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SAS vs NYK Dream11 Prediction NBA Live, Fantasy Basketball Dream11 Team, Top Picks and Tips for San Antonio Spurs vs New York Knicks

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SAS vs NYK Dream11: In this cross-conference battle, the San Antonio Spurs host the New York Knicks. The Spurs have played some strong basketball recently, winning against the Warriors a few days ago too but still find themselves six games under the 50% win mark. On the other hand, the New York Knicks squad looks unsettled and is a game under the 50% win mark.

Spurs are rebuilding right now and it seems they have the right players moving ahead. San Antonio should have won more games, considering how many leads they blow and how many times they end up losing close battles. Still, the team has found incredible performances from DeJounte Murray.

The Knicks are not in sync, they don’t even know their regular rotations as of now. With Kemba Walker completely out of the picture, the team has been fielding only one Point Guard and that is Derrick Rose off the bench, who can’t be called floor general. New York hasn’t figured out how to deal with their flailing offense and it has become a huge concer.

Host: San Antonio Spurs
Visitors: New York Knicks

Match Timing: 8 December, @ 07:00 AM
Venue: AT & T Center

NBA Projections, Stats, & Analysis

Spurs: Needs some polishing
For a young team to rank among the top-two assists per game team, means that the passing game has been solid for Murray and Co. And indeed, the Spurs can put on a scoring clinic through their elite passing and with Murray giving around 10-14 assists these days, you are surely going to get a ton of open looks. White is virtually the second point guard and contrary to the Knicks, the Spurs have a working offense with dependable guard combinations.

Knicks: What is going on>

New York has had no fizz this season, the unit looks underwhelming on multiple points. Kemba couldn’t fit in the system and Barrett after a hot start, has gone completely cold, shooting as low as 30% on many nights, which has hurt the squad. Guards Burks and Rose can combine for 22-23 points but again, the Knicks need a floor general type of Point Guard. Thanks to Julius Randle, there is some semblance at bot ends of the floor or things could have been much worse. Can Fournier take the mantle for this reeling squad?

New York Knicks | San Antonio Spurs

Games: 23| 22
Wins: 11| 08
Defeats: 12| 14

San Antonio Spurs vs New York Knicks NBA Live, Team News and Lineups

New York Knicks Team News

  • No injuries reported so far.

Knicks Expected Starting Five
Forwards: SG/SF: RJ Barrett
Middle: C: Mitchell Robinson    PF: Julius Randle
Guards: SG: Evan Fournier         PG/SG: Alec Burks

BENCH: Derrick Rose, Kemba Walker, Obi Toppin, Immanuel Quickley, Kevin Knox II, Taj Gibson, Quentin Grimes, Luka Samanic, Jericho Sims, Wayne Selden, Miles McBride.

San Antonio Spurs Team News:

  • Zach Collins is OUT for the game and will not be back till Christmas at least.
  • Devin Vassell is QUESTIONABLE for the game.

Spurs Expected Starting Five
Wings: PF: Keldon Johnson    SF: Doug McDermott
Middle: C: Jakob Poeltl
Guards: SG: Derrick White     PG: DeJounte Murray

BENCH MAIN ROTATIONS: Tre Jones, Lonnie Walker IV, Drew Eubanks, Bryn Forbes, Thaddeus Young.

NBA Scores, Fantasy Basketball Top Picks

DeJounte Murray (SAS)
Points: 17
Rebounds: 06
Assists: 14
Steals: 02
DeJounte has become one of the best all-around players in the league and his passing has gone on to another level. The guard has dished 10-14 assists a game continually this season. He is an option for Star/Pro Player in the Dream11 NBA scenario.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 43-57

Julius Randle(NYK)
Points: 24
Rebounds: 07
Assists: 08
Julius leads the Knicks in points, rebounds, and assists. He is the bedrock of this team on both ends of the floor and will be entrusted to bail out the Knicks. He can score around 18-24 points, grab 8-12 rebounds, and dish 5-7 assists on a regular basis.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 40-55

Jakob Poeltl(SAS)
Points: 14
Rebounds: 11
Assists: 02
Blocks: 01

Jakob has been doing a fantastic job in the middle for the Spurs and has given great defense, rebounding, and scoring. He is dipping in 10-15 points, 7-11 rebounds, and blocking 1-2 shots regularly this season.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 30-40

Evan Fournier(NYK)
Points: 13
Rebounds: 03
Assists: 05
Steals: 01

Fournier’s scoring has been down since he has left the Magic last season and he is still searching for his offensive identity with his new team. Still, you can expect 13-16 points regularly and yes, he has had some games with 20 points or more too.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 27-36

Derrick White(SAS)
Points: 12
Rebounds: 03
Assists: 04
Blocks: 01
White at the off-guard position provides top-quality passing and can also give more than decent scoring. White has scored more than 20 points twice in the last five games.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 23-37

RJ Barrett(NYK)
Points: 13
Rebounds: 04
Assists: 01
RJ Barrett has struggled massively from the field since November and he has lost his shooting touch from the three-point line. Still, he can bring in 12-15 points and 6-8 rebounds consistently.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 20-28

SAS vs NYK Dream11 Lineup Balancers

  • Keldon Johnson(SAS) scooped up 6 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 blocks in the last game.
  • Derrick Rose(NYK) had 11 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 steals in the last game.
  • Alec Burks(NYK) had 11 points, 1 rebound, 2 assists in the last game.
  • Lonnie Walker IV(SAS) bagged 6 points, 1 rebound, 3 assists, 1` steal in the last game.
  • Doug McDermott(SAS) scooped up 14 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists in the last game.
  • Obi Toppin(NYK) had 7 points, 8 rebounds, 1 steal in the last game.
  • Mitchell Robinson(NYK) had 4 points, 6 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 blocks, 1 steal in the last game.

SAS vs NYK Dream11 Team

PG: D Murray(SP)
SG: D White, A Burks, L Walker
SF: D McDermott, I Quickley
PF: J Randle(PP)
C: J Poeltl

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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.

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