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DEN vs OKC Dream11 Prediction NBA Live Fantasy Basketball Dream11 Team, Top Picks and Tips for Denver Nuggets vs Oklahoma City Thunder

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DEN vs OKC Dream11: The Oklahoma City Thunder have established their superiority over the Western Conference and they will definitely finish with the best record in the league, showcasing that various teams will be fearful of them. There is no doubt that if the Suns don’t make it to the Finals, it will be considered an underperformance if they have their major players active for most parts. However, for teams other than perhaps the Grizzlies apart from the Suns, the current window is crucial. In this game, the Denver Nuggets, one of those teams will meet up against the Oklahoma City Thunder

The Nuggets have struggled a bit recently, unable to get a winning streak going and they have lost a bunch of games on the home floor due to a tough schedule mostly. They have been carried by Nikola Jokic for all of the season and with the Playoffs nearing, he will only be hungrier

Meanwhile, the Thunder has not been anywhere close to the Nuggets all season long and their injury list has been long during the second half of the season. With Giddey and Dort out, they are fielding a team that doesn’t have much experience of playing together and they basically enter as underdogs during most games.

Host: Denver Nuggets
Visitors: Oklahoma City Thunder
Match Timing: 27 March, @ 06:30 AM
Venue: Ball Arena

NBA Projections, Stats & Analysis

Nuggets are falling into the Play-in territory

Although the upcoming schedule is a little tough, the Nuggets don’t have the time to worry about the quality of the opponent anymore. They have been threatened by the Minnesota Timberwolves, a team that is constantly closing in on the Nuggets record and can end up falling to the seventh spot. Although it doesn’t mean their season is done and if they meet up against the Clippers, they will fancy themselves in that game and advance ahead. The team defense hasn’t been particularly impressive lately but the offense remains well-oiled with Jokic at the helm. The team awaits the arrival of Michael Porter Jr., who is usually huge on the defensive end. Meanwhile, Hyland has done well in terms of scoring while Barton, Gordon, Morris, Green, and Cousins continue to be a factor.

Thunder look ahead

As expected, this season has been a huge struggle for the Oklahoma City Thunder and this is not a surprise because the team is made up of a bunch of youngsters and inexperienced players. Oklahoma City has been still blessed with some highly intriguing players. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander continues to be a huge factor on the offensive end while Josh Giddey in his young career has already shown huge promise as an all-around Guard who can be a 20 points, 8 rebounds, and 8 assists averaging player in a few seasons. Lugeuntz Dort showcased his defensive prowess time and time again while his offense can still see further development. Roby, Bazley, Mann, and Pokusevski have been showcasing some decent growth as well. For the Thunder, it is all about the offseason and let us who they land in the draft.

Denver Nuggets (6th in West) | Oklahoma City Thunder (14th in West)
Games: 74 | 73
Wins: 43 | 21
Defeats: 31 | 52

Denver Nuggets vs Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Live, Team News and Lineups

Denver Nuggets Team News

  • Jamal Murray is OUT and remains without a timetable to return.
  • Michael Porter Jr. is OUT but he is highly likely to return in a few days.
  • Vlatko Cancar continues to be OUT and his time to return is not clear
  • Zeke Nnaji is OUT for the game

Nuggets Expected Starting Five
Wings: PF: Jeff Green | SF: Will Barton
Middle: C PF: Aaron Gordon| C: Nikola Jokic
Guard: PG: Monte Morris

BENCH: Bones Hyland, JaMychal Green, Bryn Forbes, Austin Rivers, Davon Reed, Marcus Howard, Facundo Campazzo, Zeke Nnaji.

Oklahoma City Thunder Team News

  • Josh Giddey is OUT for this contest and his timetable to return is unclear
  • Luguentz Dort is OUT for the game and he is done for the season
  • Ty Jerome is OUT for the game
  • Jeremiah Robinson-Earl is OUT for the game and will be gone long-term
  • Mike Muscala is OUT for the game.
  • KZ Okpala is OUT for the game and he was acquired recently

Thunder Expected Starting Five
Middle: PF: Isaiah Roby | PF: Darius Bazley| C: Aleksej Pokusevski
Guards: PG: PG: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (QUESTIONABLE)| PG: Tre Mann | SG: Aaron Wiggins (If Shai plays then he can be benched)

BENCH, Theo Maledon, Olivier Sarr, Lindy Waters III, Vit Krejci,

NBA Scores, Fantasy Basketball Top Picks

Nikola Jokic(DEN)
Points: 28
Rebounds: 06
Assists: 06
Steals: 03

Big Jokic continues to overwhelm oppositions with his all-around game and if not for him, the Nuggets would be among bottom-ranked teams. The Center has mostly been in 26-31 points, 10-14 rebounds, and 6-10 assists range. He can be selected as a Star Player in the Dream 11 NBA Fantasy scenario.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 50-72

