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