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NYL vs WAS Dream11 Prediction WNBA Live Fantasy Basketball Dream11 Team, Top Picks and Tips for New York Liberty vs Washington Mystics

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NYL vs WAS Dream11: There are numerous reasons to love the WNBA and we are well into the halfway mark with the All-Star Ballot deadline closing in till the 20th of the month. Anyway, there are obvious favorites for the All-Star battle such as Breanna Stewart, A’ja Wilson, and Kelsey Plum. Then there are others that can also slate in for one of the spots. And that can be said for Sabrina Ionescu, who will take on the Washington Mystics along with her team New York Liberty.

The Liberty started in a wretched fashion, showing their similar struggles as last season. They started the season with one win and seven losses, however, they have won four out of the last six games, suffering a close 86:88 loss to the Sky, despite a 27 points performance by Sabrina Ionescu. On the other hand, the Mystics have been way better compared to last season, beginning with a ten wins and six losses record, coming into the game after completing an 83:65 win behind a 16 points and 10 rebounds effort by Shakira Austin. Can Liberty take advantage of a Mystics team without Elena Della-Donne?

Home: New York Liberty
Visitors: Washington Mystics

Match Timing: 17 June, @ 04:30 AM (+05:30 UTC)
Venue: Barclays Center

NBA Projections, Stats & Analysis

Liberty need more from players other than Ionescu

Ionescu has been a strong presence since the beginning of the season, she not only gives the team strong scoring, playmaker, and rebounder, doing more than her fair share, but the support around has been rather off the mark. Except for Natasha Howard, who has had her moments, but even her consistency has been missing.

Sabrina faces a ton of double/triple teams throughout the game and when she is surrounded at the perimeter, the help has been on the short side. Howard will need to grow more consistent but the trouble is that there have not been other options who have been able to figure out their roles. Who will be with answers here? Liberty needs someone to step up or they will be on the fringes of the Playoffs again.

Mystics without Della-Donne have suffered a bit

The Mystics have a 50% win and 50% loss record without Elena Della-Donne whereas, with her, they have won 70% of the games. With the team resting their veteran presence Elena every other game, the Mystics will have to uncover their depth. And they have been able to do that as the season has progressed. So what do they have without her?

Shakira Austin has been an incredible double-double threat whereas Natasha Cloud has given brilliant playmaking although her offense has been a bit down. Ariel Atkins has been a bit off but Alysha Clark has been rather inspirational. Myisha Hines-Allen can be a more than decent backup whereas Shatori Walker-Kimbrough has been a decent bench presence soon too. Can the Mystics win more than without Elena Della Donne?

Performance Predictions

Highest scorer: Sabrina Ionescu: 24
Highest rebounder: Shakira Austin: 11
Top assists maker: Sabrina Ionescu: 9
Score Prediction: Liberty 84 Mystics 77

New York Liberty vs Washington Mystics WNBA Live, Team News and Lineups

Washington Mystics News

  • Elena Della-Donne is PROBABLE for the game.

Mystics Expected Starting Five
Slashing Wing: SF: Myisha Hines-Allen
Post-Forward: PF: Elena Della-Donne
Inside Presence: C: Shakira Austin
High-Scoring Guard: SG: Ariel Atkins
Ball-Handler: PG: Natasha Cloud

BENCH: Tianna Hawkins, Rui Machida, Shatori Walker-Kimbrough, Kennedy Burke, Elizabeth Williams

New York Liberty Teams News:

  • DiDi Richards, Betnijah Laney, Jocelyn Willoughby, Nayara Sabally are OUT for the game.

Liberty Expected Starting Five
Athletic Forward: PF: Natasha Forward
Inside Presence: C: Stefanie Dolson
Expert Ball-Handler Guard: G: Crystal Dangerfield
Sharpshooting Guard: SG: Rebecca Allen
Leading All-Around Ball-Handler: PG: Sabrina Ionescu

BENCH: Sam Whitcomb, Lorela Cubaj, Michaela Onyenwera, Marine Johannes, Xu Han.

