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| On Jan 16, 2022 3:01 PM IST

DEN vs UTA Dream11 Prediction NBA Live, Fantasy Basketball Dream11 Team, Top Picks and Tips for Denver Nuggets vs Utah Jazz


DEN vs UTA Dream11: COVID-19 has wreaked havoc but hey, the NBA has dealt with as much as possible and that is why the league has gone on despite the pesky presence of the virus. Now, with the trade deadline approaching, don’t be surprised if there is a lot of player movement and now with some teams figuring out their problems, some of the areas are to be addressed. If the two teams in Utah Jazz and Denver Nuggets engage in some trades then don’t be surprised, they have some holes to fill after all.

Anyway, Utah Jazz has been doing well in the overall scheme, winning 28 and losing 14 but has lost four in a row and without Rudy Gobert, their already average defense has already been hurt even more. On the other hand, the Denver Nuggets have 22 wins and 19 losses, and they may look a worse team than Jazz record-wise but they have played some scintillating basketball recently. How will they react now after two big wins in a row?

Host: Denver Nuggets
Visitors: Utah Jazz

Match Timing: 17 January, @ 06:30 AM
Venue: Ball Arena

NBA Projections, Stats & Analysis

Nuggets: They need to win against elite teams
Denver has done well taking care of business against the sub 50% win record teams but their problems are exacerbated against teams that play at a higher level. Nuggets have a lot of potential and well when you have a player like Nikola Jokic in your team, you can get quality points, rebounds, assists, and some great leadership. Gordon has been providing spark and despite his erratic scoring, he can pick it up when needed. Morris, Campazzo, Barton, and Hyland form a more than decent guard quarter with Barton’s all-around play, Morris’ perimeter shooting, Campazzo’s playmaker, and Hyland has been inconsistent but he can explode every now and then. The biggest difference make recently has been Jeff Green who can provide electric dunks and he has been doing well in terms of scoring. Overall, the Nuggets may lack depth but they don’t lack the heart to compete in contrast to a loaded team like the Lakers.

Jazz: Do they need some changes?
Utah has been a high-producing offensive squad lately and with Mitchell, Clarkson, Conley, Bogdanovic, Ingles, and O’Neale, shooting is certainly not in short supply. Mitchell is the engineer of most offense through his all-around package, Conley does more than a decent at the one guard position while Bogdanovic can easily score more than 15 points during most games. Clarkson can produce shots out of thin air using his creativity in terms of dribble moves. Now, why has the team struggled so much recently, losing four in a row? Well, when Gobert went away, they had lost their interior defense, high-quality help defense, and both rebounding and paint scoring which helps in spreading the floor too. Well, even when he returns, the Jazz lacks discipline on the defensive end overall and may need to bring a defensive-minded wing I believe, what is the answer for that problem?

Denver Nuggets | Utah Jazz

Games: 41| 42
Wins: 22| 28
Defeats: 19| 14

Denver Nuggets vs Utah Jazz NBA Live, Team News and Lineups

Denver Nuggets Team News

  • Jamal Murray is yet to recover from his injury. He is going to be OUT for this game and has been out for a long time.
  • Michael Porter Jr.remains OUT and he will most likely miss all season due to back surgery
  • PJ Dozier has been ruled OUT indefinitely.
  • JaMychal Green is in COVID-19 protocols.
  • Vlatko Cancar is OUT for at least 12 weeks.
  • Austin Rivers MISSED the last game and his status for this one is unclear at the time of writing

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

BENCH: Petr Cornelie, Davon Reed, Matt Ryan, Rayjon Tucker, Petr Cornelie, Carlik Jones, JaMychal Green.

Utah Jazz Team News

  • Udoka Azubuike is QUESTIONABLE for the game.
  • Jared Butler, Hassan Whiteside, Elijah Hughes are in COVID-19 protocols

Jazz Expected Starting Five
Wing: SF: Bojan Bogdanovic
Frontline: PF: Royce O’Neale, C: Rudy Gobert
Guards: SG: Donovan Mitchell, PG: Mike Conley

BENCH: Jordan Clarkson, Elijah Hughes, Rudy Gay, Denzel Valentine, Zylan Cheatham, Trent Forrest, Eric Paschall, James Ennis III, Danuel House Jr., Malik Fitts.

