POR vs WAS Dream11: Hello, NBA lovers! How is it going for you? The season is moving to its close and as usual, we have had a wild ride. It ain’t easy keeping a tab on all the 30 teams but that is what we do, isn’t it? Read, write, and enjoy the thrill as the ball hits the floor and athletes’ shoes squeak on the hardwood. However, for the Trail Blazers fans, this has been a rather tumultuous season and they take on the Wizards with a highly depleted team.
The Trail Blazers have had to dig out players from the deep bench to start at this point. Their season is in tatters and with all positions compromised, each game is like a big-time blowout for them, which does bring in a lot of pain just as a viewer. On the other hand, it isn’t like that the season has been all roses for the Wizards, but they have seen memorable performances from Kyle Kuzma while the return of Kristaps Porzingis bolsters the middle although his injury concerns keep looming over the team.
Host: Portland Trail Blazers
Visitors: Washington Wizards
Match Timing: 13 March, @ 08:30 AM
Venue: Moda Center
Trail Blazers short of players, Wizards need a winning streak
The Trail Blazers have lost their way and at this point, coach Chauncey Billups is just looking at his team getting down by 30-40 on a regular basis. For the fans, this season has been a chaotic one. They traded away CJ McCollum and Norman Powell, the former being a long-time player for the Franchise. Damian Lillard hasn’t played in months, Nurkic is also injured. Then their soaring guard Anfernee Simons also got injured. Rising SF Nasir Little is injured. Eric Bledsoe is injured. Justise Winslow is injured. Joe Ingles is injured. Oh gosh, they are doing make-do with Williams, Eubanks, Elleby, Johnson, and Hart’s game has fallen off due to the lack of floor stretching options and shotcreators, this is total chaos.
For the Wizards, a winning streak is a mantra from here on. They have rather lost too many close games and have been unable to capitalize upon their easy to moderate schedule. Kuzma has done all in his power to keep the Play-in hopes alive but he lacks the support especially with Bradley Beal sidelined for the season. Porzingis has been rather too injured and Corey Kispert has been a bit off too. Rui Hachimura, Daniel Gafford, Deni Advija, Raul Neto, and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope have all been decent in their roles but the team simply lacks the depth to make a decisive run and notch a Play-in spot. So, can the Wizards soon take control of things?
Portland Trail Blazers | Washington Wizards
Games: 65 | 65
Wins: 25 | 29
Defeats: 40 | 36
Portland Trailblazers Team News
Trailblazers Expected Starting Five
Middle: F: Elijah Hughes | C: Drew Eubanks
Guard: PG: Brandon Williams | SG: Josh Hart | SG: CJ Elleby
Washington Wizards Team News
Wizards Expected Starting Five
Wings: PF/SF: Kyle Kuzma | SF: Corey Kispert
Middle: C: Daniel Gafford
Guards: PG: Raul Neto| SG: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
Bench: Rui Hachimura, Anthony Gill, Deni Advija, Thomas Bryant, Tomas Satoransky, Vernon Carey Jr., Ish Smith.
Brandon has been a decent guard, getting minutes with the virtually non-existent Point Guard depth. Williams has scored 14 or more in three of the last four games.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 18-28
Kuzma has surely upped his game as the season has progressed and has led the Wizards in scoring for most of the games. The wing has mostly been in 20-27 points, 5-7 rebounds, and 3-6 assists range. He can be considered as a Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 NBA Fantasy scenario.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 35-46
Hart hasn’t fared well recently mostly because he lacks support from the other areas. He has mostly been in 6-12 points, 4-6 rebounds, 3-4 assists, and 1-2 steals range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 22-36
Power Forward Rui has had some more than decent games recently, usually figuring in the 10+ points and 3+ rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 15-24
Power Forward Trendon has done in terms of points hoarding and rebounding. The Forward has mostly been in 11-13 points and 5-7 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 17-27
Two-way guard Kentavious has provided some serviceable offense since the beginning of the year. Caldwell-Pope has mostly been in 13-19 points and 4-6 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 22-34
PG: R Neto, B Williams
SG: K Caldwell-Pope
SF: R Hachimura
PF: K Kuzma(SP), J Hart(PP), T Watford
C: D Gafford
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