Preseason is like the training ground before the Regular Season and in this game, two inter-conference teams will take on each other. The Washington Wizards clash against the Toronto Raptors. More information about WAS vs TOR Dream11 will be imparted here.
Washington made a ton of changes in the offseason and has a new-look roster. To be honest, despite trading Westbrook, the team is looking deeper. The team has a great perimeter defender in Kentavious Caldwell-Pope addressing the defensive needs from last season. Dinwiddie can score and also work well with Beal if he remains healthy. Kyle Kuzma and Montrezl Harrell of the bench is a great pairing. Or will the Wizards start Kuzma and slide Hachimura to Center, we will see.
Raptors are coming off a tough season and will be looking to bounce back. The team acquired Gary Trent at the cost of the Norman Powell. Gary is still young and can develop into a 15-20 PPG scorer. The team has a strong perimeter defender in OG Anunoby and will be waiting for the all-around player Pascal Siakam to get fit. In the preseason games, Precious Achiuwa has been impressive, hoarding boards at a great pace.
Home: Washington Wizards
Visitors: Toronto Raptors
Match Timing: 13 October, @ 04:30 AM
Venue: Capitol One Arena
The contest will take place at Capitol One Arena, which is the home floor for Washington Wizards.
Washington Wizards| Toronto Raptors (Preseason Record)
Games: 02 | 04
Wins: 00 | 02
Defeats: 02| 02
Bradley Beal is usually filling in the scoring column.
Precious Achiuwa has led the team in rebounds in the last three games.
*points from last Preseason games for both teams*
Bradley Beal (WAS)
Beal is a scoring machine and finished as the top PPG scorer last season. He will be hungry this season to seize a Playoffs berth. Despite losing a formidable back-court partner Westbrook, he is going to play with a much deeper roster. An option for Super/Pro Player in the Dream11 NBA scenario.
Precious led the team in defensive rebounds with five. Can the Forward get around 20 minutes consistently this season?
Montrezl Harrell (WAS)
Harrell led the team in points and rebounds in the last match. The Center is a terrific bench player and can provide immense depth with his inside scoring and rebounding.
OG Anunoby (TOR)
OG is one of the better perimeter defenders in the league. He has also improved his offensive game each year and can become a long-term “3 and D” player in the league.
Spencer Dinwiddie (WAS)
Spencer virtually missed all of the last season due to injury. The guard is a proven scorer and was a solid pick-up in the offseason. Can he remain healthy this season?
Scottie Barnes (TOR)
Scottie has given more than decent production this preseason. Barnes may earn a backup role this season.
Daniel Gafford (WAS)
Gafford led the team in blocks during the last match. With Thomas Bryant at least out for two months, can he seize a 20-25 minutes role? Surely will share minutes with Montrezl if both are healthy.
Gary Trent Jr. (TOR)
How will Gary fare in the Raptors? This is a big season for the youngster who will be itching to make an impact.
Kyle Kuzma (WAS)
Last two seasons, Kyle played for a stacked Forward lineup in the LA Lakers, thus seeing reduced minutes unless there was an injury. Now, with Wizards, can he become a player who plays 30-35 minutes regularly? A big season for Kuzma.
Fred VanVleet (TOR)
Fred is coming off a breakout season. He has become an 18-22 points scorer on a nightly basis and had even nights where he scored 40+ during last season. How will Fred do this season?
Davis Bertans (WAS)
Bertans is a knock-down shooter at the big-forward spot. The Wizards look like a more than decent shooting team at Forward with Kyle and Davis now. Will his role decrease with Kyle in the line-up?
Svi Mykhailiuk (TOR)
Can Svi get around 15-20 minutes this season after getting traded two times this year?
Raul Neto (WAS)
Is Neto going to have a long-term future with Wizards? What will be his role this season?
Ismail Wainright (TOR)
What is in store for the Ugandan Forward this season?
PF: Kyle Kuzma
SF: Bradley Beal
C: Daniel Gafford
SG: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
PG: Spencer Dinwiddie
BENCH: Deni Advija, Thomas Bryant, Davis Bertans, Jamie Echenique, Anthony Gill, Jordan Goodwin, Rui Hachimura, Montrezl Harrell, Aaron Holiday, Jay Huff, Corey Kispert, Raul Neto, Jordan Schakel, Isaiah Todd, Cassius Winston.
Washington Wizards Squad: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Deni Advija, Bradley Beal, Thomas Bryant, Davis Bertans, Spencer Dinwiddie, Jamie Echenique, Daniel Gafford, Anthony Gill, Jordan Goodwin, Rui Hachimura, Montrezl Harrell, Aaron Holiday, Jay Huff, Corey Kispert, Kyle Kuzma, Raul Neto, Jordan Schakel, Isaiah Todd, Cassius Winston.
PF: Scottie Barnes
SF: OG Anunoby
C: Precious Achiuwa
SG: Fred VanVleet Jr.
PG: Gary Trent Jr.
BENCH: Delano Banton, Khem Birch, Isaac Bonga, Chris Boucher, Justin Champagnie, Sam Dekker, Goran Dragic, Malachi Flynn, Freddie Gillespie, David Johnson, Svi Mykhailiuk, Reggie Perry, Pascal Siakam, Ish Wainright, Yuta Watanabe.
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