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| On Mar 27, 2022 1:35 PM IST

DET vs NYK Dream11 Prediction NBA Live Fantasy Basketball Dream11 Team, Top Picks and Tips for Detroit Pistons vs New York Knicks


DET vs NYK Dream11: The NBA is steadily heading towards the Playoffs timeline and we have seen some exciting battles throughout the season. As a writer who covers all the 30 teams, I don’t consider any team “bad” per say because we are talking about professional athletes here. With the teams that are losing a lot, there is a lot of young talent that can be witnessed and it is actually a pleasant experience to see these players grow on a daily basis. The grind of the NBA makes for tough basketball talents who have to deal with one of the most tenuous schedules in professional sports. And to add to the schedule, two Eastern Conference squads in the Detroit Pistons and the New York Knicks will clash here.

The Pistons have been one of the bottom-ranked teams but their play has been impressive since the All-star break. The team has at least made sure that they don’t get blown out and they seem to be building something special. Dave Bing, the former Pistons great suggested that the Franchise still needs a face to build around, is he right or is Cade Cunningham the answer?

On the other hand, the Knicks have been performing below expectations for most parts but the young unit recently pulled out some impressive wins, especially one against the elite Heat. However, their road to the Play-in tournament is still far away and at this point, they are most likely going to see their season end before the tournament.

Host: Detroit Pistons
Visitors: New York Knicks
Match Timing: 28 March, @ 01:00 AM
Venue: Little Caesars Arena

NBA Projections, Stats & Analysis

Pistons: They have a base

While the Pistons record suggests that they are far from a strong team, the management must be pleased to see the play of Cade Cunningham recently. The rookie Guard has showcased the all-around talent and had he been this consistent in the first half of the season, he may have ended up with the Rookie of the Year Award, he is still climbing the ladder at a quick pace. On the other hand, Jerami Grant also helped the team achieve much more cohesion on both ends after recovering from injury. Saddiq Bey is a promising three-point shooter and if he is pitched alongside a better shooting unit, he can take his game to the next level. Killian Hayes is still struggling with his offense during the second season but he has also shown a ton of promise, especially as a perimeter defender. While Isaiah Stewart is not an assertive offensive player, he has led the team in rebounding and has shown the ability to play both inside and outside defense.

Knicks: A strange season

The Knicks finished the East in the fourth position last season. They brought Kemba Walker and Evan Fournier as the two guards, but the Walker experiment failed miserably and the guard was shut down for the rest of the season with a decent number of games remaining. Fournier has knocked a bunch of triples down but he is not the same offensive player as he was with the Magic. On the other hand, both Julius Randle and RJ Barrett are highly talented youngsters but have been careless with their shot selection at times. Immanuel Quickley and Alec Burks both had been highly inconsistent shooting-wise earlier but have improved, however, it seems to be too late now. Mitchell Robinson’s development was hinged by an injury before but he can still be a solid rebounder and paint defender. Meanwhile, Obi Toppin has a lot of promise at the Power Forward position but perhaps he will need a more playmaking-oriented Point Guard to be more successful. Time has run out for the Knicks to make a run for the Play-in tournament.

Detroit Pistons (14th in East) | New York Knicks (11th in East)
Games: 74| 74
Wins: 24 | 32
Defeats: 50 | 42

Detroit Pistons vs New York Knicks NBA Live, Team News and Lineups

Detroit Pistons Team News

  • Frank Jackson is OUT for the game
  • Hamidou Diallois OUT for the game and done for the season
  • Jerami Grant is OUT for the game
  • Isaiah Livers is OUT for the game.

Pistons Expected Starting Five
Big Forward: PF: Marvin Bagley III
Wing: SF: Saddiq Bey
Middle: C: Isaiah Stewart
Guards: SG: Cade Cunningham| PG: Cory Joseph

BENCH: PF: Marvin Bagley III, Saben Lee, Jamaro Pickett, Isaiah Livers, Luka Garza

New York Knicks Team News

  • Derrick Rose is OUT for the game and has no timetable to return.
  • Kemba Walker is OUT and has been SHUT DOWN for the rest of the season
  • Nerlens Noel is OUT for the game
  • Julius Randle is a Game Time Decision
  • Cam Reddish is OUT for the game

Knicks Expected Starting Five
Middle: C: Mitchell Robinson/ Obi Toppin/ Jericho Sims| PF: Julius Randle (Game-Time Decision)
Guards: SG: Alec Burks | SG: Evan Fournier | SG: RJ Barrett

BENCH: Immanuel Quickley, Miles McBride, Taj Gibson, Ryan Arcandiano, Quinten Grimes, HJericho Sims.

