Sunday’s four-game NBA slate will begin in the early afternoon with a New York Knicks-Atlanta Hawks matchup and end with round four between the Los Angeles Clippers and Dallas Mavericks. There are plenty of quality DFS options on the table, and some groupings on the same team could be especially successful.
Sometimes with a plus-matchup on the NBA game slate, we get an opportunity to slot multiple players from the same team into our DFS lineups. You can read more about the concept of stacking here, but the main goal is to take advantage of this plus-matchup and use the salary cap to your advantage.
Here, we’ll break down three of the best team stacks on Sunday, May 30th for the 2021 NBA playoff game slate.
Hawks vs. Knicks, 1:00 p.m. ET
Trae Young ($8,800)
Bogdan Bogdanovic ($6,600)
De’Andre Hunter ($4,300)
Young is one of three players who’s averaging more than 10 assists per game and has assisted Bogdanovic and Hunter 15 times in the playoffs. Seven of those assists resulted in three-pointers, so putting the trio together has plenty of upside. Young is nearly $1,000 cheaper than LeBron James despite having a higher DKFP average (47.5) in the playoffs. Bogdanovic has cleared 31 DKFP in three straight games, while Hunter has bounced back from playing just 22 minutes in Game 1 to notch over 30 minutes in Games 2 and 3. Hunter hasn’t smashed value just yet, but his uptick in playing time is worth noting. He’s one of the most undervalued players on the slate.
Nets vs. Celtics, 7:00 p.m. ET
James Harden ($10,500)
Kevin Durant ($9,900)
Kyrie Irving ($8,500)
Only two of the Nets’ big three showed up against Boston in Game 3, but you shouldn’t count on that happening again. Harden and KD were ridiculous in their first playoff game at TD Garden and combined for 133 DKFP. The duo scored 80 points together on 57% shooting, but Irving and the rest struggled from the field. The Celtics’ defensive backcourt could be even worse in Game 4, as Kemba Walker ($7,100) will be a game-time call because of a knee injury he suffered in Game 3. The three superstars will cost a pretty penny, but banking on the lowest scorer of the group could pay off in a big way if he bounced back against the team he last played for. There’s enough value to fill out the rest of your roster spots with $4K options.