DEN vs PHX Dream11 Prediction NBA Live Fantasy Basketball Dream11 Team, Top Picks and Tips for Denver Nuggets vs Phoenix Suns

Updated on: Oct 10, 2022 11:02 pm IST

  • DEN vs PHX Dream11

    DEN vs PHX Dream11: The NBA Preseason just doesn’t have the same flavour as the Regular Season. Still, we have seen a bunch of battles go deep, even as deep as the Overtime but overall, the fanfare around the Regular Season just hits differently in more ways than not. Still, as long as the NBA-related things are on, eyeballs will be glued and they will be certainly glued when the Denver Nuggets take on Phoenix Suns.

    The Denver Nuggets come into this game after losing 113-131 to the Chicago Bulls in the last game despite a 24 points showing by Bones Hyland.

    On the other hand, the Phoenix Suns recovered from their shock loss to the Adelaide 36ers and defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 119:115 as Devin Booker dipped 22 points.

    Home: Denver Nuggets
    Visitors: Phoenix Suns
    Match Timing: 11 October, @ 06:30 AM
    Venue: Ball Arena

    NBA Projections, Stats & Analysis

    Nuggets: Tough ask in the West

    Last season, the Nuggets missed their two major players in Michael Porter Jr. and Jamal Murray. Now, they are back and this will improve them on both ends of the floor. But the West is as loaded as ever and a deep run may be tricky. The Warriors, the Grizzlies, the Suns, the Mavericks, the Timberwolves, and the Clippers all look like contenders, so the road remains tricky. But yes, with Jokic, who is a top-five player, anything is possible. If Murray and Michael Porter Jr. remain healthy for most parts then the Nuggets trio can be unstoppable. The bench looks decent but not as deep as the likes of the Warriors/Grizzlies.

    Suns: Playoffs blues

    The Suns posted the best record in the league last year but in the Playoffs, they fizzled out late against the Mavericks, playing some weird brand of basketball on both ends. Chris Paul was unable to end his non-title curse and once again, he will be gauged closely to see whether he can lift it. With Devin Booker at his peak, Mikal Bridges close to his peak, a high-quality inside player Deandre Ayton and a decent bench, the Suns will fancy their chances again. Will they be able to make a deep Finals run like they did back in 2021? One thing is for sure, they have been a top-two squad in the West for two years.

    Denver Nuggets vs Phoenix Suns NBA Live, Team News and Lineups

    Denver Nuggets Team News

    • Jamal Murray, Nikola Jokic are DOUBTFUL.

    Nuggets Expected Starting Five
    Forwards: SF: Michael Porter Jr. | PF: Aaron Gordon
    Middle: C: Deandre Jordan
    Guards: PG: Bones Hyland | SG: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope

    BENCH: Jeff Green, Zeke Nnaji, Jack White, Peyton Watson, Bruce Brown, Vlatko Cancer, Ish Smih, Davon Reed, Christian Braun, Grant Golden, Adonis Arms, Kellan Grady.

    Phoenix Suns Team News

    • Jae Crowder is not going to be a part of the team.
    • Cameron Johnson, Cameron Payne will be OUT.

    Suns Expected Starting Five
    Forwards: SF: Torrey Craig | SF: Mikal Bridges
    Middle: C: Deandre Ayton
    Guards: PG: Chris Paul | SG: Devin Booker

    BENCH: Bismack Biyombo, Torrey Craig, Jock Landale, Landry Shamet, Damion Lee, Ismail Wainright, Josh Okogie, Duane Washington Jr., Timothe Luwawu-Cabarot.

    NBA Scores, Fantasy Basketball Top Picks

    Michael Porter Jr.(DEN)
    Michael’s inclusion is big for the Nuggets as he can play elite defense, dunk it big-time, and collect rebounds regularly.

    Chris Paul(PHX)
    Paul is still the best passer in the league and can also nail tough jumpers at a high clip.

    Aaron Gordon(DEN)
    Gordon’s burden will decrease this season and will need to provide quality defense for the most parts.

    Devin Booker(PHX)
    Booker is an elite scorer who has carried the Suns’ main offense for many years now.

    Bruce Brown(DEN)
    Bruce can integrate in the Nuggets roster as he can play both ends of the floor.

    Mikal Bridges(PHX)
    Bridges is an elite defender who can also do well filling the lanes and also provide a lot of other useful skills.

    DEN vs PHX DREAM11 LINEUP BALANCERS

    • Bones Hyland(DEN): Hyland has developed into a strong scorer and can help up bolstering the Nuggets’ depth.
    • Deandre Ayton(PHX): Deandre is one of the best back-to-basket Centres in the league.
    • Kentavious Caldwell-Pope(DEN): Kentavious is a Three-and-D player with a lot of experience in his wing.
    • Deandre Jordan(DEN): Deandre is a more than serviceable backup Center
    • Landry Shamet(PHX): Shamet is a strong back-up guard who can fill in when there are injuries to the backcourt.

    DEN vs PHX Dream11 Lineup

    PG: C Paul(SP)
    SG: D Booker(PP)
    SF: K Caldwell-Pope, M Porter-Jr, M Bridge
    PF: A Gordon
    C:  D Jordan, D Ayton

    Where to watch NBA Live Score?

    You can catch the game on the NBA League Pass. The live score can be accessed on multiple fronts, you can just google the team names while the game is happening. You can get a more detailed look through the official website of the NBA. Extended highlights will be available on the official YouTube channel of the NBA.

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