NBA | Staying Ahead of the Curve, 3/11

NBA | Staying Ahead of the Curve, 3/11

Each Monday, I will be taking a look at upcoming injury/suspension impacts, teams/situations to attack, and NBA players who I believe will either be under-owned or underpriced. On bigger slates, it’s easy to get lost in the vast number of options, sudden injury news, etc.Having an idea ahead of time of whose price you should be immediately aware of can help you sort through the chaos. More importantly, anticipating which NBA players are in a position to take a step forward ensures you will get a player that doesn’t just outperform his salary but does so at suppressed ownership.From this point forward, all stats will be filtered to include the previous 10 games (~three weeks) only, in order to catch trends that haven’t had enough time to drastically change season-long numbers.Without further ado:Injury/Suspension/Trades ImpactsZach LavineThe Bulls played without Lavine yesterday and looked completely lost against a surging Pistons squad. I think it’s fair to disregard this game and move forward with the expectation that Dunn, Porter, and Markkanen should all see increased usage if Lavine misses any more games. Arcidiacano will get extended run, but the offensive efficiency as a whole will surely take a hit.

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