BKN vs MEM Dream11 Prediction NBA Live, Fantasy Basketball Dream11 Team, Top Picks and Tips for Brooklyn Nets vs Memphis Grizzlies
Updated on: Feb 18, 2022 2:07 pm IST
BKN vs MEM Dream11: Before we begin talking about this game, I’d like to reflect on the turbulent NBA season. Last season, the COVID-19 protocols took a toll but this season, they are on whole another level as cases mount up. With the Omicron surge, teams have been aggressive in terms of signing ten-day deal players and filling up the rosters. Also, whatever little blessing in disguise here comes from the fact that many deep reserves and players who are in the free agency have shown that they have as much right as any other player to belong in this league.
Let us now talk about this game keeping the above pointers in mind. Here, the Brooklyn Nets will spar against the Memphis Grizzlies. Both teams have played some wonderful basketball this season and although Nets’ success is not surprising, the Grizzlies elevated their play during December when their main player Ja Morant went down, which resulted in players like Bane and Jackson Jr. picking up their offensive games.
The Nets have lost the last two games and the loss against the 76ers is understandable but losing to a short-handed Clippers not so much as the much-heralded Nets defense has fallen apart twice in a row. But then in a long NBA season, such incidents are rather commonplace and I am sure players like Harden and Durant have seen enough of this league to figure a way out of the two-game skid.
The Grizzlies are playing some of the best basketball in the Franchise’s history right now. The team has won four in a row, including a win against the formidable Suns and the Memphis outfit looks like it is on a mission. Of course, it is more than the defense and the second-half improvements that have resulted in the current results, the Grizzlies are surely making the fanbase proud.
Host: Brooklyn Nets
Visitors: Philadelphia 76ers
Match Timing: 4 January, @ 06:00 AM
Venue: Barclays Center
NBA Projections, Stats, & Analysis
Nets: The best duo?
James Harden is having the best stretch of the season, he has scored 30+ points in the last four games while routinely handing over 10+ assists and grabbing 10+ rebounds. With another 30+ scorer like Durant, you get 60+ points or so from the two superstars these days along with quality rebounding and playmaking. This duo helps open up the shooting and driving lanes for players like Mills and Aldridge who can dip in a combined 26-32 points every now and then. Nic Claxton has also benefitted from the open spaces created by the two superstars, scoring 10+ regularly now. What is the concern then? A thin bench without Joe Harris and Kyrie Irving in the picture for most parts. A bench that earlier had Patty Mills as the platoon commander of the second unit, still, the Nets can’t be taken lightly with its duo of Durant and Harden who can seize momentum. Yes, they have lost two in a row but hey, they have 20+ wins and just around 10 losses, which is a great number.
Grizzlies: Watch out for this team
Memphis turned around the season in December and the improved defense and the ability to close games have given the Grizzlies a huge lift. A team like Hornets can learn from Memphis as Grizzlies were squandering 30+ points a quarter regularly just in November but now they are playing a much better brand of defense, not depending on the offense alone. The offensive side is full of terrific options, Bane can produce 20+, Morant has been clipping past 30 regularly these days. Jaren Jackson is more than a decent option while someone like Brandon Clarke can find a spark off the bench. With Steven Adams at the Center position, the team gets 3-4 hustle baskets every game, and the Grizzlies offense has versatile elements. Now, the team will await the return of Dillon Brooks, who can dip in 20 or so regularly as well while Melton who is also in COVID-19 protocols can eclipse 10 points mark regularly. Now, here, against the Nets, the Grizzlies defense will need to show up once again.
Brooklyn Nets | Memphis Grizzlies
Games: 34| 37
Wins: 23| 23
Defeats: 11| 14
Philadelphia 76ers vs Brooklyn Nets NBA Live, Team News and Lineups
Brooklyn Nets Team News
- LaMarcus Aldridge is QUESTIONABLE for the game.
- Joe Harris is OUT for the game.
