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MIN vs GSW Dream11 Prediction NBA Live Fantasy Basketball Dream11 Team, Top Picks and Tips for Minnesota Timberwolves vs Golden State Warriors

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MIN vs GSW Dream11: Well, with the NBA turning its head as the midseason has approached, we can see some injuries, some recoveries, and now with the COVID-19 threat being kept away considerably compared to the January window, the fluent action can also be affected by a ton of trades, and the NBA market will perhaps see most activity it has in the next three weeks, be ready for the trades!

Anyway, here the Minnesota Timberwolves will host the Golden State Warriors in a Western Conference affair. Timberwolves have been a sub-50 % win team all season long while Warriors are only one of the three squads to have compiled 30 wins or more this season. Can the Warriors survive the high-scoring Timberwolves without Curry? Poole, Wiggins, Lee, and Thompson square off against Russell, Edwards, and Towns, a lot of dunks, threes, and some high-quality athleticism will surely be at the display? Surely, will be a fun one!

Host: Minnesota Timberwolves
Visitors: Golden State Warriors
Match Timing: 14 January, @ 06:00 AM
Venue: Fed Ex Forum

NBA Projections, Stats & Analysis

Short-handed Warriors vs High-scoring Timberwolves
With Curry out, the load on Wiggins, Poole, Thompson, Lee, Payton II, Porter Jr. will shift quite a bit. Rookie Jonathan Kuminga showed his hops for 25 points in the last game and if he even gets to 15 it will be a huge boost for the Warriors that still have a bunch of isolation options. Still, the team can’t take a Timberwolves team laced with Edwards, Towns, and Russell, lightly, all three are high-quality offensive players and Russell has been on a tear playmaking-wise. With Curry out, the combination on both ends gets hurt, he is more than a scorer after all.

Minnesota can’t take Wiggins, Poole, Thompson, Kuminga, and Porter Jr. lightly. Wiggins and Poole can both combine for 50 here and with the Warriors having a deep bench and reliable perimeter shooters, the so-so defense of the Minnesota Timberwolves can be tested big-time. This is not as easy as it looks for Minnesota despite the Warriors missing their two aces Curry and Green. If Payton II plays for the Warriors, that can hurt the Timberwolves on both ends.

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Golden State Warriors Prediction

Timberwolves can be problematic to deal with for multiple reasons. They have two-three wonderful passers in Russell, Towns, and Beverley, and their offensive sets are of high quality plus many of their players including Beasley off the bench, can score off the dribble. But then we look at Warriors and it is their depth which is where they have Minnesota beat. Well, when you still can employ multiple 20+ points scorers without your primary scorer and primary playmaker, isn’t that a dangerous sign? Wiggins and Poole are as talented scorers as Edwards and Russell but yes, with two rebounders as Towns and Vanderbilt, Bjelica may see more minutes. Let us see what combinations Warriors employ here. I give the Timberwolves a 51% chance which means I have high belief in short-handed Warriors.

Golden State Warriors | Minnesota Timberwolves
Games: 42| 42
Wins: 31| 20
Defeats: 11| 22

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Golden State Warriors NBA Live, Team News and Lineups


Minnesota Timberwolves Teams News:

  • Jordan McLaughlin is OUT for the game.
  • Leandro Bolmano is OUT for the game

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

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

Golden State Warriors Team News

  • James Wiseman is OUT for the game and a timetable to return
  • Draymond Green has been ruled OUT of the game but will return soon.
  • Stephen Curry is OUT due to a hand injury.
  • Gary Payton II is QUESTIONABLE for the game.

Warriors Expected Starting Five
Wings: SF: Andrew Wiggins SF: Otto Porter Jr.
Middle: C: Kevon Looney
Guards: SG: Klay Thompson PG: Jordan Poole

BENCH: Nemanja Bjelica, Andre Iguodala, Damion Lee, Jonathan Kuminga, Juan Toscano-Anderson, Gary Payton II(QUESTIONABLE), Chris Chiozza.

