NBA GPP Pivots: Tuesday 6/8

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Welcome to the NBA GPP Pivots article, where we’ll be looking to uncover some sneaky-good DFS plays away from the popular selections. These recommendations are usually risk/reward commodities meant to be used in large-field tournaments. Typically, blending these low-owned hidden gems with well-aligned staples contributes to a viable GPP strategy.

Keep in mind that the following player write-ups were constructed earlier in the day, and sometimes injury/rest situations can alter the fantasy landscape. Monitoring our NBA News & Headlines Feed throughout the day will keep you in the loop while giving you the subsequent DFS consequences of each information piece.

We will be looking at Tuesday’s two-game slate starting at 7:30 ET.

NOTES

It pays to be different in these shortened playoff slates. That doesn’t necessarily mean that you’ll optimize every point-per-dollar selection throughout a lineup. Sometimes you’ll need to sacrifice a cheap punt play (even if they only get you 15 FP) in order to reach for GPP-winning upside elsewhere. Don’t worry so much about the outright projections when mixing-and-matching these tournament lineups.

Mike Conley is questionable. If he’s out, Joe Ingles could see more playing time while Donovan Mitchell and Jordan Clarkson get more usage. *UPDATE: Mike Conley has been ruled out.

De’Andre Hunter is questionable. Hunter missed Game 1, and Solomon Hill filled in for 25 minutes.

Joel Embiid is questionable. If he’s out, then the other Philadelphia starters will see a boost. Dwight Howard could get more playing time with an opportunity for Tyrese Maxey to soak up more minutes in smaller lineups.

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GPP PIVOTS

Reggie Jackson - PG - LA Clippers

Jackson was a main cog in the Clippers’ series victory over Dallas. Will that continue against Utah? Jackson seems to be the preferred option over Rajon Rondo, averaging 31 minutes and 27 fantasy points over the last six games. He even has a nice 41 FP outburst within that. Are we expecting a ton of upside against a solid Utah backcourt? Probably not. However, Jackson is an offensive-minded player who is seeing enough minutes to piece together a nice fantasy performance. Who knows, he might have a hot shooting night while finding a few extra rebounds as well.

Solomon Hill - SF - Atlanta

This was briefly outlined in the section above. De’Andre Hunter is questionable for Atlanta. Hunter didn’t play in Game 1, and Solomon Hill was the primary beneficiary with 25 minutes. He only produced 16 fantasy points in that span, but I’m more focused on the expanded floor time. Hill is near minimum salary on all DFS sites, and he could be worth a shot if Hunter is out once again.

Marcus Morris - PF - LA Clippers

Serge Ibaka is doubtful again tonight, meaning Marcus Morris will have a clear path to heavy minutes. Morris is averaging 38 minutes over the last three games, although his efficiency hasn’t been great with a 27 FPPG average in that span. To be more specific, he has had fantasy totals of 38, 12, and 32 over the last three. The 12 FP dud came on a 1-10 shooting night that seems like an outlier. Morris should have plenty of opportunities to step up tonight, and he’s a solid mid-range play through all formats.

QUICK NOTES

Bojan Bogdanovic (SF - UTA) and Joe Ingles (SG - UTA) are a few guys to keep an eye on tonight. They would both receive an upgrade if Mike Conley (questionable) is out, but keep in mind that Conley could end up playing in a limited capacity as well. Bogdanovic stepped up with Conley exiting early in the last game, coming through with 36 FP. However, Ingles could get the starting nod if Conley doesn’t play, which would obviously enhance his DFS profile.

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