Sorare NBA | Game Week 9 Primer
Ready for some weekend hoops?
Game Week 9 of Sorare NBA 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. Here are some teams to target with multiple opportunities over the next three days:
2 Games: Charlotte Hornets, Cleveland Cavaliers, Dallas Mavericks, Denver Nuggets, Golden State Warriors, Houston Rockets, Indiana Pacers, Memphis Grizzlies, Miami Heat, Phoenix Suns, San Antonio Spurs, Washington Wizards
Injury Info 🏥
Here are some notable injury situations to monitor ahead of this weekend's games. The info below is for Friday, Nov. 18 games, but also gives insight into future availability for the rest of the Game Week:
Ruled Out ❌
- Bam Adebayo, MIA (knee), Jimmy Butler, MIA (knee), LaMelo Ball, CHA (ankle), Paolo Banchero, ORL (ankle), Desmond Bane, MEM (toe), Dewayne Dedmon, MIA (foot), Tyler Herro, MIA (ankle), Cameron Johnson, PHO (knee), Nikola Jokic, DEN (health protocols), Jamal Murray, DEN (health protocols), Chris Paul, PHO (heel), Duncan Robinson, MIA (hand), Marcus Smart, BOS (ankle), Gabe Vincent, MIA (knee) Dean Wade, CLE (knee)
- Jarrett Allen, CLE (Illness) Tobias Harris, PHI (hip), LeBron James, LAL (foot), Zion Williamson, NOP (foot), Gabe Vincent, MIA (knee)
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.
Jabari Smith Jr., HOU | 22 L10 — Rookie forward Jabari Smith Jr. has seen both his minutes and production continue to creep up of late, scoring over 25 Sorare points in four of his last five games. With a L10 cap of just 22, Smith is a good bet to provide value — and if Kevin Porter Jr. (questionable) misses either game, Smith could be a major beneficiary with added usage in the offense.
Also consider: Usman Garuba (13 L10)
Nikola Jovic, MIA | 4 L10 — Another rookie with added opportunity, Nikola Jovic finds himself thrust into the Heat starting lineup after a rash of injuries. At a cap hit of just 4, inserting the forward into lineups can create some serious flexibility. And Jovic wasn't shy in his first start, putting up 13 points, 3 rebounds, an assist and a steal in 23 minutes of action. Also notable is the absence of Jimmy Butler and Tyler Herro (and potentially Bam Adebayo, who is doubtful), vacating nearly all of the usage from the typical Miami rotation.
Also consider: Caleb Martin (19 L10, questionable but likely to play), Jamal Cain (7 L10)
Heat players available Friday:— Underdog NBA (@Underdog__NBA) November 18, 2022
Bam Adebayo (knee) is unlikely to play, per coach Spoelstra.
Thaddeus Young, TOR | 11 L10 — We go from two rookies to a 34-year-old vet, but Thaddeus Young isn't ready for the retirement home just yet. Taking advantage of injuries to Pascal Siakam, Precious Anchiuwa, Otto Porter, and Gary Trent Jr., Young has seen starter's minutes over the last three games — scoring over 20 Sorare points since his role expanded. His L10 still lags behind his current production at only 11, making him an attractive value option that could wildly outproduce his average.
Bones Hyland, DEN | 22 L10 — The Nuggets have been ravaged by the health and safety protocols, with Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray ruled out, and Aaron Gordon questionable. Those absences open the door for Bones Hyland, who has never been afraid to take control of the offense. Hyland has already gone for over 50 Sorare points earlier this season, and has a chance to blow his 22 L10 average out of the water with some serious usage this Game Week.