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NBA DraftKings Picks for Thursday, March 14, 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 Kyrie Irving
SG Terrence Ross
SF Kawhi Leonard
PF Pascal Siakam
C Ante Zizic
G Tim Hardaway Jr.
F Jayson Tatum
Util Marc Gasol
Salary $50,000
Expected Points 263.56

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 $10,900 53.87 4.94
Kyrie Irving BOS $8,900 45.77 5.14
Luka Doncic DAL $8,400 42.34 5.04
Donovan Mitchell UTA $8,300 41.67 5.02

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Monte Morris DEN $3,500 21.27 6.08
Jeremy Lin TOR $3,800 22.63 5.96
D.J. Augustin ORL $4,400 25.41 5.77
Brandon Knight CLE $3,500 19.13 5.47

Shooting Guard

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Buddy Hield SAC $7,300 35.24 4.83
Bojan Bogdanovic IND $6,200 30.39 4.90
Joe Ingles UTA $6,000 28.13 4.69
Terrence Ross ORL $5,300 27.16 5.12

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Tim Hardaway Jr. DAL $4,600 25.94 5.64
Gary Harris DEN $3,900 21.76 5.58
Danny Green TOR $3,900 20.33 5.21
Wesley Matthews IND $4,200 21.61 5.15

Small Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
LeBron James LAL $10,500 51.45 4.90
Paul George OKC $9,700 47.56 4.90
Kawhi Leonard TOR $8,700 47.01 5.40
Aaron Gordon ORL $6,500 32.65 5.02

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Jayson Tatum BOS $5,700 31.01 5.44
Kawhi Leonard TOR $8,700 47.01 5.40
Marcus Morris BOS $4,500 23.38 5.20
Aaron Gordon ORL $6,500 32.65 5.02

Power Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kevin Love CLE $8,100 39.19 4.84
Pascal Siakam TOR $6,900 36.47 5.29
Al Horford BOS $6,300 32.45 5.15
Paul Millsap DEN $6,600 30.90 4.68

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Domantas Sabonis IND $5,400 29.52 5.47
Pascal Siakam TOR $6,900 36.47 5.29
Al Horford BOS $6,300 32.45 5.15
Derrick Favors UTA $5,500 27.99 5.09

Center

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Karl-Anthony Towns MIN $10,200 49.75 4.88
Nikola Jokic DEN $10,000 48.95 4.90
Nikola Vucevic ORL $9,200 47.82 5.20
Rudy Gobert UTA $8,000 41.39 5.17

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Ante Zizic CLE $4,000 25.10 6.28
Marc Gasol TOR $5,900 36.44 6.18
Nikola Vucevic ORL $9,200 47.82 5.20
Rudy Gobert UTA $8,000 41.39 5.17

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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