The last day of NBA Preseason will see an engaging battle. The Golden State Warriors are going to battle it out against the Portland Trailblazers. More about GSW vs POR Dream11 will be given below.
Golden State will rest Stephen Curry for this game. What has this preseason meant for the Warriors? A lot because Jordan Poole has shown an improvement in his game. Poole already showed the signs last season but the guard has seemed to just added something extra to his game. The returns from Otto Porter Jr, have also been impressive and the Warriors look like a better outfit than last year. Can the Warriors hold the fort till Klay returns and in what form will he return?
Damian Lillard is going to skip this game. Portland made some changes to the roster, although only the regular season will display if the team has seen any growth. A back-court of CJ McCollum and Damian Lillard is an intimidating one but the team just reels under the postseason pressure. If the Portland team fails to make a deep Playoff then is it the end of the celebrated duo?
Home: Golden State Warriors
Visitors: Portland Trailblazers
Match Timing: 16 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 | Portland Trailblazers (Preseason record)
Games: 04| 03
Wins: 04 | 00
Defeats: 00 | 02
Jordan Poole has been on a tear throughout the preseason. He is an option for Super/Pro Player in the Dream11 NBA fantasy lineup.
Jusuf Nurkic can do a lot of things on offense and rebound well too.
*last game stats*
Jusuf Nurkic (POR)
Nurk led the team in assists during the last game. He has played some tremendous basketball since last season and will be raring to show his skills. Can Jusuf enable Portland to make a deep run in the wild wild West?
Jordan Poole (GSW)
Paul led the team in points during the last game and has done so throughout the preseason. The 2019 draft pick has shown that he can be an offensive threat in the league and has bolstered the Warriors lineup. Is Poole slated for a breakout season?
CJ McCollum (POR)
CJ led the team in assists in the last match. McCollum has a solid fundamental offensive game and his baseline fadeaways are especially pleasant to watch. Will he wreak havoc this year along with Damian?
Damion Lee (GSW)
The emergence of Jordan Poole can hamper the number of minutes Lee can acquire. But can he turn it up a notch when the season begins?
Dennis Smith Jr. (POR)
Once touted as the next great player, Dennis has hit a wall recently. He will be looking to resurrect his career by playing as a back-up guard to Damian. How times change! Can he revive his NBA career this season?
Andrew is heading for another important season. He is projected to be a 15-20 PPG scorer and with Poole’s emergence and Porter’s inclusion, it can get the job done. Can he become a two-way SF this year to help GSW’s cause?
Robert Covington (POR)
Covington led the team in steals during the last match. The stretch-four is a “three-and-D” player who is a helpful player on both sides. Will Covington help Damian and McCollum to be more assertive?
Otto Porter Jr. (GSW)
Otto was a solid pick-up by the Warriors in the off-season. He battles hard on the defense and can be a decent scorer too. Will he be the “X-Factor” in the coming season?
Norman Powell (POR)
Powell earned a long-term contract with the Trailblazers after having a breakout season with the Raptors during the 2020-21 season. Is he the answer to Portland’s playoffs woes?
Andre Iguodala (GSW)
Andre is in his second stint with the Warriors, he has been a Finals MVP with them. He is not the same player but can he be a big piece off the bench?
Larry Nance Jr. (POR)
Larry will play a huge role in the team if he figures out his positioning. He was one of the steal leaders last year. Will he bring his A-game to the floor most of the nights?
Stephen Curry is “likely” to play the game after missing out on the last one.
Draymond Green also missed the last game.
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.
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.
PF: Robert Covington
SF: Norman Powell
C: Jusuf Nurkic
SG: CJ McCollum
PG: Dennis Smith Jr.
BENCH: Tony Snell, Ben McLemore, Larry Nance Jr., Damian Lillard, TJ Leaf, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, Anfernee Simmons, CJ Elleby, Nasir Little, Keljin Blevins, Greg Brown III, Cody Zeller, Trendon Watford, Quinn Cook, Patrick Patterson, Marquesse Chriss.
Portland Trailblazers Squad: Larry Nance Jr., Tony Snell, Norman Powell, CJ McCollum, Damian Lillard, Jusuf Nurkic, Ben McLemore, Robert Covington, Anfernee Simmons, TJ Leaf, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, Dennis Smith Jr., CJ Elleby, Patrick Patterson, Nasir Little, Keljin Blevins, Greg Brown III, Cody Zeller, Trendon Watford, Quin Cook, Marquesse Chriss.
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