PHI vs CHA Dream11: COVID-19 keeps rooting its feet deep into the sports world and the NBA also keeps getting tormented by its firm grasp. Still, despite, players going in and out of the lineups, the league has adjusted and there is now an acceptance among the administration, players, and fans alike that this is how it is. Apart from COVID-19, the trade season is also kicking off and we can see a lot of lineup shuffles in the coming window.
Anyway, in this game, the Philadelphia 76ers take on the Charlotte Hornets in an inter-conference affair. The 76ers are on a roll, winners of seven games in a row, riding the hot hand of Joel Embiid. Meanwhile, the Hornets are also gaining a little rhythm and have won three in a row including back-to-back wins over Giannis-led Bucks.
The 76ers are now with 23 wins and 16 losses, playing a high brand of basketball on both ends of the floor. Joel Embiid’s leadership has made the team fight it out since last December and right now, the 76ers have been playing the type of basketball that was expected out of them in the offseason.
The Hornets are a high-scoring club that contains a lot of isolation players. Charlotte has seen terrific productions from Ball, Hayward, Bridges, Oubre Jr., Rozier, and Washington in terms of offense throughout the season. The mixture of youth and experience has worked out well for this team on the offensive end at least.
Host: Philadelphia 76ers
Visitors: Charlotte Hornets
Match Timing: 13 January, @ 05:30 AM
Venue: Wells Fargo Arena
76ers: What trades can they make?
The 76ers are figuring in a lot of trade rumors despite winning quite a bit these days. Tobias Harris’ name is been thrown around in the rumors and despite the win being an integral part of the team for years, there is a feeling that his production is going to decrease from here. Perhaps a playmaker will help them? Ben Simmons’ spell is done with the team and perhaps the team will try to string together Tobias and Ben in a trade package to acquire someone who can address the playmaking issue? But if Tobias departs, it is sure to create a big hole at the wing, so perhaps an all-around wing can help them? How is Jerami Grant for a fit? The team has found playmaking spark in Seth Curry and Embiid(who is pushing the ball up the floor), so perhaps a slasher like Grant can help. Who will the 76ers land if they indeed trade Harris?
Hornets: Scoring is the forte
Charlotte Hornets are not known for their defense and that has been the case since the beginning of the season. However, the team has played some exciting brands of offense, attempting shots quickly into the shot clocks and employing multiple isolation players. LaMelo Ball is a nightmare to guard both in the fastbreak and halfcourt situations, Terry Rozier has been popping shots and has been one of the primary scorers for Charlotte for more than a couple of seasons now. The growth of Miles Bridges can create a further explosion in scoring, and Hayward’s despite his dwindling production helps in engaging the defense, meanwhile, Kelly Oubre Jr. who is COVID-19 protocols at the time of writing, has become a superb offensive option off the bench. PJ Washington is an all-around threat while Mason Plumlee helps in terms of rebounding. Cody Martin and Jalen McDaniels play decent minutes at the Forward positions. Overall, if Charlotte improves the defensive side just a little bit, a lot of teams can be scared of them as the postseason approaches.
Philadelphia 76ers | Charlotte Hornets
Games: 39| 41
Wins: 23| 22
Defeats: 16| 19
Philadephia 76ers Team News
Sixers Expected Starting Five
Wing: PF: Tobias Harris(PROBABLE)/Danny Green
Middle: C: Joel Embiid
Guards: SG: Matisse Thybulle SG: Furkan Korkmaz/Seth Curry(QUESTIONABLE), PG: Tyrese Maxey
BENCH: Georges Niang, Danny Green, Andre Drummond, Aaron Henry, Charles Bassey, Charlie Brown Jr., Braxton Key, Myles Powell, Aaron Johnson, Isaiah Joe.
Charlotte Hornets Team News
Hornets Expected Starting Five
Wings: SF: Gordon Hayward SF: Miles Bridges
Middle: C: Mason Plumlee
Guards: SG: Terry Rozier PG: LaMelo Ball
BENCH: Jalen McDaniels, Cody Martin, PJ Washington, Kai Jones, JT Thor, Ish Smith, Scottie Lewis, James Bouknight, Arnoldas Kubolka.
Joel Embiid (PHI)
The highly-talented Post player has helped the 76ers in terms of playmaking while his overall vocal leadership, rebounding, defense, and various other tools make 76ers a winning unit. The top-notch Center has compiled 30+ points in six games straight while grabbing 8-15 rebounds and dishing 4 or more assists continually in the period. Embiid can be chosen as a Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 NBA Fantasy scenario.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 54-67
Ball’s skills barely suggest he is a second-year player because his poise and command of the game have already matured so much. The high-yielding guard has been figuring in 19-24 points, 5-10 rebounds, and 5-10 assists range throughout the season.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 35-45
Tobias Harris (PHI)
While there are murmurs of a Harris trade, the wing has been a stabilizer at the SF position for the 76ers for quite a few years. The Forward has usually scored 14-21 points a game for the 76ers while grabbing 5-9 rebounds a game regularly.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 33-43
Rozier has continued to be a high-quality isolation option and has increased his output with each month it seems. He has scored 25 or more in three of the last four games while dishing 4-6 assists per game in that window.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 37-54
Drummond’s role has decreased in the past year after he had been a 30+ minutes player and the leading rebounder in the league. As a back-up to Joel, the big has scored in 6-10 points and has clasped 6-12 rebounds a game regularly.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 22-35
Miles has been an exceptional wing this season and after beginning the season with 25+ points outbursts, his scoring range has settled to 17-21 points mostly. He has grabbed 8 or more rebounds in three of the last four games.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 30-41
PHI vs CHA DREAM11 LINEUP BALANCERS
PG: L Ball(PP)
SG: T Rozier, M Thybulle
SF: F Korkmaz
PF: M Bridges, P Washington
C:. J Embiid(SP), J McDaniels
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