In-Season Strategy: Week 5 Schedule Considerations
In-Season Strategy: Week 5 Schedule Considerations

This article is part of our In-Season Strategy series.

Week 5 of the NBA season presents a diverse schedule. As usual, most of the league plays three or four games, but the Hornets, Cavs, Pacers and Bucks have only two games on the ledger. Meanwhile, the Warriors (five games) and the Pistons (one game) are the two extremes.

Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson and the rest of the Warriors' core are more valuable than ever, while Blake Griffin and Andre Drummond, productive as they are, shouldn't be started in most formats.

Five games: GSW

Four games: BKN, CHI, MEM, MIA, MIN, NOR, ORL, PHI, SAS, TOR, UTA, WAS

Three games: ATL, BOS, DAL, DEN, HOU, LAC, LAL, NY, OKC, PHO, POR, SAC

Two games: CHA, CLE, IND, MIL

One game: DET

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