Sorare NBA | Game Week 47 Primer
Welcome to the Sorare NBA Game Week 47 Primer!
The Primer is going up on a Tuesday this week, as there was no NBA action yesterday due to the NCAA Championship.
The next round of action (and the second-to-last regular season Game Week) 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 contests running Tuesday-Thursday.
Let’s get into all the action for this week of hoops:
Game Week Rewind ⏮
While the MVP conversation has been dominated by Joel Embiid and Nikola Jokic, Jayson Tatum has been sending some reminders to the league that he should perennially be in the conversation.
The Boston star followed up Thursday’s 40-point masterpiece in the blowout of the Milwaukee Bucks with yet another efficient performance on Friday. Tatum finished Friday’s win over Utah with 39 points (12-17 FG) and 11 rebounds, good for a slate-leading 71 Sorare Points.
Trailing just behind Tatum was Jalen Brunson (taking advantage of Julius Randle’s absence) and Luka Doncic (Mavericks are down horrendously) at 69 Sorare Points a piece.
Some other players that provided significant value relative to their cap:
Scottie Barnes (63 Sorare Points, +34)
Dominick Barlow (40 Sorare Points, +31)
Svi Mykhaiiliuk (43 Sorare Points, +30)
James Bouknight (37 Sorare Points, +30)
Rui Hachimura (44 Sorare Points, +30)
Unrelated to Sorare (or NBA action as of now), but projected No. 1 pick Victor Wembanyama created another mind-bending highlight this week that I had to share.
His Sorare cards next season are going to break the bank!
Multi-Game Monitor 🗓
Injury & Roster Info 🏥
Here are some notable (not all-inclusive) injury/lineup situations to monitor and plan for ahead of this week's games.
The information below is as of Tuesday, April 4, but can give broader insights for the rest of the Game Week.
Ruled Out ❌
Deni Avdija, WAS (elbow), Andrew Wiggins, GSW (personal), Jeremy Sochan, SAS (knee), Devin Vassell, SAS (injury management), Jae’Sean Tate, HOU (knee), Jordan Clarkson, UTA, Rudy Gay, UTA, Walker Kessler, UTA (concussion), Nassir Little, POR (ankle), Jerami Grant, POR (tanking), Anfernee Simons, POR (tanking), Jusuf Nurkic, POR (tanking), Kyle Kuzma, WAS (ankle), Monte Morris, WAS (ankle), Kristaps Porzingis, WAS (conditioning/tanking), Bradley Beal, WAS (knee), Kelly Oubre, CHA (shoulder), PJ Washington, CHA (foot), Gordon Hayward, CHA (thumb), Terry Rozier, CHA (foot), De’Andre Hunter, ATL (knee), Robert Williams, BOS (injury management), Alec Burks, DET, Rodney McGruder, DET, Marvin Bagley, DET (concussion), Isaac Okoro, CLE (knee), Grayson Allen, MIL (ankle), Kris Middleton, MIL (injury management), Lauri Markkanen, UTA (hand)
Mark Williams, CHA (ankle), Romeo Langford, SAS (injury management), Keldon Johnson, SAS (foot)
Precious Achiuwa, TOR (illness), Matisse Thybulle, POR (knee), Zach Collins, SAS (finger), Malik Monk, SAC (leg), Collin Sexton, UTA (hamstring), LeBron James, LAL (foot), John Butler Jr., POR (ankle), Kevin Knox, POR (knee), Trendon Watford, POR (ankle), Cam Reddish, POR (back), Zeke Nnaji, DEN (knee), Nikola Jokic, DEN (calf), Dennis Smith Jr., CHA (toe), Trae Young, ATL (illness), Jaylen Brown, BOS (back), Austin Rivers, MIN (illness), Jaylen Nowell, MIN (knee), Karl Anthony-Towns, MIN (calf), Kyle Lowry, MIA (knee), Gary Trent Jr., TOR (back), OG Anunoby, TOR (ankle)
As injury information is breaking at all hours prior to lineups locking, an excellent resource for up-to-date news is the Underdog NBA Twitter account.
