Point Guard: Tony Wroten, PHI ($5,400): Aside from his last game, Wroten has been scoring 25 FPs consistently, which puts him right in range of the 27 FPs he’ll need for value tonight against the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Also worth a look for the same price, is Darren Collison, LAC ($5,400). If you’re looking for a little more of a value play, George Hill, IND ($4,700) should be able to get 20-25 FPs vs. the Golden State Warriors.
Shooting Guard: Kent Bazemore, LAL ($4,400): With just 22 FPs needed to reach value, and an average higher than that over the last six games, it’s fair to assume that Bazemore, a “Low Five” veteran, will hit his threshold against the New Orleans Pelicans this evening. His teammate, MarShon Brooks, ($3,600) should also reach tonight on a near minimum salary.
Small Forward: Wesley Johnson, LAL ($4,900): Yet another player with repeat appearances here in the “Low Five”, Wesley Johnson has had three straight games over 30 FPs and with a value threshold of just 24.5 FPs, it’s safe to assume that he’ll give us what we need and be worth every penny of his salary once again.
Matt Barnes, LAC ($4,900) and Caron Butler, OKC ($4,700) are two other players that could hit value tonight, though I would consider them as better tournament plays as opposed to players I’d feel comfortable rostering in my cash games.
Power Forward: Not a lot of obvious value plays here, so I’ll mention my two favorite mid-range options: Tristan Thompson, CLE ($5,900) and Terrence Jones, HOU ($5,800). I think Thompson is the better play here, however if Dwight Howard (back) sits out, Terrence Jones would become my preferred play among the two.
Center: Alexis Ajinca, NO ($4,200): Ajinca has topped 20 FPs in four of his last six games, and will look to do so again tonight vs. a Los Angeles Lakers team that is a league worst at defending the center position. Personally, I like his chances and as such, consider him my top punt option at this position.
However, that top position does exist with a slight caveat. If Dwight Howard were to miss tonight’s game, I think Omer Asik, HOU ($3,500) becomes not only the top punt option at center, but perhaps across the board against a Miami Heat team that has struggled at defending the center spot for much of the season. One other big man who could produce above value tonight for you as a tourney play is Philadelphia Sixers center Henry Sims, ($3,800)
Thank you and good luck tonight !!!