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NBA DraftKings Picks for Saturday, May 26, 2018

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Optimal Lineup

Updated Throughout the Day

Optimal lineups are generated to demonstrate groups of players that work well together. This should be used only as a thought-starter for your lineups. This lineup may not conform to exact requirements of DraftKings (ie. players from one team), and may cross over multiple slates. For more detailed and customizable lineup generation, please use the NBA DraftKings Optimizer.

PG Quinn Cook
SG James Harden
SF Kevin Durant
PF David West
C Draymond Green
G Gerald Green
F Jordan Bell
Util Zaza Pachulia
Salary $49,300
Expected Points 236.86

Player expected costs and values are calculated every thirty minutes throughout the day.

Point Guard

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
James Harden HOU $14,700 58.96 4.01
Stephen Curry GS $13,300 48.19 3.62
Eric Gordon HOU $11,200 31.94 2.85
Shaun Livingston GS $2,900 10.16 3.50

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
James Harden HOU $14,700 58.96 4.01
Stephen Curry GS $13,300 48.19 3.62
Shaun Livingston GS $2,900 10.16 3.50
Quinn Cook GS $1,300 4.02 3.09

Shooting Guard

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
James Harden HOU $14,700 58.96 4.01
Stephen Curry GS $13,300 48.19 3.62
Eric Gordon HOU $11,200 31.94 2.85
Klay Thompson GS $8,700 29.08 3.34

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Gerald Green HOU $3,600 17.13 4.76
James Harden HOU $14,700 58.96 4.01
Stephen Curry GS $13,300 48.19 3.62
Shaun Livingston GS $2,900 10.16 3.50

Small Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kevin Durant GS $13,500 51.52 3.82
P.J. Tucker HOU $7,900 25.50 3.23
Trevor Ariza HOU $6,200 23.47 3.79
Gerald Green HOU $3,600 17.13 4.76

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Gerald Green HOU $3,600 17.13 4.76
Kevon Looney GS $3,800 16.25 4.28
Kevin Durant GS $13,500 51.52 3.82
Trevor Ariza HOU $6,200 23.47 3.79

Power Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kevin Durant GS $13,500 51.52 3.82
Draymond Green GS $12,100 44.05 3.64
P.J. Tucker HOU $7,900 25.50 3.23
Trevor Ariza HOU $6,200 23.47 3.79

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
David West GS $1,000 6.55 6.55
Jordan Bell GS $2,100 10.58 5.04
Kevon Looney GS $3,800 16.25 4.28
Kevin Durant GS $13,500 51.52 3.82

Center

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Draymond Green GS $12,100 44.05 3.64
Clint Capela HOU $9,900 36.81 3.72
Jordan Bell GS $2,100 10.58 5.04
David West GS $1,000 6.55 6.55

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
David West GS $1,000 6.55 6.55
Jordan Bell GS $2,100 10.58 5.04
Clint Capela HOU $9,900 36.81 3.72
Draymond Green GS $12,100 44.05 3.64

Picks are based on historical performance and match-up. Picks are updated regularly, but we advise that you keep up to date on late-day roster moves and injuries Рthose are not taken into consideration. Sports from the Basement provides no warranty on these suggestions and readers should make picks at their own risk. Sample lineups are provided as thought-starters, and are not intended for direct use.

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