We kick off the weekend tonight with a seven-game slate scheduled for tip-off at 7:00 p.m. EST. Every team will operate on at least one night’s rest as no team will play back-to-back on tonight’s slate. Keep an eye on the injury report as always, and let’s get into it.
Luka Doncic (PG – DAL): $11,000 vs. POR
With such an extravagant price tag, I can see why some would be worried about rostering Luka at this point. The main positives are the questionable status of power forward Kristaps Porzingis tonight and the Portland Trail Blazers presenting a solid matchup for the Slovenian superstar. The Blazers rank 24th in defensive rating and 11th in pace, which provides the Dallas Mavericks’ players an opportunity to score a bunch of points. To give you an idea of his ceiling, Luka is coming off a 62.5-point performance in which he totaled a 25-point triple-double. Doncic also ranks third in the league in usage rate.