Sports from the Basement

NBA DraftKings Picks for Saturday, December 8, 2018

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Optimal Lineup

Updated Throughout the Day

Optimal lineups are generated to demonstrate groups of players that work well together. This should be used only as a thought-starter for your lineups. This lineup may not conform to exact requirements of DraftKings (ie. players from one team), and may cross over multiple slates. For more detailed and customizable lineup generation, please use the NBA Draftkings Optimizer.

PG Devin Harris
SG Kent Bazemore
SF LeBron James
PF Lauri Markkanen
C Nikola Jokic
G Alec Burks
F John Collins
Util Jeff Teague
Salary $49,100
Expected Points 298.64

Player expected costs and values are calculated every thirty minutes throughout the day.

Point Guard

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
James Harden HOU $13,000 54.99 4.23
John Wall WAS $9,300 45.56 4.90
Damian Lillard POR $9,400 43.75 4.65
Kyrie Irving BOS $9,000 40.98 4.55

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Devin Harris DAL $1,400 14.63 10.45
Alec Burks CLE $3,900 30.79 7.90
Jordan Clarkson CLE $5,100 31.18 6.11
Kyle Anderson MEM $4,500 26.72 5.94

Shooting Guard

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Bradley Beal WAS $8,800 40.18 4.57
Luka Doncic DAL $9,200 32.95 3.58
Tim Hardaway Jr. NYK $6,900 32.77 4.75
Kent Bazemore ATL $4,800 30.78 6.41

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Kent Bazemore ATL $4,800 30.78 6.41
DeAndre’ Bembry ATL $3,800 23.85 6.28
Kevin Huerter ATL $3,700 21.72 5.87
Garrett Temple MEM $3,700 21.03 5.68

Small Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
LeBron James LAL $10,600 54.26 5.12
Tobias Harris LAC $7,400 37.76 5.10
Danilo Gallinari LAC $6,900 33.81 4.90
Otto Porter Jr. WAS $6,400 32.26 5.04

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Trey Lyles DEN $3,500 27.58 7.88
Gary Clark HOU $1,000 6.85 6.85
Justise Winslow MIA $4,300 27.03 6.29
Juancho Hernangómez DEN $4,300 26.19 6.09

Power Forward

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
John Collins ATL $6,800 36.00 5.29
Domantas Sabonis IND $7,500 33.74 4.50
Lauri Markkanen CHI $6,200 32.30 5.21
Montrezl Harrell LAC $6,500 32.14 4.95

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Bam Adebayo MIA $5,400 31.85 5.90
Mason Plumlee DEN $4,100 23.94 5.84
Dewayne Dedmon ATL $4,200 23.68 5.64
Daniel Theis BOS $3,000 16.75 5.58


Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Nikola Jokic DEN $9,200 49.94 5.43
Karl-Anthony Towns MIN $9,700 44.21 4.56
Clint Capela HOU $10,000 42.35 4.24
Marc Gasol MEM $8,600 40.45 4.70

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
JaVale McGee LAL $4,500 25.37 5.64
Willie Cauley-Stein SAC $5,900 32.32 5.48
Nikola Jokic DEN $9,200 49.94 5.43
Jarrett Allen BKN $5,800 29.52 5.09

Picks are based on historical performance and match-up. Picks are updated regularly, but we advise that you keep up to date on late-day roster moves and injuries – those are not taken into consideration. Sports from the Basement provides no warranty on these suggestions and readers should make picks at their own risk. Sample lineups are provided as thought-starters, and are not intended for direct use.

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