2. What will Dejounte Murray's stat line be?
Kyle Forson: 36 points, 10 rebounds, 12 assists.
Dylan Carter: 22 points, 5 rebounds, 10 assists
Jonah Kubicek: 24 points, 8 rebounds, 9 assists
Reign Amurao: 27 points, 11 rebounds, 12 assists
Ethan Farina: 28 points, 8 rebounds, 9 assists, 2 steals
Will Eudy: 25 points, 8 rebounds, 10 assists
Cal Durrett: 25 points, 8 rebounds, 11 assists, 2 steals
Josh Paredes: 24 points, 7 rebounds, 12 assists
3. Assuming Dejounte plays well, who will play Robin to his Batman?
Cal Durrett: Keldon Johnson. Johnson has really stepped up in the second half of the season and I expect him to have Murray's back against the Pelicans.
Will Eudy: Keldon Johnson. He’s been on a tear recently and shot above 40% from three in April. He’s scored 20 or more points in nine straight games since his tip-in game-winner at Golden State. He’ll likely be matched up with a great defender in Herb Jones frequently in this one, but this is a good chance for him to further prove his offensive bag is a level deeper than it was to start the year. (Johnson received two additional votes in the survey)
Ethan Farina: I'm picking a strong Jakob Poeltl game here.
Jonah Kubicek: Lonnie Walker IV is due to finally have a good game. On a big stage, he will shine.
Kyle Forson: Zach Collins.
Josh Paredes: I'm going against the grain here and saying Josh Richardson. He has the playoff experience and veteran presence to show up in a big game like this where inexperienced guys might struggle.
Speaking of struggling, let's jump into who might have a tough time on the big stage before giving our picks for which team will emerge victorious.