Vegas Over/Under: 39.5
The Record Projection: 37-45 of fromal The Bet: Beneath with marginal confidence
Rarely does the stars-and-scrubs plan get deployed quite similar to this in professional leagues.
Most commonly utilized in fantasy sports, the thinking goes that you can overcome a distinct lack of depth and quality players from top-loading a roster. Spend a lot on a few guys, then hope for mere proficiency around them.
Even the New Orleans Pelicans are presently one of the most significant examples of the strategy taking root in reality, because they’re enclosing Anthony Davis, DeMarcus Cousins and Jrue Holiday with practically nothing. Rajon Rondo stays a shell of his old self–a helpful shell, but a casing nonetheless–and also Solomon Hill’s torn hamstring can keep him out for up to eight months.
Who is notable? Take a peek at every other man under contract and see whether you can identify the fifth-best healthy participant, assuming the above four are the top quartet: Alexis Ajinca, Omer Asik, Ian Clark, Jordan Crawford, Cheick Diallo, Frank Jackson, E’Twaun Moore and Quincy Pondexter.
It’s likely either Clark or Moore. And that is a issue, especially when both bigs are still trying to suss out chemistry.
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