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MIN vs MEM Dream11 Prediction NBA Live Fantasy Basketball Dream11 Team, Top Picks and Tips for Minnesota Timberwolves vs Memphis Grizzlies

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MIN vs MEM Dream11: The three Second Round series of the NBA Playoffs have been decided now. The Heat will face the 76ers, the Bucks will take on the Celtics and the Suns will clash against the Mavericks. The Golden State Warriors will wait before they will know which opponent between the Memphis Grizzlies and the Minnesota Timberwolves will face them, both of these teams will square off here.

In Game 5 of the most competitive series so far in the Playoffs, the Grizzlies closed out the Timberwolves 111:109 as Ja Morant hit a game-winner. The series moves back to the Wolves’ home court for Game 6 and the Timberwolves can’t afford to lose from here. The Grizzlies will look to seal the deal away from home in a series that has been difficult to predict.

Host: Minnesota Timberwolves
Visitors: Memphis Grizzlies

Match Timing: 30 April, @ 06:30 AM (+05:30 UTC)
Venue: Target Center

NBA Projections, Stats & Analysis

Too close to call

The last two games between the two squads have been decided by just a point. Both squads have terrific offenses and we have seen them in full flow throughout the series. In the last game, Ja Morant hit an incredibly close shot to help the Grizzlies take a three-two lead. The Timberwolves will fancy themselves extending the series at the home floor.

In the last game, the Timberwolves made twice as many threes as the Grizzlies on a 42%. However, it was the offensive rebounding of the Grizzlies that helped the matters as the team eked out an 18:6 advantage in that department, while the team also made the Wolves commit 22 turnovers in compared to 16 by themselves, this gave the Grizzlies 11 more shot attempts than the Timberwolves.

Fantasy related speculations

Ja Morant recovered his high-scoring ways and remains the red-hot favorite as the fantasy ace option. He has been piling up rebounds, assists, and steals regardless of shooting high or low percentage. Desmond Bane has been a fantastic option too due to his scoring while foul troubles have driven Jaren Jackson’s stocks lower while increasing Brandon Clarke’s stocks considerably. Steven Adams has fallen out of rotation while Dillon Brooks has been up-and-down.

For the Wolves, Anthony-Towns remains a viable option more than anyone else, he has picked up the intensity scoring-wise while gathering a ton of rebounds at the same time. Anthony Edwards continues to be a reliable scorer but D’Angelo Russell’s scoring has been below-par although his playmaking has been getting it done. Jarred Vanderbilt has had some strong rebounding nights but the fantasy value is most headlined by Anthony-Towns while the bench has been inconsistent. Patrick Beverley has been solid all-around.

Performance Predictions
Highest scorer: Ja Morant: 36
Highest rebounder: Karl Anthony-Towns: 12
Top assists maker: Ja Morant: 11
Score Prediction: Grizzlies 117  Timberwolves 106

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Memphis Grizzlies NBA Live, Team News and Lineups

Memphis Grizzlies News

  • Killian Tille is OUT for the game.
  • Santi Aldama is OUT for the game.
  • Steven Adams is OUT.
  • Ziarie Williams is DOUBTFUL.

Grizzlies Expected Starting Five
Defensive Specialist: PF: Jaren Jackson Jr
Two-way Wing: SF: Dillon Brooks
Inside Presence: C: Xavier Tillman
Scoring Guard: SG: Desmond Bane
Leading Scorer and Playmaker: PG: Ja Morant

BENCH: Brandon Clarke, DeAnthony Melton, Tyus Jones, John Konchar, Yves Pons, Steven Adams, Steven Adams, Jarrett Culver, Tyler Terry.

Minnesota Timberwolves Teams News:

  • No injuries were reported at the time of writing

Timberwolves Expected Starting Five
Athletic High-Scoring Wing: SF: Anthony Edwards
Rebounding specialist: PF: Jarred Vanderbilt
All-around Star Center: C: Karl Anthony-Towns
Scoring and Playmaking Guard: PG: D’Angelo Russell
Defensive specialist/all-around Guard: PG: Patrick Beverley

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

Anthony Edwards(MIN)
Points: 22
Rebounds: 01
Assists: 00
Anthony made 8 of his 20 shots in the last game. Wing Anthony has been a terrific scorer and he has been a reliable option game in and game out. Small Forward Edwards can be in 20-27 points and 4-7 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 32-46

