The regular season has come to a close. All 30 teams hit the hardwood Sunday and big-time numbers came from some unexpected places ahead of Tuesday's play-in tournament. Some teams that aren't in the playoff picture let their young players loose. Other contenders rested key pieces to let role players benefit from extended run. We'll go over the most notable studs from Sunday's 15-game slate before looking ahead to two key DFS plays for Tuesday's two-game slate here.
The Lakers let Reaves lose to wrap up the weekend and the rookie did not disappoint in his final game of the season on Sunday. The 23-year-old notched a triple-double against the Nuggets with 31 points, 16 rebounds, and 10 assists. He became the fifth rookie in franchise history to record a triple-double and did so despite Malik Monk scoring 41 points on 14-of-25 shooting. The undrafted Oklahoma product could prove to be quality role-player for next season
Quickley has been trending up for a while now and exploded for a career night against the Raptors over the weekend. The Knicks point guard notched his second career triple-double just one week after his first. He rattled off 34 points, 10 rebounds, and 12 assists in 42 minutes. Quickley ended April averaging 20 points, 8.8 assists, and 7.2 rebounds per game.
Oladipo made his eighth regular season appearance of the year on Sunday and put together his best performance in a long time after spending most of 2021-22 recovering from a quad injury. The Heat wing amassed 40 points, 10 rebounds, and seven assists in 36 minutes. Oladipo shot 13 for 22 from the field and made five of his 11 3-point attempts. Miami could be ready to use him more in the postseason. He's averaged just 21.6 minutes per game this year and appears ready to handle a full workload again.
Cavs vs. Nets
Jarrett Allen isn't expected to be available for Cleveland's Tuesday play-in game against Brooklyn. The Cavs have done just fine without one of their twin towers so far, but could struggle to contain Drummond on the glass with such little depth at center. Drummond tallied 15 points and 12 rebounds in 24 minutes in his lone Nets appearance against the Cavs this year and has recorded a double-double in eight of his last 10 starts against Cleveland. Fading a stud like Evan Mobley might be the best move in this matchup, but there's plenty of risk involved because of Drummond's unpredictable playing time.
Clippers vs. Timberwolves
This matchup is loaded with potential studs. Paul George, Karl-Anthony Towns, Anthony Edwards, and D'Angelo Russell can all light it up and put up monster stat lines. However, finding value in this game could be crucial to success in single-game or classic slate DFS. Powell's averaged 22 points on 57.1 percent shooting since returning from a foot injury that kept him sidelined for all of March, and his usage is sure to go up in the play-in game against the Timberwolves. He's averaged nearly 1.3 Fantasy points per minute on DraftKings since joining the Los Angeles and will be well worth his price if he flirts with 30 minutes in a must-win game.