Lookin At a 5 game slate starting at 1pm today.
The Suns and Blazers still have something to play for today, so they should run the starters.
Focus game Blazers/Clippers
Blazers need to continue to win in order to keep the playoff dreams alive. Damian Lillard has already started stepping up along with the rest of the team. Kawhi Leonard is sitting out today’s game which will open up usage and minutes for a few other players. Paul George becomes a bette play, JaMychal Green should see an increase in minutes and is a great value play. Ivaca Zubac is in a very good spot as well.
Utilize the Heat fro value today.
(V)= Value Play
In the past two games Conley has averaged 34 minutes, 23.5 points and 7.5 assists. Conley is starting to play well as it gets closer to the playoffs. Today he gets the best matchup for a point guard as the Nuggets have been the worst team in the bubble allowing close to 60 FPs. They have been with out Jamal Murray, Gary Harris and Wil Barton in the bubble and it has hurt them defensively as well as on the offensive side. This is another good spot for Conley and his price is still reasonable on both side giving him some upside around 7x.
Damian Lillard(Looks like he is going on a tear again. The Blazers need to win in order to pick up the 8th seed. Lillard will do all he can to get them there).
Ricky Rubio, Lou Wiliams(No Leonard SOs should get extra run).Monte Morris & Donte DiVincenzo
The Suns need to win today so we can see Booker play at least 30 minutes and ball out. The Heat have been a tough defense this year, but right now they are a bit beat up. Can expect Booker to go all out today to keep the Suns playoff dreams alive. He has been taking 20+ shots in 3 of the 4 games and assisting at a higher clip than average(9.5 last 2).
Duncan Robinson, Tyler Hero, Andre Iguodala, Dion Waiters
Gary Trent Jr.
Trent Jr in the bubble is averaging 30 FPs and playing over 30 minutes a game. Taking over 10 shots a game, getting boards adding a few assist. Kid is doing what he can to help his teAm in the playoff run. Just dropped 43 FPs last game and gets a Clippers team without their best player.
Paul George(No Kawhi Leonard , Jae Crowder. Royce O’Neale
Kuzma is starting get some extra run with the Lakers holding on to 1st place and starting to rest players or limit minutes. Should see close to 30 agains and the Pacers have not been the same defensively with some injuries.
JaMychal Green,Michael Porter Jr., Marcus Morris, Zach Collins
The Clippers have been with out Montrezl Harrell in the bubble and have been utilizing Zubac a bit more. Over the past three games he has played at least 24 minutes and returned a minimum of 27 FPs(above value at his current price). In that time frame Zubac has posted back to back double/doubles with a 44.5 FPs high. The last two games with averaging 24% usage rate and 1.65 FPPM. Well above his year average of 16% usage and 1.2 FPPM. Today the Clippers will need his size to complete with Nurkic and the other Blazer bigs, so we should see similar minutes if not a small increase. This is a good spot for Zubac as the Blazers have not done well defensively against the center position this year.
Kelly Olynyk (continues to play at a high level. Still no Butler so he should continue to get his shots), Jusif Nurkic, DeAndre Ayton