Ranking Tonight’s NBA Top Fantasy Picks from 1 to 9 under $50,000 Salary Cap

1 – LeBron James (F) – Los Angeles Lakers / $8,600

2 – Anthony Davis (F) – Los Angeles Lakers / $8,100

3 – Jimmy Butler (G) – Miami Heat / $6,600

4 – Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (G) – Los Angeles Lakers / $4,000

5 – Jae Crowder (F) – Miami Heat / $4,800

6 – Tyler Herro (G) – Miami Heat / $5,600

7 – Dwight Howard (C) – Los Angeles Lakers / $4,000

8 – Duncan Robinson (G) – Miami Heat / $4,300

9 – Andre Iguodala (G) – Miami Heat / $3,300

Salary Cap reamining ($50,000): $700

Happy drafting!

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Fantasy Basketball Draft Top Picks

June 10th 2016

The NBA Finals resumes Friday, with the Golden State Warriors leading the Cleveland Cavaliers 2-1. The Cavs weren’t going to give up easy after losing the first two game. LeBron James & co. bounce back in huge fashion defeating the Warriors 120-90. A win tonight at home is once again so important for Cleveland, with 2 out of the next three games in Golden State. Here’s a look at the Game 4 fantasy basketball draft (click to play) top picks!

Player Pos Team Last Game FP Last Two Game FP Avg Last Four Game FP Avg Last Ten Game FP Avg
LeBron James F CLE 41 37.3 37.9 36.4
Kyrie Irving G CLE 34.5 24.3 27.2 25.6
Tristan Thompson C CLE 24.5 18.8 16 14.9
JR Smith G CLE 24 12.8 13.8 13
Harrison Barnes F GSW 24 15.8 14.6 13.4
Richard Jefferson F CLE 18.5 12.3 11 8.9
Draymond Green F GSW 18 28.5 28 24.9
Stephen Curry G GSW 17 20.3 28.3 29.9
Shaun Livingston G GSW 12 15.5 12.1 9.8
Klay Thompson G GSW 10.5 15.7 21.8 23.2
Andre Iguodala F GSW 10 15.8 15.1 15
Leandro Barbosa G GSW 10 10.7 6.9 5.4
Kevin Love F CLE 7.5 21.7 21.3 22.6
Iman Shumpert G CLE 7.5 4.5 3.6 6.3
Andrew Bogut C GSW 5.5 10.5 10 11.5
Marreese Speights C GSW 4.5 2.3 2.3 5.4
Jordan McRae G CLE 4 14.7 10.1 5.4
Mo Williams G CLE 4 2.3 1.5 2
Anderson Varejao F GSW 4 3.2 2.1 2.9
Timofey Mozgov C CLE 3.5 4.2 4.5 3

Fantasy Basketball Draft Notables

  • LeBron Jame s and Kyrie Irving combined for 62 points in game 3.
  • Kevin Love (concussion) will once again be a game time decision. He was part of the morning practice with the team Friday morning.
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Daily Fantasy Basketball NBA Finals

Game 3

LeBron James carried his squad with the best score in daily fantasy basketball NBA Finals game 2 Sunday night, yet it wasn’t enough to defeat the dynasty that is the Golden State Warriors. The Cavs lost 110-77, their worst game during the 2016 playoffs. They also gave up a 48 points difference after two games against the Warriors. Fortunately for them, the series now shifts to Cleveland. Play NBA-MLB cross-sport contest this Wednesday, exclusive to FanPicks.com (click to join).

Top NBA Game 2 Performers

Player Pos Team Last Game FP Two Game FP Avg Four Game FP Avg Ten Game FP Avg
Draymond Green F GSW 34.5 30.3 30.1 26.7
LeBron James F CLE 32 38.3 37.3 35.5
Stephen Curry G GSW 26.5 27.8 32.3 32.5
Klay Thompson G GSW 20.5 20 24.7 24.5
Richard Jefferson F CLE 14.5 7.3 8.7 8.2
Andrew Bogut C GSW 13.5 10.2 14.9 12.3
Kyrie Irving G CLE 13 25.2 25.9 24.5
Andre Iguodala F GSW 13 16.5 16.4 14.9
Leandro Barbosa G GSW 12.5 8.2 5.3 5
Shaun Livingston G GSW 12.5 15.3 11.1 9.4
Tristan Thompson C CLE 11.5 12.7 13.2 13.6
Harrison Barnes F GWS 10 13 11.4 12.3
JR Smith G CLE 9.5 10 11 13
Ian Clark G GSW 9 3 4.8 5.7
Matthew Dellavedova G CLE 8 4.8 5.5 5.6
Kevin Love F CLE 7.5 21.7 21.3 22.6
Festus Ezeli C GSW 6.5 5.5 3.9 6.5
Timofey Mozgov C CLE 6 6.3 4.3 5.2
Iman Shumpert G CLE 3 3.3 2.6 6.5
Marreese Speights C GSW 2.5 1.8 3.6 6.3

