If you have been enjoying our NBA Finals DraftKings Showdown lineups with us the entire collection, thanks for being loyal. But to be trustworthy, it has been a wrestle. Our lineup has been missing one key piece in each recreation thus far. So, as an alternative of following a sample that hasn’t labored, we’re switching it up fairly drastically for Game 6 between the Lakers and Heat on Sunday.
Both Rajon Rondo and Jae Crowder make their NBA Finals DK Showdown lineup debuts for us tonight. Kendrick Nunn returns for under his second utilization. We’ve light each Anthony Davis and Bam Adebayo within the hopes of capturing extra sturdy mid-tier manufacturing. It won’t work, however it’s apparent we have to play Jimmy Butler and LeBron James, so these fades had been mandatory on this development.
DraftKings Showdown Picks: Lakers vs. Heat Game 6
Captain (1.5x value, 1.5x factors): Rajon Rondo, Lakers ($9,300)
Rondo has approached 20-plus DK factors in each recreation of this collection. Expect his secondary ball dealing with to be key in Game 6 because the Heat do every thing of their energy to stop James and Davis from eliminating them. Rondo’s sneakily improved exterior shot is a pleasant bonus right here, too, along with his regular stat-sheet stuffing.
FLEX: LeBron James, Lakers ($12,600)
James should not let his likelihood at a fourth ring slip by for a second recreation in a row. It wasn’t his fault L.A. misplaced in Game 5 after he went for 40 and located an open shooter with an opportunity to win the sport. James shot early and sometimes up to now few video games of this collection and may once more Sunday.
FLEX: Jimmy Butler, Heat ($11,400)
Whether you imagine Butler is the second-best participant on this collection long-term is irrelevant. Right now, that is precisely what he’s. Butler’s monster triple-doubles in Games 3 and 5 present his upside that may’t be ignored as he makes use of each ounce of his power to maintain Miami alive.
FLEX: Jae Crowder, Heat ($6,800)
Crowder sees ample time on the ground to assist defend James, and he is developed right into a constant exterior shooter over the previous few years. As the Lakers look to compensate for Duncan Robinson’s massive Game 5 (that sees his DK value rise), Crowder might be open just a few extra occasions.
FLEX: Kendrick Nunn, Heat ($5,400)
Nunn’s scoring punch off the bench with no Goran Dragic will proceed to be essential for Miami. If the Heat push this to a Game 7, it is going to be partly as a result of Nunn scores in double figures as soon as once more.
FLEX: Alex Caruso, Lakers ($3,800)
Counting on Caruso constantly all through this collection has not been our downfall, as he is accomplished what we have hoped for. That should not change in Game 6, and don’t fret about battle with Rondo positionally as a result of they typically share the ground.