Sports from the Basement

NBA DraftKings Picks for Thursday, November 15, 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 Monte Morris
SG Kent Bazemore
SF Kevin Durant
PF Montrezl Harrell
C Alex Len
G Chris Paul
F Tobias Harris
Util Jakob Poeltl
Salary $49,700
Expected Points 277.18

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 $10,700 54.17 5.06
Chris Paul HOU $8,000 40.52 5.06
Trae Young ATL $7,300 32.43 4.44
Lou Williams LAC $6,000 30.67 5.11

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Monte Morris DEN $4,100 26.55 6.48
Jeremy Lin ATL $3,900 20.61 5.29
Lou Williams LAC $6,000 30.67 5.11
Chris Paul HOU $8,000 40.52 5.06

Shooting Guard

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
DeMar DeRozan SAS $8,800 41.45 4.71
Klay Thompson GS $7,400 34.77 4.70
Gary Harris DEN $6,100 30.72 5.04
Kent Bazemore ATL $5,500 29.31 5.33

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kevin Huerter ATL $3,200 18.73 5.85
Kent Bazemore ATL $5,500 29.31 5.33
Andre Iguodala GS $3,900 20.46 5.25
Gary Harris DEN $6,100 30.72 5.04

Small Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kevin Durant GS $11,100 54.77 4.93
Tobias Harris LAC $7,200 38.50 5.35
Danilo Gallinari LAC $5,800 31.45 5.42
Rudy Gay SAS $5,600 25.25 4.51

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
DeAndre’ Bembry ATL $4,000 23.13 5.78
Danilo Gallinari LAC $5,800 31.45 5.42
Juancho Hernangómez DEN $3,800 20.51 5.40
Tobias Harris LAC $7,200 38.50 5.35

Power Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
LaMarcus Aldridge SAS $8,200 40.56 4.95
Montrezl Harrell LAC $6,200 33.35 5.38
Paul Millsap DEN $5,800 27.37 4.72
Draymond Green GS $8,100 25.31 3.12

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Montrezl Harrell LAC $6,200 33.35 5.38
LaMarcus Aldridge SAS $8,200 40.56 4.95
Mason Plumlee DEN $3,400 16.60 4.88
Paul Millsap DEN $5,800 27.37 4.72

Center

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Nikola Jokic DEN $9,600 45.86 4.78
Clint Capela HOU $7,000 36.15 5.16
Alex Len ATL $4,600 27.09 5.89
Marcin Gortat LAC $3,400 15.39 4.53

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Alex Len ATL $4,600 27.09 5.89
Clint Capela HOU $7,000 36.15 5.16
Nikola Jokic DEN $9,600 45.86 4.78
Marcin Gortat LAC $3,400 15.39 4.53

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 – those 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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