DraftKings NBA picks February 7: A Harden day’s night

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DraftKings NBA picks February 7: A Harden day’s night

We have a nice eight game DraftKings NBA slate tonight. Some of the new pieces at the trade deadline may be available for their new teams. Some wont. I’ll keep you updated on Twitter about what I find out. First, let’s take a look at who we know is in or out.

Out: Luka Doncic (ankle), Russell Westbrook (rest), Jimmy Butler (shoulder), Clint Capela (heel), Gordon Hayward (foot), Jaylen Brown (ankle), Derrick Rose (hip), Marvin Bagley (foot), Thomas Bryant (foot), Luke Kennard (knee), Victor Oladipo (rest), Glenn Robinson III (traded), Alec Burks (traded), Daniel Theis (ankle), Tyler Herro (ankle), Andre Iguodala (conditioning), Norman Powell (finger), Marc Gasol (hamstring), Markieff Morris (illness), Justise Winslow (back), Cam Reddish (concussion), Meyers Leonard (ankle), Jusuf Nurkic (leg), Zach Collins (shoulder), Svi Mykhailiuk (hip), Kyle O’Quinn (personal), Jae Crowder (traded), Dario Saric (ankle), Aron Baynes (hip), Skal Labissiere (knee), Dewan Hernandez (ankle), Dwight Powell (Achilles), John Wall (Achilles), Rodney Hood (Achilles), Blake Griffin (knee), Khyri Thomas (foot), Andre Roberson (ankle), Robert Williams (hip), Deandre Bembry (hand), Grayson Allen (hip), Jordan Bell (traded), Bruno Caboclo (traded), Gorgui Dieng (traded), Tyler Johnson (knee), Frank Kaminsky (knee), Cam Johnson (quad), Ty Jerome (calf).

Questionable: Kristaps Porzingis (nose), Kemba Walker (knee),  Jonas Valanciunas (ankle), Richaun Holmes (shoulder), Josh Richardson (hamstring), T.J. Warren (concussion), Dewayne Dedmon (traded), Seth Curry (knee), De’Andre Hunter (ankle), J.J. Barea (ankle), Jabari Parker (shoulder), Alex Len (traded), John Henson (traded), Bruno Fernando (traded), Jerome Robinson (traded), Nassir Little (ankle), Brandon Knight (traded), Solomon Hill (traded).

Porzingis got his nose broken on Wednesday but was able to return to the game. I image that he’ll play tonight, but he will likely have a protective mask on. The Hawks will have to wait a bit to play with their most famous new toy in Capela. That’s a lot of junk to sort through tonight!

The scores were much more manageable last night, but a sad Dwight Howard night and an under par night from DiVincenzo stopped me from getting anything other than minimum cash. Three of the five cashed thanks to three Giannis lineups, so I can’t complain.

For the first time in a while, we had a tie in the winner’s circle. nanodoc2011, nibbles1980, and tylerchm3 all tied for 352.75 DraftKings points. They built with Giannis, Whiteside, LMA, and Lillard and surrounded it with Bulls value that I never would have touched (Arcidiacono and Hutchison), Coby White, and a total lightning-in-a-bottle moment of Trey Lyles. Sometimes luck means everything.

Just because you don’t see someone on here doesn’t mean they aren’t a good play. I only have so much room, and I’m not going anyone a favor if I recommend more than half of the players at a position. If you have a feeling about someone, by all means, follow that. I mostly follow numbers and trends.