NBA 3-Point Play: Chris Duarte, Franz Wagner, Al Horford

The trades announced on Tuesday afternoon blew apart some of the rosters for teams on the 10-game NBA slate.

That is a good thing for players, like Chris Duarte and Davion Mitchell, who should benefit right away from the deal made between the Indiana Pacers and Sacramento Kings. Both players could be the top scorer for their respective teams on Tuesday.

The C.J. McCollum to New Orleans deal made the Pelicans and Blazers unplayable from a player prop perspective because of juiced-up props and roster uncertainty.

However, there is one opponent angle that I'm willing to take against Portland due to the lack of overall depth.

James Harden has not been traded yet, but he is sitting out for the Brooklyn Nets against the Boston Celtics.

Boston has one player that has surged over a certain prop lately and he could easily hit that mark with a backup-laden Brooklyn lineup in place.

NBA 3-Point Play

Overall Record: 41-40 (2-1 Monday)

Chris Duarte Over 16.5 Points

Chris Duarte is the only Indiana Pacers player to trust on Tuesday night.

Indiana will become more playable from a player prop point once Tyrese Haliburton and Buddy Hield arrive from Sacramento.

Duarte scored 22 points on 12 field-goal attempts against the Cleveland Cavaliers with Domantas Sabonis and Justin Holiday in the lineup on Sunday.

Duarte should take even more shots with those two players off to California.

The rookie out of Oregon could feast against an Atlanta defense that is notoriously bad against shooting guards.

Here's a recent sample of the Hawks' recent struggles:

vs. Dallas: Reggie Bullock (6-10 3 PT, 22 PTS), Jalen Brunson (9-14 FG, 22 PTS)

vs. Toronto: Gary Trent Jr. (26 PTS, 8-17 FG)

vs. Phoenix: Devin Booker (32 PTS, 5-7 3 PT)

vs. Toronto: Gary Trent Jr. (31 PTS, 9-15 3 PT)

vs. LA Lakers: Malik Monk (33 PTS, 8-14 3 PT)

So yeah, Duarte is a must-play tonight with his expected high usage and the matchup in play.

Franz Wagner Over 16.5 Points

Portland's roster has been decimated by the trades of Norman Powell, Robert Covington and C.J. McCollum.

The Blazers do not have many good defenders left and some of their length was taken away with Tony Snell going to New Orleans with McCollum.

Franz Wagner should feast in a variety of roles inside the Orlando Magic offense. He is averaging 15.5 points per game in four February games and he does not have a tough defensive matchup, like he did against Boston on Sunday.

Wagner has two point guards in Cole Anthony and Jalen Suggs that can work the ball into him and he should not be afraid of attacking Jusuf Nurkic on his own drives into the paint.

Al Horford Over 6.5 Rebounds

Al Horford has 12, 10 and 11 rebounds in his last three games.

The presence of Robert Williams and blowouts have not gotten in the way of his high rebound total.

I'm going back to Horford's rebound prop again with Brooklyn missing Kyrie Irving and James Harden.

The Nets' shooting percentage should take a dip without all of their top scorers on the floor.

Brooklyn's offense could be a brick-laying factory tonight and Horford should be there to scoop up a lot of those misses.

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