Three games all tied 1-1. Pacers got back on track against the Hawks. Grizzlies stole a road win from Thunder. Clippers retaliated on the Warriors... big-time! It's very rare that we are faced with all games in a day with a level of uncertainty. One wrong pick on a winner will send ripples (the bad kind) to our pick plan, not only for Round 1, but also throughout the rest of the playoffs.
Some of you may have picked already from these six teams in Games 1 and 2. And you have to ask yourself, "After two games, do I still think this certain team will lose?" Your answer may be different than mine. Even the team in your mind may be different than mine. But I asked myself that, and my answer is "Yes, Hawks will still lose."
Paul Millsap. Even if the Hawks won Game 1, I still thought they'll eventually lose. Not picking from that series for Game 2 was just an objective decision. But now, I can go back to picking a Hawk for Game 3. For those who have not picked Millsap yet and believe Pacers have this, pick Millsap.
Jeff Teague. He still gets the most goal attempts, and while I don't think he'll top his big Game 1 PRA, I can still expect the high 20s from him. Hopefully, Teague can feed off the fans' energy. He gets my pick.
As for the others, if you think their team is more likely to lose the series than the Hawks, then feel free to pick from these:
Zach Randolph. I also think Grizzlies will eventually fall. It's just I believe not as probable than the Hawks losing. Z Bo is still their top man. Points and rebounds will get him your needed PRA.
Stephen Curry. The Warriors to me will still lose this without Bogut. It's just I want to see them lose one more before I pick him. He's up for a big game, and the home crowd will help him do so.
Blake Griffin. Remember that Games 3 and 4 are in Golden State, and they already have a win. If you can foresee the Warriors winning both games, then it will be hard for the Clippers to get up from being down 1-3.
Kevin Durant. Some of those who picked him in Day 1 should be cackling right now. Yes, if the Grizzlies defense can win both home games, they can finish the Thunder off in Game 6.
Paul George. Yes you read that right -- I got pick recommendations from all six teams this date. I doubt Pacers will fall, but if you're a Hawks fan (they seem to abound this fantasy game too), you'll gladly pick a Pacer.
Good luck. It's a coin toss.