Round 2 Pick Plan

In picking for the Conference Semis, just make sure to rank all your available players (from Portland, OKC, Atlanta and Miami) from best to last, and then make sure that your top ones are allocated into your picks assuming all sweeps. Of course sweeps are rare late in the playoffs, but at least your next-ranked players are ready to be dispatched if needed.

Here is my pick plan assuming all sweeps (and my record so far).


Subject to change.

Good luck!

UPDATE: Seems like many media 'experts'  predict the Heat to take that series. It's true that series is dodgy, and so I will take the side of caution and wait and actually watch Game 1 to see for myself. So for now, I am changing my pick to a lowly Blazer...



89 comments:

  1. Ah, perfect. A step by step guide to avoid picking cursed players! :P

    I'm starting with Al Horford anyways. There are three must pick Hawks with Horford, Millsap, and Teague. Horford is the least of the three, in my opinion, so I'll send him out as my game 1 sacrificial lamb. I think Teague will be big, much like he was last year against Cleveland. I'd rank Teague ahead of Ibaka in the category of must pick. But what do I know about must pick? I started with Kanter....

    I'm not convinced in anything with Raptors vs. Heat. I'd rather wait it out, even if that means losing some solid picks from either team later on. Of course, I'll have to make a quick decision by game 2, but after that I can wait. Instead, I'll be picking on the Blazers against the Warriors. Lillard is obvious, and I think Plumlee will have his big games too. I've got a few other tricks up my sleeve too!

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    1. Jokes on me, Horford looking cursed. 2 PRA at the half. Ugly!

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    2. Taong's picks have been decent lately. Yours though have not looked great the past 3 days or so, Tangent.

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    3. The curse still lingers though. C.J. shot 5-17, and Millsap shot 6-19. It's in remission, but there are still trace amounts. But yes, my picks have blown the past three games. Only person making worse picks in a guy named mfari031.

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    4. Yeah, defense is reigning in the playoffs. So many picks shooting poorly.

      Can't catch you guys on DTTF. Chance is on PRABS-M

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    5. Is the site down having trouble getting to the picks page. 5/4/2016 10:25am

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    6. The site is working now. Just make sure you insert your pick for 5/4 and 5/5.

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  2. You're picking Toronto over Miami? That's a mistake, my friend. DeRozan's iso-ball against the defense of Deng/Richardson is not good news for Toronto.

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    1. Here's what I currently have planned out:

      Cleveland in 4.
      State in 4.
      Miami in 5.
      San An in 5.

      If Miami win in 4, I lose DeRozan. I usually lose DeRozan, so not too worried. If Spurs win in 4, I lose Ibaka.

      May 2: Jeff Teague ATL
      May 3: Mason Plumlee POR
      May 4: Kyle Korver ATL
      May 5: Jonas Valenciunas TOR
      May 6: Serge Ibaka OKC
      May 7: Dame Lillard POR
      May 8: Paul Millsap ATL (Atlanta elimnation game)
      May 9: CJ McCollum POR (Portland elimination game)
      May 10: Kevin Durant OKC (OKC elimination game)
      May 11: DeMar DeRozan TOR (Toronto elimination game)

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  3. Thanks for putting up the scores! Great job, guys.
    Just wondering if we will be able to see the scores of the individual members of our leagues as well? Would be awesome.

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  4. this is not the right strategy obviously. and miami is gonna kill toronto

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  5. 98 big points for Westbrook for me tonight!!

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  6. 98 big points for Westbrook for me tonight!!

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  7. Crazy game in Toronto! Tonight, I've got Livingston, in what might be the last game with Curry out. He will have the minutes, so hopefully he can outperform Plumlee, who appears to be the popular pick.

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    1. Woah, we're halfway there, woah, Livin' on a Prayer!

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    1. Yikes! Notified site dev. Should be up when he gets home from work later. Visit again before the 1st game starts in case you have not made a pick yet

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  9. The site was down since the first game started.

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  10. Folks, site is still down, and site dev is trying to fix whatever is wrong with it (I have no idea). It might not be able to go up during May 4 games.

    If you haven't picked for May 4 yet, we'll keep it open even after the game for you guys to make the pick. But be honest about it. We'll delete fishy picks. Make your picks known via this comments section too (state your D&S username and May 4 pick.

    For those who already made a pick, no need to post here. Your picks are safe.

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    1. Thanks Taong,

      Here is my pick if the site isn't back up in time.
      Username: Tilly
      May 4th Pick -> Paul Millsap

      Tilly

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  11. Haven't been able to pick. Username: 'daog.na.tingali' and i'll be picking Jeff Teague.

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  12. I`m not sure i have picked. But Al Horford, for case.

