POR vs UTA Dream11 Prediction NBA Live, Fantasy Basketball Dream11 Team, Top Picks and Tips for Portland Trail Blazers vs Utah Jazz

Updated on: Oct 5, 2022 12:14 am IST

  • POR vs UTA Dream11

    POR vs UTA Dream11: This is rather a benign part of the NBA season as we still remain a couple of weeks away from the much-awaited Regular Season start. The NBA Preseason is on and I am sorry but I can’t be excited about a part of the competition where no real zeal is shown to field the Regular combinations but hey, they have been balling intensely during this arc too. Anyway, let us shift our attention to the game between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Utah Jazz.

    The Trail Blazers lost to the LA Clippers in the last game and scored 97 in opposition to the Clippers’ 102 as Damian Lillard dropped 16 points. Anyway, the elite Guard has his work cut out this season.

    Meanwhile, the Jazz suffered a horrific 82:112 loss against the Raptors and that may as well be the template for the season.

    Host: Portland Trail Blazers
    Visitors: Utah Jazz

    Match Timing: 5 October, @ 07:30 AM
    Venue: Moda Center

    NBA Projections, Stats & Analysis

    Trail Blazers’ expectations
    Portland has been in poor defense mode for a long time now but the arrival of Jerami Grant can cut some of those issues off. The other trouble for Portland has been that they haven’t been able to identify a viable depth that can withstand the rigors of the Western Conference. I am not sure that they addressed it this time around too but a guard rotation of Damian Lillard, Josh Hart, and Anfernee Simons does have a lot of variety. How will two-way Forward fit alongside Nurkic in the frontcourt, that is a decisive factor in my opinion?

    Jazz hits rebuild mode
    The Jazz Franchise gave up on the inside-outside punch of Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell, trading both of these prolific players away in what was one of the biggest storylines in the offseason. They lack shot-creators in the backcourt while the frontcourt is only patched with Lauri Markkanen who can stretch the floor. It is difficult to see this Jazz team win at least 30 games at this point and their roster lacks both the finesse and depth at the moment. Let us see if they have some special gift for us..

    Portland Trail Blazers vs Utah Jazz NBA Live, Team News and Lineups

    Portland Trail Blazers News

    • Gary Payton II can be out.

    Trail Blazers Expected Starting Five

    Forward: PF: Jerami Grant
    Middle: C: Jusuf Nurkic
    Guards: PG: Damian Lillard | SG: Josh Hart | PG: Anfernee Simons

    BENCH: Nasir Little, Greg Brown III, Devontae Cacok, Drew Eubanks, Wes Iwundu, Keon Johnson, Isaiah Miller, Shaedon Sharpe, Jared Rhoden, Olivier Sarr, Jabari Walker, Trendon Watford, Brandon Williams, Justise Winslow.

    Utah Jazz Team News

    • Nothing to report as such.

    Jazz Expected Starting Five
    Frontline: PF: Lauri Markkanen | PF: Kelly Olynyk | PF: Jarred Vanderbilt
    Guards: SG: Malik Beasley |  PG: Mike Conley

    BENCH: Jordan Clarkson, Elijah Hughes, Hassan Whiteside, Rudy Gay, Jared Butler, Simone Fontecchio, Cody Zeller, Ochai Agbaji, Collin Sexton, Nickeill Alexander-Walker, Talen Horton-Tucker, Walker Kessler.

    NBA Scores, Fantasy Basketball Top Picks

    Collin Sexton(UTA)
    Sexton will have the duty to produce a bulk of the offense and he can surely do it. He can be selected as a Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 NBA Fantasy scenario.

    Damian Lillard (POR )
    Damian is one of the best long-range bombers and is a creative scorer while also providing tremendous leadership. Can he inspire the Trail Blazers to a special season?

    Jordan Clarkson(UTA)
    Jordan is an amazing sixth-player who knows how to get it done on the offensive end.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 29-40

    Josh Hart(POR)
    Hart is a brilliant Guard who is a great rebounder, and can push the pace, and also make key shots.

    Mike Conley(UTA)
    Mike remains a viable playmaker, defender, and can also supply decent dose of offense. 
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 20-33

    Jerami Grant(POR)
    How the duo of Lillard and Grant works may as well define the season trajectory for the Trail Blazers.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 21-33

    POR vs UTA DREAM11 LINEUP BALANCERS

    • Lauri Markkanen(UTA): Lauri can knock down the long ball and can do a decent job as a rebounder and defender.
    • Jarred Vanderbilt(UTA): Jarred is a terrific hustle player.
    • Anfernee Simons(POR ): Simons can be an electrifying scoring presence alongside Damian Lillard.
    • Malik Beasley(UTA): Beasley can knock down the long ball.
    • Jusuf Nurkic(POR ): Jusuf is a terrific rebounder who can also score in many ways.
    • Kelly Olynyk(UTA): Kelly has changed a lot of teams lately.
    • Nasir Little(POR ): Little has been a great player for the Trail Blazers.

    POR vs UTA Dream11 Team

    PG: J Clarkson, D Lillard(SP), C Sexton(PP)
    SG: J Hart, M Conley
    SF: J Grant
    PF: L Markkanen
    C:   J Nurkic

    Where to watch NBA Live Score?

    Scores are available on both Google and NBA. To watch the game, go to the NBA League Pass. For the highlights, the official YouTube channel of the NBA.

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