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 conquer a distinct lack of depth and quality players from top-loading a roster. Spend a great deal on a few men, then hope for mere proficiency around them.
The New Orleans Pelicans are presently one of the greatest 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 helpful shell, but a casing nonetheless–and also Solomon Hill’s torn hamstring could keep him out for up to eight months.
Who is notable? Have a look at every other person under contract and see whether it’s possible to determine the fifth-best healthy player, assuming the above four would be the best quartet: Alexis Ajinca, Omer Asik, Ian Clark, Jordan Crawford, Cheick Diallo, Frank Jackson, E’Twaun Moore and Quincy Pondexter.
It’s probably either Clark or Moore. And that is a issue, especially when the two bigs are still trying to suss out chemistry.
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