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NYK vs BKN Dream11 Prediction NBA Live Fantasy Basketball Dream11 Team, Top Picks and Tips for New York Knicks vs Brooklyn Nets

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NYK vs BKN Dream11: Hey NBA lovers! Sadly, the NBA Regular Season is just going to dust off in a few days and I have heard fans say that the Regular Season means nothing, but hey, how else do you think these teams arrive at the Postseason? A below-par Regular Season means you can’t go to the Playoffs and at the end of the Playoffs success determines is what keeps the major fanbases happy. That hasn’t been the case for the New York Knicks a team that has indeed been below-par all season long. They will host the Brooklyn Nets here.

The Knicks have been knocked out of the Play-in tournament quite a while ago and their sights will be set on the offseason with a lot of decisions to make. The team can build around RJ Barrett next season. On the other hand, the Nets have been in the Play-in tournament contention, and are in a tight battle for the eighth spot against the Hawks. No matter where they finish, the duo of Irving and Durant will fancy making it to the First Round of the Playoffs at least.

Host: New York Knicks
Visitors: Brooklyn Nets
Match Timing: 7 April, @ 05:00 AM
Venue: Madison Square Garden

NBA Projections, Stats & Analysis

The Knicks come in this game after beating the Magic 118:88 as Barrett had another strong

While Barrett had a strong night, he has some issues to sort out when it comes to his shot selection. The Knicks have been struggling with the shooting efficiency all season long and the decision to bring in the veteran guard duo of Kemba Walker and Evan Fournier didn’t pay off in the slightest. As of now, the team is troubled with various questions and there are rumors that Julius Randle can be traded in the offseason as Randle’s relationship with the fanbase crumbled this season.

Immanuel Quickley has proven to be a strong Guard option off the bench but he has a lot of issues to sort. The Knicks will need to bring in a two-way Point Guard who can shoot from outside during the next season or hope Quickley develops into one. Burks has been playing much better than earlier but he may not be the long-term answer either. Mitchell Robinson has had a solid season as a rebounder and defender but they need someone who can put up a bunch of points.

The Nets defeated the Rockets 118:105 as Kyrie Irving popped off for a 42 points night at home

The Nets have still some work to do in the short period remaining in the season. They will need to finish at the eighth slot at least. They will be still in contention for the First Round of the Playoffs and even if they end up at the ninth position, the Nets can notch a Playoffs spot considering how strong they are with Durant and Irving. Defense can be an issue at times but you’d believe the team will up the intensity during the Playoffs.

The Nets lost their way when Kevin Durant was sidelined for multiple months and Kyrie remained ineligible to play during home games. However, the duo can get it done on the offensive end in numerous ways but they will still need some strong support from Seth Curry, Bruce Brown, Andre Drummond, and the bench. The team doesn’t look like a deep Playoffs roster as of now but who knows what the sturdy duo can accomplish during the Postseason!

New York Knicks (Eliminated from Postseason) | Brooklyn Nets (8th spot- East)
Games: 79 | 79
Wins: 34 | 41
Defeats: 45 | 38

New York Knicks vs Brooklyn Nets NBA Live, Team News and Lineups

New York Knicks Team News

  • Derrick Rose is OUT for the game and can be considered done for the season
  • Kemba Walker is OUT and will remain perhaps out for the rest of the season.
  • Nerlens Noel is OUT for the game
  • Julius Randle is OUT for the remainder of the season.
  • Cam Reddish is OUT for the game
  • Miles McBride, Quinten Grimes are QUESTIONABLE for the game

Knicks Expected Starting Five
Middle: C: Mitchell Robinson | PF: Obi Toppin
Guards: SG: Alec Burks | SG: Evan Fournier | SG: RJ Barrett

BENCH: Immanuel Quickley, Miles McBride, Taj Gibson, Ryan Arcandiano, Quinten Grimes, Jericho Sims.

Brooklyn Nets Team News

  • Seth Curry, James Johnson are QUESTIONABLE for the game
  • Goran Dragic is OUT due to COVID-19 protocols
  • Ben Simmons is OUT for the game and he has not played this season yet.
  • Joe Harris is OUT for the season.

Nets Expected Starting Five
Wings: SF: Kevin Durant| SF: Bruce Brown
Middle: PF: Andre Drummond
Guards: PG: Kyrie Irving | SG: Seth Curry (QUESTIONABLE) / Patty Mills

BENCH: Cam Thomas, Patty Mills, James Johnson, Kessler Edwards, Goran Dragic, Blake Griffin.

