NOP Vs OKC Dream 11 Prediction: New Orleans Pelicans Vs Oklahoma City Thunder Best Dream 11 Team for NBA 2019-20

Archie Blade
|Published 13/02/2020

NOP Vs OKC Dream 11 Prediction: New Orleans Pelicans Vs Oklahoma City Thunder. Rejuvenated New Orleans Pelicans strive to usher in the break with their fourth successive win.

At a time when even the most boisterous New Orleans Pelicans’ supporters were not giving them a chance of making it into the top 8 of the Western Conference, the club has taken everyone by surprise. Rising all the way into 11th place in the points tally, the club has punched above its weight to click at the right time and register three wins in a row.

Defeating Portland Trail Blazers 138-117 the last time around, today’s hosts have shown that everything is not yet lost for them. Invigorated, this revealed side has thrown its cap back into the reckoning for reserving a spot into the ensuing round with an impressive spree of results to torch their way up the points tally.

And with Oklahoma City Thunder having hit a rock at the moment to lose their bearings, New Orleans Pelicans will be quietly confident of keeping their winning spree unblemished on the day. The 114-106 against San Antonio Spurs the last time around was Oklahoma’s second on the bounce, seeing the club fall down into 7th spot.

Probable Winner

The home side won’t have things easy today but then they haven’t had them easy all across the season. However, they have decided to show the stomach for a fight finally with fight and character seeing them elevate themselves up the points tally, attributes we see guiding them to another win in this one.

Probable Playing 5

Team News

  • Kenrich Williams and Darius Miller will both be sitting out today’s encounter for the home side with the players yet to recover from their injuries.
  • Darius Bazley and Andre Roberson are both suffering knee injuries at the moment, ones which will sideline them for the fixture.

New Orleans Pelicans


Zion Williamson, Josh Hart, Derrick Favors, Lonzo Ball, Jrue Holiday

Oklahoma City Thunder


Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Danilo Gallinari, Steven Adams, Chris Paul, Luguentz Dort


Match Details

NBA 2019-20

Match: New Orleans Pelicans Vs Oklahoma City Thunder

Date And Time: 14th February, Friday- 6:30am

Venue: Smoothie King Center, New Orleans

Television: Sony Ten 2, Six/HD, FanCode

Pivotal Players

New Orleans Pelicans


  • Derrick Favors, Jrue Holiday

Oklahoma City Thunder


  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Chris Paul


Best Shooter


New Orleans Pelicans


  • Brandon Ingram: 24.9 Points

Oklahoma City Thunder


  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander: 19.5 Rebounds


Best Ball Stealer

New Orleans Pelicans


  • Derrick Favors: 9.9 Rebounds

Oklahoma City Thunder


  • Steven Adams: 9.3 Rebounds


Bygone Encounter


New Orleans Pelicans Vs Portland Trail Blazers: 138-114


Oklahoma City Thunder Vs San Antonio Spurs: 116-104


Dream 11 Picks


Point Guard

With the 6.6 apg, Chris Paul from Oklahoma City Thunder becomes the first name to be embedded in our Dream 11 framework for the day. He’s pivotal to his side’s chance of coming out unscathed from the tie, a name who has spruced his unit’s attacking plays owing to his quick ball moments and rotations.

Luguentz Dort joins him up while elsewhere, with the 6.8 assists per game, Lonzo Ball makes an immediate advent into our side from the home unit. He’s been the fulcrum of his side’s revival in the league, a player who has ensured the ball has moved around quickly and more importantly transitioned it rapidly from defence to attack.

Shooting Guard

Oklahoma City Thunders’ leading scorer with the 19.5 ppg, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander will make an entry into the fray of our side. He is going to be quissential to his side’s chances of a win today, someone who will determine if the side is able to arrest their downward spiral given his ability to send down floating jump points and reverse scoops.

Elsewhere, we are moving in with the one selection from the other side of the slot as well with Josh Hart our side’s pick for the upcoming tie.

Small Forward

Although he’s only going to be featuring as a substitute today, E’Twaun Moore was the only viable pick for us for this tie. The player has made the most of his scrimmages on the court with his ability to transpire points from the field and win the battle of the courts seeing him come up with some good deflections.

Power Forward

With two stunning performances in his last couple of clashes, Zion Williamson was always going to be a must have pick for the contest. He’s pulled of triple-doubles with ease, dropping alley-oops, spin and slams along with deflections and rebounds to make him our selection from New Orleans Pelicans.


With the 9.9 rebounds per game, Derrick Favours brings an end to our set of picks for the tie. The New Orleans Pelicans’ centre has taken centrestage under his side’s post, latching onto the second chance points to ensure his side win the fight for turnovers and don’t lose possession to their opponents.

Star Player

His ability to turnover possession and send down floating jump points see us make Paul our star player.

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Dream 11 Disclaimer

All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.

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Archie Blade

Archie Blade

Archie is a WWE and UFC Editor/Author at the SportsRush. Like most combat sports enthusiasts, his passion for watching people fight began with WWE when he witnessed a young Brock Lesnar massacre Hulk Hogan back in 2002. This very passion soon branched out to boxing and mixed martial arts. Over the years he fell in love with the theatrics that preceded the bell and the poetic carnage that followed after. Each bruise a story to tell, each wound a song of struggle, his greatest desire is to be there to witness it all. His favorite wrestler is Shawn Michaels and he believes that GSP is the greatest to ever step foot inside the octagon. Apart from wrestling, he is also fond of poetry and music.

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