WNBA Scores, Fantasy Basketball Top Picks

Sabrina Ionescu(NYL)
Points: 27
Rebounds: 13
Assists: 12
Ionescu is an elite Point Guard who is the heart and soul of the Liberty team and has done an incredible job. I believe she will be in 19-26 points, 8-12 rebounds, and 7-11 assists range. She can be selected as a Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 NBA Fantasy scenario.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 41-60

Natasha Cloud(WAS)
Points: 06
Rebounds: 00
Assists: 10

Guard Natasha has been getting it done as a playmaker but her scoring has been down a bit as she continues to do other important jobs. I believe she will be in 12-17 points, 6-9 assists, and 4-6 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 22-32

Natasha Howard(NYL)
Points: 08
Rebounds: 03
Assists: 03
Blocks: 01
Forward Natasha has been impressive in parts but has been highly inconsistent overall, as she keeps on chucking up shots. I believe she will be in 14-19 points, 6-9 rebounds, and 1-2 blocks range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 16-33

Myisha Hines-Allen(WAS)
Points: 08
Rebounds: 03
Assists: 02

Myisha’s impact hasn’t been the same as it used to be but without Elena here, she will need to give quality minutes. I believe she will be in 13-18 points, 5-8 rebounds, and 1-3 steals range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 19-29

Stefanie Dolson(NYL)
Points: 12
Rebounds: 05
Assists: 04
Blocks: 02
Center Dolson is a physical inside presence, who can pin boards, but is not that consistent or assertive offensively. I believe she will be in 8-12 points and 4-7 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 14-22

Shakira Austin(WAS)
Points: 16
Rebounds: 10
Assists: 00
Steals: 01
Blocks: 01
Center Austin has a brilliant low-post game and her strong physique allowed her to be a superb rebounder and also an impactful defender. I believe the inside player will be in 11-17 points and 8-11 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 22-32

NYL vs WAS DREAM11 LINEUP BALANCERS

  • Crystal Dangerfield(NYL) had 11 points, 1 assist, 2 steals in the last game. Guard Dangerfield has done a great job as a lead ball-handler and lately, she has been a bit more consistent. I believe she will be in 8-14 points and 3-6 assists range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 11-22
  • Xu Han(NYL) had 10 points, 2 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 block in the last game. Center Han has been using her size well inside and has elevated her game. I believe she will be in 8-13 points and 3-6 rebounds range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 15-25
  • Ariel Atkins(WAS) had 13 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal, 1 block in the last game. Atkins can be a little inconsistent but her mere presence helps address the offensive matters. I believe she will be in 9-14 points range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 20-30
  • Sam Whitcomb(NYL) had 9 points, 1 rebound, 1 assist, 1 block in the last game. Whitcomb can help her team if she makes three triples again as she did in the last game. I believe she will be in 8-14 points range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 10-22
  • Alysha Clark(WAS) had 11 points, 6 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals in the last game. Alysha has been amping it up on both ends of the floor and has been a big inspiration. I believe she will be in 9-14 points and 3-5 rebounds range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 17-27
  • Marine Johannes(NYL) had 4 points, 1 rebound, 1 assist in the last game. Johannes is a sharpshooter who can also do a lot of other things but she will need to be more offensive-oriented. I believe she will be in 8-13 points and 4-6 assists range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 7-16
  • Elizabeth Williams(WAS) had 10 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists in the last game. Center Williams gives terrific production inside and can give quality minutes. I believe she will be in 8-14 points and 4-7 rebounds range.
  • Expected Fantasy Points Range: 13-24
  • Michaela Onyenwera(NYL) had 5 points in the last game. Michaela has seen a reduction in her minutes lately. I believe she will be in 4-9 points range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 6-13
  • Shatori Walker-Kimbrough(WAS) had 8 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal, 1 block in the last game. Walker-Kimbrough is a pesky defender off the bench and I believe she will be in 7-11 points range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 10-20
  • Rui Machida(WAS) had 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block in the last game. Rui has not been clicking on her open shots.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 4-14

NYL vs WAS Dream11 Team

(Recommended)
PG: N Cloud(PP), C Dangerfield, S Ionescu(SP)
SG: M Johannes, A Atkins
SF: A Clark
PF: N Howard
C:   S Austin

(Alternate)
PG: S Ionescu(SP)
SG: M Johannes, A Atkins
SF: A Clark
PF: N Howard(PP)
C:   H Xu, M Hines-Allen, S Austin

Where to watch WNBA Live Score?

Will it not be a fun time to watch Sabrina Ionescu take on Natasha Cloud in an all-out Guard battle? You can catch this game on the WNBA League Pass where all the WNBA action can be seen. You can watch the highlights of the game on the official YouTube of the WNBA. To learn the scores, news, and stats, visit the official website of the WNBA.

Shubham Singh

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