Game 3 starts on Wednesday at 9PM ET, with the Cavaliers reuniting with their fans at Quicken Loans Arena. They hope to earn their first win of the 2016 NBA Finals, as they trail 2-0 at the hands of the Golden State Warriors. Cleveland might be without their star power forward Kevin Love, who received an accidental elbow from Harrison Barnes to the head this past Sunday. He initially stayed in the game, but left after experiencing dizziness. If he is not ready come game time, the Cavs will likely turn to their big russian Timofey Mozgov in the starting five. He has played a total of fourteen minutes during the first two games of the finals.

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Cleveland Cavaliers vs Golden State Warriors – 6/16/15 NBA Playoff Fantasy Sports, Basketball Picks, Odds & Predictions

The Cleveland Cavaliers are playing for their playoff lives to avoid elimination in Game 6 as they face the Golden St Warriors. Fantasy draft managers can check up on their NBA Finals rosters on Tuesday June 16th at 9PM Eastern Time over ABC TV.

Once down 2-1 in this series the Golden St Warriors have bounced back behind a significant strategy change to take the next two games of these NBA Finals to take the 3-2 series lead. The Warriors are one win away from an NBA championship.

1 day fantasy sportsThe Warriors went to a small lineup in Game 4 and Game 5. Golden St was able to eclipse 100 regulation points each time and pull away with dominating fourth quarter performances against a tiring Cavaliers team. Center Andew Bogut saw his minutes vanish and they were distributed to a fresh David Lee, Shaun Livingston and Andre Iguodala. Leandro Barbosa saw his most minutes in the NBA Finals in Game 6 and came through with 13 big points on 4 of 5 shooting. Game 5 saw heavy minutes for Stephen Curry (42), Klay Thompson (40) and Andre Iguodala (42).

For Cleveland LeBron James logged in nearly 45 minutes. James’ supporting cast greatly disappointed the team with poor shooting as LeBron cannot do it all by himself.

Golden St Warriors Point Guard: Stephen Curry had a huge Game 5 with 37 points as he goes 56% from the field in the win. Media reports have Curry suffering from dehydration after the win with heavy minutes on Sunday but will play. Since the Warriors went to their small lineup he is 21 of 40 from the floor.

Golden St Warriors Shooting Guard: Klay Thompson would be the goat of this series if not for the Warriors up 3-2 in this series. He has not shot well and is struggling with his three point shot. Thompson has not raised his game in the postseason as he is hitting 11 of 37 from beyond the arc in the NHL Finals.

Golden St Warriors Small Forward: Andre Iguodala has been inserted into the starting lineup and the ten year veteran has responded. After 22 points and eight boards in Game 4, Iguodala had 14 points, eight rebounds and seven assists on Sunday.

Golden St Warriors Power Forward: David Lee after a good Game 3 and 4 saw his production go down on Sunday with two points with a rebound plus assist.

Golden St Warriors Center: Andrew Bogut after three minutes of work on Game 4 did not play a single minute on Sunday. The other option at center for the Warriors is Marreese Speights who has played two minutes the past three games.

1 day fantasy footballCleveland Cavaliers Point Guard: Kyrie Irving is the only option at this position but he is lost for the season with a broken kneecap.

Cleveland Cavaliers Shooting Guard: Matthew Dellavedova, J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert shot terribly in Game 5 on Sunday. Smith has shot 30% from the field in the NBA Finals. Shumpert is shooting worse than J.R. with 27% from the floor. Dellavedova is hitting just 30% in these Finals.

