UTA vs NYK Dream11 Prediction NBA Live Fantasy Basketball Dream11 Team, Top Picks and Tips for Utah Jazz vs New York Knicks

Updated on: Feb 8, 2022 1:46 am IST

  • Mike Conley UTA vs NYK Dream11

    UTA vs NYK Dream11: The NBA trade deadline is hovering and well, the phone has been buzzing with a bunch of rumours. Anyway, this is how it is in the business model of the NBA and with the season way past the midseason window. In a few days, there can be head-scratching deals, but yes, a lot of dynamics such as the cap space and luxury tax are involved here. Anyway, let us talk about the game between the Utah Jazz and the New York Knicks.

    Despite a tumbling January period, the Jazz has been able to stay in fourth place in the Western Conference which is surely not a slim return. But yes, compared to last season, the team is having more turbulence. It has been triggered by the injury to Gobert and when both Gobert and Mitchell were out in the middle, the team lost the way.

    The Knicks have been struggling way more than the Jazz and there is no doubt that they have lost the grip over the season their troubles can be traced to the offensive issues and the fluctuating relationship with the fanbase. Julius Randle has been particularly disgruntled with the fanbase and with the trade deadline around, you never know if he is moved. Can the Knicks turn around their season?

    Host: Utah Jazz
    Visitors: New York Knicks
    Match Timing: 8 February, @ 07:30 AM
    Venue: Vivint Smart Home Arena

    NBA Projections, Stats & Analysis

    Jazz: The Gobert factor
    Rudy Gobert is the reigning Defensive Player of the Year and he has surely deserved that award. He is the type of player that can cover up the missed assignments and well, he does sacrifice his own match-ups to accomplish that. At times, his own assignments have the open lanes and that is because he has to do just so much on the defensive end with so-so perimeter defense. The Jazz have lost the offensive balance too without Gobert because he gives second-chance points with his offensive rebounding, sets tough screens, and performs inside finishes.

    That is why with him gone, the overall balance has taken a huge hit. Now, the team is also without Joe Ingles and the burden has shifted upon the existing guard position. Still, if Mitchell is healthy, he can form a formidable guard trio with Conley and Clarkson. All three are high-yielding scorers and Bojan Bogdanovic at wing can also give high-quality scoring. Royce O’Neale can be an effective defender and can give some hustle too. Overall, with Mitchell, Clarkson, Bogdanovic, and Conley, the team has some top-notch shooting.

    Knicks: What a tough season!
    The Knicks were one of the best stories last season, they had a hustling, bustling squad that was making teams work hard and with Julius Randle at the helm, their offense was working too. It seems like the Conference Quarterfinals loss to the Atlanta Hawks has carried its influence deep into this season. However, the team brought in two experienced guards in Kemba Walker and Evan Fournier and while Fournier has had some big nights, the impact of Walker has been pretty much nonexistent on offense and this system hasn’t worked for him at all.

    The trouble is while RJ Barrett has been doing a great job of finishing at the rim and being high-yielding at the offensive end, the whole team has hit the efficiency bug. Meanwhile, Immanuel Quickley has also had troubles stretching the floor but I think he could have done decently if given a starting spot. Obi Toppin hasn’t panned out and pairing him alongside a high-octane playmaker could have been better. At this point, the team could have utilized the services of veteran Derrick Rose as Alec Burks has misfired. Perhaps the team will make a bunch of trades soon.

    Utah Jazz | New York Knicks
    Games: 53| 53
    Wins: 32| 24
    Defeats: 21| 29

    Utah Jazz vs New York Knicks NBA Live, Team News and Lineups

    Utah Jazz Team News

    • Rudy Gobert remains OUT for this game and has missed quite a few these days.
    • Joe Ingles is going to be OUT for the long-term
    • Rudy Gay, Jordan Clarkson are QUESTIONABLE for the game

    Jazz Expected Starting Five
    Wing: SF: Bojan Bogdanovic
    Frontline: PF: Royce O’Neale | C: Udoka Azuibuike
    Guards: SG: Donovan Mitchell | PG: Mike Conley

    BENCH: Rudy Gay(QUESTIONABLE), Jordan Clarkson(QUESTIONABLE), Eric Paschall, Trent Forrest, Hassan Whiteside, Jared Butler, Elijah Hughes, Zylan Cheatham.