Ja Morant(MEM)
Points: 30
Rebounds: 13
Assists: 09
Steals: 03

Ja made his living on the free-throw line in the last game, knocking down 11 of his 17 attempts while getting in 9 of his 22 field goal attempts. He has continued to provide elite rebounding, playmaking, and defense. I expect a 30-39 points, 9-14 assists, and 8-11 rebounds range here.   He can be chosen as a Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 NBA Fantasy scenario.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 45-56

Karl Anthony-Towns(MIN)
Points: 28
Rebounds: 12
Assists: 01
Steals: 03
Blocks: 02

Anthony-Towns nailed five of his seven attempts from three in the last game and continues to be the best shooting Center. He also given great rebounding and help defense. I expect a 24-31 points, 9-15 rebounds, and 2-3 blocks/steals range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 38-48

Desmond Bane(MEM)
Points: 25
Rebounds: 04
Assists: 01
Blocks: 03
Steals: 02

Bane has been the most high-yielding three-point scorer for the Grizzlies all along and he has made 22 of them in the five games so far. I expect him to be in 22-27 points range here.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 25-35

D’Angelo Russell (MIN)
Points: 12
Rebounds: 02
Assists: 08
Steals: 02

Lefty guard D’Angelo has been shut-down by the pesky Grizzlies defense and he has mostly been shooting 40% or lower but continues to be a superb playmaker. I expect a 14-19 points and 6-10 assists range here.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 27-44

Brandon Clarke(MEM)
Points: 21
Rebounds: 15
Assists: 03
Blocks: 01

Forward Clarke has been a terrific presence off the bench and he has been both athletic scoring-wise and rebounding-wise. I believe he will be in 16-22 points and 8-13 rebounds range here.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 26-40

NOP vs MEM DREAM11 LINEUP BALANCERS

  • Dillon Brooks(MEM) had 8 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 steal in the last game. Two-way Wing Brooks shot just 3/18 from the floor in the last game and has been rather inconsistent. I believe he will be in 12-16 points and 3-5 rebounds range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 20-33
  • Patrick Beverley (MIN) had 9 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 block,  1 steal in the last game. Patrick has been a terrific perimeter defender and he has been a solid all-around presence. I expect a 8-14 points, 4-7 assists, 4-7 rebounds, and 1-2 steals/blocks range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 22-33
  • Malik Beasley(MIN) had 8 points, 6 rebounds in the last game. Guard Beasley is a scoring option off the bench who is known for his three-point shot. I believe he will be in 6-12 points range here.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 14-22
  • Tyus Jones(MEM) had 5 points, 5 assists, 3 rebounds, 2 steals in the last game. Bench Guard Jones is a terrific playmaker and he has gotten it done off the bench. I believe he will be in 6-10 points and 4-7 assists range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 18-28
  • Jaden McDaniels(MIN) had 3 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 2  blocks in the last game. Jaden has been an effective shot-blocker off the bench while occasionally giving strong scoring and rebounding. I believe he will be in 6-10 points, 4-7 rebounds, and 1-2 blocks range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 11-20
  • Kyle Anderson (MEM) had 8 points, 5 rebounds, 2 blocks, 1 steal in the last game. Small Forward Kyle has done a decent job off the bench and can be an all-around factor. I believe he will be in 6-10 points, 4-6 rebounds, and 1-2 blocks/steals range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 14-23
  • Xavier Tillman(MIN) had 2 points, 3 rebounds in the last game. Center Tillman is starting because Adams is out of the fray. I expect him to be in 2-4 points and 3-5 rebounds range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 8-17

MIN vs MEM Dream11 Team

(Recommended)
PG: T Jones, J Morant(SP)
SG: D Bane
SF:  K Anderson, J McDaniels
PF: J Vanderbilt, B Clarke
C:   K Towns(PP)

(Alternate)
PG: P Beverley, J Morant(SP)
SG: D Bane, D Russell
SF:  J McDaniels, A Edwards(PP) 

PF :  B Clarke
C:     X Tillman Sr

Where to watch NBA Live Score?

Don’t you wanna watch Karl Anthony-Towns go at it versus Ja Morant in a must-win game for the Timberwolves? In a great piece of news for Indian NBA fans, this match can be seen through the official streaming services. The two official Indian streaming platforms Voot and JIOTV are going to showcase this game. 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.