Cleveland Cavaliers Small Forward: LeBron James had a huge Game 5 scoring 40 points. He had a triple double for the second time this series as he pulled down 14 rebounds and dished 11 assists on Sunday. There is only one day of rest and a long flight from Golden St to get ready for Game 5 for James who played 45 of a possible 48 minutes.

Cleveland Cavaliers Power Forward: Kevin Love is the only fantasy option at this position for the Cavaliers and he is out for the season with a shoulder injury suffered in the opening round of the season.

Cleveland Cavaliers Center: With the Love injury the two centers for Cleveland in Timofey Mozgov and Tristan Thompson have picked up major minutes. Mozgov saw just nine minutes in the loss in Game 5 as he was struggling on double teams and committing turnovers. Tristan Thompson has scored and rebounded in double digits the past three games.

Warriors vs. Cavaliers Real Money Fantasy League Best Picks

PG: Stephen Curry (Warriors)
SG: Klay Thompson (Warriors)
PF: David Lee (Warriors)
SF: LeBron James (Cavaliers)
C: Tristan Thompson (Cavaliers)

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Cleveland Cavaliers vs Golden State Warriors – 6/14/15 NBA Playoff Fantasy Sports, Basketball Picks, Odds & Predictions

The NBA Finals resume on Sunday June 14th after a deserved two days off for both clubs. The Golden St Warriors evened up this series at 2-2 so at least six games will be necessary in this series. The Cleveland Cavaliers will be on the road for Game 5 on Sunday June 14th and Fantasy League draft managers can tune to ABC TV at 8PM Eastern Time to check out the results of their rosters.

Golden St Warriors head coach Steve Kerr made some changes to his rotation in Game 4. To try and get his offense going he greatly reduced the minutes of center Andrew Bogut to three minutes. Bogut’s minutes were distributed to a well-rested David Lee and Andre Iguodala. Shaun Livingston played 24 minutes which were double his average in this series and grabbed eight rebounds for Golden St in the 103-82 win.

The small lineup gave trouble to the Cleveland Cavaliers as they were in chase mode trying to defend the open looks for the Golden St shooters. Cleveland had a very poor 33% shooting performance in Game 4 and made just 15% of their three point shots. Fatigue from the heavy minutes of playing time for the short rotation of the Cleveland Cavaliers finally arrived. Cleveland could score only 12 fourth quarter points while surrendering 27 to the Warriors.

1 day fantasy footballCleveland Cavaliers Point Guard: The only option here is Kyrie Irving and he is out for the rest of the season with a broken kneecap.

Cleveland Cavaliers Shooting Guard: J.R. Smith, Iman Shumpert and Matthew Dellavedova are the recipients of more minutes with the injury to Irving. Consistency has been a major issue for Cleveland at this position. J.R. Smith is shooting just 14 of 47 from the field in these Finals. Dellavedova after 20 points in the Game 3 win shot just 3 of 14 from the field in Game 4.

Cleveland Cavaliers Small Forward: LeBron James will benefit from the two days of rest between Game 4 and Game 5. He had his worst game of these NBA Finals on Thursday night with 20 points on 7 of 22 from the field.

Cleveland Cavaliers Power Forward: Kevin Love is the only option for the Cavaliers at this position and he is lost for the season with a shoulder injury in the first round of the playoffs against Boston.

Cleveland Cavaliers Center: With Golden St taking away major minutes from Andrew Bogut the Cavaliers decided to go down low to center Timofey Mozgov for offense. The Cavaliers center had 28 points and ten rebounds hitting 9 of 16 shots in Game 4.

1 day fantasy sportsGolden St Warriors Point Guard: Stephen Curry had 22 points in Game 4 as he shot 8 of 17 from the field. He has shot well in these Finals with the only exception in Game 2 as he hit just 5 of 23 from the floor.

Golden St Warriors Shooting Guard: Klay Thompson has trended as a much better shooter on his home court. He shot 14 of 28 in Game 2 at home. Thompson attempted just nine shots on Thursday and scored nine points.

Golden St Warriors Small Forward: Draymond Green broke a shooting slump in Game 4 with 17 points as he shot 6 of 11 from the field. He produced in other areas with seven rebounds and six assists in the win on Thursday night.

