Kyrie Irving had a very exciting night on Wednesday, scoring 55 points, hitting 11 three’s, including a game winner with LeBron James sidelined. However, one could argue that his performance was even more important for someone else. DraftKings user chadg10 won first place in the “$500,000 NBA Slam Dunk” fantasy basketball contest last night, thanks to Kyrie’s performance.
Chadg10 took down the $100,000 first place prize with an entry fee of $100. Fantasy owners pick 8 NBA players while staying under a the $50,000 salary cap. Last night, Kyrie was $8,800 and exceeded his expected value greatly. His full team from Wednesday night is below:
Kyrie was a popular pick last night because LeBron James was not playing. Knowledgable fantasy owners look for favorable matchups and situations where players will provide “value”. Without LeBron to carry the offense, Kyrie was a smart play. He also chose Langston Galloway, who has recently been starting at point guard for the Knicks and Zach Levine, who earned a spot-start for the Tmiberwolves. Both players were priced at low salaries, making them strong plays.
How to get in on the action tonight:
1) Sign up for free at DraftKings.com
2) Enter a contest and draft your NBA Team:
You can redeem a FREE ENTRY tonight to the NBA Layup when making your first deposit on DraftKings (minimum of $5).
3) Follow along as your scores update live. Prizes will be paid out just minutes after the final NBA game of the night.