SAS vs DEN Dream11 Prediction NBA Live, Fantasy Basketball Dream11 Team, Top Picks and Tips for San Antonio Spurs vs Denver Nuggets

Updated on: Dec 9, 2021 12:41 pm IST

  • Nikola Jokic Jakob Poeltl DeJounte Murray DEN vs SAS Dream11

    SAS vs DEN Dream11: Lineup predictions can become tricky with each step that the season takes forward. Why so? Well, simply said, a lot of injuries and a COVID-19 environment can fuel a long list of absentees. In this game, the Denver Nuggets, who are one of the teams without its two main players face a young and offensively charged Spurs squad. The Spurs have had a losing record(under 50% wins) while Nuggets have won half of their 24 games.

    Spurs have played some inspirational basketball this season and have done a great job at running their offensive sets. San Antonio has two superb playmakers at guard positions, another great passer in the middle surrounded by a bunch of talented perimeter shooters. Their season can be gauged as a developmental one.

    Denver Nuggets started the season with nine wins and four losses. What happened then? First, an injury to Michael Porter Jr. weakened the defensive end, and then Nikola Jokic was absent for a week or so where the Nuggets lost all of its game. Denver season is hanging by a thread as the injury cloud has engulfed a number of players. Can they bounce back?

    Host: San Antonio Spurs
    Visitors: Denver Nuggets

    Match Timing: 10 December, @ 07:00 AM
    Venue: AT & T Center

    NBA Projections, Stats, & Analysis

    Spurs: They have a lot of young players
    With Murray at point guard, Spurs get an all-around production and a fluid offense as he can dish off 8-12 assists regularly. Derrick White has upped his scoring recently and you can expect him to patch up a great offensive game both shooting and playmaking-wise. McDermott and Keldon as Forwards provide stable scoring while Poeltl has also developed an all-around game at Center. With bench players and guards like Lonnie Walker IV, Bryn Forbes, and Devin Vassell, shooting is surely not in short supply for the young bunch. Just some defensive discipline can help the squad big time.

    Nuggets: They are a fighting unit
    See, when you lose two All-Star Players and one of them is your second offensive option(Jamal) and the other one an elite defender(Porter Jr.), you are going to get hurt and be short-handed. Yes, Jokic has done a terrific job, Barton has been a stabilizer, and Monte Morris is running the point well but the Nuggets bench is thin right now with so many injuries. You can’t plan for so many injuries but the Nuggets team has tried to stay in the game through perseverance and experience.

    Denver Nuggets | San Antonio Spurs

    Games: 24| 23
    Wins: 12| 08
    Defeats: 12| 15

    San Antonio Spurs vs Denver Nuggets NBA Live, Team News and Lineups

    San Antonio Spurs Team News:

    • Zach Collins is OUT for the game and will not be back till Christmas at least.
    • Devin Vassell is QUESTIONABLE for the game.

    Spurs Expected Starting Five
    Wings: PF: Keldon Johnson SF: Doug McDermott
    Middle: C: Jakob Poeltl
    Guards: SG: Derrick White PG: DeJounte Murray

    BENCH MAIN ROTATIONS: Tre Jones, Lonnie Walker IV, Drew Eubanks, Bryn Forbes, Thaddeus Young.

    Denver Nuggets Team News

    • Jamal Murray is still progressing from his knee injury and is not expected to be back soon. He will be OUT for this game.
    • Michael Porter Jr. is OUT for this game and potentially out for the season.
    • PJ Dozier is OUT indefinitely
    • Austin Rivers is OUT indefinitely

    Nuggets Expected Starting Five
    Forwards: PF: Aaron Gordon SF: Jeff Green
    Middle: C: Nikola Jokic
    Guards: SG: Will Barton PG: Monte Morris

    BENCH: Markus Howard, Zeke Nnaji, Petr Cornelie, Bones Hyland, Davon Reed, Matt Ryan, Facundo Campazzo, JaMychal Green

    NBA Scores, Fantasy Basketball Top Picks

    DeJounte Murray (SAS)
    Points: 15
    Rebounds: 07
    Assists: 07
    Steals: 01
    Murray has done an exceptional job as the one-guard for the Spurs who has helped his team mount up an excellent offensive production. DeJounte has usually figured in the 15-22 points, 7-`12 rebounds, and 7-12 assists range while getting his hands on 1-2 steals repeatedly. He is an option for Star/Pro Player in the Dream11 NBA scenario.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 40-51

    Nikola Jokic(DEN)
    Points: 39
    Rebounds: 11
    Assists: 11
    Steals: 01
    The Nuggets are lost without Jokic and he plays a decisive role on both ends of the floor. The Center is the reigning MVP and a 25-30 points, 10-15 rebounds, and 5-10 assists range is routine for this supremely talented player.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 50-65

    Derrick White(SAS)
    Points: 26
    Rebounds: 06
    Assists: 07
    White has been playing some of his best basketball lately. The guard signed a massive contract and his current range of 22-26 points, 4-8 assists has justified his contract.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 30-40

    Will Barton(DEN)
    Points: 20
    Rebounds: 03
    Assists: 06
    Steals: 01
    Blocks: 01

    Barton has to undertake multiple duties with the flurry of injuries to the Nuggets squad and frankly, he has done well. The guard figures in the 13-20 points, 4-6 assists, and 4-6 rebounds range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 31-39

    Jakob Poeltl(SAS)
    Points: 13
    Rebounds: 08
    Assists: 05
    Blocks: 03
    Poeltl has been an all-around presence for the Spurs in the middle and also gives them a semblance of defense. He has figured in 10-15 points, 8-12 rebounds, 3-6 assists, and 1-3 blocks range constantly.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 23-37

    Monte Morris(DEN)
    Points: 11
    Rebounds: 04
    Assists: 0
    Steals: 03
    Monte Morris is running the point guard position for the Nuggets these days with Jamal Murray out of the picture. He can be expected to lodge 11-19 points, 4-7 assists on a consistent basis.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 26-31

    SAS vs DEN Dream11 Lineup Balancers

    • Keldon Johnson(SAS) scooped up 5 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal in the last game.
    • Aaron Gordon(DEN) had 10 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist in the last game.
    • Jeff Green(DEN) had 8 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 block in the last game.
    • Lonnie Walker IV(SAS) bagged 3 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists in the last game.
    • Doug McDermott(SAS) scooped up 13 points, 3 assists in the last game.
    • JaMychal Green(SAS) scooped up 10 points, 5 rebounds, `1 assist in the last game.
    • Facundo Campazzo(DEN) had 9 points, 4 assists, 1 rebound, 1 steal in the last game.
    • Bones Hyland(DEN) had 9 points, 1 rebound, 1 steal in the last game.

    SAS vs DEN Dream11 Team

    PG: M Morris, D Murray(PP), B Forbes, F Campazzo
    SG: D White
    SF: D McDermott
    PF: J Green
    C:   N Jokic(SP)
    Nikola Jokic SAS vs DEN Dream11

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