    New York Knicks Team News

    • Derrick Rose is OUT for the game and plans to return after All-Star Break.
    • Kemba Walker is OUT for the game due to rest.

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

    BENCH: Immanuel Quickley, Quinten Grimes, Cam Reddish, Obi Toppin, Miles McBride, Nerlens Noel, Taj Gibson, Jericho Sims.

    NBA Scores, Fantasy Basketball Top Picks

    Donovan Mitchell(UTA)
    Points: 27
    Rebounds: 03
    Assists: 06
    Blocks: 01

    Mitchell is having another brilliant offensive season and he is one of the best isolation scorers in the league. The Guard has been scoring 25+ points and dishing 4 or more assists a game. Mitchell can be selected as a Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 NBA Fantasy scenario.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 39-50

    Julius Randle(NYK)
    Points: 32
    Rebounds: 16
    Assists: 07
    Steals: 01
    Julius is one of the most well-versed Power Forwards in the league and despite reduced points range and shooting efficiency, he provides an incredible influence. Julius can be in the 19-25 points, 10-16 rebounds, and 4+ assists here.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 39-59
    Julius Randle layup UTA vs NYK Dream11

    Bojan Bogdanovic(UTA)
    Points: 19
    Rebounds: 11
    Assists: 04
    Steals: 01

    Bojan is a high-scoring wing and his ability to hit the outside shots and also score in other ways, makes him highly effective. Bogdanovic has been scoring around 17-24 points and has grabbed 4 or more rebounds a game.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 30-45

    RJ Barrett(NYK)
    Points: 36
    Rebounds: 08
    Assists: 05
    Steals: 01
    RJ has been a high-yielding option on the offensive end for the Knicks and his ability to push the pace makes him special. He has scored 23 or more in three of the last four games while grabbing around 4 rebounds a game regularly.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 31-41

    Mike Conley(UTA)
    Points: 14
    Rebounds: 03
    Assists: 03
    Steals: 03
    Blocks: 01
    Conley has been an effective two-way player for many seasons now and he is having another strong season. Conley has scored in the 14-22 points range while dishing 5-6 assists and clinching 2 or more steals a game regularly.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 27-36

    Evan Fournier(NYK)
    Points: 15
    Rebounds: 04
    Assists: 03
    Steals: 01

    Evan has been having his struggles on the offensive end but has done well lately. The sharpshooting guard has scored 15 or more in the last few games and has been shooting at a decent efficiency too.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 24-34


        • Mitchell Robinson(NYK) had 4 points, 11 rebounds, 3 steals in the last game. Mitchell has been usually in the 7-9 points, 11-13 rebounds, and 1-2 blocks range these days.
        • Alec Burks(NYK) had 12 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists in the last game. Burks has been struggling in terms of shooting the ball. Don’t know what to expect from Alec
        • Udoka Azubuike(UTA) had 10 points, 11 rebounds in the last game. Udoka has scored 8 or more points in two games straight while grabbing 10 or more rebounds twice. He is getting minutes with Gobert out.
        • Hassan Whiteside(UTA) had 15 points, 8 rebounds, 2 blocks in the last game. Hassan has been having a decent impact in the middle off the bench. He has scored 11-16 points, clasped 8-12 rebounds, and has blocked 1-3 shots.
        • Quinten Grimes(NYK) had 4 rebounds in the last game. Can Quinten get back his old minutes?
        • Royce O’Neale(UTA) had 6 points, 3 rebounds, 5 assists in the last game. Royce has usually scored in the 6-12 points these days.
        • Trent Forrest(UTA) had 8 points, 7 assists, 4 rebounds, 1 steal in the last game. I doubt that Forrst can get such production again unless there is a blowout situation or an injury to one of the guards.
        • Jared Butler(UTA) had 5 points, 6 assists, 4 rebounds in the last game. Jared can get similar production if given 20+ minutes.
        • Kemba Walker(NYK) had 7 points, 3 assists, 1 rebound in the last game. There is a high chance that Kemba will be traded soon.
        • Obi Toppin(NYK) had 4 points, 5 rebounds in the last contest. The Power Forward doesn’t even receive even 20 minutes a game these days.

    UTA vs NYK Dream11 Team

    PG: D Mitchell(PP)
    SG: M Conley
    SF: B Bogdanovic, E Fournier, R Barrett
    PF: J Randle(SP)
    C:   H Whiteside, U Azubuike
    Dononvan Mitchell UTA vs NYK Dream11

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