Is the intensity like the regular NBA games? No, but the NBA Preseason still features top-notch athletes. In this game, the Steph Curry-led Golden State Warriors meet the Joker’s Denver Nuggets in a cracking affair. More about GSW vs DEN Dream11 will be given below.
What kind of team Warriors will become? It is difficult to say but so far, especially unless Klay returns early, the team doesn’t look like a contender. The West is tough and even though Curry had another mind-numbing season, he needs a lot of help. Otto Porter Jr. will have to perform at a high clip to provide depth. In terms of fantasy scenarios, this team has Steph Curry as Super/Pro Player type of talent while Draymond fills the stat-sheet. Jordan Poole nailed 30 points in the last game so one should keep an eye on him.
Denver is coming off a tough season because the team lost Murray due to an injury. The absence of Murray was overcome to an extent with the emerge of Michael Porter Jr. Michael has a big season ahead of him and has already showcased all-star level talent. How will this season pan out for Denver? In terms of fantasy options, Jokic is the perpetual triple-double threat, a fantasy player’s dream.
Home: Golden State Warriors
Visitors: Denver Nuggets
Match Timing: 07 October, @ 07:30 AM
Venue: Chase Center
The contest will take place at Chase Center which is the home floor of the Golden State Warriors
Golden State Warriors| Denver Nuggets
Games: 01| 01
Wins: 01 | 00
Defeats: 00| 01
Jordan Poole has shown an improved game in training camp and dropped 30 in the previous game.
Michael Porter has all-star level talent and made sure he showed it in the preseason opener of the Nuggets
*stats from the last game*
Michael Porter Jr.
Led his team in scoring during the last game. Porter Jr. looks like the answer Nuggets need to make a title run. A youngster with a Hall-of-Fame-like talent. How will he do in the Regular Season?
Jordan Poole channelized his inner Steph Curry in the preseason opener, going wild for 7/13 on long-range shots. If Jordan continues to develop like this, the Warriors can present a highly formidable and deep backcourt.
PJ has developed into a solid role player. He does different things in every game and his tight defense makes him a winning piece. How will he fare on the offensive end this season?
Curry can destroy any offense on his day and barely cares about double or triple teams. The knockdown shooter will hope that talent like Poole average around 12-15 if Klay is late to the party. Steph is one of the most household basketball names ever.
JaMychal led Nuggets in rebounds during the last game. He can chip in with decent points and rebounding off the bench. Is his future secure in the Nuggets with the potential emergence of Bol Bol?
Wiggins’ vaccination saga is behind him and he can now focus on basketball. The Forward will be a huge part of the Warriors and there is a lot of talent in him to make people believe.
Bol Bol led the team in blocks during the last game. The lanky big has taken a few strides but can he snatch a backup role after receiving little to no minutes last season?
Otto Porter Jr.
Can Otto be the piece that helps the Warriors make a deep run in the postseason?
Nuggets may have landed a precious gem in the draft. Hyland has scoring capabilities and may make the backup point guard spot his own down the line.
One of the most versatile offensive players and top-quality defenders in the league.
PF: Draymond Green
SF: Andrew Wiggins
C: Kevon Looney
SG: Jordan Poole
PG: Stephen Curry
BENCH: Mychal Mulder, Klay Thompson, Avery Bradley, Jonathan Kuminga, James Wiseman, Juan Toscano-Anderson, Gary Payton II, Moses Moody, Otto Porter Jr., Chris Chiozza, Nemanja Belica, Damion Lee.
• Klay Thompson is yet to recover from injury and won’t play.
• Gary Payton II will not play due to a hernia issue.
• James Wiseman will remain out long-time.
Golden State Warriors Squad: Stephen Curry, Andrew Wiggins, Jordan Poole, Mychal Mulder, Klay Thompson, Jonathan Kuminga, Draymond Green, James Wiseman, Juan Toscano-Anderson, Kevon Looney, Avery Bradley, Gary Payton II, Moses Moody, Otto Porter Jr., Chris Chiozza, Nemanja Belica, Damion Lee.
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PF: Aaron Gordon
SF: Michael Porter Jr.
C: Nikola Jokic
SG: PJ Dozier
PG: Monte Morris
BENCH: Jamal Muray, Jeff Green, Austin Rivers, Bol Bol, Markus Howard, Zeke Nnaji, Petr Cornelie, Tarik Black, Davon Reed, Matt Ryan, Nah’shon Hyland, Vlatko Cancar.
• Jamal Murray is still progressing from his knee injury and is not expected to be back soon.
• Will Barton is “doubtful” for this game.
• Michael Porter Jr. is “probable” for this game.
Denver Nuggets Squad: Nikola Jokic, Jamal Muray, Michael Porter Jr., Will Barton, Aaron Gordon, Facundo Campazzo, Monte Morris, PJ Dozier, Jeff Green, Austin Rivers, JaMychal Green, Bol Bol, Markus Howard, Zeke Nnaji, Petr Cornelie, Tarik Black, Davon Reed, Matt Ryan, Nah’shon Hyland, Vlatko Cancar.
Catch the live stream on NBA League Pass. Follow the score on the official website of the NBA.
No TV Channel in India will showcase the match but highlights will be available on the official Youtube channel of the NBA.