Kidd And His Fresh Legs

Wow!

Dirk Nowitzki
  • 58 PRA, daily point leader for May 17
  • 48 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists, 4 blocks
  • made 12 of 15 shots from the field
  • made 24 of 24 free throws, new NBA record without a miss in a game
I was lucky to have picked him in that game. It's been a while since I got the daily point leader. His PRA alone boosted me up +10 percentile in this game. Sweeeeeeeeet!

So who's next for me?
Week 5, May 19:
Jason Kidd

Jason Kidd was supposed to be on top of his game in Game 1 coming off a lengthy rest. Yes he was sharp with 11 assists, but he didn't need to score because his German Wunderkind was on fire! He looked fresh still for another game though. I will look for him to score some as we can't expect Dirk to carry the load. Besides, the Mavs know they cannot win with just Dirk. It has to be more even scoring. The Thunder seems like not the type who will be fooled twice.

I am picking him now before his legs gets tired later in the series.

Alternative picks:
  • Nowitzki or Durant - while each will not score 40 again, you can expect 30+ still. Each is still unguardable.
  • Russell Westbrook - only 3 of 15 from the field. Just imagine if he shot at least half of those, you could be looking at a 34 PRA.
  • Jason Terry (24.1 PRA) - expect another 27+ PRA in Game 2. His mission: outscore OKC's bench.
  • James Harden (21.2) - strategic-wise, still a good pick from the losing team
Risky picks:
(These players got 20+ PRA in Game 1 despite averaging lower in the playoffs.)
  • Shawn Marion (18.4 PRA average, 21 in Game 1) - will always get his rebounds and 10+ points. Get him before Caron Butler returns.
  • Serge Ibaka (17.5, 23) - very active, and able to get his 17 points despite having been assigned to guard Dirk
  • Jose Juan Barea (12.6, 25) - very good Game 1 overshadowed by Dirk's numbers. Riskiest Game 2 pick.

2 comments:

  1. tao- Dirk moved you by me in the league. I may go with Harden next in GM2. Terry was decent for me last night.

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  2. You also caught Terry in a good game which is not bad. He came to deliver his objective - outscore the whole OKC bench and he did. He is tops among non-freaks today (Dirk and Durant were freaky!).

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