The NBA returns as the Summer League starts with fanfare in “Sin City” with some heated competitions. In this game, Portland Trailblazers will play against the Los Angeles Clippers. More about POR vs LAC Dream 11 will be given below.
Summer League has started with full fanfare and we have seen some terrific players performing at a high clip already. Summer League serves as a training ground for some, especially the rookies or sophomores, while for others it is a matter of finding a roster spot. In this game, the Portland Trailblazers are going to field a bunch of players who have already been starters in the league for multiple years but played overseas in recent years. Players like Beasley, Faried, and Mudiay are not obscure names and have been highly coveted at some point in their careers. On the other hand, the Clippers are majorly focused upon developing their young guns in Coffey, Scrubb, and Oturu. Trailblazers have experience on their side but the Clippers are hungry and fresh.
Match Timing: 11 August, @ 08:30 AM
Venue: Thomas and Mack Center, Las Vegas
The contest will take place at Thomas and Mack Center, Las Vegas, which is one of the designated spots for basketball matches in the NBA Summer League.
Portland Trailblazers| Los Angeles Clippers
Games: 01| 01
Wins: 01| 00
Defeats: 00| 01
PG: E Mudiay, K Johnson(PP)
SG: A Blakeney, J Scrubb(SP)
SF: G King
PF: I Hicks
C: K Faried, D Oturu
Antonio Blakeney (last match stats)
Jay Scrubb (last match stats)
Antonio is a blur on the court. He uses his superb handles to create separation and is highly effective in the open court situation. Blakeney is a shoot-first payer who likes the ball in his hands and can provide instant offense. He went off in the game against the Hornets and at one point, dropped 20 straight points. His offensive talent makes him a candidate of the Super-Player in the Dream11 Fantasy basketball scenario.
2. Jay Scrubb
Jay was injured for the most part of the last season and that surely derailed his development at the professional level. He was a lat 2nd round pick by the Clippers last year but has shown that he can hang around in this league as he has a lot of tools to be effective, from scoring to rebounding. Scrubb can be chosen as a Pro-Player in the Dream 11 Fantasy scenario.
3. George King
King is a wing player who can shoot the lights out of the ball. His off-the-ball movement can be useful for a team that is looking for a player who can come off the bench and provide some decent shooting.
4. Daniel Oturu
This is a crucial time for Daniel who is looking to find his footing in the league. He is a versatile Center who runs the floor, finishes at the rim, finds open spaces for jumpers, and supplements decent rebounding as well. If Daniel works hard on his game this year, he can open up some minutes as the backup Center.
5. Kenneth Faried
In his younger days, Kenneth was one of the most electric dunkers in the NBA and played meaningful minutes. Faried is an athlete of the highest quality who can catch lobs, finish inside, and provide maximum effort on defense and rebounding. A team looking to make a Playoffs run this year can use him as a deep bench player.
6. Keon Johnson
Keon is a rookie who was selected by the Clippers as the 21st pick. Johnson is amazing at the change of directions moves, and his wiry frame and electric first step allow him to open up avenues for scoring.
07. Michael Beasley
08. Amir Coffey
09. Emmanuel Mudiay
BENCH: Nasir Little, Antonio Blakeney, Greg Brown III, Jordon Crawford, Milton Doyle, Kobi Simmons, Mike Vital, Trendon Watford, Kaleb Wesson, Erik McRee.
Portland Trailblazers Squad: Michael Beasley, CJ Elleby, Nasir Little, Emmanuel Mudiay, George King, Antonio Blakeney, Greg Brown III, Jordon Crawford, Kenneth Faried, Milton Doyle, Kobi Simmons, Mike Vital, Trendon Watford, Kaleb Wesson, Erik McRee.
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BENCH: Lydell Elmore, Jordan Ford, Jason Preston, Kerwin Roach II, Kaleb Wesson.
Los Angeles Clippers Squad: Isaiah Hicks, Jay Scrubb, Daniel Oturu, Keon Johnson, Amir Coffey, Lydell Elmore, Jordan Ford, Jason Preston, Kerwin Roach II, Kaleb Wesson.
Catch the live stream on NBA League Pass. Follow the score on the official website of the NBA.
No TV Channel in India will showcase the match but highlights will be available on the official Youtube channel of the NBA.