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| On Feb 12, 2022 1:39 AM IST

CHI vs MIN Dream11 Prediction NBA Live Fantasy Basketball Dream11 Team, Top Picks and Tips for Chicago Bulls vs Minnesota Timberwolves


CHI vs MIN Dream11: The NBA trade deadline is past us, and whoops, what a turbulent period it is as a writer. As you write games, their complexion changes overnight but thank god, it is past us. But anyway, we know that the rest of the rosters will remain pretty much the same and at best, we can see some changes in terms of buyouts, etc. Anyway, let us jump into the game where the two of the quietest teams during the trade deadline in the Chicago Bulls and the Minnesota Timberwolves clash.

The Bulls have been dealing with a ton of injuries lately and with Ball and Caruso out, the Point Guard position has been compromised. Zach LaVine and DeMar DeRozan are two of the best isolation scorers in the league and DeMar especially has been having a season of his life. Nikola Vucevic provides solid production in the middle but the bench has been severely short-handed.

On the other hand, the Minnesota Timberwolves have played some inspirational basketball lately and they remained quiet during the deadline because they have reeled in a solid core already. With Anthony-Towns, Edwards, and Russell, the trio has a lot of years in terms of prime left and they complement each other well.

Host: Chicago Bulls
Visitors: Minnesota Timberwolves

Match Timing: 12 February, @ 06:30 AM
Venue: United Center

NBA Projections, Stats & Analysis

Timberwolves: They are building something special
Minnesota has been one of the best offensive squads for the last couple of months. They have a solid scoring core and bringing in Anthony Edwards in the draft last season has surely given them a long-term boost. The best part about the Timberwolves team is that the squad has largely young players who have shown tremendous growth this season and this is the best window for Franchise in a long-long time. If the team continues growing like this, although they will need is a deep bench and well, watch out for the Wolves!

D’Angelo Russell has been a terrific shooter and his ability to dish assists make him a complete Point Guard. Anthony Edwards at the wing has been effective scoring-wise and he keeps on impressing with his ability to improve his three-point shooting. On the other hand, Karl Anthony-Towns is the heartbeat for this team and he has played a motivating brand of basketball this season. Malik Beasley has done a brilliant job scoring-wise while Patrick Beverley if he overcomes the injury, can make a lot of noise once the Playoffs approach.

Bulls: Isolation specialists carrying weight
Zach LaVine and DeMar DeRozan have done what LeBron James, Anthony Davis, and Russell Westbrook have been unable to do so far. And what is that? Co-existing! Especially in the case of Westbrook as a new entrant who has had his troubles with the whole pairing up with the superstars’ system. This is because of the template both LaVine and DeRozan set earlier in the season which has reaped fruits. With Vucevic in the middle, these two have more freedom to shoot from mid-range and beyond. Why I like DeRozan is that he has kept the art of tough mid-range shooting alive, bringing back the shades of Kobe Bryant this season and other former Bulls’ great… Michael Jordan.

Anyway, the problem has largely been the lack of firepower at the Point Guard position and with Ball and Caruso away, the team has been hit with an imbalance. And if not for LaVine and DeRozan, it could have been a situation like the Nets. Ayu Dosunmu as a rookie has done a wonderful job as the playmaker and a scorer as well but yes to make a long run, they’d need at least one of Ball and Caruso to be back in the fold. Big Forward Patrick Williams has been out of the fray too and once he returns, the defensive balance will be restored. Overall, even with a high-yielding Coby White, the Bulls’ bench has been thin.

Chicago Bulls | Minnesota Timberwolves

Games: 55| 55
Wins: 31| 29
Defeats: 24| 26

Chicago Bulls vs Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Live, Team News and Lineups

Minnesota Timberwolves Teams News:

  • Naz Reid, D’Angelo Russell, Josh Okogie, Patrick Beverley, Anthony Edwards, Taurean Prince are QUESTIONABLE for the game

Timberwolves Expected Starting Five
Wing: SF: Anthony Edwards(QUESTIONABLE)
Middle: PF: Jarred Vanderbilt | C: Karl Anthony-Towns
Guards: PG: D’Angelo Russell(QUESTIONABLE) | PG: Patrick Beverley (QUESTIONABLE)

BENCH: Malik Beasley, Naz Reid(QUESTIONABLE), Jaylen Nowell, Taurean Prince, Jaden McDaniels, Leandro Bolmano, Jordan McLaughlin, Josh Okogie(QUESTIONABLE), Nathan Knight, Jake Layman.

