Gone are the worrying of which team will advance and which players to save. The only thing you need to worry now is to pick the right players at the right time, especially the fillers (anyone outside either team's Big Three). Here are my thoughts on when each player "may" do better...
- LeBron James. Loves Game Ones and elimination games (theirs or otherwise).
- Dwyane Wade. Injury-ridden, so he may be best on games after a long rest: Games 1, 2 and 5.
- Chris Bosh. Performs best when in Texas near his family: Games 3, 4 and 5.
- Mario Chalmers. Needs to heat up, and best picked near the end of the Finals.
- Ray Allen. Should play better against the Spurs than against the Pacers. Pick anytime.
- Udonis Haslem. No pattern can be discerned. Will dictate downfall or rise of your rank.
- Tim Duncan. The Big Fundamental is an easy pick anytime in the Finals. Any game.
- Tony Parker. Will have big production in any game, until Heat decides to put LeBron on him.
- Manu Ginobili. He said that the long rest heading to the Finals has greatly benefited him. May be better picked in first two games.
- Kahwi Leonard. May need Game 1 to get rid of the jitters. Better in succeeding games.
- Danny Green. Stats fluctuate. Treat him like a Udonis Haslem.
- Tiago Splitter. Unreliable pick, and you need to be feeling very very lucky before you pick him.
Or have a 4-sided dice ready, assign your best 4 players available, and roll away!
If you have tidbits on when these players should be picked, feel free to share in the comments section. Cheers!