One team has championship aspirations while the other is in full rebuilding mode in this Western Conference affair. In this game, a star-filled Phoenix Suns take on a young and inexperienced Houston Rockets. More about PHX vs HOU Dream11 such as injury report, stats, and projected fantasy points will be given here.
Suns have not been clinical to begin the season. Devin Booker is yet to lodge a big outing but Chris Paul has continued to churn out assists. Mikal Bridges has improved scoring-wise but Cameron Johnson is not in his full flow. Deandre Ayton missed the last game due to injury but JaVale McGee picked up the slack. Jae Crowder continues to be a factor while Frank Kaminsky marked an impressive return to form. How will Suns become more assertive from here?
The Rockets gave the Lakers all they could during the last game. Rookie Jalen Green turned it up a notch and showed his long-range capabilities. Meanwhile, Christian Wood continues to dominate the scoring and boards. Kevin Porter Jr. is yet to attain a sustainable scoring outing but he will get there. Jae’Sean Tate continues giving solid minutes while Alperen Sengun showed rookie jitters in his first start versus the Lakers. Kenyon Martin Jr. has been impressive as of late. The Rockets will be losing more and more games but what is wrong with watching their youngsters grow?
Home: Phoenix Suns
Visitors: Houston Rockets
Match Timing: 5 November, @ 07:30 AM
Venue: Footprint Center
The contest will take place at the Footprint Center which is the home floor of the Phoenix Suns and also the Clippers. It has a seating capacity of 18,422.
Phoenix Suns | Houston Rockets
Games: 06| 07
Wins: 03| 01
Defeats: 03| 06
Chris Paul is an option for the Star/Pro Player in the Dream11 NBA fantasy scheme.
Christian Wood has been among points and rebounds this season.
*last game stats*
Chris Paul (PHX)
Paul continues to feed the ball at an elite rate and in the last match surpassed Mark Jackson and Steve Nash to become the third all-time assists leader in the NBA list. Chris will be desperate for his first NBA title this season after a Finals appearance.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 47-62
Christian Wood (HOU)
Christian Wood is once again dominating the scoring front and boards at the Center position. He has given the Rockets a boost at the big spot and has kept the team alive with his borderline All-star performances. Will Houston keep him long-term?
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 40-54
Booker is returning to his last season’s rhythm gradually. The guard is an important part of the Suns and has the ability to take over games scoring-wise. He is still struggling from the floor and shot 7/20 against the Pels.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 45-61
Kevin Porter Jr.(HOU)
Porter Jr. handles the ball a lot of the Rockets team and keeps the offense motoring with his crisp passing. Will he improve his scoring returns that have been hard to come by lately?
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 30-39
Mikal has shown improvement in his offensive game and in the long-term, that is a promising sign for the Suns. It looks like he will end up averaging between 16-20 PPG if he remains healthy.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 25-33
Jalen Green (HOU)
Green showed in the game against the Lakers that he can become something special. He nailed threes after threes and his early-season struggles looked in the distant past. He did commit 7 turnovers but the ceiling is high for this rookie.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 22-35
Jae has been once again providing the Suns with his perimeter shooting and defense. He shot 3/5 from the three-point line against the Pels.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 30-44
Kenyon Martin Jr.(HOU)
Kenyon has scored 12 or more in the last two games and has seen a gradual increase in playing time. Can he sustain his current rhythm?
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 20-28
Javale started in place of an injured Ayton in the last game and had a strong 7/10 night. Mostly the Center plays between 10-20 minutes.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 17-22
Jae’Sean Tate had his strongest game of the season versus the Lakers. He provides stability at the Small Forward position and has been among the healthiest players for the team.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 17-29
Frank is coming off a big 5/8 shooting night versus the Pels but may not replicate the same here.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 16-28
OTHER MAJOR PICKS
Alperen Sengun(HOU) poured in 6 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 steal in his first start for the Rockets but coughed up 4 turnovers.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 14-20
Cameron Johnson (PHX) poured in 6 points, 4 rebounds in his last game.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 14-20
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.
Phoenix Suns Squad: Cameron Payne, Mikal Bridges, Cameron Johnson, DeAndre Ayton, Landry Shamet, Frank Kaminsky, Jalen Smith, Ismail Wainright, Abdul Nader, Chandler Hutchinson, JaVale McGee, Elfrid Payton, Jae Crowder, Dario Saric, Devin Booker, Chris Paul
PF: Daniel Theis
SF: Jae’Sean Tate
C: Christian Wood
SG: Jalen Green
PG: Kevin Porter Jr.
BENCH: Usman Garuba, Kenyon Martin Jr., Danuel House Jr., Dawid Nwaba, Eric Gordon, Alperen Sengun, Dante Exum, Armoni Brooks, Josh Christopher, Daishen Nix, D.J. Augustin, John Wall.
Houston Rockets Squad: Daniel Theis, Eric Gordon, Christian Wood, Jalen Green, Kevin Porter Jr., Usman Garuba, Kenyon Martin Jr., Danuel House Jr., Dawid Nwaba, Jae’sean Tate, Alperen Sengun, Josh Christopher, Daishen Nix, Armoni Brooks, D.J. Augustin, John Wall.
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