The NBA grants us a 12-game schedule tonight with two games tipping off in the early afternoon. Tonight’s contests has the Oklahoma City Thunder heading to the “Lone Star State” to face the San Antonio Spurs.
Today I am going to do something a tad different with my plays – I am going to talk about plays I like across the industry; with smaller write-ups to included more players for games starting 7:00 PM ET and later.
I am not going to waste any more time – let’s find some players who are on my consideration list for tonight.
Spencer Hawes, Philadelphia 76’ers: The former Washington Huskies is coming off a near triple-double (10 points, 9 rebounds and 8 assists) in last night win over Brooklyn. Tonight he faces the Milwaukee Bucks who rank dead last for fantasy points allowed to opposing centers.
Al Jefferson, Charlotte Bobcats: I am a fan of taking players who face their former team. Last night Paul Millsap went for 14 points and 10 boards against the Jazz. Tonight it is “Big Al’s” turn to face his former teammates the Utah Jazz who allowed the third-most fantasy points to opposing centers the last five days.
Andrew Bogut, Golden State Warriors: The former number one overall pick has been in beast mode; scoring 30 or more fantasy points in four of his last five games. Tonight he faces the L.A. Lakers who allow the second third most fantasy points to opposing centers this season.
Chandler Parsons Houston Rockets: The former Florida Gator scored 30 or more fantasy points in three of his last four games. Tonight he faces the Detroit Pistons who allow the second-most fantasy points to opposing SFs this season; thanks to Josh Smith struggling defensively playing out of position.
David Lee, Golden State Warriors: The veteran PF is in beast mode as we speak; scoring 30 or more fantasy points in seven straight games with seven double-doubles. Tonight he faces the L.A. Lakers who rank dead-last for fantasy points allowed to opposing PFs this season.
Taj Gibson, Chicago Bulls: With Luol Deng being sidelined, the former USC Trojan continues to see an increase in minutes. Over the last five games when he has played 30 or more minutes, he is averaging over 30 fantasy points per game.
Evan Turner, Philadelphia 76’ers: Fresh off his buzzer-beater that lifted the 76’ers over Brooklyn last night; he faces the Milwaukee Bucks tonight who allow the seventh most fantasy points to opposing SFs this season.
John Henson, Milwaukee Bucks: How can you not want the former UNC Tarheel in your line-up now? Over the last nine games he has scored 30 or more fantasy points eight times. Tonight he faces the Philadelphia 76’ers who allow the fourth-most fantasy points to opposing PFs this season.
Brandon Knight, Milwaukee Bucks: The former Kentucky Wildcat has scored 40 or more fantasy points his last two games. Tonight he faces the Philadelphia 76’ers who rank dead-last for fantasy points allowed to opposing PGs this season.
Tony Parker, San Antonio Spurs: If he is in the starting-five tonight, he needs consideration given for how cheap he is across the industry. Tonight he faces the Oklahoma City Thunder who allows the third-most fantasy points to opposing PGs this season.
Jameer Nelson, Orlando Magic: The former St. Joe’s star has looked strong since coming back from his injury; scoring no less than 25 fantasy points the last eight games. Tonight he faces the Sacramento Kings who allow the second-most fantasy points to opposing PGs this season.
Xavier Henry, Los Angeles Lakers: The former Kansas Jayhawk last night played well (21 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals) in his first start running the point. Tonight he faces the Golden State Warriors who allow the fifth-most fantasy points to opposing PGs this season.
O.J. Mayo, Milwaukee Bucks: I do not know what to make of the SG position in Milwaukee. Last night the former USC Trojans star played a larger role over starter “The Greek Freak”; finishing with 20 points, 7 boards and 4 dimes. Tonight he faces the Philadelphia 76’ers who rank dead-last for fantasy points allowed to opposing SGs this season.