PHX vs DEN Dream11: The Western Conference rivalries have always been a huge subject for many years now. In this game, two Western Conference stalwarts and Phoenix Suns and Denver Nuggets will fight it out. The Suns are on a glorious 11-game win streak while Nuggets have lost their last three games but still sit 2 games above the 50% win mark.
Denver has grappled with injuries all season and played without their three key players in Porter, Jokic, and Murray in the last game. However, the team is deep and Will Barton along with Aaron Gordon has been a major contributor. The Nuggets will look imposing once they get healthier. On the other hand, the Suns have been lucky and have fielded a largely healthy roster. With the backcourt punch of Booker-Paul, tagged along with pesky wing players Bridges and Crowder, and with Ayton in the middle providing quality on both ends, Suns are a loaded roster.
Host: Phoenix Suns
Visitors: Denver Nuggets
Match Timing: 22 November, @ 06:30 AM
Venue: Footprint Center
Suns: Imposing on both ends
The Suns’ starters can all play solid on both ends of the floor. During the win streak, the team has constantly scored 110-120 points while restricting opponents around 100 mostly. There is a reason why this team plays this well, the forwards are athletic, the guards are disciplined and the Center is one of the most versatile defenders. The Suns are difficult to deal with and there is a reason why they were the Finalists last season.
Nuggets: They have done well
Despite losing three in a row, we must understand the Nuggets’ condition. The team is playing without their star wing and guard, which means losing around 40 points per night. That is why the squad has struggled to put up points and hangs its hat on defense. The Nuggets play hard on the defensive side, and with the athletic legs of Gordon and Barton, the job of switching gets easier. However, it is Nikola Jokic who is the most important part of the team. Can the Nuggets win without him since he is questionable for the game?
Phoenix Suns | Denver Nuggets
Games: 15| 16
Wins: 12| 09
Defeats: 03| 07
Phoenix Suns Team News
Suns Expected Starting Five
PF: Jae Crowder SF: Mikal Bridges
C: DeAndre Ayton
SG: Devin Booker PG: Chris Paul
BENCH: Frank Kaminsky, Jalen Smith, Abdul Nader, Chandler Hutchinson, JaVale McGee, Elfrid Payton, Chasson Randle, Cameron Johnson, Dario Saric, Landry Shamet, Cameron Payne, Ismail Wainright.
Denver Nuggets Team News
Nuggets Expected Starting Five
PF: Aaron Gordon SF: Jeff Green
C: Nikola Jokic
SG: Will Barton PG: Monte Morris
BENCH: PJ Dozier, Austin Rivers, Bol Bol, Markus Howard, Zeke Nnaji, Petr Cornelie, , Davon Reed, Matt Ryan, Nah’shon Hyland.
Devin Booker(PHX )
Booker is one of the elite scorers in this league. The guard has had great help offensively since last season. Yet, you can bank on him to go for 25-35 points every now and then.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 50-69
The springy guard has helped Denver post a winning record and is in the form of his life. The guard has scored 20 or more points multiple times while being an all-around presence.
Expected Fantasy Points Range 49-68
Chris Paul (PHX )
Paul has been one of the best playmakers in the league for a decade now. He has dished 14 assists in each of the last two games and has kept the Suns’ offense flowing, he is as important if note more important than Booker for this team. He can be selected as a Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 NBA Fantasy scenario.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 30-40
Aaron Gordon (DEN)
Although he is not the most assertive scorer, Aaron Gordon comes off his best outing versus Bulls, nailing 10/12 shots. The Forward will play a big role again if Jokic is out for this contest.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 30-44
Monte has had to adjust to a new role for the Nuggets after Jamal Murray went down with an injury. The guard has dished 4 assists at least in the last five games while scoring 11-17 points in three of the games during that window.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 25-31
Deandre Ayton(PHX )
What Ayton gives to this team can be measured beyond stats as the Center’s ability to switch on the perimeter makes Suns a well-oriented defensive unit. Add a double-double average to the mix and you have one of the best bigs in the league.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 20-28
PG: C Paul(SP)
SG: W Barton
SF: P Dozier, M Bridges
PF: J Crowder, A Gordon
C: J McGee, D Ayton(PP)
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