Three road wins already in Day 1 had us watching our steps with care too early in the playoffs. The Nets win was not too surprising as most of us planned for an upset anyway. The Hawks win was a surprise but I think most are convinced this is still Pacers'. Noone is just going to pick a Hawk in Game 2. The Warriors win however was a stinger, not only for those who already picked Stephen Curry, but also to most of us who have to change our plans and adapt to it.
There are only two games in Day 3, and the Warriors-Clippers predicament has limited our choices to just a Grizzlies pick.
Mike Conley. He had 11 assists in Game 1. With Nick Calathes out and little reliable backup, he should be able to have above average stats going forward.
Marc Gasol. He played a game high 45 minutes in Day 1, which tells us he is much needed there on the floor as their defensive anchor. We can expect a PRA in the high 20s from him.
Zach Randolph. He is the hottest pick for today. He gets the most shots in that team, and that plus his rebounding usually translate to a sureball 30+ PRA. Not meaning to get the hottest pick, I just want that 30 PRA.
As of this writing, there's still 22% picking Stephen Curry. Some of that may be pre-picked, so that will still go down. That Game 1 upset should really make us back off from that series for a while.
Anyone up for a Clippers pick?