Golden State Warriors vs Toronto Raptors Dream11 Prediction: Dream11 Fantasy Tips for GSW vs TOR as TSR helps you with Dream 11 for NBA Finals Game 1
Golden State Warriors vs Toronto Raptors Dream 11
It is here. Finally! After an incredibly long regular season and a grueling conference playoffs, at least on the Eastern side, the NBA finals are here. Its Golden State Warriors vs the Toronto Raptors in a rerun of the Avengers Endgame.
After all, the Warriors in the Finals are nothing if not inevitable. They are missing one gem in Kevin Durant, but they still have plenty fire power to get this done. Major buzz around the Warriors though has been the availability of DeMarcus Cousins, who has been upgraded to questionable and the feeling around the team is that he might get 10-12 minutes in Game 1 at the very least.
Andre Iguodala is fit and will take on the responsibility of guarding Kawhi Leonard in this series in what will be a terrific match-up to watch. Draymond, Steph and Klay complete the rest and have been in great form, making this an intriguing series, that still leans towards the Warriors star power and experience.
The Raptors have gone through 2 great series’. First, the constantly swinging series against the Sixers that needed a game 7 buzzer beater that bounced around before dropping in and produced this historic image –
Then the 6 game series against the Bucks which most people said was over after 2 straight Milwaukee wins to begin. The Raptors rallied though and took 4 straight wins agains the best team from regular season to make their way to the NBA Finals.
Toronto are lead by Kawhi who is now frequently being called Kawhi Jordan now. Kyle Lowry has quietly been doing a lot of things to support Kawhi. While Fred VanVleet and Norman Powell are shooting lights out from the distance in the last few games.
Raptors need Gasol and Siakam to step up their game if they don’t want to get caught in the trap that Warriors set up that forces teams to go small and try too many threes to match up against the Warriors shooting and movement. Ibaka has been a non-factor for two back to back series’ now and though it doesn’t seem likely that that will change against the Warriors, the Raptors need more than what he is giving so far, if they have to take dow this Warriors team.
GSW vs TOR Dream11 Team Picks
In picking the team, we have to look at form and match-ups as these two teams have had only 2 head to head encounters this season. When it comes to form there are 4 players that pick themselves. Steph Curry, has been the best player in the playoffs along with Kawhi Leonard, since Kevin Durant went down with the injury. He is averaging more than 35 points per game since KD’s injury and he does a lot of other things to get himself a bunch of points on Dream 11.
Kawhi Leonard is having an even better playoff, doing a bit of everything. His scoring run is incredible and he is also rebounding like a big man averaging close to 7 rebounds per game in the playoffs. He showed he can be a facilitator if required as he dished out 9 and 7 assists to close out the series against the Bucks in the final 2 games of the series. Raptors will need more of that and Kawhi can deliver.
Draymond Green has been the do it all ball handler for Warriors since KD went down and is just as important as Steph for the Warriors run of wins. Klay Thompson has also upped his scoring and his defense will play a big factor in limiting the likes on Van Vleet, Danny Green and most importantly Kyle Lowry.
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After picking the 4 undroppable players, we turn to balance out the squad. The Raptors players haven’t done well statistically. Siakam who is considered the second most important player for the Raptors, has had 2 poor series’ (at least for his 15 Cr price) being defended by the likes of Giannis and Embiid. There is no respite against the Warriors with Draymond most likely to be his primary defender in the Finals.
Kyle Lowry has been good, but picking him would empty the coffers, so from Raptors we pick the hot hands in Van Vleet and Powell, who both come at just 13.5 Credits combined. If their form continues, then they are extremely valuable picks.
At the Center spot, Cousins minutes are limited and Ibaka has been woeful. Gasol has been efficient, although not flashy, for his price, but the Warriors small ball makes players like Gasol, who has been shooting extremely poorly from distance at very few attempts, quite obsolete so we can not know what his minutes and production will be.
Kevon Looney has been a revelation in these playoffs and has been the best Center the Warriors have, even when Cousins has played and he will continue to be a problem against the Raptors, so he gets the 7th spot. With only 4 Credits left, our last pick is a filler with Damian Jones taking the spot at 4 Credits.
It is important to note, Jones has one start in the playoffs and as long as Kerr keep experimenting with the 5 spot, he has a chance to play and get some points.