Golden St Warriors Power Forward: David Lee after Game 2 of the NBA Finals had played just eight minutes in his previous six games. He is a hard working professional who can scrap for rebounds and score points. With the Warriors going to a smaller lineup in Game 4, Lee was productive with nine points, five rebounds and three assists in fifteen minutes. Look for David Lee to continue to have a positive impact for NBA fantasy league owners with his fresh legs going up against fatigue ones from the Cavaliers.

Golden St Warriors Center: Andrew Bogut was in foul trouble in Game 4 and was limited to just three minutes. Golden St thrived with Bogut on the bench and a small lineup on the court.

Real Money NBA Fantasy Draft Picks

PG: Stephen Curry (Warriors)
SG: Klay Thompson (Warriors)
PF: David Lee (Warriors)
SF: LeBron James (Cavaliers)
C: Timofey Mozgov (Cavaliers)

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Cleveland Cavaliers vs Golden State Warriors – 6/11/15 NBA Playoff Fantasy Sports, Basketball Picks, Odds & Predictions

 

The NBA Finals will return after one day of rest as the Golden St Warriors look to break a two game losing streak against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 4. Cleveland will be at home on Thursday June 11th and follow fantasy league roster performance at 9PM Eastern Time on ABC TV.

Through the first three games of the NBA Finals the Golden St Warriors have been unable to reach 100 points after a full four quarters of play. They face a similar spot in the playoffs they had in Round 2 as the team fell behind 2-1 against Memphis with Game 4 on the road at the Grizzlies home court. The Warriors with their backs to the wall responded with three straight wins all by double digits including two wins on the Grizzlies home court in that span to win the series in six games.

After shooting 44% in Game 1 the Warriors have gone ice cold from the field hitting 40% in Game 2 and Game 3. Golden St has lost the rebounding battle in the past two games all resulting in losses. A positive note for the team is they were able to get Stephen Curry going as his outside shots were going in during their attempt to come back in the fourth quarter.

Cleveland needs to do a better job of finishing games in the fourth quarter. The Cavaliers saw leads reduced in each game but in Game 3 were able to avoid an overtime period with clutch shooting by LeBron James and Matthew Dellavedova. The Cavaliers guard Dellavedova had to spend the night in the hospital after Game 3 as he showed symptoms of dehydration after playing 39 intense minutes.

1 day fantasy footballCleveland Cavaliers Point Guard: Kyrie Irving is your only option here for Cleveland but is he out for the remainder of the playoffs.

Cleveland Cavaliers Shooting Guard: After his Game 3 performance it looks like the NBA fantasy value is on Matthew Dellavedova at this position. Dellavedova had 20 points on Tuesday and the reports are positive for a quick recovery from dehydration.

Cleveland Cavaliers Small Forward: LeBron James put up 40 points in Game 3 and he continues to carry this team. So far there have been no signs of fatigue yet as King James continues to log in heavy minutes by choice in these playoffs. James has played 142 of a possible 151 minutes in these NBA Finals. These minutes are from a player who has played in five straight finals.

Cleveland Cavaliers Power Forward: Kevin Love is the only option at this position for the Cavaliers. Love is out for the season with a shoulder injury.

Cleveland Cavaliers Center: Timofey Mozgov after 17 points in Game 2 had just six points in Game 3. His rebounds dipped to five but he did block four shots on Tuesday. Another option here is center Tristan Thompson who is logging minutes with the Love injury. Thompson provides the best fantasy value at center for the Cavaliers because of his consistency on the glass. He is averaging 13 rebounds per game in the finals and contributed with 10 points in Game 3.

1 day fantasy sportsGolden St Warriors Point Guard: Stephen Curry bounced back from a 5 of 23 shooting game in Game 2 by hitting 50% of his shots on Tuesday. He contributed for his mock draft owners with six rebounds and six assists.

Golden St Warriors Shooting Guard: Klay Thompson shoots much better at home than on the road. He was just 6 of 16 in Game 3 and had 14 points which were 20 fewer points than he scored in Game 2.

Golden St Warriors Small Forward: Draymond Green continues his shooting slump. After a 2 for 10 shooting night in Game 3 he is 8 of 30 from the field in the NBA Finals. He has averaged eight rebounds per game in this series.

Golden St Warriors Power Forward: David Lee finally saw action in the NBA Finals. He has fresh legs and was 4 of 4 from the floor with four rebounds and 11 points in 13 minutes of play. Expect Lee to continue to see floor time in this series.

