PHX vs NOP Dream11 Prediction NBA Live Fantasy Basketball Dream11 Team, Top Picks and Tips for Phoenix Suns vs New Orleans Pelicans

Updated on: Oct 29, 2022 2:00 am IST

  • PHX vs NOP Dream11

    PHX vs NOP Dream11: The NBA Regular Season is in the initial stages but already, we have witnessed a large number of exciting battles. The scoring has been sky-high and the defenses are still coping up with the electric pace we have seen thus far. Anyway, I expect the scoring to come down a bit down soon. In this game, the high-scoring Phoenix Suns will take on the New Orleans Pelicans to advance the Regular Season.

    The Suns had a statement 134:105 win against the Golden State Warriors as Devin Booker nabbed 34 points. They have now won three of their first four games.

    On the other hand, the New Orleans Pelicans showcased their depth, winning 113:111 as Trey Murphy dipped in 22 points and the team won without Brandon Ingram and Zion Williamson. The Pelicans have begun with three wins and one loss.

    Host: Phoenix Suns
    Visitors: New Orleans Pelicans
    Match Timing: 29 October, @ 07:30 AM (+05:30 UTC)
    Venue: FootPrint Center

    NBA Projections, Stats & Analysis

    Suns: Remains a contender

    The Suns are on fire to begin the season and their win against the Warriors was special as they ran them to the ground in the third quarter. Once again, Devin Booker turned up with another 30+ points performances and he has proven to be a strong scorer. Apart from Booker, the rest of the unit attains a great scoring balance. Ayton, Bridges, Paul, and Johnson are all double-digit scorers and give the team multiple offensive sets. With Paul passing the ball at a high rate, the playmaking arena is set too.

    Apart from Paul, Booker has also become a wonderful playmaker too, thus, the team is blessed with two high-yielding passers. But, in this league, you got to have strong defense to be a 50+ win team at least and the Suns have an amazing defense. Paul is known for his defensive smarts, Booker has emerged as a premier defender whereas Mikal Bridges can guard multiple positions and Deandre Ayton brings tremendous help defense in the middle. The Suns are better than most squads on both ends of the floor.

    Pelicans: Injuries strike back

    The Pels haven’t seen much floor time from Zion Williamson who keeps figuring in the injury list. That is why the last season acquisition of CJ McCollum was huge and now the team has three 20+ points scorers in Brandon Ingram, Zion Williamson, and CJ. Jonas Valanciunas is a solid complementary player who continues to average a double-double. Trey Murphy is in the form of his life and his long-range shooting is absolutely on fire. The team has incredible length and can defend well both inside and outside.

    Larry Nance, Jose Alvarado, and Herbert Jones make for a strong defensive trio, and overall, the Pelicans’ depth looks incredible, which showed in the win against the Luka Doncic-led Mavs. But they will ultimately need a healthy Zion Williamson to make a deep run. The injury list is already growing and although Brandon Ingram doesn’t have a serious injury, losing two of your main players at the same time can hinge the progress. Can Pelicans at least get 50 games from Zion this season?

    Phoenix Suns vs New Orleans Pelicans NBA Live, Team News and Lineups

    Phoenix Suns Team News

    • Ish Wainright is DOUBTFUL.

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

    BENCH: Bismack Biyombo, Torrey Craig, Dario Saric, Jock Landale, Damion Lee, Landry Shamet, Josh Okogie, Duane Washington Jr.

    New Orleans Pelicans News

    • Brandon Ingram, Herbert Jones, CJ McCollum, Jose Alvarado, Dyson Daniels are QUESTIONABLE.
    • Kira Lewis Jr., Brandon Ingram are OUT.

    Pelicans Expected Starting Five
    Middle: C: Jonas Valanciunas
    Forwards: SF: Brandon Ingram | SF: Herbert Jones | PF: Zion Williamson
    Guard: SG: CJ McCollum

    BENCH: Devonte Graham, Naji Marshall, Jose Alvarado, Willy Hernangomez, Trey Murphy III, Garrett Temple, Jaxson Hayes, Dyson Daniels, Willy Hernangomez, Larry Nance Jr., Dereon Seabron.

    NBA Scores, Fantasy Basketball Top Picks

    Devin Booker(PHX)
    Points: 34
    Rebounds: 02
    Assists: 07
    Steals: 03
    Devin is an amazing scorer who can carry an offense in many ways and he is also someone who can play tough defense while dishing the ball. I believe he will be in 27-34 points, 5-8 assists, and 1-3 steals range. Devin can be chosen as a Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 NBA Fantasy scenario.

    Zion Williamson(NOP)
    Williamson can wreak havoc driving to the rim and his physicality is unmatched but health has been a huge issue for him. I believe he will be in 20-26 points and 7-10 rebounds range but his status is up in the air as he is QUESTIONABLE.

    Deandre Ayton(PHX)
    Points: 16
    Rebounds: 14
    Assists: 04
    Steals: 01

    Middle player Deandre is a fantastic rebounder, a throwback inside player, and he can also seal the paint on the defensive end. I believe he will be in 14-20 points, 10-15 rebounds, and 1-3 blocks range.

