BAR vs CJB Dream11: Most of the major professional club basketball leagues are in their last stages. Russian Basketball League, NBA, and Romanian Basketball League are in their elimination rounds and the basketball seasons across the boards will be wrapped up and prepared in the offseason for the next one. And same is the case with the Spanish League or Liga Endesa, which is in its Semi-Finals stages.
In Game 1 of the Semis, the Barcelona squad will tussle against the Club Joventut Badalona. Barcelona won their last series against Gran Canaria in two games, coming into this game after an interesting 88:86 win. On the other hand, Badalona defeated Tenerife in three games and come into this game after defeating them 81:58 in the last game. Barcelona will enter as the favorites but can Badalona turn the tables?
With Mirotic as a stretch-four/stretch-five, Barcelona has a highly reliable scoring squad. But we can’t overlook the contributions of Nicolas Laprovittola who can nail long-range shots. Cory Higgins is an athletic presence and the Barcelona surely has a deep bench with options like Dante Exum. Brandon Davies has been a terrific rebounder and overall, the Barcelona squad is packed with scorers, rebounders, playmakers, and defenders.
For Badalona, Ante Tomic has been the most reliable option. He brings both high-quality scoring and rebounding which aids their efforts. Andres Feliz continues to be a dependable option whereas Pau Ribas is a reliable ball-handling option. Joel Parra can come up with a big impact every now and then while Derek Willis has been more consistent. Guillem Vives has been high-impact too whereas Simon Birgander can be a viable option too. Badalona certainly has a strong rebounding unit.
Visitors: Club Joventut Badalona
Match Timing: 4 June, @ 12:30 AM
Venue: Palau Blau Grana
*Stats from these team’s previous games*
Nikola made six of his 13 shots and he is much more than a scorer. I believe he will be in 14-20 points and 6-11 rebounds range. He is an option for Super/Pro Player in the Dream11 basketball scenario.
Center Ante is an elite scorer and rebounder, being the ace of Joventut. I believe he will be in 14-22 points and 7-12 rebounds range.
Nicolas made five of his 11 shots in the last game and he has been a big difference-maker. I expect a 15-22 points and 2-4 rebounds range.
Andres has lifted his scoring in the Postseason. I believe he will be in 11-17 points range.
Nick is an incredible all-around player and a big-time player. I expect a 7-11 points, 5-9 assists, and 4-7 rebounds range.
Willis has been a strong rebounder and a decent offensive player. I believe he will be in 6-11 points and 5-8 rebounds range.
Athletic Brandon provides robust defense and rebounding. I believe he will be in 8-12 points and 4-7 rebounds range.
Vives can turn up the heat on the offensive end even in limited minutes. I expect a 8-13 points range.
Cory can be an impactful scorer and playmaker. I expect a 8-13 points and 3-5 assists range.
Ribas is a major ball-handler. I believe he will be in 4-8 points, 4-7 assists, and 204 rebounds range.
Rokas can be in 5-8 points range.
Birgander is a viable rebounder and he can be in 5-8 points and 5-7 rebounds range.
Roland can be in 4-8 points range
Josep can be in 4-7 points.
Guard Exum can be in 4-8 points range.
Bassas can be in 3-6 points and 2-4 assists range.
The veteran can be in 4-8 points range.