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Basketball Pickups: Dyson Daniels playing well since return

We’re halfway through the second to last week of the NBA season, so things are starting to get weird. Boston is the only team that has been resting players because they are locked into a good spot, as they officially clinched the best record in the league on Wednesday. They didn’t rest anyone against the Thunder, but they have been cycling guys in and out, and we should see more of that as the season comes to a close. Other teams, like Detroit and Memphis, have had a lot of players missing from their lineup. Sometimes, those players are ruled out after the games are scheduled to start, like we saw with Cade Cunningham and Santi Aldama on Wednesday.

Things will only get weirder as the season gets closer to an end. After nine games on Wednesday night, there will only be five games on Thursday, with the Hawks being the only team playing the second night of a back-to-back.

These guys may not help you on Thursday, but they should be solid options for the rest of the week.

Tristan Vukcevic- 3% rostered in Yahoo leagues

The rookie got his first career start on Wednesday with Marvin Bagley and Richaun Holmes sidelined. He dealt with foul trouble, but he still scored 15 points and had three triples in 21 minutes. Bagley is considered “week-to-week”, so he could be done for the year. Vukcevic should play a large role for the rest of the season, and he should continue to start as long as Holmes is out.

Dyson Daniels- 3%

After being out for nearly two months, Daniels has played well over their last three games. He is averaging 9.0 points, 4.0 rebounds, 3.3 assists, 2.0 steals and 1.7 triples while shooting 57.9% from the field. The steals will be the most reliable stat, but he has been solid across the board despite playing a limited role off the bench.

Malachi Flynn- 1%

Why wouldn’t you pick up a guy that just dropped 50? His two games before his explosion against the Hawks didn’t go well, but he had a few solid performances before that. This isn’t going to be the start of an insane Linsanity run, but he’s worth taking a chance on.

Jabari Walker- 12%

Walker exploded for 22 rebounds against the Hornets on Wednesday…


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Publish date : 2024-04-04 04:39:31

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