While one squad from Eastern Conference has looked out of sorts, the other in Western Conference has begun where it left off last season. In this cross-conference battle, the last year’s Regular Season winner Utah Jazz meet the Trae Young-led Atlanta Hawks. More about UTA vs ATL Dream11 will be given below.
UPDATE: Bogdan Bogdanovic and DeAndre Hunter are sidelined for the game.
The core returns for the well-oiled machine in Jazz
Utah Jazz has had a strong start to the season and that is no surprise. The last year’s core is intact and the roles of all players are not fuzzy. Mitchell leads them in scoring, Conley can both score and defend, Gobert rejects shots and leads the league in rebounds. Meanwhile, Bogdanovic provides off-the-ball shooting, Clarkson off-the-bench spark, Joe Ingles toughness, and passing while Royce O’Neale helps the team acquire a defensive identity. The Jazz is a well-built team but again, the West is a crowded affair in the post-season.
What is ailing the Hawks?
The Hawks have had a terrible start to the season and look unmotivated on the floor at times. While Young continues to be one of the best Point Guards in the league, Capela’s production has taken a hit. John Collins has made the case for more touches on offense while Hunter and Bogdan Bogdanovic have been up-and-down. The Hawks are in need of magic right now.
Home: Atlanta Hawks
Visitors: Utah Jazz
Match Timing: 10 November, @ 07:30 AM
Venue: Vivint Smart Home Arena
The contest will take place at Vivint Smart Home, which is the home floor for the Utah Jazz. It is owned by Ryan Smith and has a capacity of 18,300.
Atlanta Hawks | Utah Jazz
Games: 11| 10
Wins: 04| 07
Defeats: 07| 03
Donovan Mitchell is an Ace at the offensive end while Rudy Gobert is a rebounds hoarder.
Trae Young can put in points and dish assists.
*Last match stats*
Trae Young (ATL)
Trae Young has done well shooting from beyond the arc after a slow start. The PG remains a perennial threat on the floor and has done a great job at scoring and distributing the basketball. Can he light more fire in a flailing Hawks team?
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 42-59
Donovan Mitchell (UTA)
Mitchell shot 8/24 from the floor in the last game. He has repeatedly come from such nights so it shouldn’t be that big of a concern. Case in point? Donovan has scored 30 or more in three of the last five games.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 35-59
John Collins (ATL)
John has had another great start to his season. The athletic is forward is almost a double-double and has done a brilliant job of securing rebounds and points. Can he take one more step towards being an All-Star player? Should he be given more touches on the offensive end?
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 24-30
Rudy Gobert (UTA)
Gobert has no regard for any player looking to shoot in the paint. The Superstar Center is clamping on boards and finishing inside as he has in the prior seasons. The current “Defensive Player of the Year” big is looking to add another All-star season.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 38-60
Bogdan Bogdanvoic (ATL)
Last season, Bogdan’s shooting was red-hot and he gave a continuous lift to the Hawks team. This season he has not looked in similar touch but perhaps he will find his range as the season progresses.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 24-37
Royce O’ Neale (UTA)
Royce is a hustle player who he’s the Jazz formulate a defensive identity pairing up with Gobert in the frontcourt. He is also a decent scorer and can chip in with rebounds as well.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 22-30
Capela provides elite rebounding, shot-blocking, and paint finishes. However, he has not been in the same touch as the last season so far. Still, the big is averaging a points-rebounds double-double.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 17-30
Bojan Bogdanovic (UTA)
Bojan has an incredible perimeter stroke and he uses it open other avenues of scoring as well. Bogdanovic is coming off a 4/13 night but he has the ability to put up even more than 20 points even after a tough outing.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 24-37
DeAndre Hunter (ATL)
Hunter is still recovering from an injury that cost him all of the 2020-21 season. He has not been assertive yet but has shown his former self every now and then. The Hawks need him desperately right now.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 12-25
Hassan Whiteside (UTA)
Whiteside doesn’t play a ton of minutes but his impact can be felt in the limited time frame. The Center is terrific at pulling down boards and finishing around the rim.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 15-28
Danilo Gallinari (ATL)
Gallo has not found his high-scoring clip yet which has affected the bench production. Have we already seen the best of Danilo in this league?
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 10-16
Joe Ingles (UTA)
Joe works incredibly hard on both ends of the floor. His main trade is shooting from distance and set-up teammates.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 12-22
Jordan Clarkson (UTA) had a 2/13 in the last game but he can get hot and 15 points and more even after a tough night
PF: Royce O’Neale
SF: Bojan Bogdanovic
C: Rudy Gobert
SG: Donovan Mitchell
PG: Mike Conley
BENCH: Eric Paschall, Malik Fitts, Macio Teague, Udoka Azubuike, Jordan Clarkson, Trent Forrest, Miye Oni, Jared Butler, Rudy Gay, Elijah Hughes, Hassan Whiteside, Joe Ingles.
Utah Jazz Squad: Royce O’Neale, Elijah Hughes, Hassan Whiteside, Donovan Mitchell, Mike Conley, Eric Paschall, Malik Fitts, Macio Teague, Udoka Azubuike, Jordan Clarkson, Trent Forrest, Miye Oni, Jared Butler, Rudy Gay, Bojan Bogdanovic, Rudy Gobert, Joe Ingles.
PF: John Collins
SF: DeAndre Hunter
C: Clint Capela
SG: Bogdan Bogdanovic
PG: Trae Young
BENCH: Bojan Bogdanovic, Cam Reddish, Kevin Huerter, Gorgui Dieng, Sharife Capoor, Onyeka Okongwu, Lou Williams, Delon Wright, , and Skyler Mays.
Atlanta Hawks Squad: Cam Reddish, Trae Young, DeAndre Hunter, John Collins, Kevin Huerter, Clint Capela, Danilo Gallinari, DeAndre Hunter, Gorgui Dieng, Bogdan Bogdanovic, Onyeka Okongwu, Lou Williams, Delon Wright, Timothe Luwawu-Cabarot, Sharife Cooper, Solomon Hill, , and Skyler Mays.
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