Even with MLB back, I still will be cranking out Value Vault articles for NBA! Since MLB is the new thing NBA will get put on the back burner a little bit. Hopefully this will lower the cash lines a tad since they’ve been well over 300 the last couple nights. Let’s hop into this 7 game slate!
Jamal Murray $3,700 NUGGETS PG – Jameer Nelson has been ruled out with a calf injury and Murray has been announced as his replacement in the starting lineup. In his 4 starts this year Murray has gotten on average 29 minutes a game. As a value pg, Murray needs 18.5 fps to hit value. The Nuggets play the Heat in a major pace down game, which isn’t exactly ideal for Murray, but like I stated earlier he’s a value pg and at min price plus extra minutes he still has a good chance of hitting of value.
Jordan Crawford $3,700 PELICANS SG – Crawford is in the rotation for SG for the pelicans. In the last 4 games Crawford has played 24 or more minutes and in those games he’s hit 5x value. Crawford is a great scorer coming off the bench, which is exactly what Crawford does. He’s hit double digit scoring in his last 7 games. As for the Pelicans matchup they’re playing the Bulls today. Since D-wade got hurt they’ve been running out Zipser and Valentine on defense and neither scare me. Crawford can really score and I expect him to keep his 5x value streak going tonight.
Sam Dekker $3,500 ROCKETS SF – Trevor Ariza has been announced out for tonight’s game against the Suns and Dekker has been named his replacement. This is a great opportunity for Dekker as he gets TJ warren defense and up tempo pace. He should get plenty of minutes tonight in which he should crush value. Only downside is Harden is out so the offense might be out of sync a little tonight.