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Ingram was ruled out and Jonas is doubtful as of right now. Luckily the Kings are shorthanded as well but not nearly as bad as the Pels. CJ will be counted on to do a lot more of the work and heavy lifting with damn near the enitre starting lineup injured. This should still stay close as long as McCollum gets going quick and continues to do so through out the game. The Kings are giving up about 23 PPG and 9 APG to go along with 6 RPG to point guards which absolutely favors CJ. Should be one of the higher owned players on such a small slate so we need to lock him in and move on.
Usually I woulnd’t recommend a star against Toronto as they tend to shut down the star offensive player. That being said, Morant is matchup proof and will be short handed once again tonight. Toronto is still givng up 26 PPG and 8 APG to guards and we all know Ja can rebound as well. I expect him to start early and often to give his team a chance here. I was really contemplating putting Embiid here instead but the injury seems to be nagging him still. Great play still but I prefer Ja!
Note: Still waiting on some injury news that has yet to drop so stay tuned in the discord channels to get updated on it!
Nearly the enitre starting lineup has been ruled out which paves the way for very good value. Bruce Brown, Bones Hyland and Michael Porter Jr lead the way in that value but there are still going to be other pieces we will want. Once a starting lineup is configured we can go from there but Cancar, Nnaji and Braun are all on the table as plays as well! This could get out of hand but the majority of these guys will still get run outside of maybe Porter Jr. They are all elite value that should be rostered heavily!
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