NBA Scores, Fantasy Basketball Top Picks

RJ Barrett(NYK)
Points: 27
Rebounds: 05
Assists: 06
Steals: 01
With just a few games remaining, RJ will be looking to finish a strong season on the high but there is work to do when it comes to shooting efficiency. The guard has been in 22+ points and 4+ rebounds range consistently.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 32-43

Kevin Durant(BKN)
Points: 18
Rebounds: 09
Assists: 07
Blocks: 02
Wing Durant has been the primary scorer for the Celtics but his burden is eased by Guard Irving, allowing him to do much more on the floor. He has mostly been in 20+ points, 5+ rebounds, and 4+ assists range these days. He can be considered for Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 NBA Fantasy scenario.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 36-55

Alec Burks(NYK)
Points: 19
Rebounds: 07
Assists: 06
Steals: 01
This has been the best month for starting guard Burks who has been the best all-around player since Julius’ injury-induced absence. He has mostly been in 11-16 points, 5-7 rebounds, and 4-6 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 22-32

Kyrie Irving(BKN)
Points: 42
Rebounds: 03
Assists: 06
Steals: 02
Blocks: 01
Point Guard Kyrie keeps on dazzling with his array of moves and he is as well-versed at scoring as Kevin Durant. He has been in 20+ points and 4+ assists range usually.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 27-57

Immanuel Quickley(NYK)
Points: 20
Rebounds: 10
Assists: 10
Steals: 02
Quickley is making a case for being a starting Guard next season and if he develops his playmaking and shooting efficiency further, he may notch that role. He has mostly been in 16-18 points, 5-7 assists, and 4-6 rebounds range these days.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 26-40

Andre Drummond(BKN)
Points: 10
Rebounds: 11
Assists: 01
Blocks: 02
Steals: 01
Center Drummond has given solid minutes on the rebounding and paint scoring end. He has mostly been in 8-14 points, 10-13 rebounds, and 1-3 steals/blocks range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 20-34

NYK vs BKN DREAM11 LINEUP BALANCERS

  • Mitchell Robinson(NYK) had 12 points, 10 rebounds, 5 blocks, 3 steals in the last game. Center Mitchell has had a strong rebounding and defensive season, usually being in 7-11 points, 7-10 rebounds, and 1+ blocks range.
  • Bruce Brown(BKN) had 15 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals in the last game. Wing Brown has been a huge influence and has been a solid factor, usually being in 10-15 points, 3-5 rebounds, and 1 block/steal range.
  • Obi Toppin(NYK) had 20 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 block in the last game. Power Forward Obi has had a strong impact after getting the starting role in absence of Julius. He has scored around 17 points and has grabbed around 4 rebounds usually in his absence.
  • Nic Claxton(BKN) had 9 points, 9 rebounds, 1 block in the last game. Backup big Nic has given solid minutes, usually being in 9-11 point and 7-9 rebounds range.
  • Evan Fournier(NYK) had 2 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal in the last game. Guard Evan has been off his game since March and has been figuring way too much in the below 10 points range. He is highly inconsistent these days.
  • Kessler Edwards(BKN) had 5 points, 7 rebounds, 1 block, 1 steal in the last game. Forward Kessler has done a decent job at the defensive end, usually being in 5-6 points and 1-3 rebounds range.
  • Jericho Sims(NYK) had 4 points, 5 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 block in the last game. Forward Sims has been a solid offensive rebounder, usually in 2-4 points and 4-6 rebounds range.
  • Cam Thomas(BKN) had 13 points, 4 rebounds in the last game. Guard Cam has been doing a decent job off the bench, usually being in 4-5 points and 2-4 rebounds range.
  • Taj Gibson(NYK) had 4 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist in the last game. Center Taj has usually been in 3-6 points and 3-6 rebounds range.

NYK vs BKN Dream11 Lineup

PG: A Burks
SG: K Irving, I Quickley
SF: K Durant(SP), R Barrett(PP)
PF: T Gibson, K Edwards
C:    A Drummond

Where to watch NBA Live Score?

Wouldn’t you like to watch young RJ Barrett taking control of the game or the highly-rated duo of Kyrie and Durant popping off for a big night? In a highly encouraging piece of news for India-based NBA viewers, this match can be seen on streaming services JIO TV and Voot, the two official streaming platforms for viewers in India. But there will be other games too, so what can you do to catch them? Access the NBA League Pass and purchase the annual subscription (599 rupees per year), the best mode to catch all live games where you also can get the full game replay if you are unable to catch the live stream. 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.