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Fantasy Basketball Daily Picks Wizards vs Warriors
Dominate your competition with our NBA Fantasy Basketball Daily Picks, create the winning lineup at Fanpicks.com. The Washington Wizards (36-37) travel west to battle the Golden State Warriors (66-7) at Oracle Arena.
Washington broke a short-lived two-game losing skid on Sunday with a 101-88 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers. John Wall led the charge with 22 points, 13 assists, five rebounds and a steal, with his seven turnovers serving as the lone blemish on an otherwise stellar performance. Marcin Gortat followed suit with his own double-double, posting 16 points, 10 rebounds, a steal and two blocks. Otto Porter, Jr. was not far behind with 14 points, six rebounds and a steal. Nene Hilario tallied 10 points, three rebounds, two assists and two steals. The newly-acquired J.J. Hickson paced the bench with 14 points, five rebounds and two steals. It was an excellent evening from the field overall from the Wizards, who were able to garner a 54.2 percent success rate on their 72 shots. The Wizards remain in the fourth spot of the Eastern Conference’s Southeast Division, and are currently trailing the eighth-seeded Detroit Pistons by 2.5 games. They’ve came victorious in six of their last eight games, including three straight away from home.
Golden State prevailed over the Philadelphia 76ers in their latest contest, 117-105. A game that initially was suppose to be a blowout for the Warriors, considering the diametrically opposite records of both teams, didn’t turned out that way. Coach Kerr received another excellent effort from Klay Thompson, who collected 40 points, two rebounds and a block. It was notably the second straight game in which he’s hit the 40-point mark. Stephen Curry was calmer in comparison, contributing 20 points, eight assists, three rebounds and four steals. Draymond Green pitched in with one of his regular triple-doubles, gathering 13 points, 11 rebounds, 11 assists, a steal and three blocks. Harrison Barnes put up 10 points, two rebounds, an assist and a steal, while Mareese Speights paced the reserves with 17 points, seven boards and three assists. The Warriors are still the best in the Western Conference. They’ve now rattled off four straight wins since being dominated by the Spurs a little over two weeks ago, 87-79, and are still perfect 35-0 at home this season.
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Washington Wizards vs Milwaukee Bucks Fantasy Basketball News – 02/11/16
The Milwaukee Bucks (21-32) will host the Washington Wizards (23-27) Thursday night at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. FanPicks has this Fantasy basketball game on tap for tonight’s DFS action. Here are the latest Fantasy Basketball News:
The Wizards are coming back from New York, having bested the Knicks this past Tuesday, 111-108 and improving to a 12-11 record on the road. Washington shot 50% from the field and 61.5% from long range, seeing all their starters in double digits points. Their leader, John Wall tallied with 28 pts and 17 assists, shooting 10 out of 24 from the court. Wall averages a solid 20.1 pts per game with 9.9 assists having played in all the games this year for the team. Bradley Beal had a solid performance as well, adding up 26 pts, shooting 5 out of 8 from long range. Big man Marcin Gortat had a double double performance with 14 pts and 10 boards. Washington resides in 10th place in the Eastern Conference, trailing the Pistons by only 2.5 games for the 8th place and will hope to bounce back after this week’s all star weekend.
Milwaukee ended a 5 game losing streak this Tuesday by besting the Boston Celtics in a nailbiter, 112-111. Greg Monroe not only came off the bench but added a team leading 29 pts and 12 boards for a solid double-double, shooting 13 of 21 from the court. Michael Carter-Williams, added a solid 16 pts, 6 boards and 5 assists while Khris Middleton put up 20 pts, 5 boards and assists. The Bucks sit in the 13th place in the Eastern Conference coming into this game, having had a very disappointing 1st half of the season, standing 7th worst in the league in scoring with an average of online 98.1 pts per game.
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Golden State Warriors (44-4) at Washington Wizards (21-25) (8 pm EST)
The most unbeatable teams always seem to fall to the league’s bottom dwellers. That’s just the way it goes in sports. This #NBA season, the Golden State Warriors led by reigning #NBA #MVP Steph Curry have only four losses in 48 games played. 44-4. No matter what it stands for, that’s an impressive stat. In this case, winning basketball games; which isn’t exactly easy no matter who you’re playing against. This is the #NBA after all, and that’s why they have matched the all-time record.
