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MEM vs GSW Dream11 Prediction NBA Live Fantasy Basketball Dream11 Team, Top Picks and Tips for Memphis Grizzlies vs Golden State Warriors


MEM vs GSW Dream11: Some games have that wonderful feeling and also potential playoff scenarios jump up. See, no matter what people say about the Regular Season, can you win the championship without having a high rank during the regular season play! No, you can’t, look at the history of the games, the top two ranked sides on the Either Conference end up winning the title more than 90% of the time, that is a hard set rule. That is why each team play 82 games, there is a reason behind a long season, for an NBA writer who does lineup predictions and analysis, each game has value no matter who is playing who.

And here we are, with two teams who have set the Regular Season on fire, the Golden State Warriors and Memphis Grizzlies. Warriors have an incredible 30 wins and just 9 losses plus they have their superstar Guard Thompson back. On the other hand, the Grizzlies have won nine in a row and they have 28 wins and 14 losses record. Doesn’t this make for a mouth-watering match-up?

The Warriors and the Grizzlies last time met on the home floor of the Warriors and that game was an exciting one too. The Warriors pulled away late and won 113:104 but the game remained closer than the scoreline suggests. It was after that game that the Grizzlies started their streak and are seated at nine wins in a row. Memphis has enjoyed a better period in terms of winning these days as the Warriors had lost two out of the last three but the win against the Cavaliers was so terrific that the team looked that it is back in the groove.

Host: Memphis Grizzlies
Visitors: Golden State Warriors
Match Timing: 12 January, @ 06:30 AM
Venue: Fed Ex Forum

NBA Projections, Stats & Analysis

Too many selections, too many highly talented players
In terms of fantasy value, this game features so many options that one can have a hard time selecting options. Yes, of course with Curry, there is a potential for a 30+ night, but Morant and Bane can do the same as well. Jaren Jackson will have an edge in the big Forward position with Draymond Green resting for this game but don’t underestimate Kevon Looney, and that is why to match up against Kevon and keep him busy, the Grizzlies will hope that Steven Adams who is questionable for the game, plays in the contest. Overall, the Grizzlies have a lot of ammo in the toolkit but the bench of Warriors now contains starting-level players who can hustle up and down the floor at full steam.

Now, the match-up between Stephen Curry and Ja Morant is obviously an interesting one but consider this, the wing position is loaded for both teams. For the Warriors, there is Wiggins, Porter Jr., and Iguodala, all three of them high-quality defenders and with Wiggins a primetime scorer, Porter a spot-up shooter, and Iguodala a top-notch playmaker. The match-up against Brandon Clarke, Kyle Anderson, and John Konchar, with Clarke being an athletic scorer, Anderson being an all-around presence. The guard depth is incredible for both teams with Curry, Thompson, Payton II, and Poole matching up against Morant, Bane, Jones, and Melton, with perhaps the Warriors having a slight edge.

Memphis grizzlies vs golden state warriors Prediction

I think without Green, the Warriors are not that fluid but then again with Klay back, the team has more liberty to shoot from outside. Warriors are a defensive-minded team that can be physical and both make opponents miss shots and commit turnovers, they are definitely having an edge over even an improved Grizzlies defense. However, Memphis has been way better than Warriors on offense so this can prove decisive here. Still, I see this game being a close one. I think the Warriors will nab a win here and will have their best offensive outing in a while, they are badly due one.

Golden State Warriors | Memphis Grizzlies
Games: 39| 42
Wins: 30| 28
Defeats: 09| 14

Memphis Grizzlies vs Golden State Warriors NBA Live, Team News and Lineups

Memphis Grizzlies News

  • Steven Adams, Yves Pons are listed as QUESTIONABLE.
  • Dillon Brooks is going to be OUT for about a month or so

Grizzlies Expected Starting Five
Wing: SF: Kyle Anderson
Frontline: PF: Jaren Jackson Jr
Guards: SG: Desmond Bane PG: Ja Morant SG: Ziaire Williams

BENCH: Jarrett Culver, Tyus Jones, John Konchar, Brandon Clarke, DeAnthony Melton, DeQuan Jeffries, Santi Aldama, Jon Tseke, Dakota Mathias, Killian Tillie.
Golden State Warriors Team News

  • Klay Thompson will make his return after an absence of more than two years.
  • James Wiseman is OUT for the game
  • Gary Payton II is QUESTIONABLE for the game

Warriors Expected Starting Five
Wings/Forwards: SF: Andrew Wiggins SF: Otto Porter Jr.
Middle: C: Kevon Looney
Guards: SG: Klay Thompson PG: Stephen Curry

BENCH: Nemanja Bjelica, Jordan Poole, Andre Iguodala, Juan Toscano-Anderson, Damion Lee, Jonathan Kuminga, Gary Payton II(QUESTIONABLE), Jeff Dowtin, Quindary Weatherspoon, Chris Chiozza.