Golden St Warriors Center: Andrew Bogut has his hands full defensively trying to clog the basket and help on LeBron. He has scored just 10 points total over the three games and is averaging eight rebounds. He had a series low 17 minutes on Tuesday.

NBA Finals Best Real Monday Fantasy Picks

PG: Stephen Curry (Warriors)
SG: Klay Thompson (Warriors)
PF: David Lee (Warriors)
SF: LeBron James (Cavaliers)
C: Tristan Thompson (Cavaliers)

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Cleveland Cavaliers vs Golden State Warriors – 6/9/15 NBA Playoff Fantasy Sports, Basketball Picks, Odds & Predictions

The NBA Finals will return on Tuesday June 9th as the Cleveland Cavaliers are hosting the Golden St Warriors for Game 3. Check out your one day cash league fantasy team’s scoring on ABC TV for the telecast from Cleveland at 9PM Eastern Time.

Game 2 marked the second consecutive overtime period in the Finals as the Cleveland Cavaliers even the series at 1-1 with a 95-93 road victory. Cleveland was able to steal Game 2 with Kyrie Irving out and the point guard will miss the rest of the series with a broken kneecap.

LeBron James played 50 minutes and scored 39 points. James dished 11 assists and grabbed 16 rebounds for a triple double. LeBron James fantasy value could be impacted moving forward by the amount of minutes he has logged in thus far. James has played 97 of the possible 106 minutes in these NBA Finals. There is only one day of rest for Game 3 and on Monday the teams had to make the long flight from Golden St to Cleveland. It will be interesting to see if LeBron looks to facilitate more to his teammates in the first half to save his energy for the end game.

The Warriors are a deeper team and have more options offensively so fatigue would be less likely to impact their performance. The team also shot poorly and figures to bounce back from a bad game. They also have game film of the Cavaliers playing without Kyrie Irving on the court and will look for ways to exploit them.

1 day fantasy footballGolden St Warriors Point Guard: Stephen Curry looks to bounce back from a 5 of 23 shooting from the field in Game 2. He was just 2 of 15 from three. Film study should make an impact here as Matthew Dellavedova played heavy minutes on Sunday guarding Curry.

Golden St Warriors Shooting Guard: Klay Thompson had his shooting stroke in Game 2 as he converted on 14 of 28 shots as he scored 34 points. That was a bounce back from a 5 of 14 shooting game in Game 1. Curry breaks down the Cavs defense then Thompson will get open looks at the basket.

Golden St Warriors Small Forward: Draymond Green had only seven shot attempts on Sunday and finished with 10 points. His shot is not falling as he is a combined 6 of 20 in the playoffs. Green had ten boards in Game 2 and that still makes him productive for fantasy league owners.

Golden St Warriors Power Forward: The power forward position is a weak spot on both clubs for picking fantasy rosters. David Lee for the third straight game had no minutes. The good news is that Lee is fresh and could be a factor as there are few rest days in these Finals.

Golden St Warriors Center: Andrew Bogut had just one shot attempt on Sunday. The big man won’t get much offensively but his ten rebounds Sunday produced fantasy value for league owners.

1 day fantasy sportsCleveland Cavaliers Point Guard: Kyrie Irving is out for the season with broken knee cap.

Cleveland Cavaliers Shooting Guard: Matthew Dellavedova, Iman Shumpert and J.R. Smith are listed as shooting guards for the Cavaliers. J.R. Smith leads the trio with 13 points per game in the playoffs. His shots are not falling in this series as he is a combined 8 of 26. Shumpert is 4 of 17 from the floor in the NBA Finals. Dellavedova didn’t take a shot in Game 1. He saw 42 minutes in place of Kyrie Irving and shot 3 of 10 on Sunday.

Cleveland Cavaliers Small Forward: LeBron James numbers have been outstanding in the Finals. The question is can he maintain this production without feeling the effects of fatigue as there isn’t much rest between the two games held in Cleveland.

Cleveland Cavaliers Power Forward: Kevin Love is out for the season with a shoulder injury.

Cleveland Cavaliers Center: Timofey Mozgov and Tristan Thompson are seeing time in the center position and are helping to fill the void for Kevin Love. Mozgov had 17 points and 11 rebounds in Game 2 and is producing more at this position offensively for Cleveland.

