NBA Preseason has now arrived in full throttle mode. Although the preseason performance doesn’t necessarily reflect how the situation will play out in the regular season, there is still a lot of talent at the display. In this match, Charlotte Hornets take on the Memphis Grizzlies. More about CHA vs MEM Dream11 will be given below.
Hornets acquired Kelly Oubre Jr. in the offseason to form a trio of Ball, Oubre, and Rozier. Oubre comes off an up-and-down season for the Warriors last season but a fresh start may help. Charlotte will look to ride upon the hot start to Ball’s career and will believe in him to lead them into the Playoffs. Hornets has some interesting players like PJ Washington and Miles Bridges at Forward. Gordon Haywards’s health will be crucial for the team too.
Memphis shipped Jonas and acquired Steven Adams. Although Adams is nowhere near a scorer like Jonas, he fits well into the defensive-minded scheme of the Grizzlies. PG Ja Morant has captivated the hearts of many fans and he will aim for an all-star season. Meanwhile, Dillon Brooks is an exceptional shooter while Kyle Anderson provides all-around talents. Jalen Jackson Jr. will also play a big role for the team this season.
Home: Charlotte Hornets
Visitors: Memphis Grizzlies
Match Timing: 8 October, @ 04:30 AM
Venue: Spectrum Center
The contest will take place at Spectrum Center, which is the home floor for the Hornets.
Charlotte Hornets| Memphis Grizzlies
Games: 01 | 01
Wins: 01 | 01
Defeats: 00| 00
LaMelo Ball is a perpetual stat-sheet stuffer.
Ja Morant is mostly a reliable pick
*last game stats*
Ja led his team in scoring during the last game. He has been on an offensive tear since the postseason a few months ago. Expect such numbers consistently by the player all around the year.
Ball led his team in assists during the last match. LaMelo has shown that he can be one of the best Point guards in the future. He is a candidate for the Super/Pro-Player in the Dream 11 NBA Fantasy scenario.
Jackson led his team in blocks during the last game. Jaren lost a major chunk of the last season due to injury. When healthy, the youngster is an intimidating presence at both ends of the floor at the forward position.
James led his team in scoring and steals during the last match. Picked this year as a rookie, Bouknight presents superb scoring skills at the guard position. Can he carve out a substantial role at the guard position behind Rozier?
Adams led his team in rebounds during the last match. How will Steven pan out in this team? One thing is for sure, the rugged big is going to hustle hard.
Jalen is developing into a decent player at the Forward position. He is most likely going to get 15-20 minutes at best in the Regular season when the roster is healthy.
Melton led his team in steals during the last match. He usually played in the 15-20 minutes range last season and can earn some extra minutes this season.
Miles is an athletic Forward who showcased immense skills last season. He can act as a terrific cover player if Hayward loses time with injury again. Will the Hornets try him in the starting lineup this Regular season?
Bane is a scoring shooting guard who holds a lot of promise. He played around 20 minutes last season and when Brooks is healthy, this is likely to be his range again.
The Forward is a stat-sheet stuffer and played a crucial role in the Hornets’ decent Regular season last season. Will his role decrease or increase in the wake of Miles Bridges’ development?
Xavier Tillman Sr.(MEM)
PF: P.J. Washington
SF: Miles Bridges
C: Nick Richards
SG: Terry Rozier
PG: LaMelo Ball
BENCH: James Bouknight, Vernon Carey Jr., D.J. Carto, Wes Iwundu, Kai Jones, Arnoldas Kulboka, Scott Lewis, Cody Martin, Jalen McDaniels, Kelly Oubre Jr., Mason Plumlee, Ish Smith, Xavier Sneed, JT Thor, PJ Washington.
• Gordon Hayward has been ruled out of the game.
• Mason Plumlee is “doubtful” for the game.
• Kelly Oubre is “doubtful” for the match.
• D.J. Carton is listed as “out”.
Charlotte Hornets Squad: LaMelo Ball, James Bouknight, Miles Bridges, Vernon Carey Jr., D.J. Carton, Gordon Hayward, Wes Iwundu, Kai Jones, Arnoldas Kulboka, Scott Lewis, Cody Martin, Jalen McDaniels, Kelly Oubre Jr., Mason Plumlee, Nick Richards, Terry Rozier, Ish Smith, Xavier Sneed, JT Thor, PJ Washington.
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PF: Jaren Jackson Jr.
SF: Kyle Anderson
C: Steven Adams
SG: Desmond Bane
PG: Ja Morant
BENCH: Santi Aldama, Brandon Clarke, Dillon Brooks, Shaq Buchanan, Jarrett Culver, Kris Dunn, Tyus Jones, John Konchar, Sean McDermott, D’Anthony Melton, Sam Merrill, Yves Pons, Killian Tillie, Ziarie Williams.
• Dillon Brooks has been listed out for the game.
• Killian Tillie is not going to play in the game.
• Sam Merill will not play in this game.
• Kris Dunn is “questionable”.
• Kyle Anderson is “questionable” for the game.
Memphis Grizzlies Squad: Santi Aldama, Steven Adams, Kyle Anderson, Desmond Bane, Dillon Brooks, Shaq Buchanan, Brandon Clarke, Jarrett Culver, Kriss Dunn, Jaren Jackson Jr, Tyus Jones, John Konchar, Sean McDermott, D’Anthony Melton, Sam Merrill, Ja Morant, Yves Pons, Killian Tillie, Ziarie Williams.
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