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OKC vs NOP Dream11 Team Prediction Basketball, NBA Regular Season, Oklahoma City Thunder vs New Orleans Pelicans, 1 January

OKC VS NOP Dream11 Team Prediction, NBA Regular Season: OKC vs NOP Dream11 Basketball Match Season match-up: The Pelicans are coming off a tough loss versus the Suns and have split their first 4 games. On the other hand, Oklahoma City Thunder seems to have lost a lot of firepower after the departures of Chris Paul and Steven Adams, making them vulnerable. Pelicans will continue relying upon their two talented Forwards in the form of Zion Williamson and Brandon Ingram, who has shown a lot of promise this season but still need help at the Guard position. The Pelicans have played decently and have more depth than the Thunder, but the Oklahoma City Thunder are in the rebuilding process this season so there is not much hope from them in the first place. Thunder will hope that get the services of George Hill back at the earliest and have some veteran players in their lineup.

OKC vs NOP Dream11 Basketball Match Season match-up
Games: 03 | 04
Wins: 01| 02
Defeats: 02 | 02

OKC vs NOP Dream11 Match Prediction Match Basics:
Host: Oklahoma City Thunder
Visitors: New Orleans Pelicans
Match Timing: 01 January @ 6:30 AM
Venue: Chesapeake Energy Arena

Oklahoma City Thunder vs New Orleans Pelicans, NBA Team News:
Oklahoma City Thunder Team news:
Status out
: Trevor Ariza: The veteran Forward is not available for the contest against the Pels
Status Questionable: Ty Jerome: Ty Jerome has not participated in a single game so far and may remain out for the fixture against the Pelicans.
Oklahoma City Thunder active roster: Shai-Gilgeuos Alexander, Justin Jackson, George Hill, Lugentz Dort, Moses Brown, Al Horford, Darius Bazley, Isaiah Robey, Hamidou Diallo, Mike Muscala, Theo Maledon, Aleksej Pokusevski, Kenrich Williams, Josh Hall, Darius Miller

New Orleans Pelicans Team news:
Status out: Wenyen Gabriel: Gabriel has been ruled out of the contest against the Phoenix Suns.
Status Questionable: No further trouble for the healthy Pelicans
New Orleans Pelicans active roster: Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Zion Williamson, Steven Adams, Eric Bledsoe, Josh Hart, JJ Redick, Willy Hernangomez, Nickeil Alexander-Walker, Jaxson Hayes, Kira Lewis, Will Magnay, Naji Marshall, Nicolo Melli, Sidranius Thornwell.

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OKC vs NOP Dream11 Match Prediction
The Pelicans have an edge over the Thunder in terms of depth and the talent they have at the frontline. They look like a better team on the paper, but in the NBA, anything can happen at a given night. Pelicans will look to get a win against the Thunder who are inexperienced and are still looking to build tangible combinations. However, to take any NBA squad lightly is folly and the Pelicans must not commit that folly in any case.

Oklahoma City Thunder vs New Orleans Pelicans, Key Players:
Zion Williamson
PPG: 21.2
RPG: 9.2
SPG: 2.0
Zion is a money player and is touted as the future superstar of the League, who will take the torch from the likes of LeBron James. However, there is a long road to becoming that player and for now, Zion can be termed as a dynamic two-way phenom. He is coming off 20 points and 2 rebounds performance against the Phoenix Suns and will like to rack up more rebounds in the contest against the Oklahoma City Thunder. He can be picked as the Super-Player for the Dream11 Fantasy basketball contest.
Brandon Ingram
PPG: 23.2
RPG: 7.0
APG: 6.5
The lanky Brandon has shaped up to be an all-around talent, who can score, dish, and rebound the basketball. He has had an electrifying start to the season and leads his team in scoring. He is coming off 13 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists, and 1 steal performance against the Suns, and will look to up his scoring in the contest against the Thunder.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
PPG: 23.3
RPG: 5.7
APG: 7.7
Shai is the primary option for the inexperienced Thunder and he looks like a formidable guard to build around. He has started off well and is coming off 23 points, 7 rebounds, and 7 assists outing versus the Orlando Magic. He will look to replicate the numbers and continue his scoring ways moving forward in the season.
Luguentz Dort
PPG: 18.7
SPG: 1.3
RPG: 3.7
Dort has made a lot of impression in his Sophmore season so far. He has put up some interesting scoring performances and can carve out a vital role in the Oklahoma City Thunder squad. The young Guard/Forward lodged 15 points and 4 rebounds in the loss against the Magic.

Sleeper picks:
Steven Adams: The big man from New Zealand has put up averages of 8.3 PPG and 8.3 RPG so far and needs to be more productive for Pels to have some depth at the Center position. He is also averaging 1.5 SPG and 1.3 BPG.
Darius Bazley: Darius is carving out a role in the Thunder lineup. He has put up decent averages of 10 PPG and 9 RPG while also registering 1.7 BPG.
Mike Muscala: The big man is averaging 12.3 PPG and has found a substantial role so far in the Oklahoma City Thunder.
NoteHamidou Diallo had 13 points and 8 rebounds in the last contest.
Nickeil Alexander-Walker had 11 points and 4 assists in his last outing versus the Suns.