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DAL vs PHX Dream11 Prediction NBA Live Fantasy Basketball Dream11 Team, Top Picks and Tips for Dallas Mavericks vs Phoenix Suns


DAL vs PHX Dream11: The NBA midseason is here and this is the time when we can see some teams pulling the plug and many squads can make a bunch of trades. These trades are done to address a bunch of issues, sometimes it is to fill the gaps in the rosters, sometimes it is to move away from some contracts, and sometimes it can be due to the disagreements between players and management. The field for an NBA game is set in the offices, beyond the tables and these negotiations paint the picture of a team over the years. In this contest, the two teams who meet here may not need to make major moves before the trade deadline.

Mavericks have won 25 games and 19 losses which is a huge improvement since mid-December. They have won 10 games and lost just one during their amazing eleven-game stretch, most of it propelled by some elite defense. Dallas has emerged as a strong team due to its status as a defensive-minded team.

The Suns have won 34 games and lost just 9 games, the only team not to lose 10 games in this league, which says a lot about their status. The Suns have won seven out of the last eight games and well, for a team that has almost gone on a 20-game winning streak, you shouldn’t be surprised by this sort of production.

Host: Dallas Mavericks
Visitors: Phoenix Suns
Match Timing: 21 January, @ 06:00 AM
Venue: American Airlines Center

NBA Projections, Stats & Analysis

Mavericks: The recent surge should be taken seriously by contenders
I am highly impressed by the defensive discipline of this Dallas team and it is not recently that they have picked up their defensive game, it has been the template since the beginning of the season. With a closer like Luka Doncic, it is a matter of maintaining a 4-6 points lead and he can cap it off with some late-game shots, making him one of the best clutch players in the league. One of my favorite players in the league, Dorian Finney-Smith has been an inspirational player on defense, being both a high-quality one-on-one defender and also a great help defender. Apart from these two, you can’t forget Kristaps Porzingis who can score in bunches while Jalen Brunson is as important as anyone, who can act as a big-time scorer and the second major playmaker. Off the bench, Tim Hardaway presents a great isolation offensive game. Meanwhile, Maxi Kleber, Dwight Powell, and Reggie Bullock can also play disciplined defense, and play hard, meaning, that the Mavericks have a lot of feisty players in the team. If the Mavericks sustain this intensity, this can spell trouble for the contenders, this team should be considered as a serious contender if they place such high standards.

Suns: Top-notch squad, brilliant depth, and two-way prowess
Talking about contenders, this Suns team went to the Finals last season and they have flexed their high-quality game all season long, looking as motivated as last season to go on a title run. The Suns have a well-balanced squad and their depth enables them to get ahead even if they keep missing their key players. Right now, Deandre Ayton is out, so what! You have Biyombo, McGee, and Smith to fill in, who are nowhere near Ayton’s level but can be difference-makers. And then with two guards like Paul and Booker, you can give fits to oppositions. Booker is a high-quality isolation scorer, while Paul is one of the craftiest passers in the league. Wings Cameron, Mikal, and Jae, you get quality defense and also a bunch of impressive shooting. And we can’t forget about guards like Shamet and Payne, who respond well whenever their number is called.

Dallas Mavericks | Phoenix Suns
Games: 44| 43
Wins: 25| 34
Defeats: 19| 09

Dallas Mavericks vs Phoenix Suns NBA Live, Team News and Lineups

Dallas Mavericks Team News

  • Sterling Brown is OUT for the game.

Mavericks Expected Starting Five
Stretch-Fours: PF: Dorian Finney-Smith PF: Maxi Kleber
Middle: C: Kristaps Porzingis
Guards: PG: Jalen Brunson PG: Luka Doncic

BENCH: Reggie Bullock, Tim Hardaway Jr. Dwight Powell, Moses Brown, Marquise Chriss, Theo Pinson,, Josh Green, Boban Marajanovic, Trey Burke.

Phoenix Suns Team News

  • Dario Saric is OUT and there are rumors that he can be traded soon
  • Frank Kaminsky is OUT for the game and may miss more weeks.
  • Abdel Nader has NOT featured for a long time.
  • Deandre Ayton has been ruled OUT for the game.

Suns Expected Starting Five
Wings: SF: Jae Crowder SF: Mikal Bridges
Middle: C: JaVale McGee
Guards: SG: Devin Booker PG: Chris Paul

BENCH: Jalen Smith, Cameron Payne, Landry Shamet, Cameron Johnson, Elfrid Payton, Bismack Biyombo, Ismail Wainright.

