Detroit Pistons vs New York Knicks (By: Miyagi)
After a very active and crazy week, the NBA trade deadline has officially passed but things are still tricky as there have been a lot of changes for a lot of teams and of course there is the all-star break just a week from now.
The Knicks came up with some brilliant ideas on how to weaken their roster and the Mavericks were more than happy to help them by sending over DeAndre with his expiring contract, Mathews who got released, and Dennis Smith.
DeAndre has already played 2 games for the Knicks and he had a double-double against Gasol's Grizzlies in his franchise debut. His previous game was against the Pistons a couple of days ago where he finished with 8 rebounds and 8 points and I have a strong feeling that he was going to have another DD thought he never got the chance as he was fouled out in just 24 minutes!
So, rematch today and he will once again face Drummond in what will be the 3rd time they will go H2H this season. DJ had a double-double 13p-11r against the Pistons last month (as a Maverick).
Although DJ will need more time to settle in, sort things out, learn the plays etc. in his new team, he has good understanding/ chemistry with the Knicks new playmaker Dennis Smith and that's an advantage for him offensively. Drummond might be a lot of things but he is not a good defender so it's not up to him but rather up to how well the Knicks will feed DJ today, as if he gets the ball inside the paint he will do a lot of damage and 10 points shouldn't be a hard task. As for his rebounds, well, he is one of the best rebounders in the league and apart from Vonleh, the Knicks don't have any other solid rebounders in their starting lineup and so there it would be surprising if he won't manage to gather at least 10r.
The Knicks waived Kanter, which leaves them with DJ as their best option in Center position, especially in this game against Drummond, and he is expected to get some decent playing time unless he starts fouling like there is no tomorrow again.
Detroit Pistons vs New York Knicks predictions
|DeAndre Jordan Over 0.5 DoubleDouble||Pinnacle||2.19||10||Won WON (+11.9 units)|
Detroit Pistons vs New York Knicks betting preview represents the personal opinion of the author (Miyagi).