NBA Scores, Fantasy Basketball Top Picks

Ja Morant(MEM)
Points: 16
Rebounds: 05
Assists: 07
Steals: 01
Blocks: 01
Ja Morant has been spectacular this season and now, with the emergence of Bane as a top-quality 20+ points scorer, Ja’s workload has eased. The athletic guard can score 20+ points, grab 4-7 rebounds, and dish 6-8 assists per game regularly.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 39-53

Stephen Curry(GSW)
Points: 28
Rebounds: 05
Assists: 05
Steals: 01
Steph is one of the candidates for the MVP award and has been exploding for huge nights time and time again. The guard has continuously scored in the 26-33 points range while getting around 5 assists and 5 rebounds regularly. Curry can be selected as a Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 NBA Fantasy scenario.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 47-59

Desmond Bane(MEM)
Points: 23
Rebounds: 04
Assists: 03
Steals: 03
Bane has done an exceptional job in the backcourt for Memphis and there is no doubt that he is having an All-star type of season. Bane has continually scored 20+ points a game this season, and has also grabbed around 3-6 rebounds and dished 2-5 assists a game.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 40-53

Andrew Wiggins(GSW)
Points: 10
Rebounds: 02
Assists: 01
Steals: 01
Andrew has been one of the most stable options at the wing both offensively and defensively. The Forward continues to be one of the more reliable Warriors players and has scored in the 19-24 points range during most games.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 33-44

Jaren Jackson Jr.(MEM)
Points: 21
Rebounds: 12
Assists: 01
Blocks: 06
Steals: 01
Jackson has learned to stay out of foul trouble more so than before and what a change it has caused! Yes, Jackson’s ability to get past the 20 points mark repeatedly is impressive but the Power Forward is an equally impressive defensive player, grabbing 6+ rebounds and blocking 1+ shots regularly per game.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 30-59

Klay Thompson(GSW)
Points: 17
Rebounds: 03
Assists: 01
Blocks: 01

Klay scored 17 points in his return after two years. The off-guard has scored 20+ points on average during multiple seasons. Let us see how Klay responds in this game against a feisty Grizzlies.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 33-42


  • Kevon Looney(GSW) had 6 points, 18 rebounds, 3 assists, 4 steals, 1 block in the last game. Looney had a monster rebounding night versus the Cavaliers. He usually figures in 6-8 points and 6-9 rebounds range while getting his hands on a couple or more steals every now and then.
  • Brandon Clarke(MEM) had 14 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal, 1 block in the last game. Clarke has been playing some of his best basketball lately and has scored 14 or more in the last few games.
  • Kyle Anderson(MEM) had 14 points, 8 rebounds, 7 assists, 2 steals, 2 blocks in the last game. One of the best games Kyle has had so far. He used to get such numbers regularly last season but with Brooks out, he will get more minutes.
  • Andre Iguodala(GSW) had 4 points, 5 assists, 4rebounds, 3 steals in the last game. Andre has been one of the best playmakers off the bench lately and the premier defender has dished 5-7 assists a game regularly these days.
  • DeAnthony Melton(MEM) had 4points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal in the last game. Melton was scoring 10 or more consistently before, is he having conditioning issues right now?
  • Jordan Poole(GSW) had 14 points, 2 rebounds, 2assists in the last contest. Poole has been scoring 14+ points in most games but will he get enough minutes to do regularly with Klay back?
  • Otto Porter Jr.(GSW) had 6 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals in the last contest. The SF has been compiling 6-9 points and 5-7 rebounds a game usually.
  • Gary Payton II(GSW) had 9 points, 6 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals in the last contest. Gary has been crucial for the Warriors team but with Klay back perhaps will see limited minutes?
  • Tyus Jones(MEM) had 5 points, 3 rebounds, 6 assists in the last game. Jones gets around 4-6 points and 3-6 assists when Morant is playing.
  • Ziaire Williams(MEM) had 9 points, 2 rebounds, 3 assists in the last game. Williams has been starting these days at times and has lodged such numbers regularly.
  • John Konchar(MEM) had 12 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist in the last game. Played after a long gap, let us see if he gets regular minutes.

MEM vs GSW Dream11 Team

PG: S Curry(PP), J Morant(SP)
SG: A Iguodala
SF: K Anderson, O Porter
PF: J Jackson, B Clarke
C:   K Looney

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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.