    CJ McCollum(NOP)
    Points: 14
    Rebounds: 00
    Assists: 11
    Steals: 01
    Blocks: 01

    Guard CJ has turned from an off-guard to a Point Guard for the Pels and he can also provide some of the most toughest scoring skillset out there. I believe he will be in 18-25 points and 7-10 assists range. He is QUESTIONABLE here.

    Jonas Valanciunas(NOP)
    Points: 14
    Rebounds: 07
    Assists: 02
    Blocks: 01

    Center Jonas has been a staple on the offensive and rebounding end for the Pelicans, and his ability to play a ton of games makes him a valuable player. I believe he will be in 14-22 points and 9-15 rebounds range here.

    Mikal Bridges(PHX)
    Points: 17
    Rebounds: 06
    Assists: 02
    Blocks: 02
    Steals: 01

    Wing Bridges is an elite defender and he can also do a great job slashing to the basket while providing decent rebounding. I believe he will be in 14-19 points and 5-8 rebounds range.

    Trey Murphy III(NOP)
    Points: 22
    Rebounds: 05
    Assists: 01
    Steals: 01
    Trey has been clicking from the deep range and his scoring has helped the Pelicans field a strong attack on the offensive end. I expect him to be in 15-22 points and 4-6 rebounds range.

    PHX vs NOP DREAM11 LINEUP BALANCERS

    • Jose Alvarado(NOP): Jose had 13 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals in the last game. Guard Alvarado has been an energy-injector for the Pels and plays tough. I believe he will be in 9-14 points range here. He is QUESTIONABLE here.
    • Larry Nance Jr(NOP): Larry had 11 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist in the last game. Nance plays tough and is a throwback player, while nowhere close to his father, the standout All-Star Forward Larry Nance, Junior still plays with a great nose on both sides. I believe he will be in 8-12 points and 4-6 rebounds range.
    • Chris Paul(PHX): Paul had 16 points, 9 assists, 8 rebounds, 1 steal in the last game. CP-3 is one of the best passers to play the game and he can do a lot of things to make for a winning team. I believe he will be in 10-15 points, 9-12 assists, and 1-3 steals range.
    • Naji Marshall(NOP): Green had 15 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist in the last game. Naji may not get 30+ minutes if Zion plays here or maybe he can if other players turn absent.
    • Devonte Graham(NOP): Graham had 14 points, 3 assists, 1 rebound in the last game. Guard Devonte made four triples in the last game but he has been lost in the rotation when the team is healthy because he was off his game last season.
    • Cam Johnson(PHX): Johnson had 9 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists in the last game. Cam is a stretch-three but he is yet to find his groove this season. I believe he will be in 10-14 points and 3-5 rebounds range.
    • Torrey Craig(PHX): Torrey had 8 points, 2 rebounds, 1 steal in the last game. Torrey doesn’t play many minutes but can have a solid impact. I believe he will be in 6-9 points and 2-4 rebounds range here.
    • Dyson Daniels(NOP): Daniels had 14 points, 3 assists, 1 rebound in the last game. Rookie Dyson is still learning the NBA trade but had a big game in just his second outing. I believe he will be in 8-12 points range.
    • Jock Landale(PHX): Jock had 17 points, 7 rebounds, 2 blocks in the last game. Landale has given solid rebounding off the bench and has made a case for 15+ minutes role. I believe he will be in 8-14 points and 6-9 rebounds range here.
    • Cameron Payne(PHX): Cameron had 8 points, 5 assists, 4 rebounds in the last game. Cameron is a solid playmaker who can also score off the bench. I believe he will be in 6-10 points, 4-6 assists, and 3-5 rebounds range.
    • Damion Lee(PHX): Landry had 5 points, 1 rebound, 1 assist in the last game. Damion has given decent shooting off the bench. I expect a 4-7 points range here.

    PHX vs NOP Dream11 Team

    (If McCollum and Williamson play)
    PG: C Payne, D Graham
    SG: D Booker(SP), C McColllum(PP)
    SF: M Bridges
    PF: Z Williamson
    C:   J Valanciunas, J Landale

    (If only McCollum plays)
    PG: C Payne, C Paul, D Graham
    SG: D Booker(SP), C McColllum(PP)
    SF: T Murphy
    PF: C Johnson, N Marshall
    C:   J Valanciunas

    (If only Williamson plays)
    PG: C Payne, D Graham
    SG: D Booker(SP)
    SF: M Bridges
    PF: L Nance-Jr, Z Williamson(PP), C Johnson
    C:   J Landale

    (If both McCollum and Williamson don’t play)
    PG: C Paul(PP)
    SG: D Booker(SP)
    SF: M Bridges
    PF: L Nance-Jr, C Johnson, N Marshall
    C:   J Valanciunas, J Landale

    Where to watch NBA Live Score?

    Will the Pelicans get Zion Williamson back here because they will need him against the Suns? To catch this game, you can visit the NBA League Pass. The highlights of the game will be available on the official YouTube channel of the NBA. The scores, stats, and news are going to be available on the official website of the NBA.H

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