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NG vs SSK Dream11 Prediction NZBL Live Fantasy Basketball Dream11 Team, Top Picks and Tips for Nelson Giants vs Southland Sharks

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NG vs SSK Dream11: The New Zealand Basketball League has reached deep into the season and this has been an entertaining season as the level of play consistently gets better in this incredible league. To get the motions ticking, the Nelson Giants will square off against Southland Sharks.

The Nelson Giants are at the top of the table right now with eight wins and four losses. They come into this game after losing 75-85 to Taranaki Airs despite a 25 points performance by Sam Thompson. Meanwhile, Southland Sharks come into this match, having the worst record in the league with just 3 wins and 9 losses. The Sharks lost to the Auckland Tuatara 77:89 despite a 26 points night by Daishon Knight. This is a battle between the top-ranked and bottom-ranked teams, can the Sharks overturn the odds?

Host: Nelson Giants
Visitors: Southerland Sharks
Match Timing: 9 July, @ 01:00 PM (+05:30 UTC)
Venue: Trafalgar Center

NZBL Projections, Stats & Analysis

Tough season for the Sharks

Sharks’ defense hasn’t been getting it done throughout the season and their offense has been a big question mark too, lacking the required ball movement and shot-creators. Mojave King has led the scoring column for most parts, scoring just below 20 points a game. Daishon Knight has been the leading assists-maker, averaging around 6 a game. Winston Shepard has been the leading rebounder with around 11 a game.

Giants have a strong defense
Nelson has built an effective brand of defense and has done a great job of limiting the chances of the opponents through highly disciplined play on a regular basis. Courtesy of this defensive discipline, they have built a strong record with the Regular Season not far away from being completed. For the Giants, Jarrod West, Sam Thompson, and Trey Mourning have all interchangeably been the leading scorers. Mourning has been the leading rebounder with around 9 a game whereas Jarrod West has been the overwhelming assists leader for the team.

NZBL Scores, Fantasy Basketball Top Picks

Daishon Knight(SSK)
Points: 26
Rebounds: 01
Assists: 05
Steals: 02

Knight made an impressive 8 of his 15 shots in the last game. I expect a 15-20 points and 5-8 assists range.

Jarrod West(NG)
Points: 13
Rebounds: 05
Assists: 08
Steals: 02
West made just 5 of his 19 attempts but is a strong all-around player. I expect a 12-19 points, 6-9 assists, and 4-6 rebounds range here, He can be selected as a Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 NBA Fantasy scenario.

Winston Shepard(SSK)
Points: 08
Rebounds: 12
Assists: 03
Blocks: 02
Steals: 02

Shepard made just 4 of his 15 shots and has had his troubles on the offensive end. The ace rebounder can be in 10-14 points, 10-14 rebounds, and 1-3 blocks range.

Sam Thompson(NG)
Points: 25
Rebounds: 05
Assists: 01
Sam made 55% of his shots. I expect a 17-24 points and 7-10 rebounds range.

Brayden Inger(SSK)
Points: 14
Rebounds: 04
Assists: 01
Steals: 02

Brayden made five of his 11 shots in the last game. I see him in 8-12 points range.

Trey Mourning(NG)
Points: 15
Rebounds: 11
Assists: 02
Blocks: 01
Trey made just 6 of his 22 shots but gathered 4 offensive boards. I expect 16-22 points and 7-12 rebounds range.

Alonzo Burton(SSK)
Points: 06
Rebounds: 03
Assists: 03

Inger made just 3/10 shots in the last game and had 11 defensive rebounds.

Samuel Dempster(NG)
Points: 06
Rebounds: 08
Assists: 02
Steals: 02
Samuel made just 20% of his shots. I believe he will be in 12-19 points and 7-11 rebounds range.

Dru-Leo Leusogi-Ape(SSK)
Points: 12
Rebounds: 01
Assists: 01
Steals: 01

Leusogi-Ape made five of his nine shots in the last game. I expect a 11-15 points range here.

Alexander McNaught(NG)
Points: 05
Rebounds: 04
Assists: 02
Steals: 04
Primarily a defender. He can be in 5-9 points and 1-4 steals range.

Mojave King(SSK)
Points: 02
Rebounds: 02
Assists: 01
Blocks: 02

Had a poor outing in the last game but is capable of much more. I expect a 12-16 points and 4-6 rebounds range.

Tyler Marsh(NG)
Points: 11
Rebounds: 00
Assists: 00
Usually doesn’t even get close to these many points.

Mojave King(SSK)
Points: 02
Rebounds: 02
Assists: 01
Blocks: 02

Had a poor outing in the last game but is capable of much more. I expect a 12-16 points and 4-6 rebounds range.

Dominique Kelman-Poto(SSK)
Points: 11
Rebounds: 02
Assists: 00

Domonique made four of his five shots. I expect a 9-14 points range here.

Alonzo Burton(SSK)
Points: 00
Rebounds: 02
Assists: 03

Burton is capable of inflicting much more damage. I expect a 10-15 points and 2-4 assists range.

Jaylen Gerrand(SSK)
Points: 00
Rebounds: 03
Assists: 01

Jaylen had none of his attempts go in during the last game. I expect a 6-10 points range here.

NG vs SSK Dream11 Team

PG: A McNaught, D Knight
SG: J Gerrand, T Marsh
SF: W Shepard
PF: S Thompson(PP), B Inger
C:    T Mourning(SP)

Shubham Singh

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