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NBA DraftKings Picks for Thursday, May 16, 2019

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Optimal Lineup

Updated Throughout the Day

Optimal lineups are generated to demonstrate groups of players that work well together. This should be used only as a thought-starter for your lineups. This lineup may not conform to exact requirements of DraftKings (ie. players from one team), and may cross over multiple slates. For more detailed and customizable lineup generation, please use the NBA Draftkings Optimizer.

PG Stephen Curry
SG Pat Connaughton
SF Giannis Antetokounmpo
PF Draymond Green
C Brook Lopez
G Damian Lillard
F Al-Farouq Aminu
Util Tim Frazier
Salary $50,000
Expected Points 283.93

Player expected costs and values are calculated every thirty minutes throughout the day.

Point Guard

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Stephen Curry GS $9,400 49.62 5.28
Damian Lillard POR $8,200 44.70 5.45
CJ McCollum POR $7,500 33.88 4.52
Kyle Lowry TOR $6,000 32.34 5.39

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Damian Lillard POR $8,200 44.70 5.45
Kyle Lowry TOR $6,000 32.34 5.39
Stephen Curry GS $9,400 49.62 5.28
George Hill MIL $3,900 18.82 4.83

Shooting Guard

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Klay Thompson GS $7,300 37.04 5.07
Khris Middleton MIL $7,000 33.39 4.77
Andre Iguodala GS $5,500 26.82 4.88
Pat Connaughton MIL $4,200 21.76 5.18

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Pat Connaughton MIL $4,200 21.76 5.18
Klay Thompson GS $7,300 37.04 5.07
Andre Iguodala GS $5,500 26.82 4.88
Khris Middleton MIL $7,000 33.39 4.77

Small Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Giannis Antetokounmpo MIL $10,200 60.42 5.92
Kawhi Leonard TOR $10,100 51.25 5.07
Moe Harkless POR $4,000 19.54 4.89
Al-Farouq Aminu POR $3,600 17.85 4.96

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Giannis Antetokounmpo MIL $10,200 60.42 5.92
Kawhi Leonard TOR $10,100 51.25 5.07
Al-Farouq Aminu POR $3,600 17.85 4.96
Moe Harkless POR $4,000 19.54 4.89

Power Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Draymond Green GS $7,800 43.16 5.53
Pascal Siakam TOR $6,500 33.39 5.14
Nikola Mirotic MIL $4,700 21.10 4.49
Serge Ibaka TOR $4,300 20.22 4.70

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Draymond Green GS $7,800 43.16 5.53
Pascal Siakam TOR $6,500 33.39 5.14
Serge Ibaka TOR $4,300 20.22 4.70
Kevon Looney GS $3,800 17.79 4.68

Center

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Enes Kanter POR $5,600 29.01 5.18
Marc Gasol TOR $5,000 25.91 5.18
Brook Lopez MIL $4,100 23.21 5.66
Andrew Bogut GS $3,000 11.33 3.78

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Brook Lopez MIL $4,100 23.21 5.66
Enes Kanter POR $5,600 29.01 5.18
Marc Gasol TOR $5,000 25.91 5.18
Andrew Bogut GS $3,000 11.33 3.78

Picks are based on historical performance and match-up. Picks are updated regularly, but we advise that you keep up to date on late-day roster moves and injuries Рthose are not taken into consideration. Sports from the Basement provides no warranty on these suggestions and readers should make picks at their own risk. Sample lineups are provided as thought-starters, and are not intended for direct use.

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