This look at the 2017 NBA Playoffs for DraftKings previews the forwards & centers for April 15. Top talent playing tonight & will be looking to show off on the biggest stage in the league.
Enough talk, let’s get to the selections.
DraftKings NBA Playoff Targets – Forwards/Centers – April 15, 2017
LeBron James – $10,800
James has basically taken the season off for the most part. LeBron missed several games in the regular season to prepare for this moment. The 2017 NBA Playoffs. The time fans figured Cleveland was relaxing for.
LeBron is poised to have a big playoff year to shut up the critics. Look for a big playoff statement at home against the Indiana Pacers.
Paul George – $9,800
PG is a cheaper option, but might be the best option for the Pacers. Expect the Cavs’ defense to turn up the heat to show their strength in this series. LeBron will be matched up with George for the majority of the games. While LeBron is still an elite defender, George will take the ball at him early and often.
Paul George plays almost 40 minutes per night and averages a DraftKings point per minute. While the Cavs will be fresh, Indiana has played competitive games down the stretch. Look for PG to try to get into the flow of offense early, leading to a strong DraftKings night.
Kevin Love – $7,900
Love has been dominant coming down the stretch for the Cavs. He has been a bright spot with his 8 straight double-doubles in points & rebounds.
He has been weak from the 3-point range in the last few games, but from inside, he has been strong. Look for the Cavs to use Love on the perimeter to pull young center Myles Turner out to guard him. Turner & the Pacers will need to make a choice to guard him or watch Tristan Thompson. Love should have good opportunity to put up big numbers with the attention on Kyrie & LeBron.
Serge Ibaka – $5,300
Ibaka had the Milwaukee Bucks’ number all regular season. He averaged 32 DraftKings points per game, shot 54% from the field and 61% from three point range.
The Bucks don’t have much of an answer for Ibaka in the point or on the perimeter. Mirza Teletovic is an okay player, but he or Greg Monroe will not be a match for Ibaka’s improved offense or strong defense.
Ibaka has a good chance of going far over value in Game 1, so he makes a strong DraftKings target.