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GSW vs DEN Dream11 Prediction NBA Live Fantasy Basketball Dream11 Team, Top Picks and Tips for Golden State Warriors vs Denver Nuggets

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GSW vs DEN Dream11: NBA keeps expanding its fanbase and for a writer based in India, the journey of watching the league since 2010 has been a ride. Although I am more of an 80s styled basketball fan for many reasons, the current era has seen the rise of a new form of skillset, and well, each era has its own wonderful elements, isn’t it? Dating back to the days of springy and speedy Center Wilt Chamberlain, Bill Russell, to the 70s-80s era of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar with his hook, then the Olajuwon era back in the 80s-90s. Then the Shaq attack, Dwight’s athletic dominance. And talking about Centers, here we come to Nikola Jokic, who will lead the Denver Nuggets against the Golden State Warriors.

The Warriors have been the team with the second-best record, and they have lodged 40 or more wins, only three of the squads so far to get to 40+ wins. The team has gotten back superstar Off-guard Klay Thompson and he has already lodged a 30+ points game. With Steph Curry at the helm, the Warriors look like they are on a mission.

On the other hand, the Nuggets have been battling hard and they have had a strong season since January especially. With Jokic around, they are able to get quality scoring, playmaking, and rebounding, and their current record would not have been possible without him. The Nuggets have been extremely short-handed with two of the star players out.

Host: Golden State Warriors
Visitors: Denver Nuggets
Match Timing: 17 February, @ 08:30 AM
Venue: Chase Center

NBA Projections, Stats & Analysis

Warriors: They can be in the Finals!
Yeah, yeah, the Warriors have lost three out of the last four games, but so what! This happens to many teams during the long course of the season and well, the Warriors have still not figured out their new combinations and need the fit of Draymond Green, who will be needed down the line on the defensive end and for his overall skillset. They have a core of Curry, Green, Thompson, Looney, Poole, and Lee, players who have played together for years now and of course, Andrew Wiggins, who has been a transformative wing for this squad. This is what can make them unstoppable once the Playoffs arrive.

The Warriors have an incredible three-point shooting lineup with Curry, Thompson, and Poole, all three capable scorers, and shooters. They form one of the deepest guards combinations in the league. On the other hand, once Green returns, the Forward lineup of Wiggins, Porter Jr., and Green looks like a defensive nightmare. Apart from that, the Warriors’ ability to slow down the game and also turn it up is also huge. However, the team will need to figure out a way to get more playing time for Poole, I think a brief window of Curry and Poole at guard, Thompson, and Wiggins as wings and Green at the Center can be a way to go once Green returns. What a lineup that can be!

Nuggets: They can make some noise
The Nuggets may not look like a championship contender by any stretch but they have one huge weapon in their arsenal and that is Nikola Jokic. Someone who has always elevated his play during Playoff time. With Jokic, the Nuggets get tough inside scoring, someone who can shoot as well, while Jokic’s ability to push the ball and set-up teammates is huge when scoring is tougher during the Playoffs. Nikola’s rebounding will play a huge role as well and as long as he stays healthy, don’t sleep on the Nuggets, they can be a force. It is true that they have been weakened with injuries to Michael Porter Jr. and Jamal Murray, but they can’t be taken lightly.

And for them to be not taken lightly, Aaron Gordon and Will Barton will have to combine for strong production come playoff time. Apart from them, Jeff Green will be crucial as a slasher and get those easy points close to the rim. Monte Morris who has been injured these days will be a huge huge factor with his ability to score from the perimeter and also act as a ball-handler. The bench is a concern but yes, rookie Bones Hyland has some promise as a shooter. The team does need more from Bryn Forbes and also JaMychal Green. But let us see, what combinations Nuggets figure as the season closes.

Denver Nuggets | Golden State Warriors
Games: 57| 58
Wins: 32 | 42
Defeats: 25 | 16

Golden State Warriors vs Denver Nuggets NBA Live, Team News and Lineups

Golden State Warriors Team News

  • James Wiseman is OUT for this game but he is close to a return around late February.
  • Draymond Green is OUT and will probably return during late February.
  • Andre Iguodala is OUT for the game and has missed a lot of games recently.

Warriors Expected Starting Five
Wings: SF: Andrew Wiggins | SF: Jonathan Kuminga
Middle: C: Kevon Looney
Guards: PG: Jordan Poole | PG: Stephen Curry

BENCH: Moses Moody, Otto Porter Jr., Damion Lee, Juan Toscano-Anderson, Gary Payton II, Chris Chiozza, Nemanja Bjelica.

