ATL vs SAC Dream11: Hello, dear readers, thanks for sticking by throughout the season, and well, if you read the content, you know what I do here. I talk about how the teams are doing, how their players have been performing(only statistically), and figuring out what fantasy lineups can work. Well, that is why, even while covering teams with losing records on a regular basis, the season is more about analyzing different teams and combinations rather than seeing who is going towards championship trajectory. Anyway, let us jump to this game between the Sacramento Kings and the Atlanta Hawks.
Atlanta Hawks have been doing a great job recently, winning four straight games but that hasn’t been the case for most of the season. Still, thanks to Trae Young, they remain in contention for the Play-in tournament. As the season ticks on, let us see how the Young-led Hawks perform here because the current streak has come at a desperate time.
Well, the Kings are long away from the Play-in tournament and they have played some terrible basketball this month and are on a four-game losing streak. Sacramento is having major defensive issues and even on offense, they have had many games where they have gone cold. Will we see some trades soon?
Host: Atlanta Hawks
Visitors: Sacramento Kings
Match Timing: 27 January, @ 06:00 AM
Venue: Start Farm Arena
Hawks: Will the current streak spark something?
Atlanta has had a tough season overall but I would like to remind people that this team had a remarkable turnaround in the midseason window during the last season. This team was the Eastern Conference Finalist last season but looking at the overall picture, they may not arrive at the stage again. If the Hawks can win 60-65% of their games from here, they will still be in play to make some noise in the postseason.
Trae Young is the leader of this team in terms of points and assists, doing a wonderful job of providing elite offense on a nightly basis. De’Andre Hunter has revitalized the wing position after grappling with injuries all season long. Clint Capela has seen his production suffer during this season but is vital for rebounding and defensive end. Gallinari has done a wonderful job of picking his scoring after a tough start. Meanwhile, John Collins has been a stable scorer at the big Forward position and Kevin Huerter has done well in terms of stretching the floor. Can this current core push forth?
Kings: Troubled waters
Kings have struggled once again and their current downfall is a theme for it seems like every season. This has been a tough season for the team because their defense has fallen compared to last season and when Luke Walton was at the helm last season, the team could at least compile 43% wins. This season they have gone on so many losing streaks that it has not become a difficult job to claw back in the Play-in tournament contention. Sacramento has been usually suffering blowouts and if they are in a close game, they are unable to pull through as well.
The team lost to the Celtics by 53 points in the last game which is really their worst loss this season. What does this team have? Well, De’Aaron Fox has been brilliant at the guard position, scoring at a high clip. Meanwhile, Tyrese Haliburton has become the leading assists player, and he has shown that he can become an elite scorer and playmaker. Harrison Barnes has done well in terms of scoring again but Richuan Holmes’ production has fallen considerably this season largely due to his eye injury. Marvin Bagley III has seen more minutes since December and he gives decent offense and rebounding. Off the bench, Buddy Hield has misfired during many games and maybe seeking a change in scenery at this point. Rookie Davion Mitchell has a long way to go as an offensive player. Overall, the team may trade away some players like Hield and Bagley III, and I believe these two can thrive elsewhere.
Sacramento Kings | Atlanta Hawks
Games: 49| 46
Wins: 18| 21
Defeats: 31| 25
Hawks Expected Starting Five
Wing: SF: De’Andre Hunter(QUESTIONABLE)
Frontline: PF: John Collins | C: Clint Capela
Guards: SG: Kevin Huerter | PG: Trae Young
BENCH: Bogdan Bogdanovic(PROBABLE), Danillo Gallinari, Onyeka Okongwu, Delon Wright, Sharife Cooper, Lou Williams, Jalen Johnson, Kevin Knox II, Timothe Luwawu-Cabarot(QUESTIONABLE), and Skyler Mays.
Sacramento Kings Team News
Sacramento Kings Expected Starting Five
Forwards: PF: Marvin Bagley III | SF: Harrison Barnes
Middle: C: Richuan Holmes
Guards: PG: DeAaron Fox (Game Time Decision) | PG: Tyrese Haliburton
BENCH: Maurice Harkless, Buddy Hield, Davion Mitchell, Louis King, Terance Davis(Game Time Decision), Damian Jones, Chimezie Metu(Game Time Decision) Jahmius Ramsey, Emmanuel Terry, Alex Len, Robert Woodward III.
Trae is one of the best Point Guards in the league and he leads the Hawks in points and assists. The PG has been having a great season once again, scoring around 30 points and dishing 7-12 assists per game during most games. Trae can be selected as a Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 NBA Fantasy scenario.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 45-63
De’Aaron Fox(SAC) missed the last game and he is most likely going to return for this game. The Guard has usually been in the 20-27 points range while dishing around five assists a game.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 33-41
Hunter has had to go through a lot of injury troubles in the recent seasons. The wing has scored 20 points or more in three of the last five games while grabbing five rebounds or so. He is questionable for the game.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 29-39
Tyrese is doing a brilliant job at the one-guard position and has now become the leading playmaker for the Kings. The Guard has scored 20 or more in two of the last five games but I think a 9-15 points range is more of a norm. The Guard has dished 7 or more assists during last few days.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 30-42
John is having another great season at the big Forward position and well, I think he has the potential to increase his scoring average by 3-4 points. He has had two tough games but he has been in the 15-17 points and has grabbed around 5 rebounds on a regular basis.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 30-45
Wing Barnes has been a stable presence for the team for some seasons now, especially on the offensive end. Harrison has scored 16 or more in three of the last five games. I think the expected points range is 15-19 here.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 21-32
PG: T Young(SP), D Mitchell
SG: T Haliburton(PP)
SF: K Huerter
PG: J Collins, D Gallinari, M Bagley
C: R Holmes
This game is not available on Voot and JIO TV, streaming services that pump a game per day for Indian viewers. Meanwhile, Television outlets on MTV and VH1 will are not going to showcase the affair. So in my opinion, your best option is to get pick the annual subscription available in the NBA League Pass, which gives access to all the live streams, and also get the full game replays. To peek at the scores and stats, go to the official website of the NBA.