NBA DFS Picks for FanDuel and DraftKings – 5/22/17
The Warriors have a solid 3-0 lead, and it is likely that this series is over. Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant will dominate my ownership for the slate. Draymond Green will be another guy I will look into a good amount for this slate. Klay Thompson remains unplayable to me. Andre Iguodala is a potential punt option, as well as guys like David West and Javale McGee, pending the status of Zaza Pachulia.
Kawhi Leonard is being listed as highly unlikely to play, which pretty much signals the final nail in the coffin for the Spurs. With that being the case, I would prefer to just find ownership with some of the lower priced options such as Jonathon Simmons. I think that pretty much everyone else in my opinion is out of play. I think you’ll see Manu Ginobli give a solid effort, and don’t mind Danny Green. We could see Pau Gasol with a bigger allotment of minutes, especially if this stays close, with David Lee out.
Well, the Celtics managed to pull one out tonight. I am rewriting this as the Celtics made a big time comeback, so a lot of what I said is now irrelevant. The Celtics are in a much better position now with only a one game deficit. Marcus Smart looked sharp, and he and Jae Crowder would be the guys I would build off of in the next game. Avery Bradley and Al Horford would be right behind them, with Jaylen Brown and Kelly Olynyk as punt plays.
I still think the Cavs are in the driver’s seat, and LeBron James is still the guy to play here. Kevin Love is next up, with Kyrie Irving stepping in after that. Tristan Thompson is the next man up after that, and J.R. Smith could be in a position to do something, after an entire season of doing nothing.