January 22nd NBA Narratives

Happy Sunday everyone!  Today we have a very small four-game slate, with a noon matchup of Golden State @ Orlando, a 3:30 matchup of the Lakers @ Dallas, a 6pm Phoenix @ Toronto showdown, and a 7pm Denver @ Minnesota game to cap things off.

The slates are split on Fanduel and Draftkings, making this a very small slate no matter how you cut it.

NBA Birthdays – Happy 79th 29th Birthday to former Buckeye star and #1 NBA draft pick Greg Oden!

Pictured: Greg Oden

While no longer active, I hope that Greg Oden enjoys his birthday.  I will always remember how good that Ohio State team was, the potential he had to be one of the premiere big men in the NBA, and my insecurities after seeing that picture.


Revenge Games – The only revenge game I see is Jose Calderon taking on Dallas, one of his (many) former teams.  Calderon’s minutes have been sporadic at best however so I don’t know how much value he will have.



Other Narratives – In the 7pm game, Karl Anthony-Towns squares off against Nikola Jokic in a matchup of two of the best young centers in the NBA.  Not only are both players excellent scorers, but both have excellent vision and touch when passing.  The matchup should be a very fun one to watch.  And while Jokic’s price has finally caught up with his production on most sites, these two should be excellent sources of production on such a short slate.


That’s it for today!  With both the AFC and NFC championship games happening today, this will be one of the last few Sundays that the NBA punts on, so hopefully very soon we will have some great sunday slates where the NBA is the focus of the sports world.

As always, let us know what we missed or give us a shout at @NBANarratives .

Good luck everybody!









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