NBA Preseason has now begun with full-flair and it serves as a training ground for NBA athletes before the Regular Season. In this match, Dallas Mavericks and Utah Jazz are going to face off. More about DAL vs UTA Dream11 will be given below.
In the Preseason, coaches try out multiple combinations and players get a chance to have a feel for the game. This is also a chance for the coaching staff to finalize the list of players to play during the Regular Season.
Dallas didn’t make any major moves except extending Luka Doncic’s contract and re-signing Tim Hardaway. The team did acquire a decent role player in Reggie Bullock but is yet to make a blockbuster move so far. If this is going to be the roster moving ahead in the Regular Season then is it enough for a title run?
Utah Jazz did make some tweaks during the offseason. The team bagged Rudy Gay, Hassan Whiteside, and also acquired Eric Paschall. This indicates how much focus the team devoted to bolstering an already heavy Forward lineup. Utah finished with the best record in the league last season but has to figure rotations that take them deep into the Postseason.
Home: Dallas Mavericks
Visitors: Utah Jazz
Match Timing: 7 October, @ 06:00 AM
Venue: American Airlines Arena
The contest will take place at American Airlines Arena, which is the home floor for Dallas Mavericks.
Dallas Mavericks| Utah Jazz
Games: 00 | 01
Wins: 00 | 00
Defeats: 00| 01
Luka Doncic led the team in points, assists, and rebounds last season but in Preseason may not play as much.
Elijah Hughes played fantastically well in the last game.
*points from Utah’s last game and Mavericks is yet to play*
Led the team in rebounds during the last game. Hassan has fallen off his All-star status recently so he will look to earn his keep by being a back-up to Gobert. He has been inconsistent and has moved around for the last couple of seasons.
Udoka is going to be playing a backup role IF he does get minutes. There is now Eric Paschall at the PF position along with Derrick Favors. Meanwhile, Whiteside is present at the Center position for backup. Only injuries or some unprecedented level of development can bag him some minutes.
Jared led his team in points during the last match. Butler got picked in the second round of the 2021 NBA Draft. He will have to earn his minutes though with the team already having a scoring back-up in Jordan Clarkson and Joe Ingles.
Elijah is unlikely to get many minutes and to be honest, he is fighting for a roster spot. Led the team in assists during the last game.
Mitchell is one of the elite guards in the league and led his team in scoring during the last season. He will need more consistency from his teammates to make a title run. An option for Super/Pro Player in Dream11 NBA scenario.
Paschall did a wonderful job in the backup role for the Warriors last season. He can chip in with points and play tough on boards.
Tim Hardaway Jr.
PF: Kristaps Porzingis
SF: Reggie Bullock
C: Maxi Kleber
SG: Tim Hardaway
PG: Luka Doncic
BENCH: Moses Brown, Sterling Brown, Jalen Brunson, Trey Burke, Willie Cauley-Stein, Dorian Finney-Smith, Josh Green, Feron Hunt, Carlik Jones, Boban Marjanovic, Jaquori McLaughlin, Frank Ntilikina, Eugene Omoruyi, Dwight Powell, Tyrell Terry.
• Dwight Powell has been ruled out for the game.
• Dorian Finney-Smith is not going to play in the preseason opener.
• Frank Ntilikina has been ruled out for the preseason game.
• Tyrell Terry’s status is out for the match.
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, Feron Hunt, Carlik Jones, Boban Marjanovic, Jaquori McLaughlin, Frank Ntilikina, Eugene Omoruyi, Dwight Powell, Tyrell Terry.
PF: Royce O’Neale
SF: Elijah Hughes
C: Hassan Whiteside
SG: Donovan Mitchell
PG: Mike Conley
BENCH: Eric Paschall, Malik Fitts, Macio Teague, Marques Bolden, Udoka Azubuike, Jordan Clarkson, Trent Forrest, Miye Oni, Jared Butler, Derrick Alston Jr., Rudy Gay, Bojan Bogdanovic, Rudy Gobert, Joe Ingles.
• Bojan Bogdanovic has been ruled out of the game.
• Rudy Gay is not going to play in the game.
Utah Jazz Squad: Royce O’Neale, Elijah Hughes, Hassan Whiteside, Donovan Mitchell, Mike Conley, Eric Paschall, Malik Fitts, Macio Teague, Marques Bolden, Udoka Azubuike, Jordan Clarkson, Trent Forrest, Miye Oni, Jared Butler, Derrick Alston Jr., Rudy Gay, Bojan Bogdanovic, Rudy Gobert, Joe Ingles.
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