Vegas Over/Under: 39.5
Fromal’s Record Projection: 37-45 The Bet: Beneath with marginal confidence
Rarely does the stars-and-scrubs strategy get deployed quite similar to this in professional leagues.
Most commonly utilized in fantasy sports, the thinking goes you could overcome a distinct lack of quality and depth players from top-loading a roster. Spend a great deal 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 plan taking root in reality, because they’re enclosing Anthony Davis, DeMarcus Cousins and Jrue Holiday with almost nothing. Rajon Rondo remains a shell of his old self—a useful shell, but a shell nonetheless—and also Solomon Hill’s torn hamstring can keep him out for up to eight months.
Who else is notable? Have a peek at every other person under contract and see whether it’s possible to determine the fifth-best healthy player, assuming the above four would be the best quartet: Alexis Ajinca, Omer Asik, Ian Clark, Jordan Crawford, Cheick Diallo, Frank Jackson, E’Twaun Moore and Quincy Pondexter.
It is likely either Clark or Moore. And that’s a issue, especially when the two bigs are still trying to suss out chemistry.