Sorare NBA | Game Week 13 Primer
Welcome to the Sorare NBA Game Week Primer — cheers to the weekend, basketball fans!
Game Week 13 kicks off today, and we're here to break down all the relevant information for the upcoming slate. Lineups lock at 6:50 p.m. EST, with the upcoming competitions running Friday - Sunday.
Multi-Game Monitor 🗓
In Sorare NBA, having a player with several games during a competition can be a big advantage — with an extra chance at a ceiling performance. This weekend slate has a LOT of teams with multiple opportunities over the next three days:
2 Games: Boston Celtics, Brooklyn Nets, Charlotte Hornets, Chicago Bulls, Cleveland Cavaliers, Denver Nuggets, Golden State Warriors, Houston Rockets, Indiana Pacers, Los Angeles Lakers, Memphis Grizzlies, Milwaukee Bucks, New Orleans Pelicans, New York Knicks, Orlando Magic, Philadelphia 76ers, Phoenix Suns, Portland Trail Blazers, Sacramento Kings, San Antonio Spurs, Toronto Raptors, Utah Jazz, Washington Wizards
Injury Info 🏥
Here are some notable injury situations to monitor and plan for ahead of this weekend's games. The info below is for Friday, Dec. 2, but also gives insight into future availability for the rest of the Game Week:
Ruled Out ❌
Michael Porter Jr., DEN (heel), Jalen Suggs, ORD (ankle), Jarrett Allen, CLE (back), Dennis Schroder, LAL (personal), Brandon Ingram, NOP (toe), Herb Jones, NOP (ankle), Chris Paul, PHX (heel), Torrey Craig, PHX (groin), Rui Hachimura, WAS (ankle), John Collins, ATL (ankle)
- Tyrese Haliburton, IND (groin), Trae Young, ATL (shoulder), Tobias Harris, PHI (illness), Kevin Love, CLE (thumb), Clint Capela, ATL (foot), Mo Bamba, ORD (back)
The designations above are as of Friday at 1:00 p.m. EST. As injury information is breaking at all hours prior to lineups locking, a great resource for up-to-date news is the Underdog NBA Twitter account.
Value Plays 🤑
*Note — these selections are based purely on L10 value in lineups — and do not take into consideration the auction or market prices of the players listed.
Jaylen Nowell, MIN | 12 L10 — Karl-Anthony Towns will reportedly miss multiple weeks with a calf injury, which opens some serious usage and minutes for role players to provide major value. The biggest beneficiary so far has been forward Jaylen Nowell, who has taken advantage of increased minutes over the last three games en route to 31, 35, and 41-point Sorare performances. At a cap hit of only 12, Nowell's ceiling is immense — and opens up a lot of flexibility to insert stars and high-cap players alongside him.
Also consider: Naz Reid (14 L10), Kyle Anderson (22 L10)
AJ Griffin, ATL | 16 L10 — The Atlanta Hawks are banged up in the frontcourt, with John Collins and DeAndre Hunter both expected to miss time after sustaining injuries in Wednesday's win over the Magic. Clint Capela (who missed both games during last weekend's slate with a TOOTHACHE... and was definitely in my lineups 😡) is also questionable for Friday's contest with a foot injury, as is Trae Young (shoulder). AJ Griffin has performed when given minutes, going over 20 Sorare points in five of his last seven — and that's without the mass of injuries. At a cap of 16, Griffin should have ample opportunity to blow past his average.
Also consider: Trae Young (44 L10, ceiling potential if active), DeJounte Murray (35 L10, ceiling game potential if Young is out), Onyeka Okongwu (21 L10)
Jordan Poole, GSW | 27 L10 — We've got another back-to-back for the Warriors this game slate — which means Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green could all rest in tomorrow's contest against the fast-paced Houston Rockets. Enter Jordan Poole, who shoulders the primary scoring with the other stars out and certainly isn't afraid to chuck. At 27 L10, Poole's usage could be that of a superstar, at a relatively budget value.
Also consider: Jonathan Kuminga (11 L10)
Dyson Daniels, NOP | 15 L10 — Rookie guard Dyson Daniels has been balling with C.J. McCollum on the shelf, and at 6'8 has a versatile skill set that leads to plenty of rebounds and counting stats. While McCollum is expected back tonight, Herb Jones (ankle) and Brandon Ingram (toe) have both been ruled out, which means Daniels should still see more than enough minutes to outplay his 15 L10 average. With 39 and 23 Sorare points in the last two performances, Daniels is a strong budget option.
Also consider: Trey Murphy (22 L10), Naji Marshall (12 L10)