It’s the last time of the season to make some moves! Good luck to all owners still battling it out and playing this week! 16 teams still have three games remaining which is always a good place to start. I like to spruce it up a notch and target a four-game week baby! The Nuggets, Clippers, Grizzlies, Magic, 76ers, Kings, and Raptors all play Thursday/Friday. So, you can add a player from said team and then drop them for anyone on the Celtics, Nets, Hornets, Bulls, Pacers, Lakers, Heat, Bucks, Timberwolves, Knicks, Suns, or Spurs who all play Saturday/Sunday. It’s all about creativity baby. Now let’s scoop up these players who are primed to end the season strong.
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Malachi Flynn, PG – Toronto Raptors (20% owned)
The Toronto Raptors have sent all their players to Kings Landing for Thursday’s game while appointing Malachi Flynn the new Warden of the North. Kyle Lowry, Chris Boucher, Pascal Siakam, Fred VanVleet, OG Anunoby, Rodney Hood, and Aron Baynes have all been ruled out. Half of those players are likely to miss another game on the weekend giving the keys of the North to Flynn. Flynn was great in April averaging 18.2 points, 4.6 rebounds, and 6.2 assists in a five out of an eight-game stretch starting for VanVleet. That was still with guys like Anunoby, Boucher, and Siakam in the lineup! The sky’s the limit for the rookie point guard to end the season. It’s showtime baby!
Raptors PF/C Khem Birch and SG/SF Gary Trent Jr., are also solid adds
Terence Davis, SG/SF – Sacramento Kings (10% owned)
Terence Davis is on an absolute tear in Sacramento right now averaging 23 points, 4 rebounds, 3.7 assists, 2.3 steals, and 3.7 3PM over his last three games. This could all blow up if De’Aaron Fox returns but with Kings season over they’re likely to decide against that and let the TD show keep going. It’s all about the youth movement so I expect more big things from TD this upcoming Thursday-Friday.
Ivica Zubac, C –Los Angeles Clippers (46% owned)
Need rebounds? Check. Contribute with some points and blocks too!? Check. It’s the Ivica Zubac show in LaLa land to end the season. The Clippers announced that Zubac will remain the starter even if Serge Ibaka returns during the upcoming road trip. Zubac has posted at least seven rebounds in six straight games while averaging 13.3 points, 8.7 rebounds and 1.0 blocks over his last three. Paul George and Kawhi Leonard are sure to miss at least one game or maybe even two depending on how things shake out in the Western Conference standings so it could be a big weekend for the seven-footer.
Patrick Williams, SF/PF – Chicago Bulls (13% owned)
With just one more win by the Wizards, the Bulls will be officially eliminated from the playoffs. This is where the Thursday/Friday add comes in handy. By Saturday/Sunday I expect it to be the Baby Bulls playing basketball with Patrick Williams leading the way. Williams has shown great upside this season with a six-game double-digit scoring streak to start February and a nice stretch scoring 17.7 points in March. I foresee career-highs for the Williams to help end the season on a high note for the rookie.
Payton Pritchard, PG –Boston Celtics (5% owned)
Payton Pritchard is another player benefitting from his team locked into a playoff position. Unless the Hornets and Pacers both win their next two games the Celtics might be locked into the 7th-8th play-in matchup no matter what. You can bet a bunch of starters will be sitting that one out. Pritchard has been great averaging 21.5 points, 5 rebounds, and 3.5 assists in his last two starts. A Boston-sized double-double to end the year? I think so!
Nicolas Claxton, C –Brooklyn Nets (4% owned)
With a back-to-back to end the season, there is just no way the Nets don’t sit out all three of their stars Harden, Durant and Kyrie Sunday. It’s possible most could rest at least part of Saturday’s game too with the two-seed all but locked up in the East. Either way, Nicolas Claxton is a great add because you’re getting at least one dominant game with potential for two. Claxton was great on Wednesday posting 18 points, 5 rebounds, and 2 blocks while posting 10 rebounds Tuesday. I foresee a 15 rebound, 4 block game to finish off the 2020-21 NBA Season. What a wacky finish! Can’t wait to do this again with everybody next season!
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