GSW vs NOP Dream11: Golden State Warriors and New Orleans Pelicans are the two teams currently on their own dystopian zone, looking cut out from the rest, with the deficit ever-increasing and the slim hopes of making the playoffs fainting and becoming slimmer with each passing week. But it's understandable considering the situation with both the teams, who are deep and quagmired in the transition period. So who will win when the tip-off starts at Chase Center, on Saturday morning (IST).
Fantasy Basketball – Head-to-head:
Total Games: 59
Golden State Warriors: 38
New Orleans Pelicans: 21
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D'Angelo Russell: This season, he is leading scorer for the Warriors. Should be considered.
Points Per Game: 21.8
Rebounds Per Game: 3.2
Assists Per Game: 6.2
Steals Per Game: 0.9
Blocks Per Game: 0.4
Brandon Ingram: He is the leading man for the Pelicans, and is averaging at a career-high this season.
Points Per Game: 25.3
Rebounds Per Game: 7.0
Assists Per Game: 3.7
Steals Per Game: 0.8
Blocks Per Game: 0.8
Jrue Holiday: Arrives in this game on a very good form. Can play on both ends and is leading the team in assists and steals.
Points Per Game: 19.1
Rebounds Per Game: 5.0
Assists Per Game: 6.6
Steals Per Game: 1.7
Blocks Per Game: 0.8
Due to the injuries to key players, Warriors have given the exposure to their 2nd unit and 3rd unit players. Eric Paschall, Alec Burks, Damion Lee all have benefitted from the extended run and all are capable to produce match-winning numbers.
Golden State Warriors team news:
Status out: Stephen Curry (hand injury) and Klay Thompson (knee injury) remain on the sideline for the Warriors at the moment.
Status Questionable: Eric Paschall is reportedly carrying a hip injury. So consider him a game-time decision.
Expected Golden State Warriors squad to face Pelicans: D’Angelo Russell, Marquese Chriss, Ky Bowman, Willie-Caulie Stein, Alec Burks, Draymond Green, Omari Spellman, Jordan Poole, Glenn Robinson III
New Orleans Pelicans team news:
Status out: Darius Miller (Achilles Tendon injury) and Zion Williamson (knee injury).
Status Questionable: None.
New Orleans Pelicans' expected squad to face the Warriors: Brandon Ingram, Frank Jackson, Nicolo Melli, Darius Miller, Nickeil Alexander-Walker, Lonzo Ball, Josh Gray, Derrick Favors, Jrue Holiday, E’Twaun Moore, Jahlil Okafor, JJ Redick, Kenrich Williams
Golden State Warriors:
PF: Glenn Robinson III
SF: Draymond Green
C: Willie Cauley-Stein
PG: D'Angelo Russell
SG: Damion Lee
New Orleans Pelicans:
PF: Brandon Ingram
SF: Kenrich Williams
C: Derrick Favors
PG: Jrue Holiday
SG: JJ Redick
Golden State Warriors: Alec Burks, Eric Paschall, Marquese Chriss, Jacob Evans, Omari Spellman, Jordan Poole
New Orleans Pelicans: Josh Hart, Lonzo Ball, E'Twaun Moore, Jaxson Hayes, Jahlil Okafor, Nickeil Alexander-Walker