NBA Scores, Fantasy Basketball Top Picks

Cade Cunningham(DET)
Points: 22
Rebounds: 07
Assists: 09
Blocks: 01

Cunningham has drawn comparisons to former Nets great Jason Kidd due to his all-around play but he has a long way to go as the rookie. The talented Guard has mostly been in 17-23 points, 7-10 assists, and 6-7 rebounds range. He can be considered as a Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 NBA Fantasy scenario.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 32-43

Julius Randle(NYK)
Points: 13
Rebounds: 11
Assists: 03
Randle has missed a few games recently due to injury and even with his numbers down compared to last season, he is a huge factor on the rebounding, scoring, and defensive end. The rugged Forward has usually been in 18-26 points, 9-12 rebounds, and 4-6 assists range. He is a “Game Time Decision”.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 34-46

RJ Barrett(NYK)
Points: 18
Rebounds: 08
Assists: 04
RJ has the tendency to rush his shots a bit but still, the youngster has shown the ability to become an All-Star level shotcreator. He has mostly been in 24 points, 6-8 rebounds, and 3-4 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 32-42

Marvin Bagley III(DET)
Points: 25
Rebounds: 05
Assists: 00
Steals: 02
Blocks: 01
Bagley has found a more than decent rhythm playing for the Kings and has had a brilliant impact as the inside and mid-range scorer. The Forward has mostly been in 13-15 points and 5-9 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 20-32

Immanuel Quickley(NYK)
Points: 23
Rebounds: 02
Assists: 03
Steals: 02
Unless the Knicks acquire a star-level or a high-yielding Point Guard next season, sharpshooter and Knicks’ fan-favorite Immanuel can claim that starting spot. He has mostly been in 15-17 points and 3-5 assists range these days.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 20-30

Isaiah Stewart(DET)
Points: 12
Rebounds: 08
Assists: 01
Blocks: 01
Center Isaiah has been developing into a reliable defender, big-time rebounder, and has given decent production in the middle. He has mostly been in 8-12 points and 10-13 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 17-26


  • Alec Burks(NYK) had 12 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal in the last game. Veteran guard Burks has shot much better from the field compared to the earlier periods, mostly figuring in 12-17, 4-7 rebounds, and 3-4 assists range.
  • Saddiq Bey(DET) had 8 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals in the last game. Wing Bey can be inconsistent in terms of shooting the ball but can become a two-way knockdown shooter. He has been here and there in terms of range, usually in the 10-16 points range,
  • Killian Hayes(DET) had 10 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 blocks, 2 steals in the last game. Although Hayes has struggled shooting-wise, he provides some stability on the perimeter defense. He has mostly been in 9-13 points, 4-6 assists, and 4-6 rebounds range.
  • Evan Fournier(NYK) had 7 points, 4 assists, 1 rebound, 2 steals in the last game. Evan has not given as much production as expected but is a big threat from the three-point line, usually figuring in 11-15 points, 4-7 assists, and 1-2 steals range.
  • Mitchell Robinson(NYK) had 11 points, 7 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal in the last game. Center Mitchell has mostly been in 7-11 points, 6-7 rebounds, and 1-3 steals range.
  • Obi Toppin(NYK) had 15 points, 8 rebounds in the last game. If Robinson doesn’t play, Toppin has started for the last few games due to the non-availability of Randle. If Randle plays, I expect a 5-7 points, 3-5 rebounds range, and if he doesn’t then a 14-18 points and 8-11 rebounds range.
  • Cory Joseph(DET) had 6 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal in the last game. Joseph has done decently as the veteran guard starter, usually being 6-9 points range.
  • Rodney McGruder(DET) had 3 points, 7 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals in the last game. Guard Rodney has been decent off the bench, usually being in 5-8 points range.
  • Davis Bertans(DET) had 2 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal in the last game. Bertans usually play 10-15 minutes, getting into the 2-7 points range.
  • Jericho Sims(NYK) had 6 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 block in the last game. Athletic Forward Jericho has done decently in the starting role, figuring in 6-10 points and 3-7 rebounds range but his minutes can take a hit if Julius plays.

DET vs NYK Dream11 Team

(If Randle doesn’t play)
PG: A Burks,
C Cunningham(SP)
SG: I Quickley
SF: R Barrett(PP), O Toppin

PF: M Bagley, S Bey
C:   I Stewart

(If Randle plays)
C Cunningham(SP)
SG: I Quickley
SF: R Barrett(PP), O Toppin

PF: J Randle, M Bagley, S Bey
C:   I Stewart

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Where to watch NBA Live Score?

Wouldn’t you like to catch Cade Cunningham showcasing his all-around prowess or Immanuel Quickley playing some exciting ball? In not the most encouraging news for the Indian NBA fans who want to catch the game, you will not be able to watch this game on the streaming platforms Jio TV and Voot. So what can you do? Well, the best method to catch what is up in the league, go to the NBA League Pass and purchase the annual subscription. This mode of subscription provides access to all live games and if you are not able to catch the live game, you can just plug it into the full game replay. To learn the scores, stats, and news, go to the official website of the NBA.

Shubham Singh

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