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AT vs NG Dream11 Prediction NZBL Live Fantasy Basketball Dream11 Team, Top Picks and Tips for Auckland Tuatara vs Nelson Giants

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AT vs NG Dream11: This is a time when most of the famous basketball leagues are wrapping up and we are in a window where we have to bank upon under-the-radar basketball leagues that can get us glued. Fantasy scenarios are fun nonetheless, innit! And the same goes for the New Zealand Basketball League, where the Auckland Tuatara will meet Nelson Giants.

Auckland Tuatara was at the top of the ranking just ten days ago or so but have slipped since then after losing three games in a row. Still, they have a terrific record of seven wins and four losses. In their last game, they lost to Otago Nuggets 95:99 despite a 23 points performance by Chris Johnson. On the other hand, the Nelson Giants have been performing big-time, winning six out of their nine games, and being among the top-three squads. In their last game, they lost to Wellington Saints 97:94 as Jarrod West compiled 35 points. Can Auckland get their rhythm back?

Host: Auckland Tuatara
Visitors: Nelson Giants
Match Timing: 24 June, @ 01:00 PM (+05:30 UTC)
Venue: North Harbour Stadium

NZBL Projections, Stats & Analysis

Auckland needs to regroup

Auckland has lost three games in a row and all of these losses have been by two-to-four points. One of the main reasons has been their flailing defense, which has been falling apart with each game. The team is full of brilliant offensive options. Chris Johnson has been the major damage inflictor, being in 20+ points and 10+ rebounds average whereas Robert Loe has been their second-best scoring option. The team moves the ball well and multiple players average over 3 assists a game.

Giants are doing well

The Giants have won three out of their last four games and their defense has been way better than Auckland, while their offense has also been steadily getting better. While Trey Mourning leads the team in points per game, Jarrod West has picked up his scoring recently and comes into this game after a 35-point night. Trey Mourning and Samuel Dempster have been among the rebounding leaders whereas Jarrod West has led the team in assists.

NZBL Scores, Fantasy Basketball Top Picks

Chris Johnson(AT)
Points: 23
Rebounds: 09
Assists: 03
Steals: 02
Blocks: 02
Johnson has been a huge inspiration and he made ten of his 12 shots while hoarding four offensive rebounds. I believe he will be in 19-26 points, 10-14 rebounds, and 1-3 blocks range. He can be selected as a Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 Prediction scenario.

Jarrod West(NG)
Points: 35
Rebounds: 05
Assists: 10
Steals: 01
Blocks: 01
Jarrod made 60% of his shots and he continued to be a major playmaking presence. I believe he will be in 18-25 points and 6-9 assists range.

Robert Loe(AT)
Points: 15
Rebounds: 10
Assists: 03
Loe made half of his shots in the last game and was active on the boards as usual. I believe he will be in 14-19 points and 9-13 rebounds range.

Siler Schneider (AT)
Points: 22
Rebounds: 04
Assists: 01

Siler nailed four triples and continued his great form. I expect a 11-17 points and 4-6 rebounds range.

Samuel Dempster(NG)
Points: 18
Rebounds: 12
Assists: 00
Steals: 01
Samuel is an elite rebounder who made five triples in the last game. I believe he will be in 16-22 points and 9-13 rebounds range.

Dontae Russo-Nance(AT)
Points: 15
Rebounds: 06
Assists: 07
Steals: 02

Dontae wasn’t efficient but continued his all-around form. I expect a 12-18 points, 4-7 assists, and 3-6 rebounds range.

Trey Mourning(NG)
Points: 18
Rebounds: 09
Assists: 03
Blocks: 01
Trey made seven of his 13 shots and has always been an impactful rebounder. I expect a 15-21 points and 8-11 rebounds range.

Takiula Fahrensohn(AT)
Points: 18
Rebounds: 04
Assists: 03

Takiula made 58% of his shots and had a huge impact. I expect a 12-18 points range.

Sam Thomson(NG)
Points: 16
Rebounds: 06
Assists: 02
Blocks: 02
Steals: 01

Sam was just 26% from the field and likes to shoot the ball quite a bit. I believe he will be in 11-16 points and 4-7 rebounds range.

Chris McIntosh(AT)
Points: 00
Rebounds: 03
Assists: 01
Steals: 01
McIntosh can be in 2-6 points range.

Nic Trathen(NG)
Points: 08
Rebounds: 01
Assists: 00
Steals: 01
Nic made two of his nine shots. I believe he will be in 5-9 points range.

Braydon Iuli(AT)
Points: 00
Rebounds: 02
Assists: 03

Braydon can be in 2-6 points range.

Alexander McNaught(NG)
Points: 02
Rebounds: 02
Assists: 02
Alexander can be in 2-5 points range.

Nick Barrow(AT)
Points: 02
Rebounds: 02
Assists: 00

Barrow made two free-throws. I believe he will be in 2-6 points range.

Riley Bensenmann(NG)
Points: 00
Rebounds: 01
Assists: 00
Steals: 01
Blocks: 01

Riley doesn’t play many minutes.

AT vs NG Dream11 Team

PG: A McNaught, D Russo-Nance
SG: B Iuli
SF: N Trathen
PF: R Loe(PP), S Thompson
C: N Barrow, C Johnson-I (SP)

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Shubham Singh

Basketball is an intense sport and NBA has the most varied talents in the world. I like analysing basketball and uncover the nuances that dictate the game.