NBA DFS Summer League Playbook July 13th: Top DraftKings NBA DFS Picks
James Grande pores over the data, matchups, and pricing to unveil his top NBA DFS Summer Leagues picks and plays on DraftKings & FanDuel for Thursday, July 13th.
On Thursday, July 13th, we have a four-game NBA DFS Summer League main slate on DraftKings and it's a doozy as their main contest, costing $15 per entry, has a $20K first prize. Young stars such as Brandon Miller, Shaedon Sharpe, possibly Scoot Henderson, and Anthony Black take the courts in Vegas to show why they were so highly coveted in last year's and this year's NBA Drafts. No Victor Wembanyama or Jabari Smith Jr. tonight, but there is still league-wild talent taking center stage and that gets me excited. Let’s dive into the top NBA DFS plays of the day for today’s summer league slate.
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News we’re monitoring:
UPDATE: Brandon Miller is OUT for the remainder of Summer League
UPDATE: Scoot Henderson is OUT for the remainder of Summer League
- Michael Deveo is OK
- Antoine Davis if he starts, is in play
- Jabari Smith Jr. & Tari Eason, Houston Rockets - OUT
- Amen Thompson, Houston Rockets - OUT
- Trayce Jackson-Davis, Golden State Warriors - QUEST
- Scoot Henderson, Portland Trailblazers - QUEST
- Jabari Walker, Portland Trailblazers - QUEST
- Kevon Harris, Orlando Magic - OUT
- Caleb Houstan & Elijah Hughes, Orlando Magic - Didn’t play last game, QUEST (if not starting likely doesn’t play)
- Wendell Moore Jr., Minnesota Timberwolves - QUEST
- Keegan Murray, Sacramento Kings - OUT
- Neemias Queta, Sacramento Kings - OUT
- Shaedon Sharpe, Portland Trailblazers - QUEST (shutdown?)
NBA DFS Top Plays
Shaedon Sharpe, Portland Trailblazers (DraftKings - $10,400)
If the Blazers don’t shut down Shaedon Sharpe before this game, he’s going to get a full complement of playing time. If Sharpe plays and isn’t shut down, he’s arguably the best play on the board and has the highest ceiling. In his 10 starts last year for the Blazers, he averaged 14.7 PPG and in April, just four games, the kid averaged 22.8 PPG. He’s an elite scorer he’s scored 26 and 21 points.
Brandon Miller, Charlotte Hornets (DraftKings - $9,400)
Brandon Miller is OUT for Charlotte for the remainder of Summer League
Miller shot very poorly in each of the first two games this Summer League but bounced back in a solid way in the third game shooting 8-for-15 with 26 points. He’s put up 41 DKP in two of the three games this summer and 28 DKP has been his low. The Hornets are letting Miller figure it out on the floor as he’s topped 29 minutes in all three games.
NBA DFS Mid-Tier Plays
Lester Quinones, Golden State Warriors (DraftKings - $8,400)
Things have only gotten better each game for Quinones as he’s scored 15, 26, and 31 points and put up 47 DKP as well in his last game. He’s played 33+ minutes and has taken 15+ shots and all we can ask for in some of these situations are guys on the floor and taking shots. For what it’s worth he’s dished out five assists twice and has seven rebounds in a game too. He was the G-League RoY runner-up last season.
Trevor Hudgins, Houston Rockets (DraftKings - $7,200)
It was Hudgins ' time to shine when the Rockets shut down Smith and Eason. Hudgins shot 10-for-20 with 44 DKP and had 26 points and seven assists. The only shots he missed were three-pointers and there’s no reason to think this doesn’t happen again. He played 31+ minutes in back-to-back games and the Rockets likely want him to continue to develop.
Others: Gui Santos, Golden State Warriors, Reggie Perry, Golden State Warriors (if Trayce Jackson-Davis is out), Matthew Mayer, Houston Rockets, Leonard Miller, Minnesota Timberwolves, Dereon Seabron, New Orleans Pelicans
NBA DFS Value Plays
D.J. Carton, Minnesota Timberwolves (DraftKings - $5,300)
With Wendell Moore out of the lineup the last two games, we’ve seen Carton’s playing time directly correlated as he slid into the starting lineup on Wednesday and played 31 minutes, more than anyone else on the TWolves. He responded with 13 points, seven assists, and 30.25 DKP. Carton’s had at least five assists in all three games and at least one steal as well. If he can keep scoring at a double-digit level he makes for a great value.
Quinndary Weatherspoon, Orlando Magic (DraftKings - $4,400)
If the Magic elect to start Weatherspoon again and Elijah Hughes and Caleb Houstan are seemingly done for the Summer League, he’s one of the best values on the board. He started and played 27 minutes on Wednesday pouring in 17 points and 33.3 DKP. The 13 shot attempts was really nice to see.
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