Thunder vs Grizzlies Fantasy NBA: Oklahoma City Thunder will hit the floor after losing to the Knicks in a game where they didn’t have their primary scorer in Shai Gilgeous-Alexander. On the other hand, the Memphis Grizzlies will hit the floor after losing a close battle against the Denver Nuggets, despite 20 points performances by Dillon Brooks and Brandon Clarke. More information about OKC vs MEM Dream11 will be given here.
Thunder’s season: Oklahoma City is in rebuilding mode so it is not a surprise that they have a losing record. However, they have a centerpiece in Shai, who is accompanied by other talented young players in Dort, Svi, and Robey. For Thunder, this season looks to be all about the development of their young core.
Grizzlies’ season: While the Grizzlies are a little low in the NBA standings for the Western Conference, their defense has made it tougher for oppositions. Morant, their young PG is surrounded by other young players like Clarke, Brooks, and others, while a veteran Center Jonas Valanciunas cleans up the boards, plays decent defense, and is a more than capable offensive player.
Host: Oklahoma City Thunder
Visitors: Memphis Grizzlies
Match Timing: 15 March @ 11:30 PM
Venue: Chesapeake Energy Arena
Streaming: WATCH Thunder vs Grizzlies NBA Live on Sony channels including Sony TEN 1, Sony TEN 3 and Sony ESPN in India, and SonyLiv App.
NBA Projections and Analysis:
Oklahoma City Thunder| Memphis Grizzlies
Games: 38 | 34
Wins: 16| 17
Defeats: 22| 17
Oklahoma City Thunder team News:
Status out: Trevor Ariza and George Hill will not play in the game.
TRADE ALERT: Oklahoma City Thunder traded Hamidou Diallo to the Detroit Pistons for Svi Mykhailiuk.
Status Questionable: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Darius Bazley are questionable for the fixture against the Grizzlies.
Oklahoma City Thunder active roster: Justin Jackson, Lugentz Dort, Moses Brown, Al Horford, Isaiah Robey, Mike Muscala, Svi Mykhailiuk, Theo Maledon, Aleksej Pokusevski, Kenrich Williams, Josh Hall, Darius Miller.
Memphis Grizzlies team News:
Status out: Jaren Jackson 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., Grayson Allen, Dillon Brooks, Desmond Bane, Sean McDermott, Gorgui Dieng, Tyus Jones, John Konchar.
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 continues to be the main contributor as the playmaker and the scorer of the team. He can be picked as the Super-Player in the Dream11 NBA scenario.
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. Jonas is averaging almost 15 RPG in the last 4 games.
Horford has used his experience and talent to help the Thunder become a challenging team. He is the second option on the offensive end and has produced decently throughout the season. He also provides decent mid-range shooting at the big man position.
Dort is an up-and-coming player who has a mature head and can avail the opportunity to develop with a rebuilding team. He provides decent scoring at Forward spot and has been consistently scoring between 10-15 points this season.
Dillon Brooks: PPG: 15.8 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: 13.0 RPG: 6.0 APG: 3.4 SPG: 1.1 TPG: 1.4 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.
Mike Muscala: PPG: 9.7 RPG: 3.8 PFP: 20
Muscala stretches the floor at the big-man position and enables his squad to become tougher to defend. He has had his moments in the season and had posted some 20+ scoring games too.
Brandon Clarke: PPG: 12.3 RPG: 5.8 SPG: 1.2 PFP: 24
De’Anthony Melton: PPG: 10.0 RPG: 3.1 SPG: 1.2 PFP: 26
PG: J Morant(SP)
SG: T Maledon, D Brooks
SF: K Williams, K Anderson
PF: B Clarke
C: A Horford(PP), J Valanciunas