NBA $20,000 Thursday Team Tips

What a week it has been in the NBA. LeBron has passed the huge milestone of 30,000 points, becoming the youngest player to do so. DeMarcus Cousins cracked the ton, finishing with 101.25 Draftstars points when he posted a huge 44 points, 24 rebounds and 10 assists game against the Bulls. All Star voting has finished and the players have been announced with Aussie Ben Simmons the surprising omission. There are nine matches to choose your team from with the highlights including Portland taking on the Timberwolves and the Clippers hosting the Celtics.


Here is a team you may consider for the NBA $20k+ Thursday competition

Point Guard

Jerian Grant ($9,950)

After a nasty looking injury to regular starter, Kris Dunn, Grant has been on fire with the extra minutes he has been receiving. Grant posted a huge game against the Pelicans in their double overtime loss, finishing with 54.5 DS points. Grant and his Bulls take on the 76ers in what should be a high scoring day. Grant is still relatively cheap, making him a good selection for today’s games.

Patty Mills ($7,300)

It is always risky picking Spurs players off back to back games due to uncertainty around who gets minutes, but Patty Mills looks like a good cheap player to fit into your team. Mills consistently gets extra minutes on the second night of a back to back, which should see an uptick in his production., Mills is a great outside shooter and with the Spurs taking on the injury ravaged Grizzlies, he should be set to flourish.

Shooting Guard

Devin Booker ($15,400)

Booker is a prolific scorer and a future star of the league, but is prone to some inconsistency which we saw in his last match against the Bucks. Booker was wasteful, shooting 2/14 from the field. Booker can easily turn it around against the Pacers, in what should be a shootout. Booker has scored over 25 points in four of his last six matches, so a similar result here would be great.

Jrue Holiday ($13,450)

Holiday was another player who did not shoot efficiently in his last match, finishing with 5/17 from the field. Holiday is a great outside shooter who thrives getting space when opposing defenses are too focused on big men Cousins and Davis. Holiday should be able to shooter better against the Hornets who have been poor defensively recently.

Small Forward

TJ Warren ($12,600)

Warren has been impressively consistent recently, scoring over 20 points in eleven out of his last thirteen matches. Warren can easily continue this streak when his Suns take on the Pacers, in what should be a high scoring game. Warren does most of his work inside the paint, which makes him a great efficient shooter. He also manages to get a few rebounds and assists, making him a good Draftstars scorer.

Harrison Barnes ($12,350)

Barnes is continuing his solid year on the struggling Mavericks outfit, averaging 18 points and 7 rebounds across the season. Barnes has steady increased his numbers from year to year and is now the clear on court leader of the Mavs, taking the mantle from future hall of famer, Dirk Nowitzki. Barnes recorded a double-double in his last match against the Wizards and gets a good matchup against the Rockets, who concede a lot of points, especially from outside shooters. Barnes looks a like a good selection for today’s game.

Power Forward

Domantas Sabonis ($11,150)

With Myles Turner under an injury cloud, Sabonis will possibly start against the Suns. Sabonis is a machine when it comes to rebounding and scoring. He also gets a great matchup against the Suns who struggle defending big men. Sabonis should be able to record a double-double on his way to a good score.

Ryan Anderson ($7,800)

Anderson is an elite three pointer shooter in a Houston offense that specializes in outside shooting. Anderson also has a much better record away from home than he has at home, which is great for his upcoming match away to the Mavericks. Anderson averages nearly three 3-pointers per away game as well as nearly 13 points compared to 1.5 3 pointers and 8 points a home. Anderson is a good cheap play with a high ceiling.


Jonas Valanciunas ($9,700)

Valanciunas has been a little up and down lately, although he generally performs when he gets above 25 minutes court time. Valanciunas has been used sparingly against some teams with the Raptors bench unit playing so well, but he should get a good run against the struggling Hawks. Expect good minutes from Valanciunas to go with a good score.

The Line Up

PG: Jerian Grant ($9,950)

PG: Patty Mills ($7,300)

SG: Devin Booker ($15,400)

SG: Jrue Holiday ($13,450)

SF: TJ Warren ($12,600)

SF: Harrison Barnes ($12,350)

PF: Domantas Sabonis ($11,150)

PF: Ryan Anderson ($7,800)

C: Jonas Valanciunas ($9,700)

Salary Remaining: $300



Base Points

Point Scored = 1 point

Missed Field Goal = -0.25 points

Missed Free Throw = -0.25 points

Assist = 1.5 points

Rebound = 1.25 points

Turnover = -0.5 points

Steal = 2 point

Block = 2 points


3 Point Made = 1 point

Double-Double = 2 points

Triple-Double = 2 points

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