Vegas Over/Under: 39.5
Fromal’s Record Projection: 37-45 The Bet: Under with marginal confidence
Rarely does the stars-and-scrubs plan get deployed quite like this in professional leagues.
Most commonly utilized in fantasy sports, the thinking goes that you can overcome a distinct lack of quality and depth players from top-loading a roster. Spend a great deal on a few guys, then expect for mere proficiency around them.
Even the New Orleans Pelicans are presently among the most significant examples of this strategy taking root in fact, because they’re enclosing Anthony Davis, DeMarcus Cousins and Jrue Holiday with almost nothing. Rajon Rondo remains a shell of his old self–a useful shell, but a shell nonetheless–and also Solomon Hill’s torn hamstring can keep him out for up to eight weeks.
Who else is notable? Have a peek at every other person under contract and see if it’s possible to determine the fifth-best healthful participant, assuming the above four are the best quartet: Alexis Ajinca, Omer Asik, Ian Clark, Jordan Crawford, Cheick Diallo, Frank Jackson, E’Twaun Moore and Quincy Pondexter.
It’s likely either Clark or Moore. And that is a problem, particularly when both bigs are still trying to suss out chemistry.
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