The Shot Dude: Makin' Big Plans
With just three or four regular season games left, many NBA players have already checked out.
They're no doubt surfing cyberspace for ways to spend their mega-dosh.
The more successful ballers, though, are planning to battle for the Larry O'Brien Trophy.
Your favorite Shot Dude never has an off-season. And I'm excited about today's 10-game schedule. You can peruse it with the help of the Bovada data tool located on our Home page:
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Kemba Walker, Charlotte ($7900) ... is one of the highest-priced point guards on the board tonight, with Chris Paul out and John Wall listed as a game-time decision. Walker is coming off a monster 34-point game in New York two nights ago. Not sure dude's gonna repeat the 44 fantasy points he put up Wed 6 Apr, but a 37-39 fantasy point output is more like it tonight.
Toney Douglas, New Orleans ($5500) ... continues to get plenty of run for the Pelicans, including a 30-minute, 31 fantasy point game at Boston on Wed 6 Apr. Boston plays much better defense against point guards than the Lakers, and dude will face them tonight. I like Douglas to end the night with 32-34 fantasy points at home.
Dwayne Wade, Miami ($7500) ... is due a large amount of minutes tonight against Orlando with the fourth seed in the East still available. When healthy, dude's not shy about shooting 16 times per game or more. Look for Wade to lead the Heat to a comfortable win tonight with 33-35 fantasy points.
Jordan Clarkson, Los Angeles Lakers ($5300) ... has a usage rate just short of 20 and squares off against New Orleans, the team ranked 26th in the league against shooting guards. The total is this game is 202, but watch it go higher with these two defensively challenged squads. Clarkson's in for a 28-30 point fantasy night.
Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee ($9700) ... is a small forward who seems to do everything in a big way. Ever see the wingspan on this dude? It's massive, and so have some of the games he's posted lately. Giannis has strung together 3 straight 50-fantasy-point games against Cleveland, Chicago, and Orlando. I foresee 45-47 fantasy points tonight against Boston.
Carmelo Anthony, New York ($8500) ... has stated he'll play each of the Knicks' remaining games. Tonight's the night to include him on your fantasy team against Philadelphia. Only the Lakers allow more fantasy points per game than the 76ers, and Anthony shoots 18 times a game! Watch Melo get 39-41 fantasy points in this one.
Thomas Robinson, Brooklyn ($6600) ... has seen his minutes spike with Thad Young and Brook Lopez out for the season. In fact, dude's averaged well over a fantasy point per minute in his last five consecutive games. Brooklyn plays Charlotte, the team ranked 21st against power forwards this season. I like Robinson to be in the neighborhood of 35-37 fantasy points.
David West, San Antonio ($4300) ... will be among six players you could target tonight for the Spurs. Just now, I received word that San Antonio has decided to rest Aldridge, Diaw, Ginobili, Leonard, Green, and Parker for tonight's game in Denver. That means big minutes for West, and 29-31 fantasy points is my estimate.
Boban Marjanović, San Antonio ($4500) ... will also benefit from most of the Spurs' starters out tonight. Tim Duncan was not on the rest list, but I don't think he'll get his full workload. Patty Mills and Kyle Anderson will also see heavy minutes if you want to squeeze them into your lineup. Even at minimum salary, Boban should burn the Nuggets for 36-38 fantasy points.
Your favorite Shot Dude knows that even the best laid plans are subject to change, but hope your winning ways do not.
Always be ready for life's curve ball, and give it your best shot!
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