Vegas Over/Under: 39.5
Fromal’s Record Projection: 37-45 The Bet: Under with marginal confidence
Rarely does the stars-and-scrubs strategy get deployed quite similar to this in professional leagues.
Most commonly utilized in fantasy sports, the thinking goes that you can conquer a distinct lack of depth and quality secondary players by top-loading a roster. Spend a great deal on a few guys, then expect for mere proficiency around them.
The New Orleans Pelicans are now one of the greatest examples of the strategy taking root in reality, since they’re enclosing Anthony Davis, DeMarcus Cousins and Jrue Holiday with almost nothing. Rajon Rondo remains a shell of his old self–a helpful shell, but a shell nonetheless–and Solomon Hill’s torn hamstring can keep him out for up to eight months.
Who is notable? Have a look at every other person under contract and see if you can determine the fifth-best healthy player, assuming the aforementioned four are the best quartet: Alexis Ajinca, Omer Asik, Ian Clark, Jordan Crawford, Cheick Diallo, Frank Jackson, E’Twaun Moore and Quincy Pondexter.
It’s likely either Clark or Moore. And that is a issue, particularly when both bigs are still trying to suss out chemistry.
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