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NBA DraftKings Picks for Saturday, January 12, 2019

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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 Kemba Walker
SG DeMar DeRozan
SF Josh Jackson
PF Bam Adebayo
C Karl-Anthony Towns
G Zach LaVine
F Kelly Olynyk
Util Pau Gasol
Salary $50,000
Expected Points 303.85

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

Point Guard

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Russell Westbrook OKC $11,800 58.50 4.96
Kemba Walker CHA $8,400 42.39 5.05
Kyrie Irving BOS $8,700 41.71 4.79
Jrue Holiday NOP $7,800 39.14 5.02

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Dennis Schroder OKC $4,700 26.77 5.70
Zach LaVine CHI $6,100 33.22 5.45
Tyus Jones MIN $3,800 20.43 5.38
Kyle Anderson MEM $5,300 27.28 5.15

Shooting Guard

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
DeMar DeRozan SAS $8,300 42.10 5.07
Buddy Hield SAC $6,500 31.81 4.89
Andrew Wiggins MIN $7,000 30.99 4.43
Josh Richardson MIA $6,300 30.90 4.90

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Nicolas Batum CHA $4,900 25.81 5.27
Evan Fournier ORL $4,700 24.63 5.24
E’Twaun Moore NOP $4,200 21.83 5.20
Joe Ingles UTA $6,000 30.71 5.12

Small Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Paul George OKC $9,500 46.38 4.88
Tobias Harris LAC $7,800 36.11 4.63
Danilo Gallinari LAC $7,400 33.78 4.56
Aaron Gordon ORL $6,400 33.49 5.23

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Royce O’Neale UTA $3,900 20.87 5.35
Jonathan Isaac ORL $3,600 19.20 5.33
Josh Jackson PHO $5,600 29.63 5.29
Jae Crowder UTA $4,600 24.11 5.24

Power Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Anthony Davis NOP $11,700 59.50 5.09
Blake Griffin DET $9,500 46.28 4.87
LaMarcus Aldridge SAS $8,100 38.49 4.75
Julius Randle NOP $7,300 34.71 4.75

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Bam Adebayo MIA $4,800 30.12 6.28
Kelly Olynyk MIA $3,800 23.73 6.24
James Johnson MIA $4,000 22.75 5.69
Richaun Holmes PHO $3,800 20.62 5.43

Center

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Karl-Anthony Towns MIN $9,900 51.33 5.19
Nikola Jokic DEN $10,800 50.76 4.70
Nikola Vucevic ORL $8,800 45.52 5.17
Andre Drummond DET $9,100 42.78 4.70

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Karl-Anthony Towns MIN $9,900 51.33 5.19
Nikola Vucevic ORL $8,800 45.52 5.17
Pau Gasol SAS $3,100 15.93 5.14
Rudy Gobert UTA $8,200 41.46 5.06

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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