LOOK TO THE LAKERS, MAGIC FOR TUESDAY’S BARGAINS
Welcome to opening night in the National Basketball Association. It's a short, but sweet schedule with three games, including the two defending conference champions in action. The Chicago-Miami (8:00pm ET) and L.A. Clippers-L.A. Lakers (10:30pm ET) games are nationally televised on TNT.
(DraftStreet.com salaries in parantheses)
THESE SIX WILL CLICK
Steve Blake, G, L.A. Lakers ($6710 vs LAC): Blake is listed as a probable starter for the Lakers, and therefore he will be a big-time bargain at this salary level. The Lakers will be pretty bad this season, but there are plenty of daily Fantasy bargains dotting their roster to open the season.
Andrew Nicholson, F, Orlando ($6180 at IND): Nicholson and F Moe Harkless ($8950) figure to pick up the slack with F Tobias Harris (ankle) out for the regular season opener. Take advantage of the lower-cost big men.
Victor Oladipo, G, Orlando ($9850 at IND): Oladipo returns to Indiana where he played his college ball. As if he won't be hyped enough to play his first professional game, he will be back where he played his college ball. Oladipo had a strong preseason, and he is a solid mid-level salary option.
Lance Stephenson, G, Indiana ($7345 vs ORL): The team announced swingman Danny Granger (calf) will be sidelined at least four to six weeks, so Stephenson is expected to handle the shooting guard duties for head coach Frank Vogel. As a starter, he is a steal at this price level.
Shawne Williams, F, L.A. Lakers ($3880 vs LAC): Williams is an absolute must-start on Tuesday, as the team has confirmed Williams will be the starter at power forward. Using him will allow you to save plenty of salary to spend elsewhere.
Nick Young, G, L.A. Lakers ($7860 vs LAC): Lakers head coach Mike D'Antoni said Kobe Bryant ($15980) (Achilles') will not play Tuesday, and the team's press release listed Young as a probable starter. At this salary level, he is a solid option with plenty of scoring potential.
Joakim Noah, C, Chicago ($15595 at MIA): Noah (groin) dealt with a groin injury during preseason and training camp, but claims he is 100 percent. Seeing is believing, and he is just too expensive to take any chances.
Dobish's Lineup at DraftStreet.com
|F||Shawne Williams||LAL||$3800||G||Victor Oladipo||ORL||$9,850||C||Chris Bosh||MIA||$13,180|
|F||LeBron James||CLE||$22,490||G||Nick Young||LAL||$7,860||U||Derrick Rose||CHI||$17,933|
|F||Blake Griffin||LAC||$16,600||G||Lance Stephenson||IND||$7,345|
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