With only five games on Thursday's NBA schedule, there aren't a high number of options available to FanDuel participants. But one player certainly worth considering is Washington point guard John Wall, who could be headed to the All-Star Game for a fourth consecutive season next month (likely as a reserve). Wall's averaging 22.9 points, 10.2 assist and 4.5 rebounds per night for the Wizards, a team that is right in the middle of the Eastern Conference playoff race despite losing nine of its first 12 games. A big reason for the turnaround is Wall, who was named the Eastern Conference Player of the Month for December.
Wall's continued to play well in January, averaging 20.9 points, 10.8 assists, 4.3 rebounds and 2.0 steals per game. Thursday night he and the Wizards visit Madison Square Garden to take on the Knicks, a team that's 1-8 in the second game of a back-to-back this season. In those game the Knicks are allowing 115.2 points per game according to Basketball Reference's numbers, and with Wall, Bradley Beal and Otto Porter the Wizards are capable of threatening that mark.
Here are our FanDuel picks for Thursday, using a nine-player roster and a $60,000 salary cap. Some stats used are from Basketball Reference. (Getty)