Narrative of the Day
Matt Barnes – Revenge game + homecoming game (grew up in Santa Clara & attended UCLA) + the whole Derek Fisher in LA issue + Barnes just dropped 43 DK points against the LakeShow two days ago = all the narrative. That said – Matt Barnes as the chalk play might be reason enough to look elsewhere in GPPs.
Emmanuel Mudiay – born in Zaire, Mudiay’s father died young and his family survived the 2nd Congo War before seeking asylum in the US in 2001. Mudiay attended Grace Preparatory Academy for two season before following his coach to Prime Prep Academy (of Deion Sanders fame / infamy) in Dallas. Mudiay also committed to SMU (in Dallas) before decided to forgo college and play a year in China. Expect Emmanuel to bring his A-game for friends & family in attendance.
Tristan Thompson – born in Toronto, Thompson attended St. Marguerite d’Youville Secondary School in nearby Brampton for his freshman season before transferring to a prep school in New Jersey for his sophomore season.
Steve Blake – not on slate