Nuggets vs Grizzlies Fantasy NBA: The Denver Nuggets will enter the game after thrashing the Houston Rockets behind a 29 points outing by their reliable big man Nikola Jokic. On the other hand, the Memphis Grizzlies will come into the contest after beating the Milwaukee Bucks rallying around a fabulous 26 points outing by Grayson Allen. More details about DEN vs MEM Dream11 will be given here.
Nuggets’ season: Denver has played some terrific basketball since March mostly because Nikola Jokic, their ace is now getting assistance from young Michael Porter Jr. and Jamal Murray. Nuggets look in terrific form and have a strong defensive and unit from Guard to Center spot. They acquired Aaron Gordon during the trade deadline and bolstered their Forward position. They are in the 4th spot in the NBA Standings for Western Conference and are without Jamal Murray for some time.
Grizzlies’ season: Memphis Grizzlies have turned around their fortunes since the mid-season break and now have one of the most fighting defenses and strong offense. Morant has been the primary playmaker, while Brooks has done well in his role as the SG, and Jonas Valanciunas’ inside game makes them a tough team to defend. Jonas has had a huge influence over the team’s improvement and is one of the reasons why they are located 8th in the Western Conference, clinging to an NBA Playoffs spot.
Host: Denver Nuggets
Visitors: Memphis Grizzlies
Match Timing: 20 April, @ 06:30 AM
Venue: Ball Center
Streaming: WATCH Nuggets vs Grizzlies NBA Live on Sony channels including Sony TEN 1, Sony TEN 3 and Sony ESPN in India, and SonyLiv App
NBA Projections and Analysis:
Denver Nuggets| Memphis Grizzlies
Games: 56| 55
Wins: 30| 29
Defeats: 16| 26
Denver Nuggets team News:
Status Out: Monte Morris and Jamal Murray will not play in the game.
Status Questionable: Greg Whittington and Gary Clarke are questionable for the fixture.
Denver Nuggets active roster: Will Barton, Nikola Jokic, Facundo Campazzo, Aaron Gordon, Michael Porter Jr., JaVale McGee, Paul Millsap, Shaquille Harrison, Markus Howard, Zeke Nnaji, Vlatko Cancar, JaMychal Green, Bol Bol.
Memphis Grizzlies team News:
Status out: Jonas Valanciunas will not participate in this game.
Status Questionable: De’Anthony Melton, Justise Winslow, Dillon Brooks, Jaren Jackson, and Brandon Clarke are “Game Time Decisions”.
Memphis Grizzlies active roster: Ja Morant, Killian Tillie, Kyle Anderson, Xavier Tillman Sr., Desmond Bane, Sean McDermott, Tyus Jones, Jontay Porter, John Konchar.
PFP(Projected Fantasy Points): 48
Jokic has revolutionized the Center position and his all-around chops have enabled him to lead Nuggets in PPG, RPG, APG, and SPG. Since the Nuggets have stepped up their game, Nikola has been able to relax but with Murray out, he will only get more touches. Jokic is an excellent pick-up as the Super Player in the Dream11 NBA scenario.
With Jonas out for the game, Ja will have to pick up the slack at the offensive end and notch more points. Morant has been the primary playmaker for Memphis and also supplies them with a quality offense while being a more than decent perimeter defender. Morant has been feeling fatigued and his scoring has been affected a bit but he is a constant threat.
Michael Porter Jr.:
Porter has had a fairytale season after struggling with injuries in his young career. The 22-year-old looks like a future star and his skills have helped Nuggets become a tough team. His rebounding and scoring have been red-hot this month, with an average of 21.9 PPG and 8.7 RPG.
The Forward is known for his quirky style of play and relies on balance and fundamentals since he is not as athletic as most Forwards in the League. Despite that, he is able to score, assist, and rebound consistently. He is averaging 7.1 RPG, 5.2 APG, and 1.8 SPG since the month started.
Will Barton: PPG: 12.6 RPG: 4.0 APG: 3.2 TPG: 1.7 PFP: 26
While he can’t create offense off the dribble like Murray, Barton is able to play very well off the bell and uses his athleticism. He is also a sturdy defensive player who is a boon for this squad and a recipe for their success. He is averaging 14.3 PPG and 1.1 SPG so far this month.
Grayson Allen: PPG: 11.2 RPG: 3.2 SPG: 1.0 TPG: 1.0 PFP: 30
Allen has carved out a substantial role with Grizzlies and has made huge inroads. This has been his best month scoring-wise, where he has been able to average 15.7 PPG while crossing the 20 points threshold 3 times.
Aaron Gordon(Since joining Nuggets): PPG: 11.5 RPG: 4.5 TPG: 1.1 PFP: 24
Gordon was acquired in a mid-season trade and even though he is still figuring out the role, he has given Nuggets depth at the Forward spot.
Desmond Bane: PPG: 9.7 RPG: 3.1 PFP: 17
PJ Dozier: PPG: 7.1 RPG: 3.6 PFP: 16
PG: J Morant(PP), D Bane
SG: W Barton
SF: G Allen, M Porter Jr.
PF: K Anderson
C: N Jokic(SP), X.T. Sr.