DAL vs ORL Dream11: NBA is at the mid-season point now and many teams have revealed their nature and what to expect from them. Surely, some teams will fall off the radar by the time the season is done, yet some other teams will pick themselves up. However, the overall picture for some teams is not expected to change that much and one of that teams could be the Orlando Magic, from the Eastern Conference, which will face the Dallas Mavericks, from the Western Conference.
The Mavericks broke Grizzlies’ eleven-game winning streak and have won seven out of the last eight games. Dallas has been one of the best defensive teams since the last week of December and has formed a defensive identity. Dallas’ season has been an inspiring one and despite some obvious lack of depth, the team keeps the opponents honest.
The Magic is a young team and this is a type of team which is rebuilding and was expected by critics and fans alike to fare like this. Orlando has been having a difficult season but the foundation for a concrete future may have been laid. However, I think the youngsters will need to learn how to close out games nonetheless.
Host: Dallas Mavericks
Visitors: Orlando Magic
Match Timing: 16 January, @ 08:30 AM
Venue: American Airlines Center
Mavericks: Brilliant run since late December
Dallas has been a superb defensive team and it is that side of the floor that has given them a boost this season. Mavericks have set a high standard on defensive possessions and their physical style of playing is now fetching the intended results. The biggest transformation came when Luka Doncic went out for weeks. And this is when the Mavericks’ other players worked harder and even against elite teams, the Mavericks fought hard and despite losing five out of ten, they kept the games to 1-7 points difference during losses. The result of that can be seen now. With Doncic back, the Mavericks now have a closer, a 20+ points scorer, and along with Brunson, he is one of the two playmakers. Full credit to Dorian Finney-Smith, Dwight Powell, Maxi Kleber, and Reggie Bullock, who may not have the All-star selections ever in their career but play a rugged All-star defense night in and night out. Wish there was an All-Defensive All-Star team! Some Mavericks can surely stake a claim on it.
Magic: Have fought well actually
Orlando had lost ten in a row before their last game win versus the Hornets. However, most of their losses were close and this win was a long-time coming. The youth of this team is certainly exciting as the young core of Anthony, Suggs, Wagner, Carter Jr., and Bamba has multiple scorers, high-quality rebounds, and two-three all-around players, which is a blessing in the modern type of NBA. Wagner as a rookie has especially made a lot of impressions and he has improved in multiple areas. With veterans like Gary Harris and Terrance Ross, the off-guard position actually has a ton of scorers who can score in a myriad of ways. Overall, despite, their abysmal record, the Magic fans can take relief in their youngsters who have shown a ton of promise this season.
Dallas Mavericks | Orlando Magic
Games: 42| 43
Wins: 23| 08
Defeats: 19| 35
Dallas Mavericks Team News
Mavericks Expected Starting Five
Stretch-Fours: PF: Dorian Finney-Smith PF: Maxi Kleber
Middle: C: Dwight Powell
Guards: PG: Jalen Brunson PG: Luka Doncic
BENCH: Reggie Bullock, Tim Hardaway Jr., Moses Brown, Marquise Chriss, Theo Pinson, Sterling Brown, Josh Green, Boban Marajanovic, Trey Burke.
Orlando Magic Team News
Magic Expected Starting Five
Wing: SF: Franz Wagner PF: Chuma Okeke
Frontline: C: Robin Lopez
Guards: SG: Gary Harris PG: Cole Anthony
Bench: Terrance Ross, Jalen Suggs, R.J. Hampton, Moritz Wagner, Admiral Schofield, Ignas Brazdeikis.
Anthony has been the leading scorer and the playmaker for the Magic this season. He is usually in the 16-19 points and the 6-9 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 39-53
Doncic is one of the best all-around players in the league who makes Mavericks a winning squad. He has scored in the 20-27 points range, grabs 7-13 rebounds, and dishes 8-11 assists per game regularly. Doncic can be selected as a Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 NBA Fantasy scenario.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 47-59
Wagner is a rookie who has played some amazing all-around ball. The Forward can chip in 15-22 points, 6-8 rebounds, and 4-8 assists per game regularly.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 39-49
Brunson is a wonderful playmaker and scorer for the Dallas team. He usually figures in the 13-18 points and the 6-9 assists range for the team.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 28-42
Ross continues to be an explosive scorer, being able to hit both outside and score off dribble drives. The bench player has usually scored in the 13-18 points range this season.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 18-29
Tim Hardaway Jr.(DAL)
Hardaway Jr. gives a more than decent punch off the bench. The guard has scored in the 13-16 points range mostly this season,
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 21-29
PG: L Doncic(SP), C Anthony(PP)
SG: G Harris
SF: D Finney-Smith, F Wagner
PF: C Okeke
C: D Powell, M Kleber
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