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November 14, 2018
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MIN vs NOP Dream11 NBA Team Prediction – Fantasy Team News

By Anurag tyagi

MIN vs NOP Dream11 NBA Team Prediction – Fantasy Team News
Minnesota Timberwolves vs New Orleans Pelicans

Match Timing: November 15, 2018, @ 06:30 AM IST
NBA Regular Season
Venue – Target Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Capacity- 19,356


Minnesota Timberwolves will be playing as a host against New Orleans Pelicans in an NBA match at Target Center, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on Thursday morning (IST).

Minnesota Timberwolves:

Finally, the move that was destined to happen, and which should have gone through in the off-season for the benefits of all parties concerned, saw its long protracted end when Jimmy Butler became a Philadelphia 76ers player just a few days ago. Though Butler left a big hole, the deal, in the end, was a good one for Wolves as they got Dario Sario in return from the Sixers.

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However, there are reports in USA media that the damage has already been done in Minnesota and things have gone way beyond the repairing. There is an apparent dissatisfaction between head coach Tom Thibodeau and owner Glen Taylor after the Butler saga. Also, there are rumours that Thibodeau may not even see the end of the campaign and could quit midway in the season.

Talking about the form, Minnesota played their first match post-Butler-era and won 120-113 against Brooklyn Nets, also snapping a five-game losing streak. Karl-Anthony Towns scored 25 points for Wolves, while Jeff Teague and Derrick Rose dropped 24 and 23 points respectively. The sale of Butler could prove to be a blessing in disguise for Minnesota as the team may benefit from a healthy dressing room environment.

New Orleans Pelicans:

New Orleans Pelicans are on a three-game winning streak at the moment after beating Toronto Raptors 110-126 in an away game. Now with a 7-6 record, New Orleans are 11th in the table, but importantly, they are just two wins away from 3rd placed Denver Nuggets.

Pelicans started their new season with four straight wins and looked the most complete opponent to rival the Golden State Warriors for the Western Conference premiership. However, Anthony Davis’ untimely injury derailed the momentum and Pelicans ended up losing six straight games. But the recent wins have brought back the confidence back to the franchise.

Regular Season Record-
Minnesota Timberwolves: W-5, L-9
New Orleans Pelicans: W-7, L-6

Players to watch out for:

Minnesota Timberwolves:

Karl-Anthony Towns – With Jimmy Butler gone, he is the undisputed king in Minneapolis now. The 22-year-old averaging 20.3 points per game this season, and the numbers are expected to go further as Anthony is expected to be the focal points for this franchise.

Derrick Rose – His career has been marred by too many injuries and he also had to play as a second fiddle to Butler in the last few seasons. But Rose is a former NBA MVP, having won this prestigious personal accolade in 2011, and is showing the signs of his old self.

New Orleans Pelicans:

Anthony Davies – Has hit the top form yet again in the last three matches. The 25-year-old scored 25, 26 and 32 points in the last three matches respectively. A candidate for NBA MVP all season, the Pelicans’ superstar is definitely a go-to-man if you are looking for a star player for your NBA fantasy team.

Jrue Holiday A seasoned campaigner for his team now and his importance for his team is evidently clear as Pelicans rebuffed Minnesota Timberwolves’ offer of Jimmy Butler in exchange of Jrue Holiday. The 28-year-old is racking up 19.5 points per game this season.

Minnesota Timberwolves:
Injured – Justin Patton remains out injured and won’t be playing in this game.

Questionable – The hosts have some worrying team news ahead of this match.
Derrick Rose suffered a facial injury in the last match and will be assessed ahead of the match, while Jeff Teague (Knee injury) and Andrew Wiggins (Muscle injury) are carrying knocks and will be monitored before the match.

Suspended – None

New Orleans Pelicans:
Injured – New Orleans Pelicans will be without Elfrid Payton for a trip to Minneapolis. Also, Nikola Mirotic was a late withdrawal against Toronto Raptors and is expected to miss this match as well.
Questionable – No player has been listed as questionable as of yet

Suspended – None

MIN vs NOP Dream11 Teams (Probables):

  • Minnesota Timberwolves: Andrew Wiggins (F), Taj Gibson (F), Karl-Anthony Towns (C), Derrick Rose (G), Jeff Teague (G)
  • New Orleans Pelicans: Anthony Davis (F), Wesley Johnson (F), Julus Randle (C), Jrue Holiday (G), E’Twann Moore (G)

From the bench:

  • Minnesota Timberwolves: Josh Okogie, Anthony Tolliver, Tyus Jones, Gorgui Dieng, C. J. Williams
  • New Orleans Pelicans: Darius Miller, Ian Clark, Cheick Diallo, Tim Frazier

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MIN vs NOP DREAM11 Fantasy Team:


At this moment, New Orleans Pelicans are certainly the team in good form. Anthony Davis is now hitting his top-form once again and that’s the reason why Pelicans are on a three-game winning streak.
An away win is our call.


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Anurag tyagi

Sport is a dish best served 'live' for me. I may gloat about my favorite team's soul-soothing victories, and it may annoy my direct rivals- You will Never Walk Alone-

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