The NBA Preseason is reaching its final stages and soon the rosters of all the teams will be trimmed to 15-17 players range. In this game, Brooklyn Nets is going to take on Minnesota Timberwolves. More about BKN vs MIN Dream11 will be given below.
Forget the preseason, the Nets have been dealing with a complicated situation with Kyrie Irving. The management decided that Kyrie can only play if he gets vaccinated. This is the storyline that dominates the Nets news and so far, Irving has refused vaccination, criticizing the compulsory vaccination drive as it curbs an individual’s freedom as per Kyrie.
So, as of now, the Nets still have Harden and Durant, and those two can also create ripples in the league. How will the Kyrie Irving situation affect the team as a whole?
Minnesota is in rebuild mode, well, they have been in that mode for more than half a decade. Is it going to be a different type of season now? It is tough in a loaded west to establish long-term projects and although the Timberwolves are bestowed with the talents of Anthony Edwards, D’Angelo Russell, and Karl Anthony Towns, this can be another frustrating season.
Home: Brooklyn Nets
Vistors: Minnesota Timberwolves
Match Timing: 15 October, @ 05:00 AM
Venue: Barclays Center
The contest will take place at Barclays Center which is the home floor for the Brooklyn Nets.
Brooklyn Nets| Minnesota Timberwolves (Preseason Record)
Games: 03| 03
Wins: 02| 03
Defeats: 01| 00
Both Kevin Durant and James Harden are strong candidates.
Karl Anthony-Towns can stuff the stat sheet.
Kevin led the team in points and rebounds in the last game. Durant is one of the best ever basketball players to grace the floor and can put up 25-40 points on a consistent basis. How will he respond this season if Irving potentially leaves the team?
Karl Anthony Towns
Karl-Anthony led his team in rebounds during the last game. He is a terrific big and he will be hungry for some Playoffs success this season. He is an excellent option as the Super/Pro Player in the Dream11 NBA scenario.
Harden led the team in assists during the last game. James is no stranger to putting up points and playmaking and has been one of the best scorers and passers to play the game. Can he remain healthy and make a title run?
Anthony showed last year that he can become a bonafide all-star somewhere in the future. He struggles with shooting from long-range but uses his athleticism to finish inside. Can the sophomore average between 20-25 PPG and spark hopes for a Playoff berth this season?
Blake G is not the same athlete he was a few years ago but Griffin still got a lot to give. He has become a more disciplined defender and has developed into a solid role player. Can Griffin give the Nets helpful 25-30 minutes per night?
McDaniel is a PF who operates as a stretch-four. He operates from the distance and can shoot the long ball most of the time, opening up mid-range and driving lanes too. Jaden just needs to get a bit more physical on the boards. Can he earn 25-30 minutes per game this season to expand his role?
Millsap led the nets in Steals during the last game. Paul’s averages are dipping every season but that is understandable, he has been the league for around 15 years now! Millsap can still play great position defense and chip in with regular points and rebounds. Is there around 20 minutes per game role for him in the Nets?
Reid led the team in both blocks and steals in the last game. He is an underrated player who can grab 20-25 minutes per game in the season. Can he average between 12-16 PPG and 5-7 RPG?
What will he get in the wake of Kyrie Irving’s story? A backup role or a deep bench stash?
A decent backup but what kind of role will he earn for the Wolves?
The rookie looks solid but are there any consistent minutes for him this season?
A fighting rebounder Vanderbilt can get around 20 minutes per game this season?
C: Blake Griffin
PF: Kevin Durant
SF: Joe Harris
SG: Bruce Brown
PG: James Harden
BENCH: Jevon Carter, Kyrie Irving, Patty Mills, Kirk Edwards, Devantoae Cacock, Lamarcus Aldridge, DeAndre Bembry, Bruce Brown, Nicolas Claxton, Jevon Carter, Paul Millsap.
Brooklyn Nets Squad: Joe Harris, James Harden, Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant, Blake Griffin, Patty Mills, Kirk Edwards, Devantoae Cacock, Lamarcus Aldridge, DeAndre Bembry, Bruce Brown, Nicolas Claxton, Jevon Carter, Paul Millsap.
PF: Jaden McDaniels
SF: Anthony Edwards
C: Karl Anthony-Towns
SG: Malik Beasley
PG: Jaylen Nowell
BENCH: Taurean Prince, Nathan Knight, Jack Layman, Josh Okogie, Naz Reid, Patrick Beverley, Jordan McLaughlin, Mckinley Wright IV, Isaiah Miller Leandro Bolmaro, Chris Silva, Brian Bowen II, D’Angelo Russell, Matt Lewis.
Minnesota Timberwolves Squad: Jarred Vanderbilt, Jaden McDaniels, Karl Anthony-Towns, Anthony Edwards, D’Angelo Russell, Taurean Prince, Nathan Knight, Jack Layman, Josh Okogie, Naz Reid, Patrick Beverley, Jordan McLaughlin, Mckinley Wright IV, Malik Beasley, Jaylen Nowell, Leandro Bolmaro, Chris Silva, Brian Bowen II, Isaiah Miller, Matt Lewis.
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