Description: NBA DFS And Fantasy Team Picks, Studs, Values, Projections, Match Centre on September 18: Denver envisioned to give the Lakers a real run in the forthcoming series
Had this showdown occurred a week back, this would have had a Lakers win written all over it. However, much has changed in that timeframe with Denver Nuggets’ being touted as more than adept at giving a real fight to the Lakers in the Western Conference finals.
Its down to the charismatic and stunning resurrection they foraged for themselves in the semi-finals. For the second time in a row, the club returned from a 3-1 deficit to ensure its safe passage into the much coveted for conference trophy.
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Nikola Jokic, 16,600
The Lakers are going to be extremely wary of the threat Jokic will pose to them today. The Denver Nuggets centre has burst onto the stage in the playoffs with him delivering a sensational triple- double in game 7 against the Clippers to ensure his side made their presence felt in the forthcoming series.
LeBron James, 11,600
There are doubts over his participation but that won’t hamper LeBron James from taking to the court today. Despite being questionable all across the semi-finals, he emerged as the focal point of the side’s attack to drop a double-double in game 5 against the Rockets.
Gary Harris, 7,600
The numbers Gary has been dropping for Denver have come across as a real blessing for the club. His ability to work both the corners and deep to shoot three pointers has seen the club flourish to make Harris an instant pick for us today.
Rajon Rondo, 5,400
The Lakers are sweating over Rondo’s fitness for this one. A sudden and new addition to the side’s injury list, the point guard is currently nursing a back problem which sees him questionable for the skirmish.
However, we envisage him recovering in time to make his presence felt on the day. He’s ensured his side have kept coming up with points at a steady rate to ensure that Davies and James aren’t over burdened with delivering the points.
Alex Caruso, 4,000
Rondo’s injury means Alex will be asked to take over his load. And the point guard is more than well versed to compensate for Rondo’s limited minutes with his ability to backstep and shoot down the jump points seeing him hold a place in our framework.
Markieff Morris, 4,000
Once Morris gets going, the player is untenable and unplayable, especially inside the paint. He showed that with his 16 point showing in game 5 against the Rockets, a performance which saw him treat us to his windmills and reverse scoops.
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