NOP vs OKC Dream11 Prediction NBA Today’s NBA Match Playing 5, New Orleans Pelicans vs Oklahoma City Thunder Dream11 Team

Updated on: Nov 28, 2022 1:21 am IST

  • NOP vs OKC Dream11

    NOP vs OKC Dream11: The NBA Regular Season has brought to us some amazing battles and this deep into the season, we are going to see only more flip-flops in scripts. How will the script be when the New Orleans Pelicans take on the Oklahoma City Thunder.

    The Pelicans come into this game after suffering an embarrassing 111-132 defeat against the Memphis Grizzlies. They now have eleven wins and eight losses. Meanwhile, the Thunder enter the scene after suffering a 105:118 loss to the Rockets despite a 32-point effort by Shai Gilgeous-Alexander. They now have 12 losses and just eight wins.

    Host: New Orleans Pelicans
    Visitors: Oklahoma City Thunder
    Match Timing: 29 November, @ 06:30 AM (+05:30 UTC)
    Venue: Smoothie King Center

    NBA Projections, Stats & Analysis

    Pelicans can be a big threat

    Although the Pelicans are lightyears away from being called an elite squad, their performances have been promising. They have a strong Forward duo Brandon Ingram and Zion Williams, the former an all-spots scorer, the other a terrific rim-driver, probably the second-most imposing dunker behind Giannis Antetokounmpo. The Guard scoring of CJ McCollum has been doing its bit but he can play at a higher level. Herbert Jones is a work-in-progress but gives solid defense. Jonas Valanciunas can seize the middle and also shoot from outside. Larry Nance, Jose Alvarado, Trey Murphy, and Naji Marshall make for one of the best benches in the league. The team needs to move it around more though.

    Thunder are surely building well

    The Thunder has been a strong squad this season and last season, they laid foundation for a strong two-way squad that can close to 40 wins. Yes, they still are far away from being a 50%+ win team but coach Deignault deserves more time to finish what he has started. He would have gotten nowhere without Thunder’s Point Guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander who has become one of the best scorers in the world. Josh Giddey brings all-around production whereas Luguentz Dort is effective despite struggles from three-point shooting range. But the trouble is that apart from these three, the team lacks sustainable offense. They wish they had number two pick Chet Holmgren who can help both ends.

    New Orleans Pelicans vs Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Live, Team News and Lineups

    New Orleans Pelicans News

    • EJ Liddell is OUT.

    Pelicans Expected Starting Five
    Middle: PF: Zion Williamson | C: Jonas Valanciunas
    Wings: SF: Brandon Ingram| SF: Hebert Jones
    Guards: SG: CJ McCollum

    BENCH: Devonte Graham, Trey Murphy III, Jose Alvarado, Willy Hernangomez, Jaxson Hayes, Dyson Daniels, Willy Hernangomez, Larry Nance Jr., Dereon Seabron.

    COACH: Willie Green

    Oklahoma City Thunder Team News

    • Chet Holmgren is OUT for the season.

    Thunder Expected Starting Five
    Defensive Forward: PF: Jeremiah Robinson-Earl
    Wing: SF: Lugeuntz Dort
    Miiddle: C: Mike Muscala
    Perimeter: PG: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander | SG: Josh Giddey

    BENCH: Isaiah Joe, Darius Bazley, Lindy Waters III, Jaylin Williams, Eugene Omoruyi, Ousmane Dieng
    COACH: Mark Daigenault

    NBA Scores, Fantasy Basketball Top Picks

    Shai Gilgeous-Alexander(OKC)
    Points: 32
    Rebounds: 03
    Assists: 03
    Steals: 02

    Shai is a spectacular scorer as he can both from outside and score inside, the latter being his strength. I believe he will be in 30-38 points, 5-8 assists, and 1-3 steals range. Ja can be chosen as a Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 NBA Fantasy scenario.

    Brandon Ingram(NOP)
    Points: 08
    Rebounds: 03
    Assists: 03
    Wing Ingram is a superb scorer who can be a strong rebounder and dish some assists. I believe he will be in 20-27 points, 5-8 rebounds, and 4-6 assists range.

    Josh Giddey(OKC)
    Points: 18
    Rebounds: 05
    Assists: 02

    Steals: 01
    Giddey’s scoring keeps on involving which is a feather on the cap on top of his incredible all-around player. I believe he will be in 10-15 points, 6-9 rebounds, and 5-8 assists range.

    Zion Williamson(NOP)
    Points: 14
    Rebounds: 05
    Assists: 04
    Steals: 01
    Forward Williamson is unstoppable when he drives to the rim and has developed a sleek high-post game too. I believe he will be in 22-27 points and 6-9 rebounds range.

    CJ McCollum(NOP)
    Guard McCollum is a strong scorer and can act as a Point Guard too but he has been injured a lot lately. IF he plays, he can be in 18-24 points and 5-8 assists range.

    Luigentz Dort(OKC)
    Points: 03
    Rebounds: 03
    Assists: 02
    Steals: 01
    The above statline isn’t befitting for someone who is one of your best scorers, but this has been the case with Dort over multiple seasons now, something which has hurt the Thunder. I believe he will be in 12-17 points, 4-6 rebounds, and 1-2 steals range.

    Jonas Valanciunas(NOP)
    Points: 04
    Rebounds: 03
    Assists: 01
    Big Valanciunas has been a wonderful presence as a scorer and rebounder. I believe he will be in 14-20 points and 7-10 rebounds range.

    NOP vs OKC DREAM11 LINEUP BALANCERS

    • Herbert Jones(NOP): Herbert had 13 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal, 1 block in the last game. Forward Herbert is an awesome defender with an ever-evolving offensive skillset. I believe he will be in 7-12 points and 4-7 rebounds range.
    • Jose Alvarado(NOP): Jones had 7 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal in the last game. Guard Alvarado has been an amazing hustle player. I believe he will be in 8-12 points, 3-5 assists, and 1-3 steals range.
    • Jalen Williams(OKC): Jalen had 11 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists in the last game. Jalen is a young Forward who has shown huge promise. I believe he will be in 8-13 points.
    • Trey Murphy III(NOP): Trey had 21 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal in the last game. Murphy’s shooting game has been amazing thus far. I believe he will be in 11-16 points range.
    • Aleksej Pokusevski(OKC): Tyus had 8 points, 6 assists, 3 rebounds in the last game. Aleksej has had some amazing nights recently. I believe he will be in 10-14 points and 4-6 rebounds range.
    • Jeremiah Earl-Robinson(OKC): Jeremiah had 9 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists in the last game. Jeremiah has done well as a bench player. I believe he will be in 7-11 points and 3-5 rebounds range.
    • Larry Nance Jr.(NOP): Naji had 5 points, 1 rebound, 1 block in the last game. Wing Larry has been a great hustler off the bench.

    NOP vs OKC Dream11 Team

    Lineup will be updated later.

    Where to watch NBA Live Score?

    How will Zion respond to the Thunder’s defense? To watch this game, you can go to the NBA League Pass. The extended highlights of the game will be available on the official YouTube channel of the NBA. To follow the scores, stats, and news, visit the official website of the NBA.

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