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander missed the last few games and is QUESTIONABLE in this one. He has mostly been in 28-35 points and 6-8 assists range when he has been active for the Thunder.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 45-60

Tre Mann(OKC)
Points: 21
Rebounds: 02
Assists: 01
Guard Tre has been dropping a lot of points these days and has developed in various ways as a starter. He has mostly been in 13-21 points and 5-7 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 20-34

Aaron Gordon(DEN)
Points: 21
Rebounds: 06
Assists: 00
Aaron has played a significant role alongside Jokic and has been more than a decent scorer, with the ability to go off for big nights every now and then. He has mostly been in 14-19 points and 4-8 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 19-31

Darius Bazley(OKC)
Points: 10
Rebounds: 04
Assists: 02
Bazley has produced a ton of points and rebounds in the weakened frontline for the Thunder. The Forward has mostly been in 15-22 points and 4-9 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 20-32

Will Barton(DEN)
Points: 17
Rebounds: 05
Assists: 08
Will “The Thrill” Barton has seen a bit of dip in his production all around but plays a crucial role as the two-way wing. He has mostly been in 11-14 points, 4-6 rebounds and 2-3 assists range these days.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 20-32

Aleksej Pokusevski(OKC)
Points: 06
Rebounds: 08
Assists: 04
Blocks: 02
Steals: 02

Center Aleksej has been doing a great job on the rebounding end while supplying decent offense and defense. He has mostly been in 7-10 points and 6-8 rebounds range while notching 1-2 steals a game regularly.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 16-26

DEN vs OKC DREAM11 LINEUP BALANCERS

    • Theo Maledon(OKC) had 25 points, 6 assists, 4 rebounds, 1 block, 1 steal in the last game. Guard Theo has not been producing this much but got some big minutes with Shai being out. He has mostly been in 6-10 points, 4-5 rebounds, and 2-4 assists range.
    • Bones Hyland(DEN) had 23 points, 3 assists, 2 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 block in the last game. Guard Hyland has been playing his best basketball recently and has elevated the guard position, mostly being in 15-17 points range.
    • Isaiah Roby(OKC) had 21 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals, 2 blocks in the last game. Roby has had some strong games, usually being in the 10-11 points, 3-7 rebounds, and 1-3 blocks/steals range.
    • Monte Morris(DEN) had 15 points, 4 assists, 2 rebounds, 1 block in the last game. Guard Monte has been a reputed perimeter shooter who fell off but recovered during the last night. He has mostly been in 11-15 points and 3-5 assists range.
    • Jeff Green(DEN) had 11 points, 1 rebound, 1 assist in the last game. Small Forward Jeff has injected energy with his high-flying dunks and tough finishes inside. He has mostly been in 9-15 points range these days.
    • DeMarcus Cousins(DEN) had 10 points, 5 rebounds, 1 block in the last game. Center Cousins has been doing a great job backing up Jokic, mostly being in 8-12 points and 4-5 rebounds these days.
    • Vit Krejci(OKC) had 12 points, 11 rebounds, 2 assists in the last game. Guard Krejci has mostly been in 3-8 points and 5-6 rebounds range.
    • Aaron Wiggins(OKC) had 8 points, 2 rebounds in the last game. The above production is the usual one for Aaron.
    • JaMychal Green(DEN) had 2 points, 1 rebound in the last game. JaMychal has done well as the backup PF, mostly being in 4-7 points and 3-6 rebounds range.
    • Austin Rivers(DEN) had 11 points, 3 assists, 1 rebound, 1 block in the last game. Rivers has done well recently, usually being in 8-11 points and 2-4 assists range.
    • Lindy Waters III (OKC) had 7 points, 4 rebounds, 1 block in the last game. He has mostly been in 3-7 points and 3-6 rebounds range.
    • Oliver Sarr(OKC) had 8 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists in the last game. The rookie Center has mostly been in 4-8 points and 2-4 rebounds range.

    DEN vs OKC Dream11 Lineup

    (Team 1- If Shai plays)
    PG: S Gilgeous-Alexander(PP), T Maledon

    SG: N Bones Hyland, T Mann
    SF: A Gordon, A Pokusevski
    PF: I Roby
    C:   N Jokic(SP), D Ayton

    (Team 1- If Shai doesn’t play)
    PG: M Morris

    SG: N Bones Hyland, T Mann
    SF: A Gordon(PP), A Pokusevski
    PF: I Roby, D Bazley
    C:   N Jokic(SP), D Ayton

    Where to watch NBA Live Score?

    Nikola Jokic marshaling the troops and flat-out dominating, wouldn’t you like to see that? But in not the best piece of news for the NBA Indian fans, the match can’t be seen on streaming services JIO TV and Voot. So how can you watch this game? To catch the game or get a bunch of other matches is by going through the NBA League Pass. Download or access through Pass and buy the annual subscription, which gives you access to all live games, and, you can also watch the full game replay if you miss the live stream. To know the scores, stats, and news, go to the official website of the NBA.

Shubham Singh

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