Thunder vs Pelicans Fantasy NBA: The Oklahoma City Thunder will enter the game after beating the Celtics behind a 24 points outing by Luguentz Dort. On the other hand, the New Orleans Pelicans lost a close game to the Nuggets despite a 27 points night by Brandon Ingram. More information about OKC vs NOP 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(out for the season), who is accompanied by other talented young players in Dort, Bazley, Maledon, and Roby. For Thunder, this season looks to be all about development of their young core and their youth movement has pieced together fighting performances throughout the season.
Pelicans’ season: Pelicans have the most exciting prospect of the future in Zion Williamson, who has lived up to the hype so far and is a nightmare to defend at the Forward spot. Apart from Zion, Ingram has been a capable scorer and has given Pelicans a lot of life on the offensive end. However, the Pelicans are still not ready to be an NBA Playoffs team and they will have to make some moves in the offseason to achieve that feat. They are placed 11th in the NBA Standings for Western Conference.
Host: Oklahoma City Thunder
Visitors: New Orleans Pelicans
Match Timing: 30 April @ 06:30 AM
Venue: Chesapeake Energy Arena
Streaming: WATCH Thunder vs Pelicans 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| New Orleans Pelicans
Games: 62 | 62
Wins: 21| 27
Defeats: 41| 35
Oklahoma City Thunder team News:
Status out: Shai Gilgeous Alexander, Mike Muscala, and Gabriel Deck will not play in the game.
Status Questionable: Nothing further to report on this front so far.
Oklahoma City Thunder active roster: Justin Jackson, Moses Brown, Isaiah Robey, Svi Mykhailiuk, Ty Jerome, Lugentz Dort, Aleksej Pokusevski, Tony Bradley, Theo Maledon, Kenrich Williams, Josh Hall, Darius Miller.
New Orleans Pelicans team News:
Status out: Josh Hart and Nickell Alexander-Walker will not play in the game.
Status Questionable: Steven Adams is a “Game Time Decision”.
New Orleans Pelicans active roster: Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Zion Williamson, Steven Adams, Eric Bledsoe, Willy Hernangomez, Jaxson Hayes, Kira Lewis, Will Magnay, Wenyen Gabriel, Naji Marshall, Wes Iwundu, Sidranius Thornwell.
Projected Fantasy Points: 46
Zion’s body and flexibility aid him to terrorize his opponents and he is a nightmare to defend. Williamson is dominating teams in only his second year and he can be a future MVP if he develops in the current trajectory. He is averaging 28.9 PPG and 7.9 RPG this month so far. He is a superb pick as the Super-Player in the Dream11 NBA play.
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 at his best since last 5 games, averaging 27.8 PPG and 5.8 RPG.
Ingram is one of the most prolific young scorers and he has formed a devastating scoring duo with Zion Williamson at the Frontcourt. He has multiple ways to score and can also assist the ball well. He is averaging 25.7 PPG and 5.5 APG so far this month.
Bazley has given the Thunder a promising outlook at the Forward position. He is in a position to build up a career with a rebuilding franchise and he has taken advantage of the situation so far. He is averaging 18.8 PPG so far this month.
Lonzo Ball: PPG: 14.2 APG: 5.8 RPG: 4.4 SPG: 1.5 TPG: 2.1
Ball has not become the player that many people he though he would be, but despite that, he is a dependable scorer and playmaker. He is averaging 5.3 RPG and 2.0 SPG so far this month.
Moses Brown: PPG: 8.5 RPG: 8.2 BPG: 1.0 PFP: 20
Brown has taken advantage of the opportunities offered to him and has provided both offense and rebounding, while he has shown promise on the defensive end.
Isaiah Roby: PPG: 9.1 RPG: 5.8 TPG: 1.9 PFP: 24
Roby has carved out a decent role with the Thunder and is can chip in with points and rebounds.
Eric Bledsoe: PPG: 12.0 APG: 3.7 RPG: 3.4 TPG: 1.6 PFP: 28
Svi Mykhailiuk(Since joining Thunder): PPG: 9.4 RPG: 3.3 TPG: 1.8 PFP: 21
PG: L Ball
SG: L Dort
SF: B Ingram(PP), K Williams
PF: D Bazley, Z Williamson(SP)
C: W Hernangomez, M Brown