The Washington Wizards on the other hand are…not good. You would think with Curry on the road and no hometown fans to pump him up the Wizards may have a slightly better chance tonight right…? Wrong…They are worse at home (10-15) then on the road (11-10) and the Washington crowd is probably there because they are hyped to watch the will-be 2016 #NBA #MVP Steph Curry.
The -10.5 line is fair, but I think the Warriors will eat it up quick. I expect the normal Curry routine in this one: scores 30+ points and a handful of assists before he watches his teammates close out the Wizards from the bench during the fourth-quarter as Golden State collects their 45th win of the season.
Golden State recorded 68 assists on 89 baskets, and drained 29 of 59 three-pointers between in their last two. They also extended their streak of at least 30 assists to seven games and at least 10 three-pointers to 10.
The last #NBA team to record 30-plus assists seven games in a row was the 1993-94 Warriors.
Draymond Green had 20 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists to tie a 55-year-old franchise record last time out (ninth triple-double), and Klay Thompson is always one to watch for – making 14 of 18 shots for 34 points himself.
John Wall is obviously Washington’s best player, but Marcin Gortat could pile up the boards tonight and take advantage of a loose Warriors defense for some points if the score is wide.
Advice: All the Warriors are options as the Wizard defense isn’t exactly impenetrable. Use their depth players wisely to fill holes in your lineup and maybe get a better performance than you would elsewhere based on this matchup.
Miami Heat vs Washington Wizards – 01/20/16 Preview
Verizon Center is the home for tonight’s showdown between the Miami Heat (23-19) and the Washington Wizards (19-21). Both teams are at a crucial crossroads in their respective seasons right now. Fanpicks.com is proud to announce its RotoPicker free to use tool, which allows you to create winning line ups and dominate your fantasy basketball competition. Play the most exciting contest, including the newest Point Spread and $10K Grand Action contests only at Fanpicks the premiere daily fantasy sports site
The Heat have dropped 5 of their last 6 games. They lost 91-71, at home on Tuesday night against the Milwaukee Bucks. Both Chris Bosh and Hassan Whiteside had 23 points apiece in the loss, with Whiteside 18 rebounds onto his stat sheet. The center ranks 4th in the NBA for rebounds, averaging 11.3 per game. Miami has the worst percentage of shots from the field this season, with a 36.5% efficiency. But on the bright side, they maintain the 2nd best defense in the league, giving up an average 95.5 points per game. They will be undergoing 5 game East road trip, during which they’ll tangle with the Bulls and Raptors before concluding with another match-up with the Bucks on January 29th.
The Wizard entered the weekend riding a 4 game winning streak, but have since dropped 2 in a row. They hold a 9-13 record at home this season. Washington suffered a 108-98 loss this past Monday against the Portland Trail Blazers. Shooting guard Garrett Temple did his best to keep his team competitive with an 18 points performance. Marcin Gortat also participated to the production, putting up 16 points and hauling in 13 boards. All-Star John Wall had an underwhelming 9 points. The Wizard allowed an average of 104.2 points per game, ranking them 24th in the league in that category.
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Washington Wizard vs. Chicago Bulls
The Washington Wizards (16-19) will be hosted by the Chicago Bulls (22-13) on Monday evening. Fanpicks.com is proud to announce its RotoPicker free to use tool, which allows you to create winning line ups and dominate your fantasy basketball competition. Play the most exciting contest, including the newest $25K Grand Action and Point Spread contests only at Fanpicks.com the premiere daily fantasy basketball
Washington comes into this matchup losing five of their last seven games and the offense is really struggling. They are regularly scoring under 100 points a game and that’s terrible considering they are one of the fastest-paced teams in the NBA. It’s hard to put a finger on the struggles, but it could be a simple reality that the rest of the Eastern Conference is better this season. They fed off under .500 teams last year and they cant do that in a much improved Eastern Conference. The good news is that Bradley Beal is due back very soon and could even make his return here against the Bulls. He’s a much needed scoring punch and defensive presence that this team desperately needs right now.
