NBA Thoughts 1/16/17 (Late)

Happy MLK day to everyone. The late slate features the best games of the day but offers very little value as of now. If we stay without news until lock, we could see a night where Westbrook would be hard to fit in. As of now, the balanced approach seems pretty strong and is my preferred strategy on a slate like tonight. I’ll lay out some of the cheaper options I’m using and who I’d like to pay for. Let’s get to it!


We don’t have minimum salary guys that are in play but we could save salary by using some $4k and $5k guys. Here are the ones that are making my lineups.

Cody ZellerDerrick Favors
Andre IguodalaCody Zeller
Derrick FavorsTerrence Jones
Jae CrowderMichael Kidd-Gilchrist


These players will all see significant minutes and could exceed their salaries. They also allow you to pay up for some of the top guys with higher ceilings.

Guys who make it happen

It’s hard to pay up for Westbrook because of the lack of value but we could still use most of the second-tier. Here are the guys I want in my lineups.

Draymond GreenKevin Durant
Stephen CurryLebron James
Kevin LoveChris Paul
Kevin DurantStephen Curry
Al HorfordDraymond Green

The slate is packed with studs who don’t reach the $10k price tag. I want to fit as many of these guys as I can with the potential of the late game being a shootout.


Feel free to message me on Twitter (@MLora). I’ll also be in the premium slack chat answering questions leading up to lock. It’s a short slate but a good one. Till next time, party animals!