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

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MIN vs CHI Dream11: This is the last day of the NBA Regular Season and we will be in the Postseason territory season. The intensity will only rise up in this area and you have to be at your A-game. There are various scenarios that are playing in the Play-in tournament and some teams have been unable to seize the top-six berth in their Conference despite their stellar play while others just snuck in despite some underwhelming. An example of the former is Minnesota Timberwolves and the latter is the Chicago Bulls.

The Timberwolves have been one of the elite offensive teams and they have been engaging in shootouts more often than not. They will be a tough team to tackle in the Play-in tournament but they are going up against Paul George and co. first up.

On the other hand, the Bulls have not been playing Playoffs-level basketball lately and due to that, their chances are just decreasing to last against elite teams. The defensive side has been below-par and the team leads a huge lift in that department.

Host: Minnesota Timberwolves
Visitors: Chicago Bulls
Match Timing: 11 April, @ 06:00 AM
Venue: Target Center

NBA Projections, Stats & Analysis

Timberwolves will face the Clippers

The Timberwolves are an amazing team at home and they will face the Clippers. This is an interesting battle considering that the Clippers have looked highly deep with the return of Paul George and also Norman Powell. The Timberwolves have done a great job on the offensive end at home and with the trifecta of Karl Anthony-Towns, Anthony Edwards, and D’Angelo Russell, all three being versatile offensive players.

Defensively the team has struggled a bit and that is due to their back-and-forth offensive style that gives us a classic shootout type of scenario. While the Clippers lack the same pace game, with Paul George and Norman Powell the Clippers can disrupt the lanes and finish in the fastbreak situation, something the team will have to be aware of. This is why the game can’t be as easy as it sounds because of the Clippers’ depth with the return of Norman and Paul.

Bulls need to make adjustments

Bulls don’t have to go through the Play-in tournament but their Playoffs chances look slim. They may draw the Celtics in the first round and they can be overwhelmed on both ends against them. Another issue has been the team’s poor play away from home and the defense completely collapses at times. I thought the return of Patrick Williams may fix some things but it didn’t make that big of a difference, the Bulls are really suffering on the offensive end.

And their offensive end has been able to match to the opponents, something which the Timberwolves have at least done these days. DeRozan is not dropping 30+ points that often and when he does, the team hasn’t been efficient. The second half of the season is just the opposite of the first half when the team was winning away from home, had amazing scoring balance, and was tight defensively. Seems like losing Lonzo Ball took the steam out of the team.

Chicago Bulls (6th in East) | Minnesota Timberwolves (7th in West)
Games: 81 | 81
Wins: 45 | 46
Defeats: 36 | 35

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

Chicago Bulls News:

  • Zach LaVine, DeMar DeRozan, Alex Caruso, Matt Thomas, Nikola Vucevic, are OUT for the game.
  • Lonzo Ball is OUT for the game and can be done for the season.

Bulls Expected Starting Five
Wing: SF: JaVonte Green | SF: Derrick Jones Jr.
Middle: PF: Patrick Williams | C: Tristan Thompson
Guards: PG: Ayu Dosunmu

BENCH: Alfonzo McKinnie, Malcolm Hill, Marko Samonovic, Troy Brown Jr,

Minnesota Timberwolves Teams News:

  • Karl Anthony-Towns is OUT for the game.
  • Patrick Beverley is QUESTIONABLE for the game.
  • D’Angelo Russell is QUESTIONABLE for the game

Timberwolves Expected Starting Five
Wing: SF: Anthony Edwards
Middle: PF: Jarred Vanderbilt | PF: Jaden McDaniels
Guards: PG: D’Angelo Russell (QUESTIONABLE) | PG: Patrick Beverley (QUESTIONABLE) / SG: Malik Beasley

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

NBA Scores, Fantasy Basketball Top Picks

Ayu Dosunmu(CHI)
Points: 16
Rebounds: 01
Assists: 03
Steals: 02
Dosunmu’s minutes may take a hit during the Playoffs but the Bulls have a lack of options anyway. However, he will get a bunch of touches here, and can be expected to be in 18-23 points and 4+ assists range. He can be selected as a Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 NBA Fantasy scenario.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 25-35

