Wednesday night means heavy NBA action, and that means it’s a great time to immerse yourself in a great sport while having a little skin in the game. If you jump over to our friends at DraftKings, you can sign up, get a nice Deposit Bonus, and then use that to join the very cool NBA Steps, where $2 can earn you a thousand bucks. That’s $1,000 worth of dollar hot dogs when baseball season rolls around. A DraftKings daily tournament is a fun way to keep yourself engaged in what’s going on tonight, especially if your fantasy team has tanked and you need to keep those basketball juices flowing.
This week I’m going to recommend guys under five (thousand). Emeka Okafor ($4,600) scores about 8 per night, grabs 10 off the boards, and even throws in an assist or steal when you’re not expecting it. For the price tag, he’s a great value. Here are some other choice, uh, choices:
Jeff Green ($5,000) – Over the past 10 games, he is averaging greater than 15 points, plus nearly 2 blocks and a steal per game.
Amare’ Stoudemire ($5,000) – Removing some outliers, in February he is averaging 17 points, 6 rebounds, and a block. He’s not the best power forward, but he’s the best at the price.
Joe Johnson ($5,000) – He’s a shooting guard who actually shoots. In February, he is averaging a three per game to go towards his 15 points.
Marreese Speights ($4,900) – While minutes are a concern, a week ago he played 19 and had 11 points and 10 rebounds. Two days later, he played 22 minutes and finished with 18 points and 5 boards. Ignore his last two games and pay for the potential.
Will Bynum ($4,600) – Even with Monday’s dud, he is still tallying an average of 11 points, 5 assists and a steal in February.
Kyle Singler ($3,900) – He has not been outstanding, but he’s reached double digit points all month but once, and he’s been good for 5 or more rebounds over the past 4 games.
Mike Dunleavy ($3,900) – Over the past three games, he is averaging at least 1 steal and 1 three per game, plus he’s reached 10 points in 8 of his last 9 games.