NBA GPP Pivots: Saturday 6/5 Playoff Edition

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Point Guard

Jrue Holiday - Milwaukee Bucks (vs. Brooklyn Nets)

Jrue Holiday is my X-factor for this series. Kyrie Irving averaged 29 PPG against Milwaukee throughout the regular season while shooting 40% from beyond the arc. In three games against Brooklyn this season, Holiday averaged 21 points per game over 36 MPG. Holiday becomes a solid matchup for Harden and Irving. The best way to approach a showdown slate is to roster as many superstars as possible while simultaneously rostering value (ie, PJ Tucker). Forbes quickly came in off the bench for Holiday throughout the first series but I don’t see this being the strategy for Milwaukee this series. While the Greek freak is a must-play, investing in role players (such as Holiday) who benefit from Giannis’ offense is a good strategy. The Milwaukee Bucks are underdogs at +145 with a 239.5 O/U at Pointsbet.com. I like Brooklyn to win Game 1. They have the matchups, let's see if they can execute.

Other PG Option: Tyler Johnson

Shooting Guard

Khris Middleton - Milwaukee Bucks (vs. Brooklyn Nets)

If you decide to fade or limit your exposure to Giannis, Middleton is your guy. I do not recommend fading Giannis, but there are situations that would limit Antetokounmpo from producing. Bobby Portis will benefit as well at low ownership if foul trouble comes into play. Middleton averaged 24.7 PPG against the Nets this season. Make sure to form your lineups with a game narrative in mind ie: Will the game stay close? Is it a blowout? Who wins?

Other SG Option: Pat Connaughton

Small Guard

Joe Harris - Brooklyn Nets (vs. Milwaukee Bucks)

Joe Harris could potentially be an extremely important player in this series. His ability to defend while producing in transition will benefit him against Milwaukee. Harris averaged 12.3 PPG against MIL this season BUT shot 50 % from three-point land. Harris must succeed in this series for Brooklyn to advance,

Other SF Options: PJ Tucker

Power Forward

Bobby Portis - Milwaukee Bucks (vs. Brooklyn Nets)

If foul trouble becomes an issue tonight, Bobby Portis could become important off the bench. Pairing Portis and Durant make perfect sense. Durrant would be the reason for Antetokounmpo 's foul trouble and Portis will become the beneficiary of Giannis heading to the bench. Risky yet plausible depending on how the game plays out.

Other PF Option: Jeff Green

Center

DeAndre Jordan - Brooklyn Nets (vs. Milwaukee Bucks)

Last but not least, DeAndre Jordan is an interesting player who was not effective in his first series. Jordan’s skill set will undoubtedly be needed against Brook Lopez and the Greek freak. The veteran Jordan is undoubtedly the most rested of all Brooklyn’s big men. Brooklyn will need to adjust their starting lineup in the series, don’t be surprised if DeAndre Jordan makes the starting five.

Other C Option: Brook Lopez

Bargain Bin

PG Tyler Johnson

SG Joe Harris

SF Jeff Green

PF Bobby Portis

C DeAndre Jordan