The Bulls are playing some of their best basketball of the season right now, as they have won six of their last seven coming into this game. The offense has been spectacular in that stretch, as they are averaging about 106 points per game in that span. What makes this team so scary is their depth, as players like Taj Gibson, Tony Snell and Bobby Portis will be coming off the bench when everyone is healthy. Speaking of health, Joakim Noah may return this game as well, as he’s nearly full recovered from his shoulder injury he suffered last month. This team already has one of the deepest frontcourts in the NBA and it would be scary imaging them getting back an All-Star center.
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Washington Wizards vs. Orlando Magic
Two teams looking to right their collective ships face off in Florida on Saturday night as the Washington Wizards (15-19) play the Orlando Magic (20-17). Fanpicks.com is proud to announce its RotoPicker free to use tool, which allows you to create winning line ups and dominate your fantasy basketball competition. Play the most exciting contest, including the newest $25K Grand Action and Point Spread contests only at Fanpicks.com the premiere daily fantasy basketball
Washington have lost five of their last six games, the latest defeat coming at the hands of the Toronto Raptors on Friday night at Verizon Center, where the team is now 8-11. John Wall was the leading producer for the Wizards in the 97-88 loss, putting up 21 points put having an uncharacteristically quiet night in the assist category with only 4. Wall is averaging 9.8 assists for the team this season, good enough for second place in the league. Marcin Gortat put up a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds, but it was shooting accuracy that ultimately felled them again, as they shot 39.3% from the field. Bradley Beal (leg) still leads the team in scoring with an average of 19.8 points per game despite missing 14 games for Washington. The club expects his return to the starting lineup in a matter of days.
The Magic put a much-needed end to a four-game skid on Friday night in Brooklyn, topping the Nets 83-77 and hopefully out of an offensive funk after turning quite a few heads in the first third of the season. Victor Oladipo and Nikola Vucevic both had 20 points apiece, Vucevic with a double-double on 10 rebounds and Oladipo with 9 boards himself. Oladipo also contributed nearly half of Orlando’s points from beyond the arc in the win with six three-pointers on eight attempts. The Magic currently sit at third place in the Southeast Division, 2.5 games behind the first place Miami Heat.
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Toronto Raptors vs. Washington Wizards
The Toronto Raptors (22-15) will be hosted by the Washington Wizards (15-18) at the Verizon Center on Friday evening. Fanpicks.com is proud to announce its RotoPicker free to use tool, which allows you to create winning line ups and dominate your fantasy basketball competition. Play the most exciting contest, including the newest $10K Grand Action and Point Spread contests only at Fanpicks.com the premiere daily fantasy basketball
The Raptors made quick work of the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday, 91-74, to hold onto their two-game lead as the top team in the Atlantic Division. Jonas Valanciunas was Toronto’s leading points scorer with 22 in the win, adding 11 rebounds for the double-double. Kyle Lowry added 17 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists while DeMar DeRozan contributed 15 points. A major factor in the Raptors’ ability to remain perched atop their division for the better part of the season has been their stout defense that ranks fourth in the league, allowing opponents an average of only 96.9 points per game. The team has two games remaining in its five-game road trip, before returning to the Air Canada Centre for an eight-game stint at home where they have an 11-6 record.
Washington has dropped four of its last five contests, the latest at home against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday despite a game effort. All five Wizards starters scored in double digits in the 121-115 defeat, with Garrett Temple leading the charge with 21 points. John Wall recorded another double-double with 20 points and 12 assists, making all four of his attempts from beyond the arc. Wall is second in the NBA in assists, averaging 9.8 per game, behind only Rajon Rondo. The team had an incredibly efficient shooting effort in the game, with 55.3% going in from the paint 58.3% from long range. Washington is a top-ten team from three point land, averaging 36.1% shooting on the season. With the majority of the Southeast struggling to start 2016, the time is now for the Wizards to right their ship and make a push out of last place in the division.
