Here are our cheaper/sleeper picks for Wednesday October, 30th of the NBA season. We will be bringing these to you all season long. The point is that we don’t have to tell you that LeBron, Durant or Chris Paul are great plays … so we will try to provide guys who’s salary is below the average so you can afford the top players without sacrificing too much.
Reggie Jackson – OKC at Utah
$4,200 Here — $7,080 Here
It is October and guys named Reggie Jackson have done well in this month. All joking aside – if you want to save money at PG, Reggie is the starter in OKC until Westbrook comes back. Utah is light at PG too.
Nate Robinson – Denver at Sacramento
Looks like Denver guards Ty Lawson, Randy Foye and Wilson Chandler will miss the opening game vs. Sacramento. Expect Nate to get extra minuets as he and Sacramento’s Isaiah Thomas like to do battle. I’d rather start Andre Miller, but Robinson can be explosive. Nate has been also nursing his own injury, but he should get about 25 minuets in this game.
Andre Miller – Denver at Sacramento
See Nate Robinson. Denver has some early season injury troubles and the defense in Sacramento is never very good. Miller is a very good cheap option if Lawson is out.
Bradley Beal – Washington at Detroit
A dynamic player that should get plenty of minuets on a Wizards team that only has about 3 scorers. Was one of the best players during the preseason, so we’ll see if he can carry it over. Should be a good source of points at this price.
Gordon Hayward – OKC at Utah
Not super cheap, but is expected to be the offense in Utah starting out. Is a good source of points, rebounds and assists for this price.
Tristan Thompson – Brooklyn at Cleveland
$5,700 Here — $9,800 Here
Double – Double type guy that can shoot at a high percentage. Brooklyn isn’t the best rebounding team, so he could give you some nice numbers for this price.
J.J. Hickson – Denver at Sacramento
Check Kenneth Faried’s injury status before putting Hickson in. He probably will be the starter even if Kenneth is healthy, but would get a bigger boost in mins if Faried is out.