NBA Scores, Fantasy Basketball Top Picks

Karl Anthony-Towns(MIN)
Points: 25
Rebounds: 13
Assists: 08
Blocks: 02
Steals: 01
Karl is one of the best bigs in the league who can score in a myriad of ways while being a big-time rebounder and improved playmaker each season. He has been in the 20-28 points, 10-15 rebounds and 5-8 assists range throughout the season. Karl can be selected as a Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 NBA Fantasy scenario.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 50-62

Anthony Edwards(MIN)
Points: 30
Rebounds: 02
Assists: 04
Steals: 01
Edwards is becoming one of the most versatile scorers in the league, who can hit the outside shot now, play an in-between game, and also drive hard to the rim. Edwards has usually scored in the 20-25 points range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 36-49

Andrew Wiggins(GSW)
Points: 21
Rebounds: 04
Assists: 06
With Curry out of the picture, the role of Andrew will only expand and he may be in for a big night here. The Forward has usually scored in the 21-23 range these days but I think he can get 25-30 here.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 35-46

D’Angelo Russell(MIN)
Points: 29
Rebounds: 03
Assists: 06
Blocks: 01
Russell has been scoring at a great clip and his improved playmaking has helped the flow of Wolves’ offense. Russell has scored in the 18-22 range mostly while he has dished 10-12 assists in three of the last five games.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 37-45

Jordan Poole(GSW)
Points: 22
Rebounds: 01
Assists: 05
Jordan has done better as a starter than coming off the bench and it seems like the mishmash of the role recently derailed him. Poole has usually scored in the 17-22 points range but I think he will get to 23-26 here.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 25-36

Jonathan Kuminga(GSW)
Points: 25
Rebounds: 03
Assists: 03
Blocks: 03
Steals: 01
Kuminga is a rookie who has shown a wonderful scoring ability while still being young to the game. I doubt he will get 25 here but he can get around 10 if decent minutes are given.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 13-33

MIN vs GSW DREAM11 LINEUP BALANCERS

  • Kevon Looney(GSW) had 10 points, 12 rebounds, 4 assists in the last game. Looney has been an important part of the Warriors’ schemes, usually scoring in 6-8 points and grabbing 6-8 rebounds but has transcended both ranges continually this season.
  • Jarred Vanderbilt(MIN) had 8 points, 13 rebounds in the last game. Vanderbilt is a hustling big who can grab 10-16 rebounds a game on a regular basis usually figuring in the 5-8 points range.
  • Patrick Beverley(MIN) had 3 points, 8 rebounds, 6 assists, 2 steals, 2 blocks in the last game. Beverley has figured in the 10-12 points, 3-4 rebounds, 5-7 assists, and 2-3 steals range these days.
  • Otto Porter Jr.(GSW) had 9 points, 7 rebounds, 6 assists, 5 steals in the last game. The above ranges except for the assists(usually 1-3 range) have been the output of the two-way wing but I think he can get 10-15 here with more touches.
  • Malik Beasley(MIN) had 3 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists in the last game. Beasley has usually scored in the 13-18 points range especially when coming off the bench.
  • Nemanja Bjelica(GSW) had 6 points, 11 rebounds, 7 assists in the last contest. Nemanja has been a stable big for the Warriors on a regular basis, usually scoring 4-7 points and grabbing 5-6 rebounds a game.
  • Andre Iguodala(GSW) had 5 points, 3 assists, 4 steals in the last contest. Andre usually scores in the 3-6 points range while dishing 3-6 assists a game and clinching 1+ steals.
  • Damion Lee(GSW) had 11 points, 5 rebounds, 1 steal in the last contest. Damion can get 10+ or so with more minutes.
  • Jaden McDaniels(MIN) had 4 points, 5 rebounds, 1 block in the last game. Jaden has usually scored 7-9 points and grabbed 3-6 rebounds a game.
  • Pat Connaughton(MIN) had 2 rebounds in the last game. Pat has been shooting well from three all season long, usually scoring in 7-11 points range.

MIN vs GSW Dream11 Team

PG: D Russell, P Beverley
SG: J Poole, A Edwards
SF: A Wiggins(PP), O Porter
PF: J Kuminga
C:    K Towns(SP)

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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.