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Root Fantasy Sports – NBA DFS Breakdown – The Scales | October 17th

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Welcome to The Scales – NBA Breakdown!

If you remember The Scales during WNBA season, we walked away with over hundreds of dollars in profits!

The NBA season is three to four times larger than a WNBA season, so, we need to walk away with thousands of dollars in profits!

It’s been a topsy-turvy off-season in the Association. Rivals became friends and friends became enemies with the movement around the league. Power teams have formed in the most unlikely places but have solidified already playoff contending and championship caliber teams.

This is the first of many “The Scales” – provided to you by Root Fantasy Sports. You can always find our FREE content on Rootfantasysports.com but do not forget to follow us on Twitter: @Root_DFS, Instagram: rootfantasysports and our Facebook group: Root Fantasy Sports

Before we get down to business, one last thing…

It’s so good to talk basketball again. LETS GET THIS MONEY!!!!

Boston Celtics vs Cleveland Cavaliers

8 P.M. EST


The NBA universe will get the honor of seeing the Cleveland Cavaliers  LeBron James battle at home against the Boston Celtics Kyrie Irving.

The trade of the summer between Kyrie Irving and Isaiah Thomas left the world in awe. Coming off of mulitple championship appearances, Irving requested a trade from the Cavs to prove himself as a legitimate NBA champion. The Celtics responded by sending a beat up Thomas and Jae Crowder to the Cavs.

Along the way, both rosters were shaken up.

Avery Bradley was moved to Detroit in exchange for Marcus Morris (OUT).

Kelly Olynyk signed a 4-years/$50M contract with the Miami Heat.

The face of the Utah Jazz, Gordon Hayward, enjoyed free agency and signed with the Celtics for 4-years/$128M

Derrick Rose signed with the Cavs. And last but not least, Dwyane Wade made his way to the Cavaliers for one last run at a title before retirement.

Balancing the Scales

  • LeBron James is questionable with an ankle ailment for this match-up. Okay, so Lebron James is probable for this opening night game, at home, on national television against his former teammate, Kyrie Irving.
  • Isaiah Thomas will not be in action vs his old team with a lingering hip injury
  • Derrick Rose and Dwyane Wade are the projected starting guards for the Cavaliers
  • Jayson Tatum is projected to start in his very first NBA game at power forward for the Celtics; Crowder projected to start for the Cavs


Mar 9, 2016; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) and forward Clint Capela (15) talk during a break in the second half against the Philadelphia 76ers at Wells Fargo Center. The Houston Rockets won 118-104. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Houston Rockets @ Golden State Warriors
10:30 PM EST

Welcome to Houston, Chris Paul!

You’re opening the season against the defending NBA Champions, Golden State Warriors and hopefully this time, you can stay on your feet on the cross-over.

The Warriors begin their defense of their NBA title at home against the new-look Rockets. No more Patrick Beverley at the point with his defensive prowess but an experienced, veteran presence in Paul. MVP runner-up, James Harden will no longer have to field the responsibility of ball distribution but now has a legitimate guard to ease him on the offensive front to get better looks at the two.

Veteran combo guard, Nick Young opted out of his player option with the Lakers to join the Warriors in the off-season. His ability to shoot from anywhere his heart desires behind the three-point line will just increase his deadliness on a team full of sharpshooters.

Balancing the Scales

  • Draymond Green is a game-time decision with a back injury he suffered in the preseason. If Green is a no-go, look towards Kevin Durant sliding over to the four spot or possibly big minutes for David West and/or breakout second-round pick, Jordan Bell.
  • Andre Iguodala is questionable with a back injury and will be a game-time decision. Nick Young will receive a bulk of guard minutes if Iggy isn’t playing.


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