GSW vs POR Dream11: In a pandemic scenario and during an 82-game season for each team, there is bound to be a large number of absences courtesy of health & safety protocols coupled with injuries. One such team Portland Trail Blazers will fight it out versus Golden State Warriors. Trail Blazers are three games below the 50% win mark while Warriors have one of the best records with five times more wins than losses.
It wasn’t like that the Portland Trail Blazers did anything groundbreaking with Damian Lillard but in his absence, generating offense has become even tougher. First, you lose the depth at the Point Guard position and then you make the job easier for the defense. This team has scorers in CJ, Norman, and Nurk but the lifting is only becoming heavier. With now CJ out for an indefinite period with a collapsed lung, the Portland season is in jeopardy, anyway, God bless CJ!
Warriors are just opposite to the Trail Blazers, they have laid the foundation for a championship run. They have done so without their starting off-guard and starting Center in Thompson and Wiseman respectively. The scoring department is full of isolation options, with Curry and Green as two superb playmakers while the team plays hard on the defensive end too.
Host: Golden State Warriors
Visitors: Portland Trail Blazers
Match Timing: 9 December, @ 08:30 AM
Venue: Chase Center
NBA Projections, Stats, & Analysis
Warriors: They have set a template
Apart from the Suns, no one has even played close to the brand of the basketball that Golden State has played. The trouble for oppositions is that this team can lodge 115-125 points consistently and then has allowed between 90-105 points only a lot of times which means blowout losses in most cases. The Warriors dominate the game since the first quarter and the opponents end up playing catch-up. I am just wondering how they will do once Klay returns since the current balance will need major adjustments. However, it can also end up making them even scarier.
Trail Blazers: They have not gone anywhere yet again
Don’t be surprised if Portland makes some trades this season or ends up in the rebuild mode in the offseason. Once again, the Trail Blazers season is going nowhere and the team has recently struggled big-time on both ends of the floor, giving away as much as 145 points and scoring as low as 90. With talented players like CJ, Dame, Nurk, Powell, Larry Nance, Simons, Little, Cov, you expect better from this team but once again, their poor defense and late-game collapses have cost them quite a bit.
Portland Trail Blazers | Golden State Warriors
Games: 25| 24
Wins: 11| 20
Defeats: 14| 04
Golden State Warriors vs Portland Trail Blazers NBA Live, Team News and Lineups
Golden State Warriors Team News
- Klay Thompson is OUT. He is aiming for a return in a week or so.
- Andre Iguodala is OUT for this game
- James Wiseman is OUT but he has returned to practice with the Warriors’ G-League affiliate
Warriors Expected Starting Five
Wings/Forwards: PF: Draymond Green SF: Andrew Wiggins
Middle: C: Kevon Looney
Guards: SG: Jordan Poole PG: Stephen Curry
BENCH: Jonathan Kuminga, Juan Toscano-Anderson, Gary Payton II, Moses Moody, Otto Porter Jr., Nemanja Belica, Damion Lee.
Portland Trailblazers Team News
- Damian Lillard is OUT for the game and can end up missing 2-3 more games.
- CJ McCollum is OUT for the game and can be out indefinitely due to a serious lung issue.
- Nasir Little is QUESTIONABLE for the game
Trailblazers Expected Starting Five
Wings: PF: Robert Covington SF: Norman Powell
Middle: C: Jusuf Nurkic
Guards: SG: Dennis Smith Jr. PG: Anfernee Simons
BENCH: Tony Snell, Ben Mclemore, Larry Nance Jr, CJ Elleby, Keljin Blevins, Greg Brown III, Cody Zeller.
NBA Scores, Fantasy Basketball Top Picks
Do basketball fans even need an introduction to Curry at this point? He is one of the best players in the league and has changed the game by himself. You can expect the Superstar to contribute 25-35 points, 5-8 assists, and 4-6 rebounds on a regular basis. He is an option for Star/Pro Player in the Dream11 NBA scenario.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 40-55
Norman Powell (POR)
While Norman did score 29 points in the last game, it is not within his usual range so that score came due to a lack of scoring options. Expect 25-30 points range from the talented wing.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 33-40
Jusuf does a great job of sealing post positions and helps his team with inside scoring and rebounding quite a bit. With a depleted squad, you can expect him to score 20 points or more.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 37-45
What you get from Green can’t be measured in statistics alone. He propels the Warriors on both ends of the floor and is virtually a Point Forward. He can lump 7-10 points, 7-10 assists, and 7-10 rebounds per game on a consistent level.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 32-44
Dennis Smith Jr.(POR)
With Simons and CJ out, Dennis Smith got the starting role. The backup guard doesn’t play even 15-20 minutes when the roster is healthy but can get his fair share here. It is tough to analyze what you can expect from him!
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 18-33
Wiggins is a big-time stabilizer at the wing for the Warriors who can be a difference-maker on both ends of the floor. Andrew usually figures in the 15-22 points range with 25+ points night every three or four games.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 27-40
GSW vs POR Dream11 Lineup Balancers
- Robert Covington(POR) scooped up 2 points, 10 rebounds, 1 assist, 3 steals, 2 blocks in the last game.
- Jordan Poole(GSW) scored 12 points, 7 assists, 7 rebounds, 1 steal in the last game.
- Gary Payton II(GSW) had 7 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist in the last game.
- Larry Nance(POR) bagged 4 points, 5 rebounds in the last match.
- Cody Zeller (POR) scooped up 4 points, 9 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 blocks in the last game.
- Franz Wagner(POR) scooped up 17 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 steals in the last game.
- Damion Lee(GSW) had 5 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist, 4 steals in the last game.
- Nemanja Bjelica(GSW) had 10 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal in the last game.
GSW vs POR Dream11 Team
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