I pretty much aced four of the five bargain picks yesterday, with the only casualty being James Ennis. Gary Clark took over the job and was solid (6 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists, two steals) on the near-minimum range. I also suggested Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Chris Paul, who I figured will play with desperation, and I hit the bulls-eye. A team that is built around James Harden, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, another stud, with the value picks I suggested, and that should be enough to win most 50-50s and non-WTA (Winner-Take-All).
Again, my main strategy would be picking up studs on teams with their backs behind the wall. Joel Embiid and Tobias Harris are good choices, probably with Kristaps Porzingis if Luka Doncic won’t be able to go. But then again, I could not just forsake what Fred VanVleet had done the whole series, averaging 25.7 points, 4 rebounds, 8.7 assists, and over 5 treys a game.
Who’s going to get the bargain picks nod this time?
1.) Marcus Morris, Sr., SF/PF, Clippers
Morris has been picking up steam lately with at least 30 FP in DraftKings in the past three games. He has also played over 32 minutes a night and it looks like he’s one of the Clippers’ anchors on the defensive side of the ball as well. He’ll be someone they’ll rely on in the frontcourt with Montrezl Harrell still feeling his way in the bubble.
2.) Serge Ibaka, C, Raptors
Ibaka has three very good games out of the last four and the way I see it, he just has to avoid foul trouble to give you the juicy stats. He is averaging 16.7 points, eight rebounds, and two assists in the three playoff games vs Brooklyn.
3.) Josh Richardson, SG/SF, Sixers
Philly should be playing with unbridled desperation facing a 0-3 hole and for them to stave off the broom, Richardson should assume more of the scoring role. He wasn’t bad in the first three games but he obviously needs to do more. If he exactly does that, he’s going to win you some contests.
4.) Seth Curry, SG, Mavericks
Seth hasn’t had a below 20 FP game in the playoffs and that’s a great sign. He has knocked down nine treys in the course of the postseason and is contributing a little to the other departments. He is at the minimum at Yahoo and his DK and FD salaries are also bargains, therefore he should be there in case you’re looking for someone with a low-end salary to contribute.
5.) Shake Milton, PG, Sixers
I wouldn’t be against picking up Sixers or Nets players here in possibly their teams’ last games of the season. The Brooklyn lineup is more of an unknown compared to Philly that’s why I’m leaning slightly on the Sixers if I ever have to pick. Milton is averaging 15.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 3.5 assists over the past two games (57 minutes played total), so I think he’ll be just fine in Game 4.
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