Jonathan Kuminga was one of the more divisive prospects heading into last year's NBA Draft, with fans and experts split on his potential, and how high he should have been taken. The Golden State Warriors selected him with the No. 7 overall pick, and he's proven to be a top contributor for Golden State and NBA DFS owners who have rostered him. Over his last nine games, he has made three starts, but more importantly, he has averaged 15.4 points and 4.8 rebounds, while shooting 58.8 percent from the field.
The Warriors host the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday evening, and in his last appearance against the Mavs on Jan. 25, Kuminga nearly matched his season-high with 22 points in just under 18 minutes on the floor. Is Kuminga a solid option as a bargain selection in the NBA DFS player pool for Sunday? Before you lock in your NBA DFS picks, be sure to check out the NBA DFS advice, player rankings, stacks and top daily Fantasy basketball picks from SportsLine's Mike McClure.
McClure is a DFS professional with nearly $2 million in career winnings. He's also a predictive data engineer at SportsLine who uses a powerful prediction model that simulates every minute of every game 10,000 times, taking factors like matchups, statistical trends and injuries into account.
This allows him to find the best NBA DFS values and create optimal lineups that he shares only over at SportsLine. They're a must-see for any NBA DFS player.
On Saturday, McClure listed Hawks point guard Trae Young as one of his top NBA DFS picks on both DraftKings and FanDuel. The result: Young finished as the top-scoring point guard in the day's main slate of games, with 41 points and 11 rebounds to return over 66.5 points on DraftKings and 64.3 points on FanDuel. Anybody that included him in their lineups was well on the way to a profitable day.
Now, McClure has turned his attention to the Sunday, February 27, NBA DFS slate and locked in his top daily Fantasy basketball picks. You can only see them by heading to SportsLine.
Top NBA DFS picks for Sunday, February 27
One of McClure's top NBA DFS picks on Sunday is Mavericks superstar Luka Doncic, who is listed at $11,700 on DraftKings and $11,100 on FanDuel. Doncic has been stellar in his last five starts, and even on something of an off-night in his last outing on Friday against the Jazz, he still scored 23 points with 11 assists and seven rebounds. Over those last five games, he's been particularly strong from downtown and has hit 43.9 percent of his 3-pointers.
In two games against Golden State this season, he has been solid, averaging 25.5 points, 7.5 rebounds and 5.5 assists. During those matchups, Doncic also hit 40 percent of his 3-pointers, so he seems primed to keep up his strong shooting from distance again on Sunday.
Part of McClure's optimal NBA DFS strategy includes rostering Clippers forward Marcus Morris ($6,000 on both DraftKings and FanDuel). Morris is coming off of a quiet night in a win against the Lakers on Friday when he scored just 10 points and grabbed three rebounds. However, over his last nine games -- including Friday -- he has averaged 18.2 points and shot 46 percent from beyond the arc.
The Clippers play at Houston on Sunday, against one of the league's friendliest defensive matchups. Los Angeles hosted Houston just before the All-Star break, and Morris dropped 27 points and grabbed five rebounds in a dominant 31-point victory. Morris also made four of his eight 3-point shots, his most attempts from beyond the arc since Feb. 6 against Milwaukee.
How to set your NBA DFS lineups for Sunday, February 27
McClure is also targeting a player who could go off for massive numbers on Sunday because of a dream matchup. This pick could be the difference between winning your tournaments and cash games or going home with nothing. You can only see who it is here.
So who is DFS pro Mike McClure putting in his optimal NBA DFS lineups for Sunday? Visit SportsLine now to see optimal NBA DFS picks, rankings, advice, and stacks, all from a professional DFS player who has almost $2 million in career winnings, and find out.