NBA Scores, Fantasy Basketball Top Picks

Nikola Jokic(DEN)
Points: 17
Rebounds: 12
Assists: 13
Steals: 01

Jokic leads the league in triple-doubles and lets us not forget, this big is the reigning MVP. And well, like a reigning MVP, he has usually scored in the 20-25 points, grabs 11-16 rebounds, and 6+ assists on a regular basis. The Center is the favorite for the Star-Player in the Dream11 NBA scene.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 52-66

Donovan Mitchell (UTA)
Points: 17
Rebounds: 05
Assists: 04
Steals: 01
Donovan is the leading scorer for the Jazz and is an all-around threat in terms of offense. The off-guard has usually scored in the 25-28 points range and has compiled 4-6 rebounds/assists.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 34-48

Will Barton(DEN)
Points: 12
Rebounds: 03
Assists: 01
Will has been a much-needed all-around presence for the depleted Nuggets. The guard has scored in 11-14 points and has compiled 4-6 assists or rebounds per game.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 20-30

Aaron Gordon(DEN)
Points: 11
Rebounds: 03
Assists: 04
Gordon was scoring below 10 till Porter Jr. was active for multiple months has designed 15-16 points per game season, also going for as much as 30 points and sometimes under 10, really, you never know what to expect from the big Forward.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 21-29

Jordan Clarkson(UTA)
Points: 22
Rebounds: 02
Assists: 02
Steals: 01
The prolific one-guard has been a major scorer for another season and there is a reason why he won the Sixth-Player-Of-the-Award last season. Clarkson has scored in the 16-22 points range usually this month.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 26-35

Jeff Green(DEN)
Points: 26
Rebounds: 03
Assists: 04
Steals: 01
The veteran Forward has raised his game in January and is wreaking havoc with his dunks, showing he has still got hops. The Forward has scored 16 or more in four of the last five games.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 24-34

Bojan Bogdanovic(UTA)
Points: 09
Rebounds: 02
Assists: 01
Steals: 01
Bojan is a sharp-shooting wing who provides floor-stretching of high quality to his Jazz team. Bogdanovic has usually figured in the 16-22 points range and the 9 points production is not a norm by any stretch.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 24-34

DEN vs UTA Dream11 Lineup Balancers

    • Mike Conley (UTA) bagged 12 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal in the last game. Conley has been scoring in the 12-18 points while dishing 4+ assists but his scoring and assists are both down for a few games.
    • Bones Hyland(DEN) bagged 27 points, 10 rebounds, 2 assists in the last game. Bones has scored under 10 usually this season but in the past two games, he has been getting a lot of minutes due to one-sided games for his team, scoring 17 or more twice in a row.
    • Facundo Campazzo(DEN) chipped 9 points, 3 rebounds, 5 assists, 1 steal in the last game. Campazzo scores 6-9 and dishes 5-8 assists during most games, giving quality playmaking off the bench.
    • Eric Paschall(UTA) bagged 18 points, 7 rebounds in the last game. Eric has been scoring a lot lately and can back-up Gobert in absence of Hassan. I think he can eke out 6-10 points at least.
    • Joe Ingles(UTA) had 2 points, 1 rebound in the last game. Joe has usually scored in the 6-11 range while dishing 3-6 assists per game.
    • Monte Morris(DEN) bagged 10 points, 1 assist, 2 steals in the last game. The guard is scoring in the 9-12 points range while dishing 3-5 assists per game usually.
    • Zeke Nnaji(DEN) had 8 points, 11 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 block in the last game. Zeke usually doesn’t provide this much production as he doesn’t get many minutes.
    • Devon Reed(DEN) had 11 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal, 1 block in the last game. He is not usually scoring this much.

DEN vs UTA Dream11 Team

PGJ Clarkson, D Mitchell(PP), F Campazzo
SG: M Conley, N Bones Hyland
SF: B Bogdanovic
PF: J Green
C: N Jokic(SP)

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Shubham Singh

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