NBA Preseason 2021: Brooklyn Nets vs Minnesota Timberwolves, Team News and BKN vs MIN Dream11 Prediction. The NBA preseason is almost over and the new season will start in a few days. Therefore, both Brooklyn Nets and the Minnesota Timberwolves will be eager to win their last preseason game and carry that winning form into the regular season.
NBA Preseason: Where to watch Brooklyn Nets vs Minnesota Timberwolves game?
The Brooklyn Nets are considered as one of the favourites to lift the NBA Championship this season. Hence, Steve Nash’s men will be eager to end preseason with a win as they host the Timberwolves at the Barclays Center. The Minnesota Timberwolves are also no pushovers as they have won all of their three preseason matches up until this game and will look to carry on with that form into the regular season. The match is scheduled to begin on October 15 from 5:00 AM IST and the NBA fans can watch the match on the official NBA app after subscribing to the NBA League Pass.
NBA Preaseason 2021: Brooklyn Nets vs Minnesota Timberwolves Team News and Injuries
The Brooklyn Nets will be without one of their stars from the ‘Big 3’. The Nets have decided to exclude Kyrie Irving from all team activities until he becomes fully eligible to play for the Nets this season. Other than that, Steve Nash will have the full roster available.
Unlike the Nets, the Timberwolves have several absentees starting with D’Angello Russell given rest and Jordan McLaughlin is out with a groin injury. Josh Okogie is also questionable with ankle soreness whereas, Patrick Beverley is suspended.
NBA Preseason 2021: Nets vs Timberwolves Preview
The Brooklyn Nets have a very strong lineup with several superstars plying their trade for the franchise. With Kyrie Irving out for this match, all eyes will be on Kevin Durant and James Harden. The Nets have been pretty good in this preseason as they started with a big win over Los Angeles Lakers and then defeated the reigning champions, Milwaukee Bucks.
However, they lost their last preseason game 104-115 against the Philadelphia 76ers. While Durant and Harden ran the show in offense, their defence was all over the place. It is something that they need to address ahead of the start of the season.
The Minnesota Timberwolves, on the other hand, have won all their pre-season matches and are in a great headspace ahead of the new season. Karl Anthony Towns and his men were rampant against the Clippers as they won 128-100. Although Paul George and Kawhi Leonard were missing, it was still a very dominant performance from the Timberwolves. It was a team performance from Chris Finch’s men as players like Anthony Edwards, Karl Anthony Towns and Malik Beasley rose to the occasion and scripted a great win. They will look to carry forward the same momentum into the regular season and considering D’Angello Russell and Pat Beverley will join this team, they are only going to get better from here.
NBA Preseason 2021: Nets vs Timberwolves Head to head record
The Brooklyn Nets did the double over the Timberwolves last season. But before that, the Timberwolves have been dominant against the Nets, winning the last four matches in the previous two seasons. In overall head to head statistics, the Minnesota Timberwolves are ahead, but the Nets have recently been very dominant.
Nets vs Timberwolves Predicted Lineups
Point Guard: James Harden, Shooting Guard: Joe Harris, Small Forward: Bruce Brown Jr, Power Forward: Kevin Durant, Center: Blake Griffin.
Point Guard: Jaylen Nowell, Shooting Guard: Anthony Edwards, Small Forward: Jaden McDaniels, Power Forward: Malik Beasley.
BKN vs MIN Dream11 Team
Point Guards: James Harden
Shooting Guards: Anthony Edwards, Joe Harris
Centers: Karl Anthony Towns, Blake Griffin
Power Forwards: Kevin Durant, Malik Beasley
Small Forwards: Bruce Brown Jr.
Disclaimer: The aforementioned Dream11 team and prediction are based on our own research and analysis. We do not guarantee any success on the selection of these players in your team.