What better way to celebrate Josh Smith's birthday than to get in on some box score stuffing action at FanDuel? FanDuel is hosting an exclusive tournament for SB Nation readers. It's only $5 to enter and you could win $100 with the top 20 finishers at least doubling their money by the end of the night. Here is the link to join.
With a fake $60,000 salary cap, you need to pick a team of nine players from the following games:
OKC @ PHI
DEN @ WAS
NY @ CHA
LAL @ BOS
ATL @ BKN
CLE @ TOR
HOU @ MIN
SA @ MEM
PHO @ DAL
MIA @ MIL
ORL @ UTA
IND @ SAC
Here are the scoring categories: Point = 1pt, Rebound = 1.2pts, Assist = 1.5pts, Block = 2pts, Steal = 2pts, Turnover = -1pt
Here is my team, subject to change before 7 p.m. ET deadline:
I decided to go with former Piston Rodney Stuckey because he's relatively cheap and starting now for the Indiana Pacers (I learned this the hard way by having Donald Sloan last night, who wound up getting a DNP). In 29 minutes, Stuckey produced 16 points, six rebounds and five assists (opposite four turnovers).
Reggie Evans is another low buy with high reward, as he put up a monster game a couple nights ago with DeMarcus Cousins out (17 points and 20 rebounds) -- Cousins has already been ruled out for tonight.
Do you think you can form a better team for tonight? Give it a try, and let us know your team in the comments.
Now your thoughts.
FYI, FanDuel gave DBB some money to play with, but in the honest-to-all-cool words of Matthew McConaughey, I was playing FanDuel long before I was getting paid to play FanDuel.