While the NBA trade deadline has come and gone the impact of the deals that were made will significantly impact Friday night’s nine-game slate. The impact won’t be felt by the players that were actually in the deals but those who are left behind to gobble up minutes while the new acquisitions pass physicals, travel to meet their new team and start to get acquainted with the playbook. No surprise that the Cavaliers who blew up their roster yesterday are the team where the remaining players have the most to gain on Friday night. There are also a few players who were traded previously that will be playing their old teams for the first time. #NarrativeStreet
The grid below is a snapshot of today’s slate that shows the overall rating for each position for each team. The numbers highlighted in red are the positions that are in the top 25% of their position for the slate and indicate good plays. Meanwhile, the numbers highlighted in blue are the positions that are in the bottom 25% of their respective position for the slate and are positions to avoid.