• Point Guards

    Damian Lillard ($9,600 FD, $8,900 DK)- Lillard has struggled in the first two games of the series but I’m banking on him coming out desperate tonight and putting the team on his back.

    Rajon Rondo ($7,000 FD, $7,400 DK)- Playoff Rondo is back and has helped the Pelicans jump out to a 2-0 lead. Look for Rondo to continue his playoff success tonight.

    Other good buys: Goran Dragic ($6,300 FD, $6,300 DK).

    Shooting Guards

    Jrue Holiday ($8,400 FD, $7,900 DK) – Holiday has been outstanding so far and is finally getting recognition across the league. He should be even better at home.

    Klay Thompson ($6,500 FD, $6,800 DK) – Thompson has stepped up without Curry in the first two games and there’s no reason he will slow down as the series shifts to San Antonio.

    Other good buys: Dwyane Wade ($4,900 FD, $5,400 DK).

    Small Forwards

    Kevin Durant ($11,000 FD, $10,300 DK) – Durant is the obvious play here and he will probably be the highest owned player on the slate but he should be worth it as he’s as close to a guarantee as you can get on today’s slate.

    Other good buys: Josh Richardson ($5,800 FD, $5,500), Ben Simmons ($10,200 DK).

    Power Forwards

    Anthony Davis ($12,700 FD, $11,200 DK)- Just like the rest of the Pelicans’ stars AD has played lights out in the first two games of the series and with the series shifting to NOLA now, look for AD to try to close out the series.

    Ben Simmons ($10,200 FD)- It looks like Embiid will miss another game, meaning another heavy workload for Simmons and a bunch of fantasy points.

    Other good buys: Nikola Mirotic ($8,000 FD, $7,000 DK).

    Centers

    Zach Collins ($3,500 FD, $3,600 DK)- The center position is a rough spot today, especially on FanDuel. There is no play that seems better than the next and that’s why I would go with Collins today. He’s played 21 minutes in back-to-back games and at his salary he gives you salary flexibility.

Fantasy News

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo - PF - Milwaukee Bucks

    Giannis Antetokounmpo has won the 2018-2019 MVP award.

    It was only a matter of time until Antetokounmpo would start to wreak havoc upon the league and that day came sooner rather than later. There are still obvious flaws to his game, but it is a regular season award and the Greek Freak had a historic regular season. He led the team to the best record in the league and the Bucks team and staff brought home a lot of well-deserved hardware tonight.

    Source: NBA on Twitter

  • Jon Horst - Team - Milwaukee Bucks

    Jon Horst has been awarded the Executive of the Year award.

    Horst added Coach Budenholzer and retooled the roster to perfectly fit Giannis Antetokoumpo and his style of play. This led to the best record in the NBA and to a team that many believed to be the favorites to come out of the east. Obviously this was a regular season award, because Masai Ujiri came in fourth place and if voting were done today it would look a lot different.

    Source: NBA on Twitter

  • Rudy Gobert - C - Utah Jazz

    Rudy Gobert has won the 2018-2018 Defensive Player of the Year Award.

    Gobert helped anchor one of the best defenses in the league and this makes it the second consecutive year he's taken home the award. The Jazz are always steady due to his efforts on that end of the floor and the team's identity starts with him.

    Source: NBA on Twitter

  • Mike Budenholzer - Team - Milwaukee Bucks

    Mike Budenholzer has been named the Coach of the Year for the 2018-2019 season.

    In his first season as the Bucks’ coach, Budenholzer helped propel the team to an NBA-best 60 wins. The Bucks revamped their offense and did their best to play through Giannis Antetokounmpo’s strengths and the drastic shift in performance compared to years past makes this a well deserved award.

    Source: NBA on Twitter

  • Lou Williams - SG - Los Angeles Clippers

    Lou Williams collected his third Kia NBA Sixth Man Award on Monday night, winning it over Domantas Sabonis and Montrezl Harrell.

    Williams wasn't needed quite as much this season due to the heath of his teammates. That caused his minutes to drop from 32.8 to 26.6 per game, but he still scored 20.0 points per game and even increased his rebounds and assists to career-highs.

    Source: NBA on TNT on Twitter

  • Mike Conley - PG - Memphis Grizzlies

    Mike Conley won two awards Monday night that were voted on by the players, the Twyman-Stokes Teammate of the Year Award and the Sportsmanship Award.

    It's nice to see Conley getting some attention this summer. This is his third Sportsmanship Award, and he'll be taking that and his Teammate of the Year Award to probably the best team he's ever been a part of in Utah. Now let's see if he can get his first All Star nod, too.

    Source: NBA on TNT on Twitter

  • Pascal Siakam - PF - Toronto Raptors

    Pascal Siakam took home the Kia Most Improved Player Award, beating De'Aaron Fox and D'Angelo Russell.

    This award was seemingly wrapped up back in November. Siakam exploded this season, improving significantly is every fantasy category (excluding turnovers). He finished the regular season with per-game averages of 16.9 points, 6.9 rebounds, 3.1 assists, 0.9 steals, 0.7 blocks and 1.0 threes on 54.9 percent from the field and 78.5 percent from the line. His three-point percentage has increased from 14.3 to 22.0 to 36.9 as well. Whether or not Kawhi Leonard returns, Siakam should easily make his way into the top-40 ranks next season.

    Source: NBA on TNT on Twitter

  • Luka Doncic - PG - Dallas Mavericks

    Luka Doncic won the Kia NBA Rookie of the Year Award, beating finalists Trae Young and Deandre Ayton.

    Ayton had the best fantasy season and Young had an amazing second half. However, Luka was a team leader, primary ball-handler and clutch shot-maker all season. His per-game averages of 21.2 points, 7.8 rebounds, 6.0 assists, 1.1 steals and 2.3 threes exceed most expectations. If he can bump up his percentages, he could be an early-round fantasy star for over a decade.

    Source: NBA on TNT

  • Patrick Beverley - PG - Los Angeles Clippers

    According to Brad Townsend, Patrick Beverley plans to meet with the Mavs, though a meeting has not been scheduled.

    He's also planning to meet with other teams, as we've heard before. Beverley appears to be in-demand this summer and he should produce similar stats to what he's put up over the last few seasons regardless of his landing spot. Whether he's with a bad team like the Bulls, a middling team like the Mavs or a potential contender like the Lakers, one would think he'll be signing in a spot where he'll be starting.

    Source: Brad Townsend on Twitter

  • Markelle Fultz - PG - Orlando Magic

    Markelle Fultz (shoulder) will not play at Summer League, according to GM John Hammond.

    Fultz has reportedly been making good progress and the Magic are excited about what he's been able to do since coming over at the trade deadline, but this is not great news. Hopefully Fultz will be ready to contribute in the preseason so we can get a look at how he'll fit in Orlando. The upside is immense but it would take a strong showing to confidently draft Fultz in redraft formats as his shoulder issues have completely derailed the first few years of his career.

    Source: 96.9 The Game on Twitter