Anthony Edwards(MIN)
Points: 49
Rebounds: 06
Assists: 08
Steals: 01

Wing Edwards has already showcased a highly impressive scoring season and he can be moving towards becoming an elite player. The Small Forward has mostly been in 25-33 points, 6-8 rebounds, and 4-7 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 38-52

Patrick Williams(CHI)
Points: 15
Rebounds: 04
Assists: 03
Blocks: 01
Power Forward Patrick has been getting back in the groove lately but even his presence hasn’t helped fix the team’s defensive issues. I expect a 14-20 points and 7-10 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 22-33

D’Angelo Russell(MIN)
The Guard missed the last game and he has been a huge difference-maker when he has been playing. The Guard has mostly been in 17-22 points and 6-9 assists range. He is QUESTIONABLE here.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 27-40

JaVonte Green(CHI)
Points: 04
Rebounds: 03
Assists: 00
Steals: 01
With major starts out, Green will see increased minutes and he has had a decent season overall. I expect a 10-14 points and 4-7 rebounds range here.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 20-30

Patrick Beverley(MIN)
Points: 08
Rebounds: 05
Assists: 08
Blocks: 02
Steals: 01
All-around guard Beverley has been a high-impact player who will be needed on the defensive end during the Play-in scenario. He has mostly been in 7-10 points, 5-7 rebounds, and 4-8 assists range. He is QUESTIONABLE.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 26-36

MIN vs CHI DREAM11 LINEUP BALANCERS

      • Jarred Vanderbilt(MIN) had 6 points, 9 rebounds, 1 assist, 3 steals in the last game. Husting Forward Jarred has been a great rebounder, and has mostly been in 5-8 points, 6-9 rebounds, and 1-3 steals range.
      • Tristan Thompson(CHI) had 7 points, 4 rebounds in the last game. Center Tristan has been a decent option off the bench and can start here. I expect a 8+ points and 7+ rebounds range.
      • Malik Beasley(MIN) had 11 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals in the last game. Guard Beasley has been a huge factor on the offensive end, mostly being in 11-15 points range.
      • Derrick Jones Jr.(CHI) had 4 points, 3 rebounds in the last game. Forward Derrick can be in 6-10 points and 4-6 rebounds range.
      • Jaden McDaniels(MIN) had 10 points, 4 rebounds in the last game. Power Forward Jaden has been a brilliant contributor and has mostly been in 6-10 points range but I expect more in this game from him.
      • Jordan McLaughlin(MIN) had 8 points, 2 assists, 2 rebounds, 1 steal in the last game. Guard Jordan has been decent, mostly being in 5-8 points and 2-5 assists range.
      • Jaylen Nowell(MIN) had 11 points, 1 rebound in the last game. Guard Jaylen has been getting it done, mostly being in 10-13 points range.

MIN vs CHI Dream11

(If both Beverley and Russell don’t play)
PG: A Dosunmu(PP)

SG:  A Edwards(SP),  M Beasley
SF: J McDaniels
PF: J Green, P Williams, J Vanderbilt
C:    T Thompson

(If both Beverley and Russell play)
PG: A Dosunmu, D Russell(PP), P Beverley
SG:  A Edwards(SP)
SF: J McDaniels
PF: P Williams, J Vanderbilt
C:    T Thompson

(If Beverley plays but if Russell doesn’t play)
PG: A Dosunmu(PP), P Beverley

SG:  A Edwards(SP),  M Beasley
SF: J McDaniels
PF:  P Williams, J Vanderbilt
C:    T Thompson

(If Russell plays but if Beverley doesn’t play)
PG: A Dosunmu, D Russell(PP)

SG:  A Edwards(SP),  M Beasley
SF: J McDaniels
PF:  P Williams, J Vanderbilt
C:    T Thompson

Where to watch NBA Live Score?

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Shubham Singh

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