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NBA DraftKings Picks for Friday, May 17, 2019

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Optimal Lineup

Updated Throughout the Day

Optimal lineups are generated to demonstrate groups of players that work well together. This should be used only as a thought-starter for your lineups. This lineup may not conform to exact requirements of DraftKings (ie. players from one team), and may cross over multiple slates. For more detailed and customizable lineup generation, please use the NBA Draftkings Optimizer.

PG CJ McCollum
SG Khris Middleton
SF Giannis Antetokounmpo
PF Pascal Siakam
C Marc Gasol
G Damian Lillard
F Al-Farouq Aminu
Util Tim Frazier
Salary $49,800
Expected Points 288.87

Player expected costs and values are calculated every thirty minutes throughout the day.

Point Guard

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Stephen Curry GS $9,300 46.14 4.96
Damian Lillard POR $8,100 43.25 5.34
CJ McCollum POR $7,100 37.25 5.25
Kyle Lowry TOR $6,600 34.60 5.24

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
George Hill MIL $3,600 19.25 5.35
Damian Lillard POR $8,100 43.25 5.34
CJ McCollum POR $7,100 37.25 5.25
Kyle Lowry TOR $6,600 34.60 5.24

Shooting Guard

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Khris Middleton MIL $6,800 36.15 5.32
Klay Thompson GS $7,300 32.74 4.48
Andre Iguodala GS $5,300 22.17 4.18
Danny Green TOR $4,200 19.94 4.75

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Khris Middleton MIL $6,800 36.15 5.32
Danny Green TOR $4,200 19.94 4.75
Klay Thompson GS $7,300 32.74 4.48
Andre Iguodala GS $5,300 22.17 4.18

Small Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Giannis Antetokounmpo MIL $10,300 59.93 5.82
Kawhi Leonard TOR $10,200 51.22 5.02
Al-Farouq Aminu POR $3,500 19.17 5.48
Moe Harkless POR $4,300 18.77 4.37

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Giannis Antetokounmpo MIL $10,300 59.93 5.82
Al-Farouq Aminu POR $3,500 19.17 5.48
Kawhi Leonard TOR $10,200 51.22 5.02
Moe Harkless POR $4,300 18.77 4.37

Power Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Draymond Green GS $7,700 39.80 5.17
Pascal Siakam TOR $6,300 35.46 5.63
Nikola Mirotic MIL $4,600 21.24 4.62
Serge Ibaka TOR $4,100 19.55 4.77

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Pascal Siakam TOR $6,300 35.46 5.63
Draymond Green GS $7,700 39.80 5.17
Serge Ibaka TOR $4,100 19.55 4.77
Kevon Looney GS $3,700 17.31 4.68

Center

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Marc Gasol TOR $5,200 28.83 5.54
Enes Kanter POR $5,700 25.50 4.47
Brook Lopez MIL $4,800 24.08 5.02
Andrew Bogut GS $3,000 10.95 3.65

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Marc Gasol TOR $5,200 28.83 5.54
Brook Lopez MIL $4,800 24.08 5.02
Enes Kanter POR $5,700 25.50 4.47
Andrew Bogut GS $3,000 10.95 3.65

Picks are based on historical performance and match-up. Picks are updated regularly, but we advise that you keep up to date on late-day roster moves and injuries Рthose are not taken into consideration. Sports from the Basement provides no warranty on these suggestions and readers should make picks at their own risk. Sample lineups are provided as thought-starters, and are not intended for direct use.

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