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Minnesota Timberwolves vs Oklahoma City Thunder: NBA preview and its predictions

Match Details:

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Oklahoma City Thunder

9th January 2019

06.30 AM

Venue: Chesapeake Energy Arena

Match Preview:

STEP-BY-STEP ANALYSIS:

1. SCORING SYSTEM:

Points scored: 1 point

Rebounds: 1.2

Assist: 1.5

Steals: 3

Blocks: 3

Turnovers: -1

STAR PLAYER: 2X POINTS

 

2.ROSTER CONSTRUCTION:

TEAM LINE-UP AND THEIR POSITIONS:

 

Wolves: 

  • PG

     Jeff Teague

  • SG

     Josh Okogie

  • SF

     A. Wiggins

  • PF

     Taj Gibson

  • C

     K. Towns

BENCH PLAYERS:

T. Jones, Saric, Tolliver, Dieng

INJURIES:

  • F

     R. Covington INACT

  • G

     Derrick Rose INACT

  • G

     C.J. Williams INACT

Thunder:

  • PG

     R. Westbrook

  • SG

     T. Ferguson

  • SF

     Paul George

  • PF

     Jerami Grant

  • C

     Steven Adams

BENCH PLAYERS:

Noel, Schroder, Nader, Patterson

INJURIES:

  • G

     Alex Abrines INACT

  • F

     D. Grantham INACT

  • G

     A. Roberson INACT

  • Schorder(Questonable)

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3.PLAYER FLEXIBILITY:

Shooting Guard:

  • Taller and Ball hog point guard
  • Best Shooter for his team
  • Also Known as Scoring Guard.

Small Forward:

  • Better Rebounder
  • Faster than big man(SG) and stronger than a guard
  • Differs in rebounds(more compared to SG)

Generally, Some of the strong Shooting guards will play as a Small forwards, because of their Skill and Jack of all trade(Shoot, Pass(assist), defend(rebound)). 

TIP:

There was no perfect player in the shooting guard. So, its a sure-shot pick of OKOGIE from this section. Another player to concern is Diallo, you have to prefer this player according to the teams for the grand-leagues.

In the Small-Forward section, the best and sure-shot picks are Georgeand Wiggins.

Credit savers:(Risky players)

Nader, Tolliver, Ferguson

 

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Power Forward:

  • Referred as the Post Position.
  • Power forwards play a role similar to that of Center.
  • The power forward position entails a variety of responsibilities, one of which is rebounding.
  • Many power forwards is noted for their mid-range jump-shot, and several players have become very accurate from 12 to 18 feet (3.7 to 5.5 m).
  • Some power forwards often play the Center position.

TIP:

Taj Gibson and Jeremi Grant are the best picks from this section. The surprising pick is Saric.

Taj Gibson Stats:

7.6 rebounds/ game, 13 points/ game

Jeremi Grant Stats:

12.8 points/ game, 4.4 rebounds/ game

 

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Point Guard:

  • Shooter for short distances
  • Guard(defense)
  • Most reliable for dunks and tip shorts(2-pointer makers)

TIP:

Westbrook and Teague are sure-shot picks from this section.

Schroder and Tyus Jones are game-changers.

 

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Center:

It is well known for the defensive part(i.e guard of the team)

Known for grabbing the rebounds.

Towns will be the sure-shot pick from this section. Adams will be a game-changer at any-time. If Westbrook fails, then Adams will take care of the rebounding aspect.

Surprising picks:

Noel, Dieng

Teams will be updated at the morning time.

TEAM-1

Westbrook

Teague

T Jones

Okogie

Wiggins

Nader

Grant

Towns

TEAM2

Westbrook

Jones

Okojie

George

Nader

Ferguson/ Tolliver

Grant/ Gibson

Towns(SP)

TEAM3

Westbrook(SP)

Jones

Okojie

George

Nader

Ferguson/ Tolliver

Grant/ Gibson

Towns

Definite SP’s

Westbrook

George

Towns

Differential SP’s

Wiggins

 

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