NBA Cash Core, December 4th
LeBron James – SF – 10.0k
Of the three big stars tonight, LeBron is my favorite and the cheapest. The game between CLE/N.O. has an O/U of 208 and the Pelicans give up the most opponent possessions in the league. LeBron’s usage is still at 32% and you can pencil him in for at least 35 minutes. His floor is about 35/40 and tonight his ceiling is 60. Lock him in and count your points!
Brandon Knight – PG – 8.0k
Thought about making Teague the lock but his minutes are up and down. Knight is averaging 38 min/gm, his usage is 26%, and this game against Washington should be uptempo (O/U 216). He’s been consistently scoring 30 FP and he should be able to hit this against Washington. You can pair him with Teague or another low priced PG and feel pretty good about not having a dud.
Dirk Nowitzki – PG – 6.8k
Old man Dirk finds his way on to my list again. His ceiling is pretty much his floor most night (30 points) but he’s coming off of a 44 FP performance. The Rockets have a tough time guarding PFs, giving up 14% more points than average to them and Dirk is putting up 20 shots/gm. He’s put up at least 30 FP in seven of his L9 games and I feel that’s a fair number to shoot for tonight.
Thabo Sefolosha – SF – 4.4k
WARNING – check who the Hawks are starting tonight. Sometimes they like to get tricky and rest players before big breaks, especially due to their opponent being the Lakers. That being said, if Sefolosha plays tonight he’s a solid value option. Since returning to the starting LU he’s averaged 31 min/gm and 36 min/gm the L2. The Lakers defense will put up little resistance and Thabo should be able to return value, with a great potential to exceed it.