NBA season has seen some major stars struggle while some young players thrive, which implies the unpredictability of the league. In this game, a young and feisty San Antonio Spurs squad visits the wunderkind Luka’s Doncic’s Dallas Mavericks. More about DAL vs SAS Dream11 such as injury report, stats, and projected fantasy points will be given here.
Mavericks have won two out of their three games. The team has done a decent job to start the season and once again largely depends upon Luka Doncic to keep the engine revving. In the long term, the team has some glaring issues that appear right now. Kristaps Porzingis may not be the right fit while there is a lack of consistent offense from many other players except Tim Hardaway. How will the team fare this season with a so-so-looking squad?
San Antonio Spurs have lost three of their first four games. However, they have battled hard so far and their youngsters have shown a lot of heart and hustle. Jakob Poeltl may be in for a breakout season and in the early parts, he has done a great job at finishing inside and collecting rebounds. Murray is doing what he does the best and gears up with his all-around game. Lonnie Walker, Devin Vassell, and Derrick White can be lethal scorers while Keldon Johnson has also shown the way. Spurs fight hard and despite rebuilding, Popovich has them all aiming for wins.
Home: Dallas Mavericks
Visitors: San Antonio Spurs
Match Timing: 29 October, @ 06:00 AM
Venue: American Airline Center
The contest will take place at the American Airlines Center which is the home floor of the Dallas Mavericks. It has a seating capacity of 20,000.
Dallas Mavericks | San Antonio Spurs
Games: 03 | 04
Wins: 02 | 01
Defeats: 01| 03
Luka Doncic is a dream fantasy player and an option for Star/Pro Player in the Dream11 NBA fantasy scheme.
DeJounte Murray has the ability to get triple-doubles
*last game stats*
Luka Doncic (DAL)
Luka continues to be an MVP-type player in the league and has once again fired in the early parts of the season. He led his team in points and rebounds in the last game, and it is a routine for him. But the question remains if he can make a long postseason run with the current roster.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 59-77
Murray gets a ton of fantasy points through his knack for hoarding points, rebounds, assists, and steals at high-clip. He will come into the contest after a monster night.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 47-60
Tim Hardaway (DAL)
Tim is a bonafide scorer for the Dallas Mavericks and he has proven his worth on that end time and time again. However, oe can’t expect him to get a ton of rebounds and assists every game so do keep that in mind.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 21-31
Poeltl is in the form of his life and has had the best start of his career this season. He has done a terrific job of establishing inside offense for Spurs, allowing for a free-flowing offense outside. His rebounding has been equally impressive.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 39-52
Jalen Brunson (DAL)
Jalen had a great passing night versus the Rockets. Mavs will need more out of him scoring-wise since the team isn’t showing any depth at that end so far.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 28-37
Lonnie Walker IV (SAS)
Walker IV has showcased some great talent in his early career and will get a ton of opportunities in a young squad. He drilled five of his 7 attempts from three in the last match and his team will hope for him to continue this kind of production.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 23-34
Dorian Finney-Smith (DAL)
Finney-Smith is a hardworking hustle and defense player for a Dallas outfit that needs both skills sorely. He has not been huge scoring-wise this season so far but much of his work doesn’t appear on basic stat sheets.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 17-24
Like Lonnie Walker, Devin is another young player looking to have a mark in this league. He shot 5/9 from three-pointers in the last game and will look to get around 30 minutes constantly.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 23-30
Dwight Powell (DAL)
Dwight is not an assertive offensive player and has gotten the starting role due to a thin Center lineup for the Mavs. Has he hit his ceiling?
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 15-22
After a couple of strong offensive games, Johnson shot 2/10 from the floor. Is that a cause for concern? No, not at all, it is a long season and Keldon has shown he can go off for 20-30 points even after tough nights.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 29-40
Reggie Bullock (DAL)
No matter how many minutes he plays, Reggie will give you some solid shooting and defense. Can he eke out more minutes here?
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 26-32
OTHER MAJOR PICKS
Derrick White (SAS) struggled in the last match but can be a major contributor. He chipped in with 7 points, 5 rebounds, 6 assists, 1 block, 1 steal in the last game.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 23-32
Maxi Kleber (DAL) had 9 points, 7 rebounds in the last contest.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 15-20
Boban Marajnovic (DAL) had 11 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist in the last match.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 10-17
Keita Bates-Diop (SAS) had 6 points, 7 rebounds in the last game.
PF: Maxi Kleber
SF: Dorian Finney-Smith
C: Dwight Powell
SG: Tim Hardaway
PG: Luka Doncic
BENCH: Moses Brown, Trey Burke, Willie Cauley-Stein, Kristaps Porzingis, Boban Marjanovic, JaqQuori McLaughlin, Frank Ntilikina, Eugene Omoruyi, Reggie Bullock, Tyrell Terry.
Dallas Mavericks Squad: Luka Doncic, Tim Hardaway, Reggie Bullock, Kristaps Porzingis, Maxi Kleber, Moses Brown, Sterling Brown, Jalen Brunson, Trey Burke, Willie Cauley-Stein, Dorian Finney-Smith, Josh Green, Boban Marjanovic, JaqQuori McLaughlin, Frank Ntilikina, Eugene Omoruyi, Dwight Powell, Tyrell Terry.
PF: Keldon Johnson
SF: Lonnie Walker IV
C: Jakob Poeltl
SG: Derrick White
PG: DeJounte Murray
BENCH: Drew Eubanks, Keita Bates-Diop, Jock Landale, Tre Jones, Bryn Forbes, Doug McDermott, Devin Vassell, Joshua Primo, Thaddeus Young.
San Antonio Spurs Squad: DeJounte Murray, Derrick White, Jakob Poeltl, Doug McDermott, Keldon Johnson, Drew Eubanks, Keita Bates-Diop, Jock Landale, Tre Jones, Bryn Forbes, Lonnie Walker IV, Devin Vassell, Joshua Primo, Thaddeus Young.
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