Apr 28, 2014 Blog
Three games on the NBA Playoff schedule for Monday night:
Game 4 - Mon. April 28, Miami at Charlotte, 7 p.m., TNT
Game 5 Mon. April 28, Atlanta at Indiana, 8 p.m., NBA TV
Game 4 - Mon. April 28, San Antonio at Dallas, 9:30 p.m., TNT
DFS Fantasy Basketball Tournament Picks
I had a great team going Sunday until DeAndre Jordan decided to mail it in. 14 pts, 22 reb and 5 blocks on Thursday, ZERO points, 6 reb and 2 blocks on Sunday. Go figure. The great thing about real money daily fantasy contests at FanDuel is that every day is a new day with a new draft!
The biggest news tonight will be the status of Al Jefferson. From everything I’ve seen, signs point to him not playing. Charlotte will have to try and bomb away from outside without Jefferson, which could mean that Kemba Walker gets 20+ shots. Walker is sitting at $7600, so he should easily make value. Look for Josh McRoberts to be the biggest inside presence, so maybe some extra rebounds and putbacks could come his way. Miami is already up 3-0 in the series, so the Heat should be putting out maximum effort to end this series and get some much needed rest, which means plenty of garbage time stats for Bobcat players.
If Jefferson is out, look for Chris Bosh to have a good game. Bosh is $5900 tonight and should be a great value play. The one guy that really scares me tonight for Miami is Dwyane Wade. If this game turns into a blowout, Wade will be the first one hitting the bench in the third quarter.
The Pacers-Hawks series has been a good one and tonight should be no different. The Vegas total is just 186.5, so putting anyone other than Paul George, Paul Millsap or Jeff Teague on the roster could be risky. The guy I like best as a risky value play is Lance Stephenson at $6900.
The total in the San Antonio-Dallas game is 200.5, which means that there is potential for some quality fantasy performances. I think Tony Parker is a must play at $6400, even though Pop rested him the last game.
Here is the entire team for tonight’s $18,000 FanDuel NBA Shot Tournament:
PG Tony Parker $6400
PG Jeff Teague $7100
SG Lance Stephenson $6900
SG Monta Ellis $7600
SF Paul George $9400
SF Shawn Marion $5000
PF David West $6600
PF Josh McRoberts $4800
C Chris Bosh $5800
I’m not crazy about this team tonight, especially with the chance that the Miami-Charlotte game turns into a blowout, so I’m only playing the tournament tonight and no 50/50′s.
As for the Donald Sterling stuff, this really couldn’t have happened at a worse time. These playoffs have been incredible and even casual fans are tuning in, so it’s a real shame that fans who don’t normally watch much basketball get exposed to this. I hope they realize that this isn’t a common occurrence or position in the NBA. Hopefully, the NBA and media will realize that it’s much better for the game if they focus on the positives of these great playoff series rather than giving attention to someone who clearly doesn’t deserve our attention at all. Let’s focus on the games and put Mr. Sterling on the back burner to be dealt with harshly after the season is over.