2/3/2016 NBA Picks of the Day

The following daily pick was contributed by DraftFury's affiliate, Jerico Bailleu. 

POINT GUARD PICKS

RUSSELL WESTBROOK $18400 - Never opposed to Russell if you can fit him. Projecting him for right around value.

STEPHEN CURRY $17500 - Kind of nice that he's actually cheaper than Russell here. He's been slumping, expect him to come out of that tonight.

CHRIS PAUL $15100 - Of the top tier guys I think he makes the most sense. 45 FP shouldn't be an issue.

JOHN WALL $15100 - More of a contrarian tourney play, would prefer Paul in cash.

JEFF TEAGUE $10500 - More of a GPP toss in for me, went for 50 last game, but still need a consistent track record to consider him.

ISH SMITH $10100 - Tough to deny this guy. I'm projecting him right at value. Cool thing is he has immense upside as well as consistency.  Cash or GPP.

GEORGE HILL $9900 - Hill has been on fire lately and has an amazing matchup vs Brooklyn. However his price is actually a bit high, not the best value out there.

NORRIS COLE $7900 - Tyreke Evans is doubtful so if he does sit I think Cole is the play over Jrue Holiday as he's getting way more minutes.

 

INJURIES WITH IMPACT

KEMBA WALKER - Boost would go to Jeremy Lin.

RAJON RONDO - Boost would go to Darren Collison.

DERON WILLIAMS - Boost would go to J.J. Barea and Raymond Felton.

 

SHOOTING GUARD PICKS

JIMMY BUTLER $13300 - Matchups don't get better than this. Fast paced, weak defense, and the game should be close. SG is weak today, Jimmy is strong.

DWYANE WADE $12700 - I think Wade is the guy for tournaments. He hates Dallas and has been performing really well. I'd rather pay for Jimmy Buckets in cash.

KLAY THOMPSON $12400 - On another hot streak, I don't see it ending tonight. But again, would rather pay for Jimmy Butler.

RODNEY HOOD $9000 - I'm ok with this play. The 3 point bonus will be nice if he's on. Mid-tier, he's a solid option

EVAN TURNER $8500 - He's eclipsed 30 FP in 5 of his last 6 games. Price is a bit depressed. I like this play a lot.

MARCO BELLINELI $6100 - If Mclemore sits Bellineli is a nice play, definitely worried that he will get the Butler defensive treatment but feel like Gay should get that.

 

INJURIES WITH IMPACT

BEN MCLEMORE - Boost would go to Marco Bellineli.

KEVIN MARTIN - Boost would go to Zach Lavine.

 

SMALL FORWARD PICKS

KEVIN DURANT $17700 - Can never go wrong playing Durant. The Westbrook Durant stack seems to work more often than not in cash.

LEBRON JAMES $16400 - Coming off a nice game, should look to continue it against a weak Charlotte team.

DRAYMOND GREEN $14000 - The way he's played the last two games he may be a better option than LeBron or Durant. Solid matchup for him. Green should do well.

RUDY GAY $12900 - I fully expect Butler to guard Gay which is going to limit him. I'd rather spend on Cousins against an awful frontcourt.

ROBERT COVINGTON $9700 - He's a solid cash game option, just not a ton of upside here.

LUOL DENG $7900 - Another solid cash game play, also limited upside.

 

INJURIES WITH IMPACT

NICOLAS BATUM - Boost would go to Troy Daniels and Jeremy Lin

 

POWER FORWARD PICKS

KEVIN LOVE $13300 - Been reaching value at this price tag but not a whole lot of upside.

DERRICK FAVORS $11000 - Seems that minutes restrictions are gone for Favors. I love him at this price.

MARVIN WILLIAMS $8800 - On fire the last two games. Kemba Out and Batum Questionable so he will have to do more.

AARON GORDON $8400 - Still unfadable at this price tag, it's catching up but not there yet. Fire him up.

TAJ GIBSON $7900 - This is a fair price tag and he will have to do more with the big front court of the Kings.

WILLEY CAULEY-STEIN $7000 - It's not a surprise that WCS plays better with Cousins on the court. If he's back tonight I like WCS.

 

INJURIES WITH IMPACT

NONE

 

CENTER PICKS

ANDRE DRUMMOND $15000 - I see him reaching value today. We all know he has immense upside. Great matchup for him tonight.

BROOK LOPEZ $13900 - Coach is finally playing him the minutes he needs to produce. Jordan Hill has no chance.

KARL ANTHONY-TOWNS $13800 - I wouldn't bet against this guy. Even if DeAndre Jordan is on the other team.

DEANDRE JORDAN $12700 - Nice spot to use DeAndre.

GORGUI DIENG $10200 - Love this play tonight as long as Garnett and Pekovic are out again.

MYLES TURNER $8900 - Still a great price without Mahinmi playing.

NIKOLA JOKIC $8700 - This is where find out if Jokic is matchup proof. GPP play for me.

 

INJURIES WITH IMPACT

DEMARCUS COUSINS - Boost would go to Kosta Koufos. If Boogie plays I love him tonight.