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  13. 2 teams here, aaant2 with Millsap and aaant3 with teague
    thanks

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  14. Sorry. Team(what was it?????) maybe Nautilus

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  15. my username is Arunsekar_ and i will be picking russel westbrook

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    1. They aren't playing today? Just CLE vs ATL

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    2. oh damn guess it's Kyrie Irving then

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  16. Username: LaRosa
    Pick: Paul Millsap

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  17. Username: 37 Rebounds
    Pick: Paul Millsap

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  18. Two accounts:
    Username: silassession
    Pick: A. Horford
    Username: silentsession
    Pick: J. Teague

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  19. My pick is Basemore. My mom's (jakester I think is her name) is Horford.

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  20. username:Aliend88
    pick: P Millsap

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  21. Hi,
    My pick for tonight = Jeff Teague.
    Username = huskys

    Thanks. ;)

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  22. SmokeyRivers, Al Horford, but I think I picked already

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  23. Hi,
    My pick for tonight = Kent Bazemore
    Username = randomknife

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  24. I've got Millsap tonight. I was originally thinking Teague here, but after game 1, I need to regain some confidence in him before making him my pick.

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  25. hi :)
    username: Maniek
    my pick: Dennis Schröder

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  26. Username: league mvp53
    Pick: Paul Millsap

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    1. Update: The site is up and running! My picks for 5/2-5/3 is still pending. But my pick for 5/4 was not inserted. So I have to inserted myself. Did a testing to see if my pick for 5/5 would save and it works.

      Hopefully, this is the last time the site is going down during gamedays. Just alert us next time if the site will be down for maintenance.

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  28. Username: Hannes
    Pick: Paul Millsap

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  29. My pick for today is K. Bazemore

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  30. been doing paper on all members in our league...I will know all there bigs before gametime..mrrsteel

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  31. i think my
    username:macnianios
    pick: Al Horford

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  32. username: arkadyi24
    pick: Tristan Thompson

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  33. username: cthru

    pick: paul millsap

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  35. Also my buddy Chris Hendrix (Kibblez) not sure what his username is but you can surely find it is going with Milsap.

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    1. my pick for 5/4/2016 is j teauge randylw13

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    2. my pick for 5/4/2016 is j teauge randylw13

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  38. sorry taong its on there twice sorry

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  39. username: duldam
    Pick: Bazemore

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  40. Username: michaelmcmanus
    Pick al horford

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  41. Username: Wojtisz
    Pick: Al Horford

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  42. Username: PePe800g
    Pick: Jeff Teague

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  43. Username: cisidori
    Pick for may 4th is Bazemore

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  44. Guys from my League "Patataj, kto przegra nie ma jaj", may4th:
    Glaca - Jeff Teague
    mierzej10 - Kent Bazemore
    KB31 - Dennis Schroder
    soszka - Dennis Schroder
    pepi - Al Horford
    mat - Al Horford
    Lysy - Kent Bazemore
    Jazz Team - Jeff Teague
    lukemierzej - Jeff Teague
    tomkow4 - Jeff Teague

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    1. Ok, two changes, as my mates sent me their picks when I've been already asleep. Please change Jazz Team and lukemierzej picks from Jeff Teague to Dennis Schroder. I know that from the statistical point of view it doesn't make any sense, but they wanted to pick Schroder, so be it ;)

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  46. Huskerpower3
    Shroeder

    Clayboy005
    Horford

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  47. Taong, thank you very much for your effort. Most of us really appreciate it, after missing the official game. I think my pick for today was saved, but just in case...

    Username: Maccabi de Levantar
    Pick: Jeff Teague

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  48. Taong, thanks for giving everyone a spot to play!

    League: Family
    Usernames :Ballaholic - Kent Bazemore
    MusicLover - Dennis Schroder
    PizzaGirl - Jeff Teague

    Thanks again!

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  49. steeltown rules group..mrrsteel milsap..dogs of war Teague..missile horford..tengo or theng love..greendirt bazemore..mike or produceman Thompson..

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  50. Aaant1: kyle korver. Aaant4: al hoford

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  51. My user was something in the line of chavetans and my pick for tonight is Bazemore!

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    1. Username: Brett35
      Pick:Teague
      League name:SteakDinnerWinner

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  53. Username bigosc77
    Player pick jeff teague
    league SteakDinnerWinner

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  54. I'm going to change my pick now :)

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    1. note to self: put a fishy icon next to topknox picks ;) ;)

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    2. Lol I had Bazemore...
      ...I can not lie.. :(

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  55. I picked Jonas V for 5/3/16
    I picked Al horford for 5/4/16
    and I'm picking Kyle Lowry for 5/5/16
    username kj_bg7fan

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    1. Everyone, make your May 4&5 picks at the Drive & Slam site. It's up.

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  56. Pick for may 5th
    Username:cisidori
    Pick: L. Deng

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    1. Chris, go to http://drive.ganaca.com.au and enter your picks there. Thanks!

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  57. alright, finished fixing picks for those who posted here. if there are any requests (duplicate removal, missed picks, etc.), just post under the latest blog entry so i can easily see them, not here.

    thanks thanks

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