I’m locking this lineup in early because I like it so much.
First we start with some value from the Magic that I’m not afraid to stack together, and that’s Mario Hezonja and Jonathon Simmons. Aaron Gordon and Evan Fournier leave plenty of minutes on the table for the Magic tonight, and more importantly, shot attempts. I think both are in good spots to beat their expected values tonight with ease.
Another pair of teammates that I’m unafraid to stack is Kevin Durant and Draymond Green. No Stephen Curry makes Draymond their primary offensive facilitator and has long made him a target when Steph sits. These last couple of years you see Kevin Durant move into the role of unquestioned main offensive threat when Steph sits too, making him a real steal below 9k on DraftKings.
Jrue Holiday is a near lock for 20 shots with Anthony Davis out tonight. I think either him or Nikola Mirotic really goes off tonight, and I’ll take Holiday in this look because he’s a safer bet to do so and I’ve got the money. This may be one of the best games of the season for Holiday tonight.
With all of the talent already in this lineup, I find it exciting that I’m able to work Enes Kanter into it as well. The Bucks are always vulnerable to opposing centers, and that will be especially true if Tyler Zeller is forced to miss another game tonight. Zeller has improbably became Milwaukee’s best post defender to strong bigs with the pencil-thin John Henson and razor-thin Thon Maker being the other options. I like Kanter with or without Zeller against the Bucks, but I’m especially excited if Zeller sits.
I close out this lineup with two wings below 5k. Ben McLemore should remain a lock for about 36 minutes and 12 shots with the Grizzlies current injury issues. There’s upside for more tonight even against the Jazz I think-the best way to score on Rudy Gobert is to shoot the ball from several feet away from him. I think his and Dillon Brooks’ shooting takes on an extra importance if Memphis keeps this game close.
And finally, while Larry Nance Jr has notably moved into the starting lineup these last couple of games and produced, Rodney Hood moved into the lineup at the same time. He’s played over 30 minutes and got double digit shot attempts in both games, and I’ll take Hood getting similar opportunity in a good matchup tonight.