How to Pick a Real Money NBA Fantasy League Team

PG: Stephen Curry (Warriors)
SG: Klay Thompson (Warriors)
PF: David Lee (Warriors)
SF: LeBron James (Cavaliers)
C: Timofey Mozgov (Cavaliers)

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Cleveland Cavaliers vs Golden State Warriors – 6/7/15 NBA Playoff Fantasy Sports, Basketball Picks, Odds & Predictions

1 DAY FANTASY SPORTS NBA cash fantasy league roster managers have difficult decisions to make in Game 2 of the Finals when the Golden St Warriors face the Cleveland Cavaliers. Follow your rosters on Sunday June 7th at 8PM Eastern Time from Oakland California over ABC TV.

The Golden St Warriors are up 1-0 in this series as they defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 108-100 in overtime at home. The game was tied at 98-98 after four quarters then the Warriors went on a 10-0 run in overtime as the Cavaliers playing their starters heavy minutes wore down and missed a lot of jump shots.

Terrible news for the Cleveland Cavaliers as they lose point guard Kyrie Irving for the rest of the season with a broken knee cap. Irving was the second leading scorer on the team with 19 points per game in an average of 35 playoff minutes per game. With the loss of Irving that means Matthew Dellavedova will get the start and J.R. Smith will pick up more minutes. LeBron James will most likely handle the ball a bit more on the court. Irving’s defense will be greatly missed as Dellavedova doesn’t have the lateral foot speed to rotate and disrupt the Warriors jump shooters.

1 day fantasy footballCleveland Cavaliers Point Guard: Kyrie Irving is out for the season due to a broken kneecap.

Cleveland Cavaliers Shooting Guard: J.R. Smith will be asked for more offense with the injury to Irving. He is averaging 13 points per game in the playoffs and hitting on 43% from the field. He shot a woeful 3 of 13 from the field and scored 9 points in 34 minutes in Game 1. Despite the poor opener Smith has shot better in the postseason with Cleveland than in his time with the Knicks and Nuggets.

Cleveland Cavaliers Small Forward: LeBron James is coming off a monster Game 1 of the NBA Finals with 44 points. He appeared to have worn down in the overtime period as he finished the game with 46 minutes of play. LeBron is having a poor postseason from the three point line hitting 18.4% from beyond the arc.

Cleveland Cavaliers Power Forward: Kevin Love has been lost for the season after playing just four playoff games.

Cleveland Cavaliers Center: Timofey Mozgov and Tristan Thompson are getting minutes in the postseason. Mozgov averages 9 points and 7 rebounds while Thompson is grabbing ten rebounds with nine points per game average.

1 day fantasy sportsGolden St Warriors Point Guard: Stephen Curry in 43 minutes in Game 1 had 26 points and eight assists. For the playoffs the Warriors point guard is averaging 29 points per game. With Kyrie Irving out for Cleveland Curry should be able to dribble penetrate more and his assists totals will go up.

Golden St Shooting Guard: Klay Thompson is averaging nearly 20 points per game in the playoffs. In game 1 he was sharp at the free throw line making all eight shot attempts. From the field he was cold hitting 5 of 14 shots. Thompson did not show any ill effects on Thursday from the blow to the head he suffered in the Houston Rockets series.

Golden St Power Forward: David Lee has seen no minutes in the past two playoff games. The Warriors did a very good job of forcing LeBron James to shoot jump shots and kept him from driving in the paint excessively. Lee could be more of a force for NBA fantasy league owners when the series shifts to Cleveland.

Golden St Warriors Small Forward: Draymond Green has been cold from the field in his past two playoff games shooting a combined 7 of 28 from the floor. Even though Green may be struggling with his shot he is still pulling down rebounds and playing excellent defense for the club so his minutes are not at risk.

Golden St Warriors Center: Andrew Bogut in Game 1 of the NBA Finals played 28 minutes which was his most in the past three games. Bogut won’t get many scoring opportunities but will pull down rebounds for the club. The Warriors center grabbed seven boards in Game 1.

