Games and Names:
Here are the Games and Names I’ll be looking at when building my line-up for tonight:
CHA vs PHI = This game features young talent for PHI, but also provides CHA a chance to play against a bad defense. TJ McConnell, and Joel Embiid are becoming excellent daily options, while guys like Robert Covington, Dario Saric and Irsan Ilyasova warrant consideration. For Charlotte, this may be a good opportunity to shine vs. a struggling team, so guys like Kemba Walker and Nik Batum have a great opportunity to fill up the box score tonight.
BKL vs TOR = A very favorable match-up for the Raptors, as the Nets defensive woes continue. DeRozan and Lowry shouldn’t have a problem putting up huge numbers while Valencious makes for an interesting option at a cheaper price. For the Nets, with Jeremy Lin out, I like Sean Kilpatrick as a cheap option to plug into your line-up
OKC vs MIN= Russell Westbrook…against anyone, at any price, is a good investment
CLE vs SAC = Another struggling team on tap for the Cavaliers, and their big 3. If this game doesn’t become a blow-out I love the match-up for Kyrie Irving and LeBron James
MEM vs HOU = We know what Houston is about, and that’s putting up points in bunches, and doing so in a hurry. That comes at a cost of letting the opposition having a ton of possessions of their own. So while you are debating if you want to use Harden tonight, also consider some option for MEM starting with Mike Conley, but also take a look at the Grizzlies bigs like Marc Gasol and the old man himself Zach Randolph. Memphis should have a definite size advantage, and let’s hope they use it