So, let’s see how our value targets did last night.
Shaun Livingston 3.1K-Livingston got the starting nod with Curry out, which is what we hoped for. He only played 20 minutes but did enough damage at the 3.1K value to help free money for other spots. Livingston accumulated 29.4 points on FD, via 16 points, 6 assists and a steal. We’ll call this one a successful value play.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope 4.7K-We had hoped his shooting would come around in this game…and it did somewhat. 5-15 overall, but luckily he was 4-9 from 3PT range to boost his point total to 15. KCP proved he wasn’t one-dimensional, he added 9 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals and scored over 30 FD points. Given his sub-5K price, 30+ points is a solid score.
Thabo Sefolosha 4.1K-UTA did not start Thabo, instead Jerebko got the call to match up better with MIN’s lineup. He still played 22 minutes and went 3-4 from 3PT, scoring 13 points. Unfortunately his 4 turnovers cost him from being a great value play as he ended up with 12.9 FD points. Not great.
Derrick Favors 5.4K-Favors only took 9 shots in the 27 minutes on the floor. That’s not enough to justify him as a sleeper value play. Luckily, his 5 offensive and 10 total rebounds put him at the 26 FD point mark. Not terrible, but could be better.
Marcin Gortat 4.9K-As expected, SAC’s bigs had trouble with WAS and Gortat cleaned up. Shooting an efficient 7-11 from the floor and 4-4 from the FT line, Gortat ended up going over the 30 point mark on FD. Priced at just under 5K, that’s a win for the Upside Review Board.