Btw, Rose had a PRA of 41 but suffered a torn ACL and will be out the rest of the way. Sad :(
Anyways, moving on..
Next up are the Jazz, who many believe (myself included) will fall early to the Spurs. Here are the options there:
- Paul Millsap -- He went 18 pts / 10 rebs last time they played the Spurs, but Coach Pop rested his starters that game. Millsap was enraged, and said it was "a slap in the face". Look for him to get some payback. Note though that he went 2 pts / 3 rebs in his last game at the AT&T Center.
- Al Jefferson -- He's the hottest pick, having been selected by almost a quarter of the drivers in the tournament. And it's hard to disagree. With a PRA of around 29, that's not bad at all. Against the Spurs in the regular season, he's been burning them with a little under 20 pts / 10 rebs effort per contest. Al, you're up!
With the Lakers-Denver matchup, I don't like the odds there if we pick the Nuggets to lose that series. Against the Lakers, Danilo Gallinari and Aaron Afflalo have been inconsistent, although they can tear 'em up with 20 pts if the wind goes in their favor. Or not. Pick at your own risk.
As for the other matches, they're a little grey area. Celtics (Pierce). Hawks (Smith). Clippers (Paul). Grizzlies (Randolph). We can debate all day and we will not come into any conclusion :P Let's wait for at least 2 games before we pick from them. But if you're itchy about picking a Hawk, you might as well pick Josh Smith.