NBA Fantasy Draft News 1-4-2016
Indiana Pacers versus Miami Heat NBA Daily Fantasy League Preview 1-4-2016
The Miami Heat will meet the Indiana Pacers from NBA action. Fantasy basketball GMs can tune to NBA TV at 7:30PM Eastern Time on Monday January 4th to follow the results of their one day real money league picks.
The Indiana Pacers have become more of an up-tempo team in the 2015-16 campaign. They sit ninth in the NBA in scoring and number four in the league from the three point line. The Pacers are 19-14 would have preferred more wins on the column after 33 games. The defense has slipped from last year.
The Miami Heat will be on a back to back following a 22 point road victory at the Washington Wizards. You have to be concerned about the Heat’s aging stars in a back to back as Dwyane Wade played over 23 minutes and Chris Bosh saw 28 minutes of action. The Heat are more of a defensive team these days ranking second in points against and third in the NBA in field goal defense. They shoot the ball extremely well at 46.5% from the field but only average 97 points per game ranking 25th in the NBA.
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Small forward Paul George is leading the Pacers with 21.5 points per game on the year in over 35 minutes of play. He produces in other areas with 7 ½ boards and 4 assists per game. George has been on fire. He poured in 32 points on Saturday at home to Detroit and on New Year’s Eve the veteran had 31 points along with six boards and five assists. He is a combined 17 of 31 from the three point line over his past two games.
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Memphis Grizzlies versus Portland Trail Blazers NBA Real Money Fantasy League Preview 1-4-2016
The Portland Trail Blazers will host the Memphis Grizzlies from NBA pro basketball. DFS draft managers can tune to NBA TV on Monday January 4th to track the results of their fantasy NBA roster picks.
Neither team can be happy with their poor start to the season. Memphis is just 18-17 on the campaign and with their roster should be a much better team. Offense has been atrocious for the Grizzlies as they are 29th in the league in scoring and shooting three’s. The defense once a top five in many categories now is 18th in field goal and 22nd in the league in three point defending.
Portland can almost be excused for their poor record up to this point as the team saw heavy turnover from their rotation during the off season due to free agency. They now sit near the middle in most offensive and defensive categories on the season. The Trail Blazers will be on a back to back as they were in the high altitude of Denver on Sunday night.
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Center Marc Gasol is getting heavy minutes and producing for the Memphis Grizzlies. On Saturday he scored 20 points and grabbed seven rebounds in their defeat at Utah. On December 29th Gasol saw 44 minutes and had 23 points along with eight rebounds and six assists. The Grizzlies center is shooting 46.7% from the floor and averaging 16.5 points per game. He has improved his free throw shooting but nearly 10% from his career mark as he is hitting on 85.4% from the charity stripe. The Grizzlies will capture the Trail Blazers who had to play in high altitude on Sunday night so expect Marc Gasol to produce big numbers for Memphis on Monday night.
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