DraftKings NBA picks December 19: This is Freaking Harden!

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DraftKings NBA Small Forwards:

Best Bets:

LeBron James ($10,000): LeBron was a disappointment on Tuesday since he didn’t even clear 50 with A.D. sidelined. This game is being touted as a Finals preview, and we all know how LeBron usually shows up when the stage is the biggest and the lights are the brightest. Regardless of the status of Davis, LeBron is worth considering tonight.

Honorable Mention:

Bojan Bogdanovic ($6,700): After a cold stretch, Bojan is back on fire again. He has 88.75 DraftKings points over the last two games. That was against the solid Magic and Warriors. Now he gets the Hawks. No matter which stars you choose, find a way to cram Bojan in there.

Joe Ingles ($6,000): Ingles is one of the best bargains out there and has been as long as Conley has been out. Ingles didn’t dominate the assists department like in prior games, but he came up with double digit rebounds. There’s no reason to pigeonhole Ingles. He’s going to contribute across multiple categories and he’s a capable scorer that piles up stats when he plays enough minutes. Those minutes are there with Conley out.

Dark Horses:

Joe Harris ($5,400): Harris lit up the Pelicans back on Tuesday. The Nets will run him when the shots are falling. Even when they aren’t, Harris still sees around 28 minutes per game. I’m off of Harris is LeVert plays in any capacity, but if he’s out again, the Spurs defense is full of holes this year. Harris is worth a look.

P.J. Tucker ($4,700): The Rockets are going to be a popular source of value on this slate just because everyone on the team remains involved even though Russ and Harden dominate the usage. Tucker is no exception. The emergence of McLemore has sapped some of the value from Tucker and House. I almost want to move off of Tucker because of the high ownership and there’s no guarantee that he’s going to do good things for us.