A team that has eyes set on repeating as champions and a team with a strong roster looking to get at the zenith this season. In this game, reigning NBA champions Milwaukee Bucks meet the budding New York Knicks. More about NYK vs MIL Dream11 such as injury report, stats, projected fantasy points will be given below.
Knicks has a strong squad
Knicks went with the experience of Walker and Fournier in the offseason and it has paid off straight away. With an ace like Julius Randle and an emerging offensive threat in RJ Barrett, the Knicks are locked for a successful season. The team is top-four in scoring with 111.7 PPG but after allowing below 100 PPG last season, the team has squandered 109.4 PPG, being the eighth-worst in that regard. However, with bench players like Rose, Toppin, Quickley, and Burks, and a defensive anchorman like Robinson, the team has depth.
Bucks need some luck
Middleton, who is the core part of this team has missed a ton of games due to injury. Jrue Holiday has been in and out of the lineup and that has caused instability. Bobby Portis has played some inspiring basketball in the last two encounters and off-season arrival Grayson Allen is making the management look good with his play. The team is facing issues with Lopez and Middleton out and once again, Antetokounmpo is doing the heavy lifting.
Home: New York Knicks
Visitors: Milwaukee Bucks
Match Timing: 11 November, @06:00 AM
Venue: Madison Square Garden
The contest will take place at the iconic Maison Square Garden also known as MSG, which is the home floor for the NY Knicks and has a seating capacity of 20,789.
Milwaukee Bucks New York Knicks
Games: 11 | 11
Wins: 05| 07
Defeats: 06| 04
Giannis Antetokounmpo can fill the statsheet in a hurry.
Julius Randle is an all-around player, who leads the team in points, assists, and rebounds.
*stats from the last regular-season game for both teams*
Giannis Antetokounmpo (MIL)
Antetokounmpo continues to carry the load for the Bucks. When he will get back Middleton back, it is for sure that the Bucks season will get back on track. He has produced 27.3 PPG, 11.1 RPG, 6.0 APG so far. He can be selected as a Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 NBA Fantasy scenario
Expected Fantasy Points Range 54-67
Randle is averaging 22.5, 11.5 RPG, 5.5 APG 1.0 BPG indicating his all-around talent. After a slow start to the season, the big Forward has started to figure it out quite a bit on the scoring front.
Expected Fantasy Points Range 41-55
Bobby Portis (MIL)
Bobby has now notched two double-doubles in a row and looks in supreme touch. A viable fantasy option.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 29-39
RJ Barrett (NYK)
Barrett has hit huge strides for the Knicks on both ends of the floor He is averaging 17.6 PPG, 5.9 RPG so far.
Expected Fantasy Points Range 30-44
Pat Connaughton (MIL)
Pat has performed whatever role his team has asked him to perform. So far, he has averaged 10.8 PPG, 4.8 RPG and has been huge for the team on both ends of the floor.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 25-36
Fournier has added a scoring dimension to the Knicks and can be the difference-maker this season. He is averaging 14.3 PPG, 3.3 RPG so far.
Expected Fantasy Points Range 21-30
Grayson Allen (MIL)
Allen has been a terrific acquisition for the Bucks so far. He is averaging 14.5 PPG, 4.0 RPG so far this season. Grayson has scored 19 or more in the last three matches.
Expected Fantasy Points Range 19-26
Kemba Walker (NYK)
Walker has struggled to put many points this season but his experience is handy for the Knicks. The guard is averaging 12.2 PPG, 3.2 APG, 3.0 RPG, 1.2 SPG this season.
Expected Fantasy Points Range 25-33
Jrue Holiday (MIL)
Holiday makes the Bucks a winning team and despite being in and out due to injuries so far, he has been huge defensively and as a floor general. He has averaged 13.0 PPG, 3.5 RPG, 3.3 APG so far.
Expected Fantasy Points Range 17-26
Rose is a constant double-digit scoring threat off the bench for the Knicks. He has lodged averages of 12.5 PPG, 3.0 RPG, 3.0 APG, 1.0 SPG so far.
Expected Fantasy Points Range 20-26
Semi Ojeleye (MIL)
Role player Semi had a great game versus the Sixers. Can he carry this form forward?
Expected Fantasy Points Range 18-25
Alec Burks (NYK)
Burks has been a decent scorer for the team off the bench. He is averaging 7.3 PPG, 3.0 RPG so far.
Expected Fantasy Points Range 14-20
George Hill (MIL)
Hill has been decent as a start so far. He is averaging 7.6 PPG, 3.4 RPG, 3.2 APG so far this season.
Expected Fantasy Points Range 15-23
Note: Obi Toppin, Alec Burkes, Mitchell Robinson, Nerlens Noel are other decent fantasy options from the Knicks. The latter of the two are questionable for the game.
PF: Giannis Antetokounmpo
SF: Khris Middleton
C: Brook Lopez
SG: Grayson Allen
PG: Jrue Holiday
BENCH: Donte DiVincenzo, Rodney Hood, Thanasis Antetokounmpo, Georgios Kalaitzakis, Sandro Mamukelashvili, Jordan Nwora, Semi Ojeleye, Bobby Portis, Justin Robinson, George Hill.
Milwaukee Bucks Squad: Grayson Allen, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Thanasis Antetokounmpo, Pat Connaughton, Donte DiVincenzo, George Hill, Jrue Holiday, Rodney Hood, Georgios Kalaitzakis, Brook Lopez, Sandro Mamukelashvili, Khris Middleton, Jordan Nwora, Semi Ojeleye, Bobby Portis, Justin Robinson.
PF: Julius Randle
SF: RJ Barrett
C: Mitchell Robinson
SG: Evan Fournier
PG: Kemba Walker
BENCH: Derick Rose, Alec Burks, Obi Toppin, Nerlens Noel, Immanuel Quickley, Kevin Knox II, Taj Gibson, Quentin Grimes, Luka Samanic, Jericho Sims, Wayne Selden, Miles McBride.
New York Knicks Squad: Kemba Walker, Evan Fournier, Julius Randle, RJ Barrett, Mitchell Robinson, Derrick Rose, Alec Burks, Obi Toppin, Nerlens Noel, Immanuel Quickley, Kevin Knox II, Taj Gibson, Quentin Grimes, Luka Samanic, Jericho Sims, Wayne Selden, Miles McBride.
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