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LAC vs DEN Dream11 Prediction NBA Live, Fantasy Basketball Dream11 Team, Top Picks and Tips for LA Clippers vs Denver Nuggets


LAC vs DEN Dream11: There are teams that have been hurt by COVID-19 then there are times that are dependent on that one ace player and can’t do without him all season long. Then there are teams that are experienced, have the required pieces but have not figured out their rotations as their top scorers remain out. And here we will see the two teams that belong to the latter two categories.

In this game, the Los Angeles Clippers face off against the Denver Nuggets. LA Clippers have had a tough season without first Kawhi Leonard and now Paul George absent, winning just 20 and losing 21 despite a relatively experienced lineup but they are yet to figure out the combinations.

The Denver Nuggets have been kept on-song by Nikola Jokic who is having a strong rebounding, scoring season and continues to be a leader of the Denver outfit. Yes, they are hurt without Jamal Murray, their offensive star, and Michael Porter, their defensive star, and will also be without Will Barton here, but somehow they have managed 20 wins and 18 losses, thanks to Nikola being aided by Gordon, Morris, and a decent bench.

Host: Los Angeles Clippers
Visitors: Denver Nuggets

Match Timing: 12 January, @ 09:00 AM
Venue: Crypto.com Arema

NBA Projections, Stats, & Analysis

Clippers: What is their combination?
Clippers keep shuffling the off-guard position right now. They have tried both Mann and Bledsoe to start alongside Jackson but the results have not been consistent. Amir Coffey started in the last game and scored 21 but how long will he stay as the starting off-guard? Anyway, the team has also shuffled Batum in and out of the starting lineup up but yes, Reggie, Zubac, and Morris have been regulars. This is all happening since George has been out and also because both Mann and Bledsoe have been inconsistent, although I don’t know if it is due to personal issues or due to intense shuffling game in and game out. What combination should Clippers field on a regular basis?

Nuggets: What is their combination
Michael Porter Jr’s loss has been huge and now we see how much he mattered on the defensive side. The Forward’s absence has created fractures in the defensive side for the Nuggets who have now given up 110 or more points in most games with him gone. Remember Jamal Murray, the team’s high-scoring guard hasn’t played in months which has also created disturbances to the team balance. Now, Monte Morris and Aaron Gordon have done well scoring-wise but Will Barton’s production is significantly down this month. How will the Nuggets keep up in the dynamic scenario of the NBA with the reigning MVP Nikola Jokic alone? He has carried the team on his back way too much, Nikola needs a lot of help.

Denver Nuggets | Los Angeles Clippers

Games: 38| 41
Wins: 20| 20
Defeats: 18| 21

Los Angeles Clippers vs Denver Nuggets NBA Live, Team News and Lineups

Los Angeles Clippers Team News:

  • Kawhi Leonard is OUT and has no timetable to return.
  • Paul George can be OUT for a few more weeks.
  • Isaiah Hartenstein, Justise Winslow, Luke Kenanrd are OUT for the game.
  • Jason Preston is OUT and will is yet to make an appearance this Regular Season.

Clippers Expected Starting Five
Wings: SF/PF: Nicolas Batum     PF: Marcus Morris
Middle: C: Ivica Zubac
Guards: SG: Amir Coffet PG: Eric Bledsoe

BENCH: Serge Ibaka, Jay Scrubb, Moses Wright, Eric Bledsoe, Terance Mann, Keon Johnson, , Brandon Boston Jr.

Denver Nuggets Team News

  • Jamal Murray OUT for this game and it is unclear when he will make his comeback.
  • Michael Porter Jr. is OUT and his timetable to return is unclear too.
  • PJ Dozier is OUT and another one of those players with an unclear timetable.
  • Will Barton is OUT as he is in COVID-19 protocols.

