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NBA GPP Pivots: Wednesday, Nov. 24

by Spencer Limbach
Updated On: November 24, 2021, 7:53 pm ET

Welcome to the NBA GPP Pivots article, where we’ll be looking to uncover some sneaky-good DFS plays away from the popular selections. These recommendations are usually risk/reward commodities meant to be used in large-field tournaments. Typically, blending these low-owned hidden gems with well-aligned staples contributes to a viable GPP strategy.

Keep in mind that the following player write-ups were constructed earlier in the day, and sometimes injury/rest situations can alter the fantasy landscape. Monitoring our NBA News & Headlines Feed throughout the day will keep you in the loop while giving you the subsequent DFS consequences of each information piece.

We will be looking at Wednesday’s 13-game main slate starting at 7:00 ET. 


Malcolm Brogdon - Indiana (vs. LA Lakers) 

Brogdon really intrigues me tonight. There are 13 games on this slate, so he could slip through the cracks in tournaments. That especially holds true if DFS enthusiasts take a glimpse at his game log. Brogdon has underachieved in three of his last four outings, but some of that was due to blowout situations. I’m expecting him to top his seasonal average of 39 FPPG in a competitive tilt with the Lakers tonight. Brogdon has flexed 50+ FP upside several times this year as well. It helps that the Lakers currently rank 27th in defensive efficiency to point guards.  


Gary Trent - Toronto (at Memphis)

Trent is no stranger to this column. There’s a boom or bust element to his fantasy profile, as he’s a shooter who depends on making deep threes to bolster his fantasy upside. His game log tells that story: coming through with 36+ fantasy points in three of four games earlier this month on the heels of two 20 FP disappointments. I believe we’ll see Trent’s good side at Memphis, who ranks dead last in defensive efficiency to shooting guards. 


Josh Hart - New Orleans (vs. Washington)

Hart was featured in Tuesday’s NBA DFS Plays column, and he came through with a nice 43 FP outing. He’s a cool tournament play on Wednesday while holding borderline value in cash games as well. Hart has achieved 42 fantasy points in two of his last three games, and there’s a chance he’ll keep that going against the Wizards. 


LaMarcus Aldridge - Brooklyn (at Boston) 

Aldridge is an interesting mid-range filler in tournaments and cash games this evening. He has been holding his own with 37+ fantasy points in two of his last three games. He’s in a timeshare with Blake Griffin, but Aldridge seems to have the upper hand with 30+ minutes in two of those recent games. Facing a Boston team that ranks 24th in defensive efficiency to power forwards helps his cause. 


Jusuf Nurkic - Portland (at Sacramento) 

Nurkic and Trent are a pair of regulars in this GPP Pivots series. You already know the deal with Nurkic: he has legitimate 50 FP upside, but sometimes he defers to teammate Damian Lillard. Well, the Portland big man has an excellent opportunity to flex his fantasy potential against a Sacramento team that ranks 28th in defensive efficiency to centers and 24th in rebound rate. Earlier this season, Nurkic posted 42 FP in 28 minutes against the Kings. 


Lonzo Ball (PG - CHI) has been all over the fantasy map lately, but I like his upside while facing a Houston team that ranks 28th in team defensive efficiency. If this one stays somewhat competitive, Ball could get back to flirting with a triple-double. 

Mason Plumlee (C - CHA) is an interesting tournament bargain. He has floated between 12, 20, 27, and 33 fantasy points in his last four outings. That’s a wide range of outcomes, but there’s a chance we’ll get his good side against an Orlando team that ranks 24th in defensive efficiency to centers and 22nd in rebound rate. 

Spencer Limbach

Spencer Limbach is a multi-sport daily fantasy specialist for NBC Sports Edge. He can be found on twitter @Spencer_JL.