- Kyrie Irving is OUT for the game
Nets Expected Starting Five
Wings: SF: Bruce Brown PF: Kevin Durant
Middle: C: LaMarcus Aldridge(QUESTIONABLE)/Nic Claxton
Guards: SG: Patty Mills PG: James Harden
BENCH: James Johnson, Blake Griffin, Nic Claxton, DeAndre Bembry, Jevon Carter, David Duke Jr., Kessler Edwards, Day’Ron Sharpe.
Memphis Grizzlies News
- Kyle Anderson, John Konchar, Dillon Brooks, Ziarie Williams, DeAnthony Melton, Yves Pons are in COVID-19 protocols.
Grizzlies Expected Starting Five
Frontline: PF: Jaren Jackson Jr. C: Steven Adams
Guards: PG: Tyus Jones SG: Desmond Bane, PG: Ja Morant
BENCH: Jarrett Culver, Xavier Tillman, Santi Aldama, Xavier Sneed, Killian Tillie.
NBA Scores, Fantasy Basketball Top Picks
Kevin Durant leads the league in points per gam3 and that comes as a little surprise from the supremely talented Forward. Kevin has lodged the 27-37 points range per game throughout the season while grabbing 5-10 rebounds and dishing 3-8 assists a game on a regular basis.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 50-63
Morant is going through one of the best stretches of his career in terms of scoring and continues to lead Memphis in scoring and assists. He has scored 30 or more in three games straight while dishing 5+ assists regularly this season during most games.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 40-51
James Harden is a basketball wizard and he has had his best four-game stretch of the season so far. The Guard has lodged three 30+ points 10+ assists 10+ rebounds in three of the last four games. The Guard is the favorite for the Star-Player in the Dream11 NBA scene.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 58-71
Aldridge has been a superb presence in the middle for the Nets and an improved play by Claxton means that the Nets now have a decent Frontcourt combination. Aldridge has figured in 10-18 points and 5-9 rebounding range this season.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 20-28
Jaren Jackson Jr.(MEM)
Jaren’s offensive role decreases when Morant is healthy it seems and the big Forward who was scoring in the 18-26 range earlier has now gotten down to the 11-14 range. Still, 10+ points and 8+ rebound night along with 1+ block night is a norm for the big.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 27-39
Claxton has picked up his game as the season has progressed and has done a fair bit of damage in terms of inside scoring. Nic has figured in the scoring range of 10-18 points range and 5-10 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 20-30
Desmond is a prime candidate for Most Improved Player of the Year and he has staked the claim as one of the most effective scoring guards in the league. He has scored 20 or more in three of the last five games.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 30-39
BKN vs MEM Dream11 Lineup Balancers
- Patty Mills(BKN) bagged 17 points, 2 assists, 1 steal in the last game. Mills can shoot from outside and can click on 12-18 points regularly these days.
- Deandre Bembry(BKN) chipped 7 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals in the last game. The above numbers pretty much signify his contributions throughout the season.
- Steven Adams(MEM) bagged 12 points, 13 rebounds, 3 assists in the last game. The talented big has scrapped 9 or more rebounds in three of the last five games while scoring 10 or more in three of the last five too.
- Brandon Clarke(MEM) scooped up 17 points, 9 rebounds, 2 assists in the last game. Niang has scored in the 6-9 points range this season.
- Tyus Jones(MEM) scooped up 18 points, 4 assists, 4 rebounds in the last game. An ideal backup guard but yes, 18 points is far from the norm, usually figures in the 4-7 points range.
- James Johnson(BKN) bagged 5 points, 2 rebounds, 6 assists, 1 steal in the last game. Johnson hovers in the 4-8 points range usually.
BKN vs MEM Dream11 Team
PG: J Harden(SP)
SG: D Bane
SF: K Durant(PP), J Johnson
PF: J Jackson
C:. S Adams, N Claxton, K Tillie
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