The New York Knicks will travel to Dallas to take on the Mavericks on Wednesday evening -- or, in other words, the NBA's 27th-ranked defense will play the league's No. 1 offense. Yay!
There is, however, a chance to make a little bit of money from this mismatch, compliments of SB Nation's Wednesday night FanDuel tournament. Which Mavericks figure to light up the Knicks' tissue-paper D?
Sleeper Candidate: Chandler Parsons
Look, we all know Dirk Nowitzki and Monta Ellis are both going to terrorize the Knicks. The Big German can annihilate even the best defenses, and Ellis is too damn slippery to be contained by New York. But there is a third Mav who might just top Dirk and Monta on Wednesday evening: Chandler Parsons.
The former Rocket has struggled a bit with his outside shot this season, shooting 33.7 percent from three, but we know all too well that the Knicks' perimeter D is perfect tonic to heal the aching jumper. Parsons has averaged 15.8 points per game on an absurd 55.6 field goal percentage against New York in his career. If you're looking for an under-the-radar candidate to drop 25 points, Parsons might just be your guy.
Knicks Vengeance Candidate: Tyson Chandler
Everybody knows that former Knicks love nothing more than destroying their former club. We are also quite aware of Chandler's beefs with the organization.
But Chandler is not the kind of dude who is going to drop a ton of shots on anybody. He's averaging 10.3 points and 10.3 boards per game, and I doubt he'll go much higher than that.
In conclusion, I'd play just about any member of the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday night. Go Knicks!