NBA Starting 5 - February 11 (Video)
James Grande gives you the top five players you should be building your lineups around for tonight's DFS NBA main slate.
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T. Brown Jr. - SF
Brown had zero points (0-1 FG, 0-1 3Pt) and two assists in five minutes during Saturday's 119-112 loss to the Pacers.
Brown rejoined the team after suiting up in the G League on Friday, but he was used sparingly in this one. The rookie rarely sees double-digit minutes and has appeared in only 30 games this season, though he could be a bit more involved in the latter stages of the campaign.
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H. Whiteside - C
Whiteside finished with 13 points (6-10 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 1-2 FT), 15 rebounds, three blocks and two steals over 31 minutes in the Heat's loss to the Pistons on Saturday.
Whiteside posted a monster double-double, though his efforts weren't enough to overcome the Pistons in Saturday's loss. His production has been inconsistent this season, as Saturday's double-double was his first in four games after recording one in five straight prior to that. Whiteside has enormous potential, but he can't seem to string together consistent production on a nightly basis.
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D. Sabonis - PF
Sabonis supplied 13 points (5-9 FG, 3-7 FT), 12 rebounds, four steals, and three assists in 27 minutes during Saturday's 119-112 win over the Wizards.
Sabonis swiped a career high steal total and produced another impressive and well-rounded stat line. He has posted 24 double-doubles through 58 appearances this season, this after recording 15 double-doubles across 74 games in 2017-18. The 22-year-old big man has seen a few extra minutes these last two contests with Myles Turner (hip) sidelined, but regardless Sabonis is highly capable of turning in gaudy counting stats.
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J. Richardson - SF
Richardson totaled 22 points (8-16 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 4-5 FT), three rebounds and two assists over 36 minutes in the Heat's loss to the Pistons on Saturday.
Richardson led the team in scoring in a losing effort, and he posted his highest point total since scoring a career-high 37 on Feb. 10. He's averaging career highs in points (17.5), assists (3.9) and rebounds (3.5) this season.
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K. O'Quinn - C
O'Quinn collected eight points (4-6 FG), six rebounds, five assists, and one steal in 21 minutes during Saturday's 119-112 win over the Wizards.
O'Quinn drew his second straight start and delivered another solid stat line, this after posting eight points (3-6 FG, 2-2 FT), 10 boards, three dimes, and two steals in 20 minutes during Friday's win over the Pelicans. With Myles Turner (hip) sidelined these last two games, O'Quinn has stepped up, but as soon as Turner returns O'Quinn will once again become an afterthought in the rotation.
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D. Wade - SG
Wade finished with 15 points (6-14 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 3-5 FT), four assists, three rebounds, one steal and one block over 25 minutes in the Heat's loss to the Pistons on Saturday.
The Dwyane Wade farewell tour continues as the former Finals MVP and three-time champ continues to post vintage performances in 2018-2019. His numbers haven't been eye-popping, but Wade has been a viable fantasy asset in his final season in the NBA.
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T. Young - PF
Young produced 22 points (9-11 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 3-3 FT), four rebounds, three assists, and one steal in 33 minutes during Saturday's 119-112 win over the Wizards.
Young was extraordinarily efficient as a scorer, finishing with twice as many points as field goal attempts. This was actually his lowest minute total across the last five contests, as Young is relied on as heavily as anyone else on the team. As a result, the 30-year-old forward is still a safe bet in standard leagues.
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L. Kennard - SG
Kennard totaled 17 points (6-11 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 2-3 FT), five rebounds, three steals and an assist across 33 minutes in the Pistons' win over the Heat on Saturday.
He came off the bench but tied Blake Griffin for the team lead in minutes, finishing with an efficient shooting night and an all-around stat line in Saturday's win. Kennard was a plus-27 on the night which led all players in the game. He hasn't been the model of consistency this season, but Kennard is capable of big games in any given night, making him an interesting daily punt-play.
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