TOR Vs DEN Dream11 Team Overview, Match Centre And Probable Playing 5: Raptors look to round up a sparkling seeding round stage with their 7th win.
With the best record in the Eastern Conference inside the bubble, the Raptors have torched their way into the pinnacles of the conference. Not only did the side’s consistency and flawless brand of basketball assert it of second spot in the conference but showed that they are here to defend their title.
The kind of work put in by the club this season is at level with their title winning season last time around. Despite seeing an exodus of players as names departed for fresher and greener pastures, the club was undeterred, silencing a string of naysayers along the way with its unnerving commitment to justify its moniker of champions.
And the bubble has only seen the club further up the ante with the Raptors playing their best basketball this season inside the seeding round. The club makes an advent into its closing tie today with a 6-1 record to its name, one the side will be looking to further extend before departing for the upcoming playoffs.
After getting off to a runaway start inside the bubble, Denver Nuggets saw their march towards second place in the Western Conference be curbed. With two defeats on the bounce including a calamitous 124-111 defeat to LA Clippers, the side can only end as high as third place in the conference.
With the team’s spot having been affirmed and there being little to fight for today, Denver will look to restrict its players’ minutes. The side will toy around with its starting rotations, a narrative which will allow the Raptors to pull off a fourth successive win today.
Probable Playing 5
Fred, Kyle, Pascal, Ibaka, Anunoby
Murray, Jovic, Paul, Michael, Torrey
NBA Scrimmage 2019-20
Match: Raptors Vs Denver
Date And Time: 14th August, Friday: 11:00pm
Venue: The Field House, Orlando
- Pascal: 17.6 ppg
- Nikola: 20.2 ppg
Best Ball Stealer
- Pascal: 5.8 rpg
- Nikola: 9.9 rpg
Raptors Vs Boston: 100-122
Denver Nuggets Vs LA Clippers: 111-124
TOR vs DEN Dream11 Picks
Fred VanVleet’s endeavours have had a major role in transforming the Raptors into an invincible setup at the point. With his 12.5 ppg and 4.5 apg to go with them, the point guard has not only sent down triples from outside the circle but has also laid up dimes for his side with his ability to layup the ball articulately.
Norman Powell will be joining up with him for the day’s upcoming contest. The shooting guard was reasonable for 21 points and 8 rebounds for his side in the foregone affair and with the Raptors set to rest their main names today, Powell will once again get elevated minutes on the court.
Denver Nuggets will see Torrey Craig become the first name to grace the land of our side. The shooting guard has been in solid touch all across the bubble with the player’s ability to open the zone for himself and send down triples serving him fruitfully.
From someone who was trying to find his feet in the league way back in March to now becoming a part of Denver’s playing 5, Michael Porter Jr. has massively escalated his career in no time at all. He hit the ground running inside the bubble, a player who persistently delivered field points at a high conversion rate to see him become a must have pick for us.
Despite a little knee soreness, Jerami Grant ended up delivering 25 points along with 6 rebounds for his club the last time around. He’s been increasingly asked to play an elevated role inside the bubble, a responsibility which will be once again accorded from him today as his club looks to prepare itself for the forthcoming playoffs.
His side’s top scorer and with the most rebounds as well at 17.6 ppg and 5.8 rpb, Pascal Siakam is someone we just couldn’t leave out of from the Raptors’ side. Although he’s set to be asked to play frugal minutes today, he can easily rifle his way to a double-double given his expansive skill set.
A decrease in minutes for Siakam means Chris Boucher will once again be asked to take over the mantle of the point forward segment. And after a worldclass double-double comprising of 21 points and 11 rebounds the last time he took to the field, the imperious player becomes a must have for us.
Denver’s Nikola Jovic has emerged as the focal point of his side’s attack and defence inside the bubble. He pulled off a staggering 17 points from the deep along with laying up the ball on 13 occasions to register an attackingly lethal double-double the last time around.
The manner in which he’s cajoled his way the double-doubles see Jovic be our star player for today while Fred is the pro player.
Dream 11 Team
Fred, Powell, Craig, Michael, Siakam, Grant, Boucher, Jovic
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