Milwaukee Bucks will host Minnesota Timberwolves at Fiserv Forum in what will be the last preseason game for both the teams.
Bucks have won all the four preseason games so far, while Timberwolves registered their first win only in the last game after beating Indian Pacers 119-111 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Tuesday.
But the form in the preseason can’t be taken as an indicator of where Bucks and Wolves may or may not finish, for both the teams, as is the norm in the preseason, rotated heavily, testing their bench strength and giving all the 2nd unit players significant minutes.
Bucks’ head coach Mike Budenholzer will have an idea about who will fill the Malcolm Brogdon void in the team, and it looks Dragan Bender is the man.
Timberwolves, meanwhile, are under the tutelage of the new head coach and will have their hopes hinges on Karl-Anthony Town’s shoulders.
Here is a look in the game
Match Timing: October 18, 2019, @ 05:30 AM IST
Venue – Fiserv Forum
MIL vs MIN DREAM11 Team News:
Milwaukee Bucks –
We expect a shake-up here from the hosts. Giannis Antetokounmpo should come into the starting five after missing the 115-108 win over Washington Wizards through illness.
Pat Connaughton and Robin Lopez should also return having given a rest in the last game.
While in terms of actual injury, D.J. Wilson is the only player spending his time in the treatment room these days.
Milwaukee Bucks squad for the NBA Pre-Season 2019:
Giannis Antetokounmpo, George Hill, Jaylen Adams, Sterling Brown, Ersan İlyasova, Thanasis Antetokounmpo, Pat Connaughton, Donte DiVincenzo, Kyle Korver, Brook Lopez, Dragan Bender, Eric Bledsoe, Robin Lopez, Frank Mason, Wesley Matthews, Luke Maye, Khris Middleton, Cam Reynolds, Reyjon Tucker, D. J. Wilson
Minnesota Timberwolves –
Minnesota don’t have fresh injury concerns ahead of this game, but they could still be without one or two squad players depending on how they perform in the pre-match practice session.
Keita Bates-Diop is having a back issue and will be monitored before the game.
While Jordan Bell should be fine to be in contention for this match after recovering from a calf problem for the last game.
New look Minnesota Timberwolves:
A lot has happened in the summer in Minnesota. Superstars such as Tom Thibodeau and Jimmy Butler are long gone, and Karl-Anthony Towns is now the undisputed superstar in those regions.
Timberwolves managed to keep hold of the four starters Robert Covington, Andrew Wiggins, Jeff Teague and Towns from last season while the identity of the fifth man will be from Jake Layman, Jarrett Culver, Josh Okogie, and Treveon Graham.
While the franchise is optimistic about rookie Jarrett Culver, who has impressed everybody this preseason and is being seen as a long-term sidekick to Towns.
Minnesota Timberwolves squad for the NBA Pre-Season 2019:
Karl-Anthony Towns, Andrew Wiggins, Jeff Teague, Keita Bates-Diop, Jordan Bell, Robert Covington, Jarrett Culver, Gorgui Dieng, Treveon Graham, Jake Layman, Kelan Martin, Jordan McLaughlin, Jordan Murphy, Shabazz Napier, Jaylen Nowell, Josh Okogie, Naz Reid, Noah Vonleh, Tyrone Wallace, Lindell Wigginton
MIL vs MIN Dream11 Playing Team (Probable 5) :
MIL– Giannis Antetokounmpo, Khris Middleton, Brook Lopez, Wesley Matthews, Eric Bledsoe
MIN– Robert Covington, Jake Layman, Karl-Anthony Towns, Jeff Teague, Andrew Wiggins
MIL vs MIN Dream11 teams:
MIL vs MIN Dream11 Predictions:
Milwaukee Bucks will start the game as a favorite.