NBA Scores, Fantasy Basketball Top Picks

Karl Anthony-Towns(MIN)
Points: 21
Rebounds: 07
Assists: 08
Blocks: 01
Karl has been having another fantastic season in the middle and he has been grabbing rebounds, dripping points, and playing defense at a high clip. Karl has been in the 21-25 points, 9-14 rebounds, and 1-2 block a game regularly.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 37-49

DeMar DeRozan(CHI)
Points: 36
Rebounds: 05
Assists: 04
DeMar continues to slide in a bunch of points and what a great season is the Guard/Wing having! Look at this unbelievable range recently of 36-45 points, 4-7 assists, and 5-9 rebounds.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 42-54

Anthony Edwards(MIN)
Points: 26
Rebounds: 01
Assists: 01
Blocks: 01
The wing has done a wonderful job in terms of hoarding points and bringing big-time impact. The SF has scored 17 or more in three of the last four games while clinching 1-2 steals a game. He is QUESTIONABLE for the game.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 33-45

Nikola Vucevic(CHI)
Points: 18
Rebounds: 16
Assists: 08
Blocks: 03
Vucevic has been a huge difference-maker in the middle for the Bulls with his ability to pile up both boards and points. Nikola has been impressive with his 15-21 points and 10+ rebounds range recently.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 35-45

D’Angelo Russell(MIN)
Points: 29
Rebounds: 04
Assists: 10
Blocks: 01
Steals: 01

The lefty-guard keeps on impressing with his terrific ability to shoot from outside and also act as a high-quality playmaker. He has scored 22 or more in three of the last five games while dishing 5-10 assists a game.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 38-46

Zach LaVine(CHI)
Points: 27
Rebounds: 06
Assists: 05
Zach forms one of the best isolation scoring duos along with DeMar DeRozan and has seen his best season in terms of wins. LaVine has been in the 25-27 points, 5-6 rebounds, and 4-8 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 35-45


  • Jarred Vanderbilt(MIN) had 8 points, 11 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal, 1 block in the last game. The hustling Forward has been a vital presence and has been in the 8-11 points and 8-13 rebounds range constantly.
  • Jaden McDaniels(MIN) had 13 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal in the last game. Jaden has been providing great scoring balance and has cored in the 13-14 points range recently.
  • Coby White(CHI) had 15 points, 3 assists, 3 rebounds, 1 block in the last game. The Guard has been in the 12-16 points range off the bench.
  • Patrick Beverley(MIN)had 10 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal in the last contest. Patrick has largely been in the 7-11 points, and has dished around 5 assists a game consistently
  • Malik Beasley(MIN)had 6 points, 1 rebound, 1 assist in the last contest. The high impressive Guard has scored 18 or more in three of the last five games.
  • JaVonte Green(CHI) had 6 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal in the last game. When the core of Vucevic, LaVine, and DeRozan is intact, this is the usual production for Green.
  • Jordan McLaughlin(MIN) had 4 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists in the last game. This is what to expect from the guard usually.
  • Troy Brown Jr.(CHI) had 8 points, 4 assists, 4 rebounds, 2 steals in the last game. Off-the-bench wing has usually been in the 5-9 points and 4-6 rebounds range.
  • Malcolm Hill(CHI) had 6 points, 2 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 block in the last game. The wing has usually been in 5-8 points range.

CHI vs MIN Dream11 Team

PG: J McLaughlin
SG: Z LaVine, C White
SF: D DeRozan(PP), J McDaniels
PF: J Vanderbilt, J Green
C:    K Towns(SP)

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Where to watch NBA Live Score?

Well, not great news for the Indian NBA fans, because if you want to catch DeRozan and LaVine raining it against Anthony-Towns, wouldn’t you want some service to showcase! However, as is the case for most of the NBA games, TV outlets MTV and VH1 are not going to showcase this game for Indian viewers. On the other hand, streaming platforms Voot and JIOTV are not going to showcase this game. That is why instead of relying on these services, you can purchase the annual subscription in the NBA League Pass, which provides access to all the live games and if you can’t catch the live stream, you can also watch the full game replays. To know the scores, stats, and news, go to the official website of the NBA.

Shubham Singh

Basketball is an intense sport and NBA has the most varied talents in the world. I like analysing basketball and uncover the nuances that dictate the game.