Welcome everyone to the Morning Shootaround! This article is designed to give you an in depth breakdown of each day’s games. This article will include Vegas lines, offensive pace stats, defense vs position stats, and our recommendations on which players you should look at for both GPP and cash games.
Chicago Bulls vs Washington Wizards
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Chicago Projected Lineup- Michael Carter-Williams, Dwyane Wade(Q), Jimmy Butler, Taj Gibson, Robin Lopez
Washington Projected Lineup- John Wall, Bradley Beal, Otto Porter, Markieff Morris, Marcin Gortat
Top Plays- John Wall, Marcin Gortat
Secondary Plays- Bradley Beal, Nikola Mirotic, Taj Gibson, Markieff Morris, Doug McDermott
The Chicago Bulls will be without both Dwyane Wade and Jimmy Butler for tonight’s contest, which means we will likely see the return of Rajon Rondo to the court for Chicago. We have a very, very small sample size of Chicago without Wade and Butler on the court, but we will see Taj Gibson, Rondo, MCW, Grant, Canaan, Mirotic and McDermott all see an increased role in the offense. Play any of them with confidence, although the game could get out of hand pretty early on if Rondo is taking the reigns.
If you read my article yesterday, you would have seen an interesting nugget regarding how bad Chicago has been against point guards since making the swap from Rajon Rondo to Michael Carter-Williams. Before last night, the Bulls were 29th in defense against PGs with MCW on the court over Rondo, so that means we can look to target them tonight with all-star hopeful John Wall. Wall has eclipsed 10 assists in six of his last ten games this season, and will have his sights set on a weakened Chicago backcourt. This is the third time these teams will be squaring off against each other season, and Wall missed the first game. The one game he did play in, Wall dropped 23 points with nine assists and six rebounds. This should be a great spot for Wall, as we could end up seeing Butler guard Beal. Both Porter and Gortat will also be in great spots here considering one of Wall or Beal will be guarded by Butler, so they both are viable in cash games and GPPs. Porter has eclipsed 30 DraftKings points in three straight games, and has averaged 35 minutes over his last five games.