NBA Probable Starting Lineups for Thursday, December 13
Charlotte @ Atlanta
Bobcats: K. Walker, J. Taylor, M. Kidd-Gilchrist, B. Mullens, B. Biyombo
Hawks: J. Teague, D. Harris, D. Stevenson, J. Smith, A. Horford
Jeffery Taylor continues to start for the Bobcats, but his time could be limited with Gerald Henderson and Ben Gordon both needing minutes.
The Hawks rested DeShawn Stevenson last night in the first half of a back to back, so I assume he’s going to start tonight at SF. I’ll update it again closer to gametime.
LA Lakers @ New York
Lakers: C. Duhon, K. Bryant, M. Peace, (A. Jamison/P. Gasol), D. Howard
Knicks: R. Felton, J. Kidd, R. Brewer, C. Anthony, T. Chandler
The Lakers threw Fanduel and DraftStreet players a curve Tuesday by starting Jordan Hill over Antawn Jamison. Not sure if that’s happening again tonight, but the risk really kills Jamison as a bargain play in daily cash games.
Pau Gasol is due to make an appearance soon and D’Antoni has stated that he’ll return as a starter. Not sure if that happens tonight, but I’ll check it later this afternoon.
San Antonio @ Portland
Spurs: T. Parker, G. Neal, D. Green, T. Duncan, T. Splitter
Blazers: D. Lillard, W. Matthews, N. Batum, L. Aldridge, JJ Hickson
Popovich really hurt fantasy owners last week by resting his big three for a nationally televised game, so check this lineup all the way up until gametime. Unfortunately, it’s the late game and daily cash game rosters will have long since locked. There’s also a chance that the Blazers will be without a couple of their stars, which makes it more probable that some of the Spurs’ stars might get a rest as well, especially if the game becomes a blowout.
The Blazers are really hurting tonight with Damian Lillard (ankle), Wesley Matthews (hip) and Nicolas Batum (back) all gametime decisions. This game has a ton of fantasy risk on both sides.