The NBA is becoming more and more like the WWE. I’m starting to believe that Adam Silver is writing scripts and we have players trying hard not to break kayfabe. While the Cavs take a break from their “we’re terrible” angle tonight, we can focus on four games. Perhaps the most dramatic element of the evening will be the “Paul George screw-job,” as Russell Westbrook is fuming that his teammate was snubbed from the All-Star game. How can bettors and DFS players profit on the madness? — Mark Gallant
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SACRAMENTO KINGS AT MIAMI HEAT (-9.5) | O/U: 201.5
7:30 p.m. ET
What I’m watching for: Welcome to the trade showcase! League sources indicated to CBS Sports this week that the Kings are looking to clear some cap room to help facilitate a George Hill trade, with some of the team’s younger players even included. There’s no telling what this rotation is going to look like as the Kings continue to drift aimlessly in basketball space like George Clooney in “Gravity.” — Matt Moore
What the metrics say: The Heat are well-coached and even if their offense has struggled a bit this year, ranking just 23rd in points per possession, the framework is still there. They rank fifth in the league in 3-point rate while the Kings rank dead last in opponent 3-point rate. Sacramento remains atrocious defensively, ranking dead last in points per possession and in the half court. With the Kings resting some of their veterans every night as they look ahead to the 2018 Draft, cross-country road games could get ugly. — Bryan Mears