Knicks vs Pelicans Fantasy NBA: The New York Knicks will come into this game after beating the Mavericks behind a monster 44 points outburst by Julius Randle. On the other hand, the Pelicans will enter the affair losing to the Wizards in an OT game, where Brandon Ingram bagged 34 points. Details about NYK vs NOP Dream11 will be given here.
Knicks’ season: Expectations were low on Knicks for this season but the young squad has risen up in face of a premier season by Julius Randle and the growth of RJ Barrett. Although the squad has some holes on multiple ends, they have been resilient defensively and have been able to muster up offense too. They are 6th in the NBA Standings for the Eastern Conference. New York is looking like a difficult team to beat right now as they have won 5 in a row.
Pelicans’ season: Pelicans have the most exciting prospect of the future in Zion Williamson, who has lived up to the hype so far and is a nightmare to defend at the Forward spot. Apart from Zion, Ingram has been a capable scorer and has given Pelicans a lot of life on the offensive end. However, the Pelicans are still not ready to be an NBA Playoffs team and they will have to make some moves in the offseason to achieve that feat.
Host: New York Knicks
Visitors: New Orleans Pelicans
Match Timing: 18 April, @ 10:30 PM
Venue: Madison Square Garden
Streaming: WATCH Knicks vs Pelicans NBA Live on Sony channels including Sony TEN 1, Sony TEN 3 and Sony ESPN in India, and SonyLiv App.
NBA Projections and Analysis:
New York Knicks| New Orleans Pelicans
Games: 57| 56
Wins: 30| 25
Defeats: 27| 31
New York Knicks team News:
Status Out: Mitchell Robinson and Alec Burks will not play in the fixture against the Thunder.
Status Questionable: Nothing further to report so far.
New York Knicks active roster: Julius Randle, Immanuel Quickley, RJ Barrett, Kevin Knox II, Elfrid Payton., Nerlens Noel, Taj Gibson, Reggie Bullock, Austin Rivers, Derrick Rose, Frank Ntilikina, Jared Harper, Theo Pinson, Obi Toppin, Norvel Pelle.
New Orleans Pelicans team News:
Status out: Josh Hart and Nickeil Alexander-Walker will not play in the game.
Status Questionable: Jaxson Hayes is “probable” for the game.
New Orleans Pelicans active roster: Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Zion Williamson, Steven Adams, Eric Bledsoe, Willy Hernangomez, Nickeil Jaxson Hayes, Kira Lewis, Will Magnay, Wenyen Gabriel, Naji Marshall, Wes Iwundu, Sidranius Thornwell.
Projected Fantasy Points: 47
Julius Randle performs multiple roles for the Knicks and surely is having an all-star type of season. He leads the Knicks in PPG, RPG, and APG showcasing how much the Knicks depend upon him to keep their engines going. The Forward is the heart and soul of the Knicks and it also makes him a great selection as the Super-Player in the Dream11 NBA Fantasy scenario.
Zion’s body and flexibility aid him to terrorize his opponents and he is a nightmare to defend. He is dominating teams in only his second year and he can be a future MVP if he develops in the current trajectory. He is averaging 28.7 PPG this month so far.
RJ is a superb talent at the age of 20 and has a long time to hone up his skills. He has been stellar at the professional level and has shown that he belongs to the upper crop of the young talent in the League. His dynamic style of play enables him to finish strong but his shooting touch still has a long way to go. He has scored 20 or more 4 times this month.
Ingram is one of the most prolific young scorers and he has formed a devastating scoring duo with Zion Williamson at the Frontcourt. He has multiple ways to score and can also assist the ball well. He is averaging a stunning 28.0 PPG and 1.8 SPG this month.
Lonzo Ball: PPG: 14.2 APG: 5.6 RPG: 4.1 SPG: 1.4 TPG: 2.0 PFP: 33
Ball has not become the player that many people thought he would be, despite that, he is a dependable scorer and playmaker. He is averaging 6.5 APG and 2.0 SPG so far this month.
Derrick Rose(Since joining Knicks): PPG: 12.4 APG: 3.8 SPG: 1.0 TPG: 1.3
Rose is an offensive option for New York off the bench and the former MVP has done well in this role. He is averaging 14 PPG for the last 5 games.
Eric Bledsoe: PPG: 11.7 APG: 3.7 RPG: 3.5 TPG: 1.6 PFP: 24
While Bledsoe has been an up-and-down scorer for the Pelicans, he remains a threatening option at the guard position.
Steven Adams: PPG: 7.7 RPG: 9.0 TPG: 1.4 PFP: 20
James Johnson(since joining Pelicans): PPG: 10.5 RPG: 3.8 BPG: 1.3 TPG: 1.6 PFP: 26
Nerlens Noel: PPG: 5.0 RPG: 6.3 BPG: 2.1 SPG: 1.0 TPG: 1.2 PFP: 20
PG: E Bledsoe
SG: R Barrett, N Marshall
SF: R Bullock
PF: Z Williamson(PP)
C: N Noel, J Randle(SP), S Adams