Fantasy NBA Finals Real Money League Tips

PG: Stephen Curry (Warriors)
SG: Klay Thompson (Warriors)
PF: David Lee (Warriors)
SF: LeBron James (Cavaliers)
C: Timofey Mozgov (Cavaliers)

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Cleveland Cavaliers vs Golden State Warriors – 6/4/15 NBA Playoff Fantasy Sports, Basketball Picks, Odds & Predictions

1 DAY FANTASY SPORTSThe 2015 NBA Finals are set as Fantasy draft managers will have difficult decisions to make as the Golden State Warriors will be meeting the Cleveland Cavaliers. Game 1 will be played on Thursday June 4th and you can follow your rosters on ABC TV at 9PM Eastern Time.

The Golden St Warriors were favorites of NBA fantasy players as the club was the top scoring, shooting and three point shooting team in the NBA during the regular season. They defended well as many viewers were able to witness in these playoffs. The Warriors allowed 42.8% shooting to opponents ranking best in the league for the regular season. Golden St showed off great defense in the Western conference semifinals as the club was able to limit shot attempts of the Memphis Grizzlies big men in Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol. Once Memphis was eliminated, Golden St needed just five games to eliminate the Houston Rockets in the Western conference finals.

Cleveland enters the NBA Finals with eight days of rest after the team was able to eliminate the Atlanta Hawks in a four game sweep. The Cavaliers were strong defensively in that series by allowing no greater than 89 points in three of the four games. Prior to their win against the Hawks the Cavaliers eliminated the Bulls and Celtics. Cleveland will be tested defensively. They have shown weakness during the regular season in transition defense. Atlanta, Boston and Chicago could not exploit this weakness. Golden St can with their speed, intelligence and passing ability. Kyrie Irving is nowhere near 100% and could be a defensive liability. J.R. Smith is a poor defender and could be exposed in this series.

1 day fantasy sportsCleveland Cavaliers Point Guard: Kyrie Irving has been bothered by a knee problem that has forced him to miss games in the Eastern conference finals. He admitted to the media that he will not be 100% for this series. In the playoffs he is averaging 18 points per game and shooting 43% from the floor.

Cleveland Cavaliers Shooting Guard: J.R. Smith is getting fewer minutes than Iman Shumpert but Smith is producing a bit more offensively. Smith is averaging 13 points and Shumpert 10 points per game in the playoffs. J.R. Smith could be a defensively liability in this series so proceed with caution if you are to add him to your real money league tournament roster.

Cleveland Cavaliers Small Forward: LeBron James has simply carried this Cavaliers team on his shoulder. It helped that the competition in the East was offensively challenged. James is averaging nearly 41 minutes a game in the post season with 27 points, 10 rebounds and 8 assists.

Cleveland Cavaliers Power Forward: Kevin Love will be sidelined in this series due to his shoulder injury.

Cleveland Cavaliers Center: Tristan Thompson has earned the trust of his coach and as a result has seen his minutes rise by eight more minutes than the regular season. He is shooting 59% from the floor and grabbing 10 rebounds per game to go with his 9 point per contest output.

1 day fantasy sportsGolden St Warriors Point Guard: Stephen Curry is difficult to defend as his dribbling ability breaks down opposing defenses. In the playoffs he is averaging 29 points along with 6 assists per game. In the five game series against Houston, Curry played just an average of 37 minutes per game. He is very fresh coming into this series.

Golden St Warriors Shooting Guard: Good news for Klay Thompson is he passed his concussion test and will play in Game 1. The concern will be if there are any ill effects from this traumatic blow to his head. In the playoffs Thompson is averaging 21 points and three assists per game.

Golden St Warriors Power Forward: David Lee has averaged just three minutes in the Houston series. Lee could be asked to contribute in this series to help defend LeBron which could result in some rebounds and scoring chances. He averaged 11 minutes in the Memphis series as he helped defend Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol.

Golden St Warriors Small Forward: Draymond Green has contributed well for the Warriors this postseason. In the Houston series Green averaged 14 points and 12 rebounds per game. He was asked to keep the Grizzlies and Rockets big men from the hole in back to back series and still contributed offensively.

Golden St Warriors Center: Andrew Bogut is no longer a main option for this Warriors team. He sets screens and rolls for rebounds offensively. He plugs the middle for Golden St on defense. He averaged 9 rebounds per game in the Rockets series.

One Day League NBA Finals Fantasy Tips

PG: Stephen Curry (Warriors)
SG: Klay Thompson (Warriors)
PF: David Lee (Warriors)
SF: LeBron James (Cavaliers)
C: Andrew Bogut (Warriors)

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