BOS vs NYK Dream11: COVID-19 has really spoiled the mood of NBA writers, readers, and experts alike. One of the teams New York Knicks who will feature here has some of its own players in the COVID-19 protocols too. The Boston Celtics will host them in a classical Eastern Conference battle. Both teams are struggling for rhythm and have more losses than wins.
Celtics have a stacked roster and many of its players have experience of playing together for some years. Boston’s record fails to capture the talent level and the versatility of the names that play for it. It is baffling how many times the Boston team flounders because of its poor team chemistry.
Knicks are in a worse position than the Celtics. When the Franchise hauled Kemba Walker from Boston, the plan was to establish a veteran backcourt with Evan Fournier. The plan has failed miserably and Kemba is on the trade block, not featuring for the team at all. New York is a classic example of all players in the team going ice cold due to plans falling apart.
Host: Boston Celtics
Visitors: New York Knicks
Match Timing: 19 December, @ 05:30 AM
Venue: TD Garden
Boston hasn’t looked in sync this season at all. The team has lost four of the last five games and the team is yet to win four in a row. The Celtics have Tatum who can dip in 25-30 points on most nights, Jaylen Brown can get around 20 but he has been injured, for the most part, Smart can lodge 10-19 points usually, Dennis Schroeder and Josh Richardson can combine for 30 points but these days they haven’t played much together. Horford and Williams form a sturdy frontcourt while there is more than decent bench depth. Still, the team has gone through massive struggles and has not gelled as a unit.
Knicks: Trades coming soon
While Kemba Walker is going to be traded for sure, there can be other moves made too. Knicks look out of control against elite teams and have struggled to make ends meet on both ends of the floor during many games. Julius Randle, Alec Burks, Evan Fournier, and RJ Barrett have all had nights where they shot under 40%, which is not going to get it done in this league. New York can go ice-cold, flounders on defense a lot, and they looked a better team last season with less star power. What is the future of current Knicks players with this Franchise?
Boston Celtics | New York Knicks
Games: 29| 29
Wins: 14| 13
Defeats: 15| 16
New York Knicks Team News
Knicks Expected Starting Five
Middle: C: Nerlens Noel, PF: Julius Randle
Guards: SG: Alec Burks, SG: Evan Fournier, PG: Derrick Rose(QUESTIONABLE)
BENCH: Taj Gibson, Jericho Sims, Wayne Selden, Miles McBride.
Boston Celtics News:
Celtics Expected Starting Five
Wing: SF: Jayson Tatum SF: Aaron Nesmith
Middle: C: Robert Williams III,
Guards: SG: Jaylen Brown, PG: Marcus Smart
BENCH: Payton Pritchard, Brodric Thomas, Romeo Langford, Josh Richardson, Enes Freedom
Jayson Tatum(BOS )
Tatum is a legitimate threat scoring-wise and has averaged above 26 points a game this season, which is not surprising for the talented wing. Jayson has figured in the 24-34 points range while scoring 40 or more every now and then.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 40-50
Julius has been highly up-and-down in terms of offensive production which has also affected Knicks’ offense more often than not. Still, in the last two games, the high-quality Power Forward has lodged 21 or more points. He can also clasp rebounds in the 6-12 and assists in 4-8 range. He is an option for Star/Pro Player in the Dream11 NBA scenario.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 39-52
Jaylen Brown(BOS )
Brown forms a formidable one-two punch with Tatum but injuries have derailed his career recently. Brown can score around 20-25 points consistently while grabbing 4-9 rebounds on a consistent level.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 26-41
Fournier has been highly inconsistent for the Knicks team, which has been the theme of the New York campaign. The off-guard can go for 20+ nights every now and then but can also get relegated to single-digit scoring quite often. But with a thinned-down lineup, he will get more shots for sure.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 28-42
Marcus Smart(BOS )
Smart is one of the peskiest defenders in the league but his offensive production has been North and South throughout the season. During his best days, the guard can compile 14-19 points, 6-8 rebounds, and 6-8 assists along with 1-2 steals.
Alec Burks(NYK )
Burks has been suffering on the offensive end big-time, shooting under 35% or so multiple times this month. The guard has to get it together if the Knicks are to get something on the offensive end.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 15-35
BOS vs NYK Dream11 Lineup Balancers
PG: M Mcbride
SG: M Smart, A Burks
SF: J Brown
PF: J Tatum(PP), J Randle(SP),
C: R Williams, M Robinson
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