Call On Thor, God Of Thunder

This is one of the few moments of this game where you are forced to pick a player from the winning team.. or at least from the team you "think" will win.
Week 5, May 15:
Russell Westbrook

Why? Because it is a game 7! I think the Thunder will win, but (!) I will not risk losing the chance to pick Westbrook with his possible 36 PRA.

If Thunder loses, the Westbrook pick is spot on.
If Thunder wins, I get his PRA earlier and would probably pick a 15-PRA player in some point of the next round in exchange. The alternative is Mayo (assume 20 PRA now that he starts) which is just 5-pt difference.

Westbrook's 36 PRA is too precious to lose in a gamble.

Note that the Chicago-Miami conference finals starts on the same date. I still have the complete Bulls and the Heat roster available:
CHI Rose (41.3)
MIA James (40.4)
MIA Wade (38.8)
MIA Bosh (27.0)
CHI Deng (26.2)
CHI Boozer (23.1)
CHI Noah (22.5) <- note this

If you are forced to pick Mayo (who has lower PRA than Noah), then you might as well start picking from this new series.

8 comments:

  1. By far the hardest pick so far for me, i have already picked Westbrook, but not Durant. I have been thinking about taking the risk and not picking Durant for tomorrow, but im always changing my mind lol. Outside of Durant/Westbrook are better PRA players than outside of Gasol/Randolph/Conley. I hope OKC wins, otherwise im in trouble.

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  2. Pick Durant. The worst thing that can happen is you still get Durant's PRA. Especially that they're playing at home where Durant will make sure they win or else get a backlash from the home crowd.

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  3. @rebound Durant will score 40+ in any game... So, why taking the risk to have him out next round and lose 40+ points?? PICK DURANT!!

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  4. I've used Durant so it looks like Westbrook today. As quark mentioned, Thunder may be out after today. Should be a barnburner!

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  5. I gambled and it paid off, didnt pick Durant, was going to pick him but changed it 1/2 hour before the game. But you guys had some good points.

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  6. Oh, oh... Durant scored 50... Who did you pick??

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  7. Mayo, he got 21, above average night for him. Better to be able to choose Durant who average's 40 instead of a guy who averages 10. I just want to have guys that can produce something if one or both conference finals series go to 7. Say both series go 6, i will have to use 12 players and still have decent guys left for the finals.

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  8. Good for you Rebound321. Enjoy Durant for Round 3.
    Gratz to those who picked Durant and Westbrook, too.

    Now.. my Mavs versus the Thunder.

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