DEN vs LAC Dream11 Dream11 Predictions
LA Clippers vs Denver Nuggets NBA 2018 Match Preview
Two teams who are finished ninth and tenth in the Western Conference of NBA Championship in 2017/18 season, will be playing the first game of the new campaign against each other.
Denver Nuggets had a mediocre season last time out. The team were only able to manage a ninth spot in the western conference. In all honesty, it was the best that this team could achieve as it is still going through a phase of transition. It has been five years since Denver Nuggets were competitive in the division or their respective conference. The job to bring back the glory days has been given to Michael Malone and he has a young team who can actually do better than what they achieved in 2017.
Similarly, LA Clippers too had a season where they only managed to be at par to their potential. The only achievement for them would be to finish above their neighbouring team in LA Lakers. Head Coach Doc River has been around the block for a while now, and he would be aware of some of the players he has with him can actually catapult this side into contention. It would be interesting to see how he manages the team and makes sure that the task at hand also gets completed.
Match Timing: October 18, 2018, @ 08:00 AM IST
Venue – Staples Center
DEN vs LAC DREAM11 Team News:
LA Clippers –
Head Coach Doc Rivers will be without veteran point guard Patrick Beverley as he is still recovering from the injury he sustained last season. He will be without DeAndre Jordan who opted out of his contract after being with the team for nearly a decade.
Denver Nuggets –
New signing Isaiah Thomas and Jarred Vanderbilt are the only injuries for Denver Nuggets. The rest of the team is well-rested and has an excellent pre-season campaign.
DEN vs LAC Dream11 Playing Team:
- Forward – Will Barton/Mason Plumlee, Paul Millsap
- Center – Nikola Jokic
- Guard – Gary Harris, Jamal Murray
- Forward – Tobias Harris, Danilo Gallinari
- Center – Marcin Gortat
- Guard – Avery Bradley, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander/Miles Teodosic
DEN vs LAC Dream11 players to watch out for:
Denver Nuggets –
Nikola Jokic is 7ft tall and uses his physique to an excellent effect. Being the team’s main center player, Jokic is integral to the success of Denver Nuggets.
Gary Harris will be called on for his team as he is shooting the guard. Impressive average points tally of 17.5 points, the 24-year-old is still a few years away from his prime.
LA Clippers –
Tobias Harris has matured into the role of a senior player for his team. He has been scoring freely, and maybe this is the breakthrough season Harris has been eyeing for.
Marcin Gortat is a veteran of the game. At the age of 34, he will be using his wealth of experience to help the players around him better and bring in stability whenever things get out hand.
DEN vs LAC Dream11 Teams:
DEN vs LAC Dream11 Predictions:
LA Clippers have already won a game against Denver Nuggets in the pre-season, and we foresee a similar result for this fixture.