NYK vs DEN Dream11: In this cross-conference match-up, the New York Knicks will host the Denver Nuggets. New York has lost half of its 22 games while the Nuggets are a game under the 50% win mark. Both teams are going through a rough patch but for different reasons.
New York has had trouble with team combinations and they are yet to figure out their regular starters at this point. With Kemba Walker out of the rotation, it is interesting to see who will take up the major ball-handling duties as the Knicks have had trouble during high-scoring games.
Injuries and Nuggets have been having a great relationship this season. With two star players in Michael Porter Jr. and Jamal Murray out, the going has been tough for the Jokic-led team. Nuggets’ current record comes after a 9-4 start which means that the team has won just 1 and lost 7 of its last 8 games.
Host: New York Knicks
Visitors: Denver Nuggets
Match Timing: 4 December, @ 11:30 PM
Venue: Madison Square Garden
NBA Projections, Stats & Analysis
Knicks: Not great team chemistry
With Kemba averaging around 11 after having averaged 18, the rotation took a hit, perhaps the Knicks’ offensive system hasn’t suited him. Yes, Randle is giving his regular 18-24 points, 10-12 rebounds, and 5-8 assists per game, but the guards have been inconsistent so far. The biggest hit the Knicks took when RJ Barrett started to have too many off-nights. With Burks, Fournier, Quickley, and Rose, you have guard depth but perhaps the team may have just too many guards!
Nuggets: Michael Porter Jr.’s absence has hurt them
Denver had done fine without Murray even though during the Playoffs, his need can be felt. However, the Playoffs are a distance away and right now, the Nuggets are one of the most struggling squads. With Michael Porter Jr., rebounding, defense, and offense have suffered. Porter Jr. was among the top players in defensive win shares before his injury and his absence has made Nuggets an average defensive squad after the team had begun with the reputation of being one of the best in the league.
Denver Nuggets| New York Knicks
Games: 21| 22
Wins: 10| 11
Defeats: 11| 11
New York Knicks vs Denver Nuggets NBA Live, Team News and Lineups
Denver Nuggets Team News
- Jamal Murray is still progressing from his knee injury and is not expected to be back soon. He will be OUT for this game.
- Michael Porter Jr. is OUT for this game and potentially out for the season.
- Bones Hylandis OUT for this game
- PJ Dozier is OUT indefinitely
- Bol Bol is OUT indefinitely
- Austin Rivers is OUT indefinitely
Nuggets Expected Starting Five
Forwards: PF: Aaron Gordon SF: Jeff Green
Middle: C: Nikola Jokic
Guards: SG: Will Barton PG: Monte Morris
BENCH: Markus Howard, Zeke Nnaji, Petr Cornelie, , Davon Reed, Matt Ryan, Facundo Campazzo, JaMychal Green
New York Knicks Team News
- RJ Barrett is PROBABLE for the game.
- Nerlens Noel is QUESTIONABLE for the game.
- Jericho Sims is QUESTIONABLE for the game.
Knicks Expected Starting Five
Forwards: PF: Julius Randle SF: RJ Barrett
Middle: C: Mitchell Robinson
Guards: SG: Evan Fournier PG: 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.
NBA Scores, Fantasy Basketball Top Picks
Randle leaves his Knicks in points, rebounds, and assists, and has had some big games recently. Randle has scored 24 or more twice in the last five games, has dished 6 or more assists twice too while grabbing 11 rebounds or more thrice in that window. He is one of the options for Star/Pro Player in the Dream11 NBA fantasy scenario.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 44-59
Jokic is the fuel for this Nuggets team that lost a ton of games without him. It is not surprising to find Jokic in 20-25 points, 10-15 rebounds, and 7-12 assists in a single game many times.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 52-70
Alec has been having a great time in terms of scoring the ball. The guard has scored 23 or more twice in the last three games, grabbing 2 steals in each match.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 25-36
Aaron Gordon (DEN)
Aaron has been forced to pick up his scoring with Michael Porter and Jamal Murray being absent plus with a ton of other injuries. The Forward has scored 16 or more in four of the last five games.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 30-37
Derrick gives much-needed Point Guard depth to the Knicks. He has dished 6 or more assists twice in a row and may see a further increase in his minutes with Kemba out of the picture.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 20-29
Will has not scored as much as was expected but I guess with some of the main players out, defenses are closing out on him. The two-way guard has scored 14 or more in three straight games.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 25-35
NYK vs DEN LINEUP BALANCERS
- Monte Morris(DEN) scooped up 22 points, 2 assists, 2 rebounds in the last game.
- Mitchell Robinson(NYK) lined up 9 points, 8 rebounds, 5 blocks in the last game.
- Jeff Green(DEN) hoarded 9 points, 1 rebound, 3 assists, 1 steal in the last game.
- Evan Fournier(NYK) hoarded 16 points, 4 steals in the last game.
- Facundo Campazzo(DEN) lined up 7 points, 2 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals in the last game.
- Immanuel Quickley(NYK) scrapped 15 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals in the last game.
- RJ Barrett(NYK) has averaged around 15 points and 6 rebounds this season but missed the last game. He is PROBABLE for this game.
- Obi Toppin(NYK) scrapped 8 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals in the last game.
NYK vs DEN Dream11 Team
PG: D Rose, F Campazzo, M Morris
SG: A Burks
SF: I Quickley
PF: J Randle(PP)
C: M Robinson, N Jokic(SP)
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