The Big Dieng Theory

Kevin Garnett has been ruled out on Thursday so Gorgui Dieng should see extended minutes and produce at his affordable price. Here are my picks for Thursday, December 31:

cash-plays

Guards (G) Forwards/Centers (F/C) Utility (UTIL)
Russell Westbrook, $18,900 Anthony Davis, $18,600 Draymond Green, $16,600
James Harden, $18,300 Kevin Durant, $18,000 Paul George, $15,500
Chris Paul, $16,400 Andre Drummond, $16,700 DeAndre Jordan, $13,600
Tyreke Evans, $13,900 Gordon Hayward, $13,300 Reggie Jackson, $13,300
C.J. McCollum, $13,800 Karl-Anthony Towns, $12,000 Brandon Knight, $13,300
Klay Thompson, $13,300 Dwight Howard, $12,300 Derrick Favors (listed as questionable), $12,900
Ricky Rubio, $11,600 Andrew Wiggins, $11,100 Khris Middleton, $11,400
Jrue Holiday, $9,800 Gorgui Dieng, $8,900 Enes Kanter, $9,500
Shaun Livingston, $7,400 Lavoy Allen, $7,000 Andrew Bogut, $8,300

tournament-plays

Guards (G) Forwards/Centers (F/C) Utility (UTIL)
Russell Westbrook, $18,900 Anthony Davis, $18,600 Draymond Green, $16,600
James Harden, $18,300 Kevin Durant, $18,000 DeAndre Jordan, $13,600
Chris Paul, $16,400 Andre Drummond, $16,700 Brandon Knight, $13,300
Tyreke Evans, $13,900 Gordon Hayward, $13,300 Derrick Favors (listed as questionable), $12,900
C.J. McCollum, $13,800 Karl-Anthony Towns, $12,000 Greg Monroe, $11,700
Klay Thompson, $13,300 Dwight Howard, $12,300 Jon Leuer, $10,400
Ricky Rubio, $11,600 Andrew Wiggins, $11,100 Enes Kanter, $9,500
Khris Middleton, $11,400 Gorgui Dieng, $8,900 Andrew Bogut, $8,300
Shaun Livingston, $7,400 Lavoy Allen, $7,000 T.J. Warren, $8,000

preferred-play

Ricky Sanders

Ricky Sanders

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