Brooklyn Nets will face Toronto Raptors at Barclays Center in what will be the final preseason game for both the teams.
Nets remain unbeaten in the preseason having won twice against Los Angeles Lakers in China, before opening their preseason with a huge 137-89 win over Franca.
Brooklyn are being as a genuine contender for the top-4 in the Western Conference after the signing of Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant. But the latter is expected to be on the sideline for the most part of the regular season, which is a significant blow against the team’s aspirations.
It will be a huge ask if Toronto Raptors are to emulate the last season’s incredible achievements. But another shot at the ultimate glory is a far-fetched reality as the Raptors have lost Kawhi Leonard to the Los Angeles Clippers in the offseason.
Match Timing: October 19, @ 05:00 AM IST
Venue – Barclays Center
BKN vs TOR DREAM11 Team News:
Brooklyn Nets –
Kyrie Irving is expected to be available for Nets’ final preseason game against Toronto Raptors after recovering fully from a facial injury. The former Cleveland Cavaliers star lasted just one minute in Net’s first game against the Lakers in China.
That said, many reports in the media indicate a limited appearance for Irving in this game.
Meanwhile, Nets will have to deal without Kevin Durant for most of the regular season. The former Oklahoma City Thunder, and Golden State Warriors small forward is recovering from an Achilles injury he suffered in Game-5 of NBA finals against Toronto Raptors.
Brooklyn Nets squad for the NBA Pre-Season 2019:
Kyrie Irving, Lance Thomas, Jarrett Allen, John Egbunu, Dzanan Musa, Spencer Dinwiddie, C.J. Williams, DeAndre Jordan, Joe Harris, Henry Ellenson, Garrett Temple, Taurean Prince, Caris LeVert, Deng Adel, Rodions Kurucs, Theo Pinson, Jaylen Hands, David Nwaba, Wilson Chandler, Nicolas Claxton
Toronto Raptors –
Patrick McCaw has been ruled out from this game due to a knee injury. However, the MRI scan revealed that the injury is not as severe as first feared and the 23-year-old may even be fit for Raptors’ season opener against New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday.
Kyle Lowry returned to full training on Wednesday and could make his first preseason appearance against Brooklyn Nets.
Toronto Raptors squad for the NBA Pre-Season 2019:
Kyle Lowry, Marc Gasol, Serge Ibaka, Norman Powell, Fred VanVleet, Patrick McCaw, Stanley Johnson, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, Pascal Siakam, OG Anunoby, Matt Thomas, Terence Davis, Cameron Payne, Malcolm Miller, Chris Boucher, Isaiah Taylor, Dewan Hernandez, Sagaba Konate, Oshae Brissett, Devin Robinson
BKN vs TOR Dream11 Playing Team (Probable 5) :
BKN– Taurean Prince, Joe Harris, DeAndre Jordan, Kyrie Irving, Caris LeVert
TOR– OG Anunoby, Malcolm Miller, Chris Boucher, Terence Davis, Kyle Lowry
BKN vs TOR Dream11 Fantasy Picks:
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BKN vs TOR Dream11 Predictions:
Brooklyn Nets have impressed in the preseason so far, despite playing without the likes of Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant.
Nets will start the game as a favorite in front of theit own fans.