The ex-Detroit Pistons Center is going to be a highly sought for his services as he is geared to becoming an unrestricted free agent this offseason. With the belief that the Van Gundy system is profiled around Andre Drummond, Greg Monroe is seeking a short-term maximum deal with a team he can take to the next level. The Boston Celtics, New York Knicks, Milwaukee Bucks, Los Angeles Lakers, and Portland Trailblazers have all shown interest in the big man, who is reportedly set to visit each organization. Greg Monroe has the opportunity to become a cornerstone within the NBA who can put up a double-double on any given night. To his benefit has shown the versatility to play along side another dominant Center while still posting quality numbers.
Now that the NBA Draft is concluded, we’ve been thinking about who are the biggest winner’s from a daily fantasy basketball perspective. Here we are breaking down the initial top rookies to target and add to your watchlist as you build your lineups. As always, if you are new to daily fantasy basketball check out our Daily Fantasy Basketball Strategy section.
Entering his third year in the NBA, Victor Oladipo has established himself as a dual threat shooting guard. Paired with Elfrid Payton and a new coaching staff featuring Scott Skiles, the Orlando Magic have the opportunity to establish a new young and athletic backcourt. Since leaving the University of Indiana in 2013, Oladipo has shown the same defensive intensity that earned him National Co-Defensive Player of the Year. On the offensive end, he is the second leading scorer on the team behind Nikola Vucevic. Victor Oladipo is a player who has the ability to make plays off of the dribble, and be a playmaking scorer when in the paint. Surrounded by a young team and a new coach, he has the chance to be a leader and cornerstone within the franchise.
Over the course of the NBA playoffs, Tristan Thompson has elevated his game to become a vital member for the Cleveland Cavaliers. Upon entering the 2015 regular season, Thompson had some skepticism regarding how he would fit on the court while playing behind Kevin Love and Anderson Varejao. Thompson can be a sought after restricted free agent this offseason and is rumored to have turned down a 4-year, $52 million dollar extension earlier this past January. Despite these question marks, Thompson has become a critical rim protector and double-double machine for the Cavs. In the absence of Kevin Love for a majority of the NBA playoffs, Thompson’s athleticism and hustle on the court has made him a recognizable factor.
With the Lottery now squared away, NBA Draft season is upon us, and we have the fever! RedraftHero is here to provide you with an early breakdown of the top 14 picks in this year’s NBA Draft and what DFS players can expect from a fantasy perspective. Leveraging this information for early season DFS lineups and season long fantasy basketball formats is highly recommended. Check out Part One: The Top 7 Picks. You can thank us later.