NBA Fantasy Draft News 1-5-2016
New York Knicks versus Atlanta Hawks NBA Daily Real Money Fantasy League Preview 1-5-2016
The Atlanta Hawks will host the New York Knicks from the NBA. Fantasy basketball draft GM’s can tune to NBA TV on Tuesday January 5th at 8PM Eastern Time to track the scoring results of their one day league picks.
The New York Knicks are a much improved team from last year. They enter this game after beating Atlanta at home on Sunday 111-97. Knicks got a monster game from guard Arron Afflalo. The team finished with a 50% shooting night. Expect Atlanta to make a concentrated effort to guard Afflalo in their rematch. The Knicks are defending much better and are number two in three point field goal defense by allowing 31.5% from beyond the arc.
The Atlanta Hawks have been on a roll in recent games winning eight of their past ten games after their defeat at New York. Atlanta had no excuses having last played on December 29th at Houston. The Hawks are a top ten offense in scoring and shooting as they average 101.9 points per game and hit on 45.9% from the field.
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With Arron Afflalo on the minds of Hawks coaches let’s look at Carmelo Anthony in this game. He does lead the Knicks in scoring at 21.5 points per game average. His numbers have been good in previous games with 20 at Chicago, 24 at home to Detroit and 29 points at Boston. In the win against the Hawks Anthony did pull down nine rebounds and grabbed five assists. He has pulled down 21 rebounds total over is past two meetings with Atlanta. A plus in Anthony’s game is he is approaching five assists per game in his past ten contests.
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New York Knicks SF
Paul Millsap has developed into a solid pro. He is a leader on this Hawks team with 18 points and nearly nine rebounds per game. In his three games against the Knicks Millsap has put together a good line with a 17 points per game average with nine rebounds and six assists. He has averaged 21 points over his past five games.
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Atlanta Hawks PF
Golden St Warriors versus LA Lakers NBA Fantasy League Preview 1-5-2016
The LA Lakers are at home to face the Golden St Warriors. DFS NBA draft managers can tune over to NBA TV on Tuesday night January 5th to follow the results of their fantasy basketball roster selections
LA is enjoying their best run this season as they have a three game win streak. The competition has not been all that impressive. Other than a road win at Boston they had home victories to downtrodden Phoenix and Philadelphia. LA has been poor on both ends of the court. They are 30th and last in shooting and 28th in scoring offense. In their first meeting against the Warriors the Lakers were held to just 77 points.
Golden St has a two game win streak after beating Denver in overtime on Saturday. It saw the return to action for point guard Stephen Curry who was sidelined with a leg injury. Curry played limited minutes and will be a pass for fantasy rosters on Tuesday as his minutes could be limited based on his injury and the opponent. This game could be a blowout so Curry could see his minutes barely reach 20.
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The Warriors have defended very well this season. They are fourth best in field goal defense and third in the league in defending the three.
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With Curry most likely being limited in this game play on Draymond Green who could be the focal point for Golden St in this game. He is the leader for the Warriors in rebounds and assists and is coming off a 29 point game against Denver at home.
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Golden St Warriors PF