Trailblazers vs Pelicans Fantasy NBA: The Portland Trailblazers will enter the game after losing to the Timberwolves by 2 points despite a 38 points eruption by Damian Lillard. On the other hand, the New Orleans Pelicans will hit the floor after beating the Clippers rallying around a 27 points outing by Zion Williamson. More information about POR vs NOP Dream11 will be given here.
Trailblazers’ season: Portland has missed C.J. McCollum for major parts of the season but has still kept their season afloat courtesy of Damian Lillard and the emergent guard Gary Trent, who have received help from veterans in Carmelo and Enes Kanter. Trailblazers will be buoyed once C.J. returns but will like to keep the record going until then.
Pelicans’ season: New Orleans is in rebuilding mode, and there is not a better young player than Zion Williamson to build around. They also have Brandon Ingram who continues to shine and give them quality on the offensive end regularly. Pelicans are 11th in the NBA standings for the Western Conference which means they are out of the Playoffs bracket so far.
Host: Portland Trailblazers
Visitors: New Orleans Pelicans
Match Timing: 17 March, @ 07:30 AM
Venue: Moda Center
Streaming: WATCH Trailblazers 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:
Portland Trailblazers| New Orleans Pelicans
Games: 38 | 38
Wins: 22| 17
Defeats: 16 | 21
Portland Trailblazers team News:
Status Out: Jusuf Nurkic and Zach Collins will not play in the game
Status Questionable: Harry Giles is questionable for the game.
Portland Trailblazers active Roster: Damian Lillard, C.J. McCollum, Carmelo Anthony, Derrick Jones Jr., Rodney Hood, Harry Giles III, Robert Covington, Enes Kanter, Anfernee Simmons, Gary Trent Jr., Keljin Blevins.
New Orleans Pelicans team News:
Status out: JJ Redick is out for the Pels
Status Questionable: Nothing else to report so far on the injury front
New Orleans Pelicans active roster: Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Zion Williamson, Steven Adams, Eric Bledsoe, Josh Hart, Willy Hernangomez, Nickeil Alexander-Walker, Jaxson Hayes, Kira Lewis, Will Magnay, Wenyen Gabriel, Naji Marshall, Nicolo Melli, Sidranius Thornwell.
PFP: 50(Projected Fantasy Points)
Dame Dolla has done a remarkable job of carrying the Trailblazers all season long and has more than made up for the absence of C.J. McCollum. His scoring and playmaking skills have aided Portland to be one of the most potent offenses in the league and he can even be considered as a contender for the MVP award. He has crossed 30 points mark in 3 of the last 5 games. Dame is also a lucrative choice as a Dream11 NBA Super-Player.
Zion’s body and flexibility aid him to terrorize his opponents and he is a nightmare to defend. He is dominating teams in only his second year and he can be a future MVP if he develops in the current trajectory. He has notched 20+ points in the last 17 games.
Ingram is a wiry player along with a great shooting touch on multiple sides of the floor. Ingram has formed one of the most formidable duos with Zion Williamson and he is one of the reasons why the Pelicans can’t be taken lightly as a squad.
Enes has filled in well for the injured Nurkic and has shown that he is a starting-caliber player. The big man has averaged 14.6 PPG and 13.6 RPG since the last 5 games and continues to be an impact player.
Carmelo Anthony: PPG: 14.2 RPG: 3.4 TPG: 1.1 PFP: 26
Melo has done well in his bench role for the Trailblazers and has come up clutch off the bench too. His experience allows him to carve ways for scoring and he has finally shown that he can be effective as a bench player and accept the role. He is averaging 18.6 PPG for the last 5 games.
Lonzo Ball: PPG: 14.3 APG: 5.2 RPG: 4.2 SPG: 1.4 TPG: 2.1 PFP: 31
Lonzo hasn’t been a star player in this league yet but he is still an above-average player who can contribute in multiple ways. He may be looking for a change of scenery and it remains to be seen if he has a long-term future with the Pelicans.
Gary Trent Jr.: PPG: 15.4 RPG: 2.2 TPG: 0.8 PFP: 24
Trent has been a revelation at the guard position and has filled in admirably for C.J. He is averaging 1.5 SPG since the last 5 games.
Anfernee Simmons: PPG: 8.1 RPG: 2.4 TPG: 0.8 PFP: 13
Josh Hart: PPG: 9.1 RPG: 7.3 TPG: 0.9 PFP: 20
Robert Covington: PPG: 8.4 RPG: 6.6 SPG: 1.6 BPG: 1.2 TPG: 1.2 PFP: 27
PG: D Lillard(SP)
SG: A Simmons
SF: C Anthony, J Hart
PF: R Covington, Z Williamson(PP)
C: E Kanter, S Adams