Average Joe’s Gymnasium

Without Jarrett Jack, the production on offense is going to have to pick up somewhere and Joe Johnson should prove to be that guy against the Celtics. Here are my picks for Monday, January 4:


Guards (G) Forwards/Centers (F/C) Utility (UTIL)
Russell Westbrook, $19,200 DeMarcus Cousins, $18,000 James Harden, $17,600
Rajon Rondo, $15,100 Draymond Green, $17,600 LeBron James, $17,000
DeMar DeRozan, $14,600 Andre Drummond, $16,400 Kawhi Leonard, $15,500
Kyle Lowry, $14,500 Paul George, $15,800 Isaiah Thomas, $13,900
Ricky Rubio, $12,600 Brook Lopez, $13,300 Kevin Love, $13,300
Mike Conley, $11,300 Gordon Hayward, $13,300 Karl-Anthony Towns, $12,900
Kyrie Irving, $11,100 Marc Gasol, $12,700 Dwyane Wade, $12,300
Shane Larkin, $8,300 Tim Duncan, $9,500 Nerlens Noel, $12,000
Marcus Smart, $8,000 Joe Johnson, $8,600 Patty Mills, $7,300


Guards (G) Forwards/Centers (F/C) Utility (UTIL)
Russell Westbrook, $19,200 DeMarcus Cousins, $18,000 James Harden, $17,600
Kemba Walker, $14,600 Draymond Green, $17,600 LeBron James, $17,000
DeMar DeRozan, $14,600 Nikola Vucevic, $13,600 Kawhi Leonard, $15,500
Kyle Lowry, $14,500 Brook Lopez, $13,300 Isaiah Thomas, $13,900
Ricky Rubio, $12,600 Gordon Hayward, $13,300 Kevin Love, $13,300
Mike Conley, $11,300 Dwight Howard, $12,600 Karl-Anthony Towns, $12,900
Kyrie Irving, $11,100 Enes Kanter, $9,300 Ish Smith (squeezed for mins last few), $12,200
Shane Larkin, $8,300 Joe Johnson, $8,600 Nerlens Noel, $12,000
Marcus Smart, $8,000 John Henson, $7,700 Manu Ginobili, $7,600


Note: If Stephen Curry plays, he’s obviously a legitimate option every time he suits up. If he does not, Shaun Livingston emerges as one of the better guard values.

If George Hill sits, upgrade Monta Ellis and C.J. Miles. They would become viable among all formats.

Ricky Sanders

Ricky Sanders

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