Denver Nuggets Team News

  • Jamal Murray is OUT and he has no timetable to return yet.
  • Michael Porter Jr.is OUT and he may be done for the season.
  • Vlatko Cancar continues to be OUT and perhaps may appear after March.
  • Zeke Nnaji, Monte Morris is QUESTIONABLE for this contest

Nuggets Expected Starting Five
Wings/Forwards: PF: Aaron Gordon| PF: Jeff Green| SF: Will Barton
Middle: C: Nikola Jokic
Guard: PG: Bones Hyland/Monte Morris(QUESTIONABLE)

BENCH: JaMychal Green, Bryn Forbes, DeMarcus Cousins, Austin Rivers, Davon Reed, Marcus Howard, Facundo Campazzo.

NBA Scores, Fantasy Basketball Top Picks

Nikola Jokic(DEN)
Points: 26
Rebounds: 15
Assists: 07
Steals: 01

Nikola continues to pulverize opponents with his all-around game, leading his team in points, rebounds, assists, steals, and blocks. The Center has scored 20+, grabs 10+ rebounds, and dishes 6+ assists a game regularly. Jokic can be considered as a Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 NBA Fantasy scenario.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 49-61

Stephen Curry(GSW)
Points: 33
Rebounds: 02
Assists: 02
Curry keeps on dipping in points and has also done a great job as an all-around Point Guard for a team that has been missing their major all-around player in Green. He has been scoring 24 or more while dishing 5+ assists and grabbing 5 or more rebounds regularly.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 32-50

Will Barton(DEN)
Points: 17
Rebounds: 07
Assists: 00
Will has been doing a wonderful job as an all-around wing for the Nuggets, also improving his scoring percentage this month. Barton has been scoring in the 13-17 points, grabbing 5-7 rebounds a game regularly.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 22-34

Andrew Wiggins(GSW)
Points: 13
Rebounds: 02
Assists: 01
Blocks: 01

Wiggins has been doing a great job on both ends of the floor and has been turning it on for most parts. He has been scoring 17-23 points and grabbing 4 or more rebounds on a regular basis.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 23-33

Aaron Gordon(DEN)
Points: 10
Rebounds: 06
Assists: 03
Steals: 01
Aaron has been doing a great job at the big Forward position, forming a sturdy frontline pairing alongside Nikola Jokic. He has usually been in the 13-19 points and 6-9 rebounds range these days.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 25-35

Klay Thompson(GSW)
Points: 07
Rebounds: 04
Assists: 04
Steals: 01

Thompson has had some strong scoring games recently and he has spiked up his shooting despite coming in here after a 3/14 shooting night, he can heat up anytime. He has scored 21 or more in three of the last five games.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 27-35

GSW vs DEN DREAM11 LINEUP BALANCERS

  • Jonathan Kuminga(GSW) had 10 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal, 1 block in the last game. Kuminga as a rookie has been a shining light for the team, scoring in 10-19 points range.
  • Jordan Poole(GSW) had 13 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal in the last game. Poole has usually been in the 11-13 points range these days.
  • Jeff Green(DEN) had 17 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists in the last game. The slashing wing has scored 17 or more in two games straight.
  • Bones Hyland(DEN) had 14 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block, 1 steal in the last game. Bones has been doing a great job since being inserted in the main five, scoring 10-14 points a game.
  • Kevin Looney(GSW) had 7 points, 3 rebounds, 5 assists, 1 steal in the last game. Kevin has picked up his game on the rebounding end, he has been grabbing 7 or more rebounds on a regular basis while being in the 6-9 points range.
  • Bryn Forbes(DEN) had 16 points, 2 assists in the last game. The bench guard has been largely in the 5-7 points range.
  • JaMychal Green(DEN) had 7 points, 7 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block in the last game. Bench Forward has been in 5-8 points and 4-7 rebounds range this season.
  • DeMarcus Cousins(DEN) had 9 points, 5 rebounds, 1 steal in the last game. Cousins has been scoring around 5 points and pinning down 5 rebounds or more regularly.
  • Otto Porter Jr.(GSW) had 7 points, 8 rebounds, 1 steal in the last game. Porter has been scoring around 7 points and clasping 5-8 rebounds a game regularly.
  • Damion Lee(GSW) had 5 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal in the last contest. Damion has been in the 5-9 points range mostly.
  • Facundo Campazzo(DEN) had 5 points, 5 assists, 2 rebounds in the last game. The above production is what to expect from the bench guard.

GSW vs DEN Dream11 Team

PG: S Curry(PP), B Forbes
SG: K Thompson, N Bones Hyland
SF: A Gordon
PF: J Green, J Kuminga
C:    N Jokic(SP)

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Where to watch NBA Live Score?

Not the best news for Indian NBA fans and if you would like to catch Curry and Jokic go at it This match is unavailable on streaming services JIO TV and Voot , the two designated streaming platforms for viewers in India. So what can you do? You can then get into the NBA League Pass. If you purchase the annual subscription, you can get close to all live games plus you also can get the full game replay if you are to miss the live stream. For knowing the scores, stats, and news, visit the official website of the NBA.

Shubham Singh

Basketball is an intense sport and NBA has the most varied talents in the world. I like analysing basketball and uncover the nuances that dictate the game.