Nuggets vs Spurs Fantasy NBA: Denver Nuggets will come into this game after thrashing the Pistons behind a 27 points performance by Nikola Jokic. Meanwhile, the San Antonio Spurs will enter the game after suffering a loss to the Cavaliers despite a 20 points outing by DeMar DeRozan. More information about DEN vs SAS Dream11 will be given in this section.
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 can pose a threat to elite teams during NBA Playoffs.
Spurs’ season: San Antonio’s campaign has derailed a little this month, and it can be calculated by their 9th position in NBA Western Conference, after being around 7th to 8th spot till March. While DeRozan has been a capable scorer, playmaker, and leader, the team is majorly young, and Keldon Johnson, Dejounte Murray, Lonnie Walker IV, and Derrick White are still figuring out the squad-based mentality to succeed in this league.
Host: Denver Nuggets
Visitors: San Antonio Spurs
Match Timing: 8 April, @ 06:30 AM
Venue: Ball Center
Streaming: WATCH Nuggets vs Spurs 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| San Antonio Spurs
Games: 50| 48
Wins: 32| 24
Defeats: 18| 24
Denver Nuggets team News:
Status Out: So far no one has been ruled out
Status Questionable: Jamal Murray is questionable for the game.
Denver Nuggets active roster: Will Barton, Nikola Jokic, Aaron Gordon, Michael Porter Jr., Monte Morris, JaMychal Green, Facundo Campazzo, Vlatko Cancar, Greg Whittington, Bol Bol, Gary Clarke, Markus Howard, JaMychal Green, Zeke Nnaji.
San Antonio Spurs team News:
Status out: Lonnie Walker IV, Keita Bates-Diop, and Trey Lyles are out for the Spurs
Status Questionable: Dejounte Murray is questionable for the game.
San Antonio Spurs active roster: Derrick White, Demar DeRozan, Jakob Poeltl, Keldon Johnson, Rudy Gay, Patty Mills, Tre Jones, Quinndary Weatherspoon, Drew Eubanks, Luka Samanic, Devin Vassell.
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. He has gotten a great deal of help from his team since February and now he doesn’t have to score 30-40 points every night for his team to be effective, decreasing the load on him. Jokic is an excellent pick-up as the Super Player in the Dream11 NBA scenario.
The veteran SG has become a terrific playmaker with the Spurs, working from a leadership standpoint and providing his team with multiple options. The losses that Spurs have suffered can’t be pinned upon him, but rather the inexperienced squad that surrounds him. He is averaging 24.8 PPG for the last 5 games.
Michael Porter Jr.:
The athletic young player has overcome his injury impediments since December and has shown remarkable progress throughout each month. His emergence as a scorer and rebounder at the SF spot gives his team a terrific flavor and has helped them lodge some wins. The 22-year old is averaging 20.4 PPG and 9 RPG for the last 5 games.
White is a 26-year-old PG who can penetrate the offense through his dribbling skills and can shoot at a decent clip. He has found a substantial role with this young Spurs team and he is averaging 19.6 PPG for the last 5 games.
Keldon Johnson: PPG: 13.2 RPG: 6.5 TPG: 1.1 PFP: 32
Johnson has a great opportunity to become a big-time shooter, scorer, and rebounder with the Spurs as the Forward spot is all his. He is only 21 and has a lot of time to reach his ceiling. He has grabbed 10 rebounds in each of the last 2 games.
Will Barton: PPG: 12.7 RPG: 4.3 APG: 3.2 TPG: 1.7 PFP: 30
Barton is a wiry player who can play quality offense and defense. He gives Nuggets hustle and heart and is an integral part of their schemes. He is averaging 19.7 PPG across the last 3 games.
Jakob Poeltl: PPG: 8.1 RPG: 8.0 BPG: 1.6 PFP: 33
Poeltl has found substantial minutes as the Center for the Spurs. He has played heavy minutes since the departure of Aldridge and has supplied elite rebounding and above-average shot-blocking. He is averaging 13.2 PPG and 10.6 RPG for the last 5 games.
Rudy Gay: PPG: 11.3 RPG: 4.9 PFP: 22
Aaron Gordon(Since joining Nuggets): PPG: 14.3 RPG: 4.8 SPG: 1.3 PFP: 30
Patty Mills: PPG: 12.6 PFP: 20
PG: F Campazzo
SG: W Barton, D DeRozan(PP)
SF: M Porter, P Dozier
PF: K Johnson
C: N Jokic(SP), J Poeltl