NBA Scores, Fantasy Basketball Top Picks

Devin Booker(PHX)
Points: 48
Rebounds: 05
Assists: 06
Steals: 03
Booker can heat up and drop big-time points and he is one of the best scorers but since the Suns have become more balanced scoring-wise, he has taken fewer shots. However, the above stat line indicates what he can do when he catches fire. Devin usually scores in 20-26 points range while grabbing 4-6 rebounds and dishes 4-6 assists a game.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 39-59

Luka Doncic(DAL)
Points: 41
Rebounds: 14
Assists: 07
Steals: 01
Luka is on fire right now and has responded strongly to the criticism he has been handed over, his play has been better than even Curry recently. Luka made key late shots in the game against the Raptors. Luka usually figures in the 20-27 points, 7-14 rebounds, and 6-11 assists a game range regularly. Luka can be chosen as a Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 NBA Fantasy scenario.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 47-59

Chris Paul(PHX)
Points: 15
Rebounds: 02
Assists: 12
Blocks: 02
Steals: 02
CP-3 is one of the best playmakers to ever play the game of basketball and can also be a great late-game scorer. The Guard has usually dished 8-12 assists and scores 10-15 points a game regularly.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 33-45

Kristaps Porzingins(DAL)
Points: 18
Rebounds: 07
Assists: 02
Steals: 01
Kristaps is one of the best big Forwards in the league and he can rain points, grab big-time rebounds, and also play more than decent defense. Porzingis has been scoring in the 18-24 points range and grabbing 7-9 rebounds a game consistently.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 32-42

Jalen Brunson(DAL)
Points: 08
Rebounds: 03
Assists: 04
Steals: 01
Jalen is one of the finest guards in the league and his influence is beyond the stats. Brunson acts as the second major playmaker for the Mavs and has scored 13-19 points and dishes 5-9 assists a game consistently.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 23-36

Jae Crowder(PHX)
Points: 08
Rebounds: 05
Assists: 01
Steals: 01
Jae can be an effective two-way wing on most nights and his tendency to nail long-range jumpers help the Suns quite a bit on the offensive end. The Forward has usually scored in the 8-11 points range while grabbing 4-6 rebounds and clinching 1-3 steals a game.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 18-29

Tim Hardaway Jr.(DAL)
Points: 16
Rebounds: 02
Assists: 01
Tim has been a terrific isolation scorer off the bench and has continued to dip in points at a high rate. Hardaway Jr. has been scoring in the 14-19 points range on a regular basis.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 21-29


  • Dorian Finney-Smith(DAL) had 9 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal in the last game. Finney-Smith has usually figured in the 10-13 points range and plays some top-level defense game in and game out.
  • JaVale McGee(PHX) had 6 points, 8 rebounds, 1 block in the last game. With Ayton out, McGee can get in the 10-15 points and 10-12 rebounds range every now and then.
  • Bismack Biyombo(PHX) had 17 points, 14 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal in the last game. Bismack can get 20+ minutes and can scrap big-time production but yes the above statline is not a norm for him.
  • Maxi Kleber(DAL) had 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal in the last game. Maxi usually grabs 4-7 rebounds per game on a consistent basis.
  • Dwight Powell(DAL) had 2 points, 2 rebounds, 3 assists in the last contest. Dwight can see a dip in his production after being shifted to the reserve role now. But he can get 10+ points nights every now and then, still statistically, not usually a high-yielding producer.
  • Reggie Bullock(DAL) had 3 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists in the last contest. Bullock usually figures in the 3-6 points range and sometimes, he can go past 10 points but that is not his usual range.
  • Cameron Payne(PHX) had 11 points, 4 rebounds, 2assists in the last game. Payne has been scoring in the 8-11 points range and dishes 3-5 assists per game regularly.
  • Mikal Bridges(PHX) had 7 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 blocks, 1 steal in the last game. Bridges has been scoring in the 10-12 points and grabbing 3-5 rebounds on a regular basis.
  • Cameron Johnson(PHX) had 8 points, 1 assist, 1 steal in the last game. The big doesn’t play many minutes, this is not his usual production.
  • Josh Green, Frank Ntilikina(DAL) usually score below 10 points and don’t play many minutes.
  • Jalen Smith(PHX) only played two minutes in the last game but if he gets 20-30 minutes, he can get 10+ points and 5+ rebounds.

DAL vs PHX Dream11 Team

PG: C Paul, L Doncic(SP)
SG:  D Booker(PP)
SF: D Finney-Smith, C Johnson
PF: J Crowder, R Bullock
C:    J McGee

CP3 is another choice for Pro/Star Player. See what combination works out.

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Shubham Singh

Basketball is an intense sport and NBA has the most varied talents in the world. I like analysing basketball and uncover the nuances that dictate the game.