Grizzlies vs Wizards Fantasy NBA: Now that the All-Star Break is over, more than a handful of teams will be vying for a spot in the Playoffs or accelerate their rebuilding efforts. Both of these processes may mean that we can see a lot of trading before the deadline is over and there can be extensive player movements in the next 3 weeks. Often players’ rhythm is affected in either direction because of the mid-season break and it will be essential to capture momentum in the coming days. Details about MEM vs WAS Dream11 will be given here.
Grizzlies’ season: Memphis Grizzlies have performed well despite lacking their dynamic defensive player in Justise Winslow and their mainstay at the Forward position in Jaren Jackson for the most part of the season. The play of Kyle Anderson, Dillon Brooks, Ja Morant, and Jonas Valanciunas, with a decent bench, has kept the team afloat and before the break, the Grizzlies were at least able to remain in the Playoffs race.
Wizards’ season: Wizards were the worst team in the league in the initial period but their fortune turned during the preceding weeks to the All-Star Break. They have the best scorer PPG-wise in Bradley Beal and an athletic multitalented PG in Westbrook. The Wizards may still be able to notch a playoffs spot but their supporting cast looks a little weak.
Host: Memphis Grizzlies
Visitors: Washington Wizards
Match Timing: 11 March, @ 06:30 AM
Venue: Fed Ex Forum
Streaming: WATCH Grizzlies vs Wizards NBA Live on Sony channels including Sony TEN 1, Sony TEN 3 and Sony ESPN in India, and SonyLiv App.
NBA Projections and Analysis:
Memphis Grizzlies| Washington Wizards
Games: 32 | 34
Wins: 16| 14
Defeats: 16| 20
Memphis Grizzlies team News:
Status out: Jaren Jackson and Grayson Allen will not participate in this game.
Status Questionable: Nothing further to report so far
Memphis Grizzlies active roster: Ja Morant, Bradon Clarke, Justise Winslow, Killian Tillie, De’Anthony Melton, Jonas Valanciunas, Kyle Anderson, Xavier Tillman Sr., Dillon Brooks, Desmond Bane, Sean McDermott, Gorgui Dieng, Tyus Jones, John Konchar
Washington Wizards team News:
Status Out: Ish Smith and Thomas Bryant will remain out long term for the Wizards.
Status Questionable: No further troubles so far for Washington.
Washington Wizards active roster: Russell Westbrook, Bradley Beal, Rui Hachimura, Isaac Bonga, Davis Bertans, Cassius Winston, Robin Lopez, Raul Neto, Anzejs Pasecniks, Jerome Robinson, Moritz Wagner, Garrison Matthews, Deni Avdija, Troy Brown Jr, Anthony Gill.
Beal has lit up the league with his elite scoring and he is having the best season of his career. He has also made it clear that he wants to stay in Washington and continue to build his legacy with the Wizards. Beal has helped Washington build some momentum before it is too late. Before the break, he had 3 out of 5 games with 30 points or more. Beal is the ultimate pick as the Super-Player in the Dream11 NBA Fantasy scenario.
Injuries have affected Westbrook’s game and he is not the same finisher as he was with the Oklahoma City Thunder. Despite all the troubles, he is a constant triple-double machine. He has turned the ball on many junctures and hasn’t been too efficient at times, but prior to the break, he had 3 games in a row shooting 45%+ and put on 24.6 PPG, meaning he was in the best form during that period this season.
Morant is the primary scorer and the primary ball-handler for the Grizzlies and makes them a competitive unit. He is developing into an incredible young player and despite some issues this season, he finished the last two games with 35 points performances, indicating that he is a force to be reckoned with.
The veteran Center has been an anchor at the rebounding end and has provided decent scoring inside the paint as well. His presence has enabled Grizzlies to become a resolute foe and he seems to be becoming even better with experience.
Rui Hachimura: PPG: 12.5 RPG: 5.4 TPG: 1.0 PFP: 21
Rui is far from a finished product at the Forward position and he is still in his young days as a second year-player. Still, he provides decent scoring, but he will need to develop into a more assertive player.
Dillon Brooks: PPG: 15.9 RPG: 3.1 SPG: 1.4 TPG: 2.0 PFP: 27
Dillon has struggled shooting this season and despite that, he is an important component of the Grizzlies offense. Brooks will need to at least muster up his shooting percentage to 40 before the season is done.
Kyle Anderson: PPG: 13.4 RPG: 6.1 APG: 3.5 SPG: 1.2 TPG: 1.5 PFP: 31
Anderson is a prime example of a player who specializes in different abilities but is not a dominating force. Still, he has helped his team by being an unselfish level-headed player who is willing to carry out different roles for his team.
Brandon Clarke: PPG: 12.2 RPG: 5.7 SPG: 1.2 PFP: 24
De’Anthony Melton: PPG: 10.1 RPG: 3.1 SPG: 1.2 PFP: 26
Davis Bertans: PPG: 11.5 RPG: 3.1 PFP: 20
Justise Winslow: PPG: 9.2 RPG: 5.2 PFP: 22
PG: R Westbrook(PP)
SG: D Melton, B Beal(SP)
SF: D Brooks, G Matthews
PF: J Winslow, R Hachimura
C: R Lopez