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

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