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Players Listed As Questionable
We have a small four game slate available to us on Thursday night, with only a few key injuries to watch. In true NBA fashion, more news can open up at anytime and I’ll be available to break them down or answer any questions in Discord. You can join the Discord for free here.
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Rudy Gobert ($6,200)
Gobert missed last nights game, which resulted in massive ownership on Naz Reid. Obviously things get trickier with it being a back-to-back, and it could be the case that they were holding him out so that he is good to go for tonight. That being said, should he miss tonight’s game — Naz Reid would once again be the top point per dollar play on the slate at only $4,100. Luka Garza would also get a boost at the minimum-price of $3,000 — and he could end up logging extra minutes due to the B2B.
Jaylen Brown ($6,400)
Brown has been sidelined over a week for the Celtics, and draws the questionable tag tonight. He went through shootaround today, so for now I’m going to assume him as in. If he plays, he’s certainly in play with Boston drawing a huge 122 implied team total. If he’s out, Jayson Tatum ($7,500) will continue to be a top play while Marcus Smart ($5,200) will be a top mid-tier option.
Chris Paul ($6,100)
Paul has been out for a while for the Suns, but draws the Q tag on Thursday. Devin Booker is still out, so when Paul misses also it opens up a ton of backcourt minutes and usage to be spread across the starting lineup. Landry Shamet has been filling in for him a ton, but he is also out tonight. Phoenix will be really thin in the backcourt — making Damion Lee ($4,000), Saben Lee ($3,300) and Duane Washington ($3,300) all top value options.
Written by Ben Hossler (Follow @BenHossler on Twitter)