Nuggets Expected Starting Five
Forwards: PF: Aaron Gordon    PF: JaMychal Green
Middle: C: Nikola Jokic
Guards: SG: Austin Rivers             PG: Monte Morris

BENCH: Facundo Campazzo, Jeff Green, Rodney McGruder, Zeke Nnaji, James Ennis III, Bones Hyland, Davon Reed, Matt Ryan,

NBA Scores, Fantasy Basketball Top Picks

Marcus Morris(LAC)
Points: 15
Rebounds: 02
Assists: 01
Since George has been out, Marcus has been the most reliable option on the offensive end for the Clippers. He has lodged games in the 20+ points range regularly while grabbing 6-8 rebounds a game regularly.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 28-37

Nikola Jokic(DEN)
Points: 22
Rebounds: 18
Assists: 06
Steals: 01

Jokic has helped the Nuggets stay competitive for yet another season and yes, he is a reliable scorer but there is more to this incredible MVP. The Center has grabbed 15+ rebounds in most of the games recently, while he has scored 20+ and given around 5+ assists on a regular basis. For me, Nikola is the eternal favorite for the Star-Player in the Dream11 NBA scene.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 52-66

Reggie Jackson(LAC)
Points: 12
Rebounds: 03
Assists: 03
Reggie is a top-notch isolation guard but since George has gone, he has found more defenders surrounding him and less open looks. That is why Reggie’s shooting percentage has been below 40% lately although he can still score in the 16-18 range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 22-32

Aaron Gordon(DEN)
Points: 04
Rebounds: 06
Assists: 02
Gordon has been one of the more high-yielding offensive options since late November. Yes, he had just 4 in the last game but he has crossed the 15 points barrier many times this season while grabbing 4-8 rebounds a game regularly.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 26-39

Ivica Zubac(LAC)
Points: 08
Rebounds: 13
Assists: 03
Thanks to Ivica, the Center position for the Clippers has remained afloat as he has played around 25 minutes or so. The Center has grabbed 11 or more rebounds in three of the last five games while usually scoring 8-9 points.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 21-29

Monte Morris(DEN)
Points: 08
Rebounds: 03
Assists: 05
Steals: 01
Morris is a sharpshooter for the Nuggets team and even if he misses his shot, he plays a vital role in keeping a defender busy at the perimeter. The guard has scored around 12 points and dish 4-5 assists a game regularly.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 20-30

LAC vs DEN Dream11 Lineup Balancers

  • Jeff Green(DEN) bagged 16 points, 1 rebound, 1 assist, 1 steal in the last game. Green has scored 11 or more in three of the last five games.
  • Facundo Campazzo(DEN) chipped 1 point, 4 rebounds, 8 assists, 1 block in the last game. Facundo has been the leading playmaker for the Nuggets recently and he has dished 5+ assists a game regularly.
  • Eric Bledsoe(LAC) bagged 10 points, 7 assists, 1 rebound, 2 steals in the last game. Eric has been inconsistent and well, he is being shuffled from the starting to bench role and his minutes are erratic, can you blame him for being up-and-down?
  • Serge Ibaka(LAC) scooped up 16 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists in the last game. Serge plays around 20-22 minutes and well, these big nights are like every fourth or fifth game, he usually scores in the 4-6 range.
  • Nicolas Batum(LAC) scooped up 10 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal, 1 block in the last game. Nicolas has been highly inconsistent in terms of offense but plays a major defensive role.
  • Austin Rivers(DEN) bagged 22 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist, 3 steals in the last game. Well, Rivers scoring range is nowhere near 22 usually. He scores in the 4-8 range.
  • JaMychal Green(DEN) nailed 6 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist in the last game. JaMychal has scored in the 6-13 points range lately.
  • Terance Mann(LAC) scooped up 10 points, 7 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block in the last game. He has been scoring 10 or more regularly but more was expected out of him.
  • Amir Coffey(LAC) bagged 21 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists in the last game. Amir doesn’t usually score this much.

LAC vs DEN Dream11 Team

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Shubham Singh

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