Bruce Brown, SG/SF vs. CLE ($4,000) – With Joe Harris now sidelined for multiple games with an ankle injury, some one has to step up for Brooklyn, and for one night it was Brown. He got the start and played 26 minutes against the Warriors and was one of the few bright spots for the Nets as he scored 14 points while grabbing five rebounds and picking up three assists and three steals. Brown has had success at times this season and his price was locked in prior to last night.
Immanuel Quickley, PG vs. ORL ($3,700) – Based on how things going for the Knicks, the starting five has not been the finishing five and the latter unit has been having more success as of late. Quickley has been making his presence felt offensively averaging 13 points over his last five games along with three assists and 2.6 rebounds per game as New York has come to rely on his scoring. The second-year player has been reunited with Derrick Rose as they are picking up where they left off from a chemistry perspective.
Cade Cunningham, PG/SG vs. IND ($5,800) – I will fully admit that I’m taking the value part of this article to the limit here with Cunningham, and you also might accuse me of chasing some points. But at the same time, we have been working towards this moment with Cunningham as the rookie’s talent and potential is quite abundant. On Monday, Cunningham had the best game of his young career with 25 points, eight rebounds, and eight assists and enjoy this price for him while it lasts as it’s only going to go up from here.
Tim Hardaway, SG/SF at PHO ($5,200) – With Luka Doncic sidelined tonight, Dallas will have to look for perimeter scoring elsewhere, so why not Hardaway? He’s already playing around 30 to 35 minutes per game with a consistent role in Dallas’s offense and he can break the 20-point barrier with ease; although he does it inconsistently. The offense has never been the main question here so it is a good sign to see Hardaway grab seven rebounds and hand out four assists on Monday. Hardaway has at least six rebounds in four of last six games, and if he can keep that up coupled with a slight boost to his offensive usage tonight, and we are in business.
Eric Gordon, SG at OKC ($10) – Almost by default, Houston relies on Gordon off the bench on a consistent basis and all signs to point to him playing around 30 minutes per night. We can generally count on Gordon to come in pretty close to his 13.1 point per game average and then if you sprinkle in a little of everything else, Gordon gets us to where we need to be.
Duncan Robinson, SG vs. NO ($13) – Why not ride the hot hand here as Robinson’s shot has been falling as of late and he has generally been productive overall. Robinson is coming off back-to-back games of 21 and 22 points while benefitting from the absence of Jimmy Butler. While we will have to monitor Butler’s status leading up to lineup lock, Robinson’s role won’t entirely go away should Butler be active but ultimately his value will come down to how his shot is falling from behind the arc.