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MEM vs CLE Dream11 Team Prediction Basketball, NBA Regular Season, Memphis Grizzlies vs Cleveland Cavaliers, 8 January

MEM vs. CLE Dream 11 Team Prediction, NBA Regular Season: MEM vs CLE Dream11 Basketball Match Season match-up: Grizzlies are coming off an extremely close loss against the Lakers, losing by just 2 points. Despite the loss, Memphis Grizzlies will be proud of their defensive efforts and will look to key in on the games that are to come ahead. Meanwhile, the Cleveland Cavaliers are coming off 11 point loss to the Orlando Magic and have now split the 8 games they played. We must note that the Grizzlies are without their star Point Guard Ja Morant and it has surely affected their production at the offensive level. The Cavs have been lucky to get consistent contributions from their star PG Collin Sexton and the most dominant rebounder in the league, i.e. Andre Drummond. Grizzlies have dependent upon Dillon Brooks to generate some offense, but a lack of consistent playmaker has hurt their cause so far. This game will be played on the Grizzlies‘ home court so they can have an advantage, although the Cavs have an advantage at the point guard spot. Cavs and Grizzlies come into this game still figuring out their rotations and roles.

MEM vs CLE Dream 11 Basketball Match Season match-up
Games: 07 | 08
Wins: 02 | 04
Defeats: 05 | 04

MEM vs CLE Dream11 Match Prediction Match Basics:
Host: Memphis Grizzlies
Visitors: Cleveland Cavaliers
Match Timing: 8 January, @ 6:30 AM
Venue: Fed Ex Forum

Memphis Grizzlies vs Cleveland Cavaliers, NBA Team News:
Memphis Grizzlies team News:
Status out: Ja Morant: The stalwart PG has been ruled out for the game and will be out at least 3 weeks.
Killian Tillie: The Center will not participate in the fixture against the Cavaliers.
Jontay Porter: The Forward will not play in the game against the Cavaliers.
John Konchar: The Guard will not be playing in the match against the Cavaliers.
Jaren Jackson: The PF has been ruled out for a good amount of a time.
Justise Winslow: The Forward will not be able to go ahead for a long time.
Status Questionable: The already depleted-Grizzlies have their hands full however this is where the long list of injuries ends.
Memphis Grizzlies active roster: Jonas Valanciunas, Kyle Anderson, Dillon Brooks, Grayson Allen, Desmond Bane, Tim Frazier, Gorgui Dieng, Ahmad Caver, De’Anthony Melton, Tyus Jones, Sean Mcdermott, Brandon Clarke.

Cleveland Cavaliers team News:
Status out: Kevin Porter Jr.: Kevin won’t be able to play in the game against the Grizzlies and for a short period at least.
Darius Garland: Garland has been ruled out for at least a week and won’t be able to go in the game against the Grizzlies.
Dylan Windler: Dylan will not be playing in the game against the Memphis Grizzlies.
Kevin Love: Love will not be able to play for a considerable time.
Dante Exum: Exum is a no-go for the next month or so because of a serious injury.
Status Questionable: Matthew Dellavedova: The Guard is questionable for the game because of a concussion issue.
Cleveland Cavaliers active roster: Collin Sexton, Larry Nance Jr., Cedi Osman, Andre Drummond, Damyaen Dotson, Javale McGee, Dean Wade, Marques Bolden, Thon Maker, Isaac Okoro, Lamar Stevens.

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MEM vs CLE Dream11 Match Prediction
Both Grizzlies and Cavaliers are suffering because of the injuries. Grizzlies recently lost Ja Morant and have seen the impact of his absence. For the Cavs, they have lost Darius Garland, after losing Kevin Love and Dante Exum. Grizzlies are coming off a strong effort against the reigning champions Lakers, and they will have an upper hand playing at their home floor. Grizzlies can snatch a win if they shut down Collin Sexton and exploit the lack of depth for the Cavs. Both the teams are severely shortened and will need contributions from players like Brandon Clarke, Gorgui Dieng, Isaac Okoro, Larry Nance to increase their chances to win.
(You can also go through the BKN vs PHI Dream11 Team Prediction for the game between Brooklyn Nets and Philadelphia 76ers)

Memphis Grizzlies vs Cleveland Cavaliers Key Players:
Andre Drummond
PPG: 16.0
RPG: 14.1(1st in League)
APG: 3.1
BPG: 1.9
SPG: 1.9
Andre Drummond leads the league in rebounds and has been a force for the depleted Cleveland Cavaliers, a team that doesn’t have much strength at the Forward-Center position. The double-double machine has helped out the guard Collin Sexton, and he has created a niche for himself as a prolific big man. He lodged 19 points, 15 rebounds, 1 steal, and 1 block in the loss to Orlando Magic. All said and done, his double-double stature can make an enticing Dream11 Fantasy basketball showdown.
Collin Sexton
PPG: 25.7
APG: 3.4
SPG: 1.4
Collin is a scoring machine for the Cavaliers and has led them in scoring so far. He is not a huge playmaker, a tool that Cleveland will look for him to add soon, but despite that, he is the primary focus of the opposition defense because of his exquisite scoring. He is coming off 21 points, 4 assists, 3 rebounds, 1 block, and 1 steal performance against the Orlando Magic. He needs to get more assists and enhance the offensive output of the Cavaliers.
Dillon Brooks
PPG: 16.9
RPG: 4.4
SPG: 1.9
Dillon has been the primary scorer for the Grizzlies since Ja Morant has been out but his shooting percentage has taken a dip because the opposition guards have had more room to spare without Ja. Dillon is coming off 13 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists, and 2 steals performance in the close loss to the Lakers. The Grizzlies need efficiency from Dillon if they are to get some wins.
Kyle Anderson
PPG: 15.7
RPG: 7.9
APG: 3.4
Slow-mo Kyle has been a consistent performer for the Grizzlies at the Forward position and has given them regular scoring and rebounding. He is the second option on offense for the Grizzlies along with Jonas Valanciunas, and he has done a decent job there. He registered 10 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists, and 1 steal in the close loss to the Lakers. Grizzlies will need a lot from Kyle if they are to manage this season better.

Sleeper Picks:
Jonas Valanciunas: The Lithuanian big man has had a consistent season so far and is averaging a double with 14.7 PPG and 11.7 RPG. He collected 13 points, 11 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 block, and 1 steal in the game against the Lakers.
Cedi Osman: The Turkish Small Forward has been a decent contributor for the Cavs averaging 12.1 PPG. However, he struggled in his last game only shooting 8% from the field and managing 4 points, 7 assists, 5 rebounds, and 3 steals in the loss to the Magic.
Brandon Clarke: The young forward for Memphis is averaging 10.7 PPG and 4.9 RPG. He posted 12 points, 3 rebounds, 3 steals, 1 assist, and 1 block against the Los Angeles Lakers.

Note
Tyus Jones is averaging 7.1 PPG and 4.7 APG for the Memphis Grizzlies.
Javale McGee is averaging 9.3 PPG and 6.9 RPG off the bench for the Cavs.
Larry Nance Jr. leads the Cavs in steals with 2.6 SPG.
Xavier Tillman is averaging 7 PPG in just 17.5 MPG.

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