Value Plays 🤑
Last Game Week's Value Pick Performances:
Player | L10 | GW 46 Performance
Shaedon Sharpe, 22 L10, 43 Sorare Points (+21) 🔥🔥
Drew Eubanks, 16 L10, 38 Sorare Points (+22) 🔥🔥
Kevin Knox, 9 L10, 34 Sorare Points (+25) 🔥🔥
Svi Mykhailiuk, 13 L10, 43 Sorare Points (+30) 🔥🔥🔥
Theo Maledon, 14 L10, 38 Sorare Points (+24) 🔥🔥
Obi Toppin, 9 L10, 38 Sorare Points (+29) 🔥🔥
Isaiah Hartenstein, 16 L10, 36 Sorare Points (+20) 🔥🔥
Bennedict Mathurin, 14 L10, 29 Sorare Points (+15) 🔥
Game Week 47 Value Picks:
*Note — these selections are based purely on L10 value in lineups — and do not consider the auction or market prices of the players listed.
Jordan Goodwin | 12 L10, Delon Wright | 18 L10, and Johnny Davis | 9 L10 — With the Washington Wizards officially eliminated from playoff contention on Sunday, we’re likely looking at the Wiz B Team for the rest of the season. Kyle Kuzma hasn’t played in weeks and is likely shut down, Kristaps Porzingis and Bradley Beal have already been ruled out for Tuesday, and even Deni Avdija and Monte Morris won’t be available.
Lucky for us Sorare players, these absences mean a lot of value opening up, especially in the backcourt. Jordan Goodwin has flashed several times this season when given minutes, and is coming off of 32 and 21 Sorare Point performances. Ditto for Delon Wright, who has now seen over 30 minutes in four straight. The youth movement has also been positive for rookie Johnny Davis, who is now seeing consistent run and has performed admirably.
All three look like good value plays with high upside given the current state of the Wizards roster.
Also Consider: Corey Kispert (23 L10), Daniel Gafford (19 L10)
Svi Mykhailiuk | 18 L10 and Theo Maledon | 15 L10, James Bouknight | 6 L10 and Bryce McGowens | 9 L10 — A similar youth / tanking movement has been underway in Charlotte, and from the looks of the injury report, it's about to get even more wacky. While PJ Washington has been putting up stellar numbers while surrounded by reserves, he has been ruled out for Tuesday’s game alongside Gordon Hayward, Terry Rozier, and Kelly Oubre — and Mark Williams (a favorite of mine) is now doubtful.
I’m not sure who is going to score for this team, but the trio of Svi Mykhailiuk, Theo Maledon and James Bouknight have already been seizing the opportunity (and have been featured here heavily over the last several primers). No need to reinvent the wheel — I’m continuing to roll with the Charlotte guards, especially given the additional players ruled out this week.
Also Consider: Kai Jones (13 L10), Dennis Smith Jr. (26 L10, *if active*)
Shaedon Sharpe | 27 L10, Drew Eubanks | 20 L10, and Jabari Walker | 9 L10 — The Blazers were early to the tanking game, so we’ve already seen how their lineup has shaken out amidst pretty much the entire rotation being ruled out. Shaedon Sharpe has flashed star potential and received obscene usage, while Drew Eubanks has also proven himself to be a reliable source of stats in a larger role.
We’ve got a few wrinkles with the Portland roster this week, with Nassir Little ruled out and Kevin Knox II, Matisse Thybulle, John Butler Jr., Cam Reddish, and Trendon Watford all listed as questionable. Monitor the statuses there, but we could be looking at an even thinner rotation than normal — boosting the outlooks for the current top dogs even more.
Also Consider: Whoever else is active
Bennedict Mathurin | 19 L10 — Still a value with Indiana winding down their season and Tyrese Haliburton looking less and less likely to return.
Obi Toppin | 12 L10 — Seeing consistent minutes with Julius Randle out, and should be a solid play while his cap remains low
Julian Champaigne | 11 L10 — The Spurs look to be sitting pretty much everyone, and Champaigne has now had back-to-back impressive performances in a row
Live Before Lock 🔒
Got last-minute lineup questions? I'll be on Mike Zakarian / Team Hold's Live Before Lock stream every Monday and Friday (Tuesday @ 5 PM EST today) breaking down all the news, lineup questions and value plays right before the Game Week locks. Join us for some fun (and giveaways) tonight!
Thanks for reading! — Ghost
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