. Gasol
TOR: J. Calderon, D. DeRozan, J. Johnson, A. Johnson, A. Gray
- Zach Randolph is doubtful.
- Rudy Gay has a pretty good matchup against James Johnson that he can exploit for a solid line.
- Marc Gasol should be able to post a big night against the weak Raptor interior.
- Daily Fantasy Tournament Value Pick: Marc Gasol
New Jersey @ Boston (-6.5) 185.5 Total
NJN: D. Williams, D. Stevenson, M. Brooks, K. Humphries, B. Lopez
BOS: R. Rondo, R. Allen, P. Pierce, B. Bass, K. Garnett
- Jermaine O’Neal is out for the next two weeks. Brandon Bass is a must add if he’s still on your wire.
- Daily Fantasy Tournament Sleeper Pick: Brandon Bass
- Daily Fantasy Tournament Value Pick: Brook Lopez
Milwaukee @ Atlanta (-4.5) 186.5 Total
MIL: B. Jennings, S. Livingston, C. Delfino, E. Ilyasova, D. Gooden
ATL: J. Teague, K. Hinrich, M. Williams, J. Smith, Z. Pachulia
- Joe Johnson is out with a sore knee. Kirk Hinrich should pickup the start.
- Willie Green is out.
- Luc Richard Mbah a Moute is doubtful. Ersan Ilyasova will start.
- The Hawks should lean pretty heavily on Josh Smith tonight with Joe Johnson out.
- Mike Dunleavy is out.
- Drew Gooden has a pretty good matchup in this one and he’s got a fairly cheap salary.
- Daily Fantasy Tournament Value Picks: Josh Smith, Brandon Jennings
Chicago (-9.5) @ Cleveland 189 Total
CHI: D. Rose, R. Hamilton, L. Deng, C. Boozer, J. Noah
CLE: K. Irving, A. Parker, O. Casspi, A. Jamison, S. Erden
- Kyrie Irving is a gametime decision with the flu. Ramon Sessions would get teh start if Irving can’t play.
- Rip Hamilton is on a 15 minute limit. Avoid him.
- Daily Fantasy Tournament Sleeper Pick: Ramon Sessions (if Irving is out)
- Daily Fantasy Tournament Value Pick: Joakim Noah
Golden State @ Philadelphia (-7) 189 Total
GSW: S. Curry, M. Ellis, D. Wright, D. Lee, A. Biedrins
PHI: J. Holiday, J. Meeks, A. Iguodala, E. Brand, L. Allen
- Stephen Curry is a gametime decision. Dominic McGuire could start again if Curry misses.
- Dorrell Wright is still starting, but Brandon Rush could be a solid play tonight at SF for the Warriors.
- Elton Brand is still limited with a thumb injury. Avoid him tonight against David Lee.
- Daily Fantasy Tournament Value Pick: Andre Iguodala
Dallas (-6.5) @ New Orleans 176.5 Total
DAL: J. Kidd, V. Carter, S. Marion, D. Nowitzki, B. Haywood
NOR: G. Vazquez, M. Belinelli, A. Aminu, G. Ayon, C. Kaman
- Dirk Nowitzki is probable with back tightness. It might be a good night to stay away from Dirk.
- Trevor Ariza is out with the flu. Al-Farouq Aminu should get the start.
- Emeka Okafor is out. Gustavo Ayon should get the start at PF.
- Carl Landry is out.
- Jason Smith is out.
- Look for Chris Kaman to pick up another start at center with a good matchup against Brendan Haywood.
- Daily Fantasy Tournament Sleeper Pick: Chris Kaman
Denver @ Houston (-3.5) 204 Total
DEN: T. Lawson, A. Afflalo, C. Brewer, T. Mozgov. K. Faried
HOU: K. Lowry, K. Martin, C. Parsons, L. Scola, S. Dalembert
- Nene is doubtful.
- Danilo Gallinari is still out. Corey Brewer has been putting up solid stats in the starting SF role and makes a nice cheap play.
- Rudy Fernandez is probable.
- Jordan Hill is out.
- Daily Fantasy Tournament Value Pick: Luis Scola
Charlotte @ San Antonio (-14.5) 197.5 Total
CHA: DJ Augustin, G. Henderson, C. Maggette, T. Thomas, B. Biyombo
SAS: T. Parker, D. Green, R. Jefferson, T. Duncan, D. Blair
- Bismack Biyombo is a gametime decision. Byron Mullens and Boris Diaw could work themselves into the lineup if Biyombo misses.
- Manu Ginobili is a gametime decision. He’ll probably be limited even if he does play, so avoid him until he gets back near 30 minutes a game.
- Danny Green is probable with a sore shoulder.
- Daily Fantasy Tournament Value Pick: Tim Duncan
Miami (-4.5) @ Utah 197 Total
MIA: M. Chalmers, D. Wade, L. James, U. Haslem, J. Anthony
UTA: D. Harris, G. Hayward, J. Howard, P. Millsap, A. Jefferson
- Paul Millsap is a gametime decision with a foot injury. Derrick Favors would get the start if Millsap can’t play.
- Raja Bell is out. Gordon Hayward will get the start at SG, with Josh Howard getting the start at SF.
- Chris Bosh is out for at least one more game with a personal issue. Udonis Haslem should get good minutes.
- Al Jefferson has a great matchup against Joel Anthony.
- Daily Fantasy Tournament Sleeper Pick: Udonis Haslem
- Daily Fantasy Tournament Value Pick: Al Jefferson
LA Clippers (-3) @ Phoenix 196.5 Total
LAC: C. Paul, R. Foye, C. Butler, B. Griffin, D. Jordan
PHO: S. Nash, J. Dudley, G. Hill, C. Frye, M. Gortat
- Steve Nash put up a big line last night, but he’s got a little tougher matchup tonight against the defense of Chris Paul. I’d still give Nash a daily play if the salary is right.
- Marcin Gortat should be able to put up a solid line aginst DeAndre Jordan.
- Daily Fantasy Tournament Sleeper Picks: Jared Dudley, Randy Foye
Sacramento @ LA Lakers (-10) 195.5 Total
SAC: T. Evans, M. Thornton, I. Thomas, J. Thompson, D. Cousins
LAL: D. Fisher, K. Bryant, M. Peace, P. Gasol, A. Bynum
- Kobe Bryant is a gametime decision. Play it safe and avoid him and his high salary.
- JJ Hickson took a hard fall Thursday and is questionable. Jason Thompson would see extra minutes if Hickson is out.
- Daily Fantasy Tournament Value Pick: Pau Gasol