There are 13 NBA games tonight, so no better day to get back into the NBA season. The regular season is ending soon, so we have to squeeze whatever we can out of these last games. The normal suspects are playing tonight: expect players going against the 76ers and the studs on the west coast. Here are tonight’s Draftstreet plays!
Kemba Walker ($15,847) has not only been great recently, but has the matchup tonight against Philly to keep it going. He has shot a ridiculous amount of threes lately (22) and has because of it had a tough FG%. He has added some consistently lines in his last three games going for at least 20/5/8/1 in each of them. While I’m not a fan of his high three-point attempt numbers, it might work out against the 76ers who have been against the three all year.
Mike Conley ($13,753) unintentionally seems to be a favorite of this article and mine. It’s hard not to like him tonight against the Timberwolves and his 21/4/6/2 averages against them this season. On March 24th, Conley went for 23/5/6/2 against them and I see no reason why he can’t do something like that again. He’s averaging over 15 shots per game in his last six and has shot at a 52% clip.
Kent Bazemore ($8,975) has seen pretty inconsistent numbers due to minutes, but he has played 30+ minutes in three straight games. In those games, he’s averaging 16/5/3/2/1. Those are great numbers for this price especially since his worst shooting performance during that time was just 3 for 7. In just 20 minutes averaged against the Kings this season, Bazemore is averaging 9/4/0/1/1.
Zach Randolph ($15,270) has been red hot in his last four and faces a team that he has had success against this season, the Timberwolves. He’s averaging 21/9/4/1 against them in three games, which is almost identical to what he has done lately. In his last four, Randolph is averaging 21/9/3/1. It doesn’t sound like Nikola Pekovic will play tonight, so this helps Randolph maintain those great averages against the Timberwolves.
Amar’e Stoudemire ($10,095) is an interesting option tonight against the Nets. The Knicks have that rivalry going and this is a big game for the Knicks as they try and push for the playoffs. Stoudemire hasn’t played since March 30th, so he should be rest enough for 30 minutes and earlier this season against the Nets he did well in just 17 minutes. In that game, Stoudemire had 11 points and four rebounds.
Anthony Davis ($22,073) had a minor ankle injury that resulted in a game’s rest, but he came back huge in his next game. In that game, he played 38 minutes and added 22/8/4/2/4. He did a bit of everything and has that kind of potential tonight against the Nuggets. He’s actually done better than that in his two games against Denver this season. It’s not surprising as the Nuggets have been picked on by big men all season, but Davis has averaged 24/12/2/1/5 against them this season.
DeMarcus Cousins ($21,008) is probably considered a risky play tonight with the way he has been playing lately, but his matchup feels so safe. DMC does have that huge game against the Pelicans his last time out, but he did go for 17/7/5 and 4/4/2 in the two games before that. If you look past those two games though, his game log has been great. You would think that Cousins has owned the Lakers this season, but that’s not the case. While 19/9/5/1/1 is great, it’s not quite what I expected. I like him for 25/12/3 tonight at least with him getting back on a roll.
Gorgui Dieng ($12,832) will likely start tonight against the Grizzlies with the injury to Nikola Pekovic sititing him out for the Grizzlies game and more. We all saw how Dieng can play when getting big minutes and one of those games was against this same Grizzlies team. Amazingly, he brought down 17 rebounds and even scored 11 points in 37 minutes.