Eight game slate this evening with some heavy traffic on the street gives us some great #narratives all over the slate. Let’s dive in:
A hammer game and a #bobblehead game combined into one provides us with our central theme as we pay homage to DeAndre Jordan. What’s cool is the bobblehead is of DeAndre with his gold medal from the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. This has a Barbara Walters “20/20 game” in the making — make us proud DeAndre!
The slate is absolutely loaded with stars including LeBron, Westy, Harden, Curry, Durant, Brow and more….but James Harden dropping 103.50 DK points and 89.8 FD points on New Year’s Eve was well, pretty lit
Joe Johnson (Utah) — takes on his former team, the Brooklyn Nets
Trevor Booker (Utah) — played previous two seasons with the Jazz before signing with Brooklyn this year
Trevor Ariza (Houston) — hosts his former team, the Washington Wizards
Nene (Houston) — also hosts his former team, the Washington Wizards
JaVale McGee (Golden State) — hosts his former team, the Denver Nuggets. Should be a blow out so could get some deep bench run in the second half
Andre Iguodala (Golden State) — spent one season in Denver so the revenge factor counts
Jared Dudley (Phoenix) — travels back to Los Angeles where he spent the 2013-2014 season as a Clipper and was a team favorite among players
Brandon Jennings (New York) — gets his former club, the Orlando Magic
Kyle O’Quinn (New York) — the Association’s favorite Irishman gets his former Magic team tonight. Earlier this season Kyle in just 24 minutes put up a monster line of 14 points, 16 boards and 5 blocks. DFS value anyone?
Orlando Magic are the only team playing on a back-to-back. They have the dreaded road B2B.
Houston has a Hakeem Olajuwon patch cap giveaway. I have no idea what this is but it deserves a Hakeem gif:
As always, let us know what we missed @nbanarratives — Thank you!