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Washington Wizards vs. Cleveland Cavaliers
The Washington Wizards (15-17) will host the Cleveland Cavaliers (23-9) at the Verizon Center on Wednesday evening. Fanpicks.com is proud to announce its RotoPicker free to use tool, which allows you to create winning line ups and dominate your fantasy basketball competition. Play the most exciting contest, including the newest $10K Grand Action and Point Spread contests only at Fanpicks.com the premiere daily fantasy basketball site
The Cavaliers continue to roll at first place in the East, a position they’ve become accustomed to for most of their campaign this season, and a riding a four-game winning streak into Washington. The team is fresh off a home court decimation of the Toronto Raptors on Monday night, 122-100. Kyle Lowry led Cleveland in scoring with a season-best 25 points, adding 6 rebounds and 8 assists in the process. J.R. Smith was in rare form from long range in the win that saw him drain eight three-pointers en route to a 24-point night. The Cavs shot 55.4% from the field, much improved from their 44.8% average on the season. Wednesday marks the first of a six-game road stint for Cleveland that will see them face the likes of the Mavericks, Rockets and Spurs.
Washington has brought their inconsistent play into the new year, getting routed by the visiting Miami Heat on Sunday, 97-75. The highest points producer for the Wizards was John Wall, with only 14 points in the loss. Marcin Gortat managed a double-double with 12 points and 13 rebounds as part of a performance that makes the team look like a shell of the dark horse contender out of the East last season. Washington shot an abysmal 34.1% from the field and 13.8% from downtown and are dead last in the Southeast Division. Things won’t get easier for the injury-plagued Wizards (who only saw nine players take the court on Sunday) as they face stiff competition from Toronto, Chicago and Indiana within the next week.
NBA FANTASY BASKETBALL DRAFT NEWS 10-22-2015
THE WASHINGTON WIZARDS LOST A FUTURE HALL OF FAMER, BUT CAN STILL COUNT ON THEIR YOUNG SUPERSTAR
Last season, the Washington Wizards reached a second straight conference semi-final for the first time since 1979 (back when they were the Washington Bullets). Head coach Randy Wittman received praise from both players and management for his strategy and leadership during the playoffs. This chemistry within the team can make them serious contenders in the southeast division this year.
Wittman’s squad recorded 46 wins and 36 defeats, this past season, to hold the 5th spot in the eastern conference. They swept the Toronto Raptors in the first round of the playoffs, but got eliminated by the Atlanta Hawks in the following series.
The Wizards lost the services of future Hall of Famer Paul Pierce, as he joined his former coach Doc Rivers and the Los Angeles Clippers during the offseason. Washington general manager Ernie Grunfeld brought in veteran guard Jared Dudley from Milwaukee to replace Pierce in the leadership department. Besides that, not much improvement was made this summer.
Washington Wizards PG
Wall gets better every NBA season. Last year, he racked up 10 assists per game, ranking him second behind Chris Paul in the league. He also collected 17.6 PPG and 6.6 FG/G. It’s a drop from his previous season, but it only improved his passing game. “Optimus Dime” is the cornerstone of this franchise and should be also considered a top daily fantasy pick at point guard.
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The 3rd overall pick in the 2012 draft improved his beyond the arc shooting skill last season, despite being injured a couple of time. He had a career best 40.9% in three point’s average. With Paul Pierce out of the picture, he will be relied upon to get more shots more often.
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Otto Porter Jr
The 3rd overall pick from the 2013 draft will get the opportunity to start at the small forward position now that Paul Pierce is gone. It’s still unknown if he can play well for over 25 minutes a game, but he comes from a family of athletes. His father, Otto Porter Sr, played for the Scott County Central High School basketball team and holds the record for rebounds, while his mother, Elnora Porter, was named all-state in 1985. Porter Jr showed potential during the last playoffs, scoring 10 PPG and playing 33.1 MPG.
Washington Wizards PF
Nene brings in the muscle and can score from under the post. He had 11 PPG last season. At 33 years-old, the Brazilian fantasy value will likely start to drop.
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Gortat is the only Wizard player to have participated in all 82 games last season. Not only did he stay healthy all year long, he also scored 12.2 PPG. The polish center finished third in the NBA with 56.7% in field goals. Another year contributing offensively in cash draft contests should be expected.