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PHX vs LAC Dream11 Prediction NBA Live Fantasy Basketball Dream11 Team, Top Picks and Tips for Phoenix Suns vs LA Clippers

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PHX vs LAC Dream11:COVID-19 has disrupted the rhythm of the NBA world and because of its vicious cycle, we have been entrapped in insecurity and ever-shifting dynamics. Different rosters have been clasped by the pandemic and it is clear that the league has had to adopt a more flexible approach for the games to take place. But still, the ball is hitting the floor and athletes are still moving around. And as long as I am given a platform to express my thoughts about the league, I will keep doing it.

In this game, the Los Angeles Clippers face the Phoenix Suns. Clippers are without both of their major superstars in Paul George and Kawhi Leonard. On the other hand, the Phoenix Suns are wreaking havoc with their superstar guard duo of Devin Booker and Chris Paul, both of whom have done an incredible job. Surrounded by talented wings, and a strong frontline, the Suns have been taking it to another level this season.

For the Clippers, Eric Bledsoe and Reggie Jackson as two guards who have been shot-creators for this team in absence of George and Leonard. Now, with Marcus Morris, who can score 20 or so regularly, and Ibaka who has looked more aggressive, once the team gets Ivica Zubac, the state of the roster may look better.

Host: Phoenix Suns
Visitors: Los Angeles Clippers
Match Timing: 7 January, @ 08:30 AM
Venue: Footprint Center

NBA Projections, Stats & Analysis

Match-ups
The Suns and the Clippers are poles apart these days in terms of winning rhythm. Phoenix is dependent upon Paul and Booker to produce assists and points on a regular basis. On the other hand, the LA Clippers are dependent upon different actors to step up their games during different games. For them, their most consistent Morris has been scoring 20 or more on a regular basis. Their second most effective option without Paul George has been Reggie Jackson, who has scored around 15 points, while Mann has been impressive in parts but doesn’t have a regular knack for scoring in double-digits.

For the Suns, the guard position is deep. Apart from Booker and Paul, Cameron Payne has been an effective option, majorly due to his ability to either score or hand over assists on a regular basis. Mikal Bridges and Cameron Johnson have been two effective wing options even with Jae Crowder gone. With Ayton and McGee gone, Jalen Smith has emerged as a more than the decent option at Power Forward, and Bismack Biyombo has given some quality minute as the backup Center. On the other hand, the Clippers have seen Ibaka pick up his game recently but they will need Zubac to fill up for some length.

Overall, I think the Suns are deeper and on their day, they have a significant edge over LA Clippers.

Phoenix Suns | Los Angeles Clippers
Games: 37| 38
Wins: 29| 19
Defeats: 08| 19

Phoenix Suns vs Los Angeles Clippers NBA Live, Team News and Lineups

Los Angeles Clippers Team News:

  • Kawhi Leonard is OUT and has no timetable to return at the time of writing.
  • Paul George is OUT and can end up missing a month due to his injury.
  • Brandon Boston Jr. is EXPECTED to PLAY in this game
  • Isaiah Hartenstein is OUT and he doesn’t have the timetable to return
  • Nicolas Batum is QUESTIONABLE for the game
  • Ivica Zubac, Luke Kennard are in the COVID-19 protocols at the time of writing this article
  • Jason Preston is OUT and potentially will not feature all season long.

Clippers Expected Starting Five
Wing: PF: Marcus Morris
Middle: PF: Serge Ibaka
Guards: PG: Reggie Jackson SG: Terance Mann SG: Eric Bledsoe

BENCH: Xavier Moon, Jay Scrubb, Moses Wright, James Ennis III, Justise Winslow, Keon Johnson, Amir Coffey, Brandon Boston Jr.(EXPECTED)

Phoenix Suns Team News

  • Jae Crowder, JaVale McGee, Deandre Ayton have cleared COVID-19 protocols but are ruled OUT for the game.
  • Dario Saric is OUT for the game and without a timetable to return.
  • Frank Kaminsky is OUT and without a timetable to return
  • Landry Shamet, Abdel Nader are in COVID-19 protocols.

Suns Expected Starting Five
Wing/Forwards: SF: Cameron Johnson SF: Mikal Bridges PF: Jalen Smith
Guards: SG: Devin Booker PG: Chris Paul

BENCH: Cameron Payne, Justin Jackson Bismack Biyombo, Chasson Randle, MJ Walker, Paris Bass, Ismail Wainright.

NBA Scores, Fantasy Basketball Top Picks

Devin Booker(PHX)
Points: 33
Rebounds: 09
Assists: 04
Devin is one of the most versatile offensive players in the league. Along with his shooting, his drives, floaters, fadeaways, spot-shooting, are all equally impressive. Booker has scored in the 24-34 points range, has grabbed 4-9 rebounds, and has given 3-5 assists a game regularly. Devin is a brilliant choice as a Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 NBA Fantasy scenario.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 39-48

Reggie Jackson(LAC)
Points: 05
Rebounds: 02
Assists: 01
Steals: 01
Reggie had a struggling 2/9 night against the Timberwolves in the last game but that is nowhere near his usual production. The Guard has been getting his conditioning back after missing time due to COVID-19 protocols. He was scoring in the 15-19 points range before his absence.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 27-38

Chris Paul (PHX)
Points: 11
Rebounds: 05
Assists: 15
CP-3 has been a wonderful one-guard for more than a decade now and he figures third in the list of all-time assists. CP-3 doesn’t need to score in bunches but the guard can hit key shots all game long. The main trade of the Point Guard is to dish assists and he gives about 8-15 a game regularly, grabs 4-6 rebounds, and clinches 10-15 points on a regular basis.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 30-40

Marcus Morris Sr.(LAC)
Points: 12
Rebounds: 02
Assists: 02
Marcus has been a superb scoring presence for this Clippers squad, hitting his long-range bombs and also having other tools to score. The Forward has been scoring 20 or more and grabbing around 5 rebounds a game before his COVID-19 induced absence.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 20-34

Cameron Johnson(PHX)
Points: 18
Rebounds: 06
Assists: 00
Steals: 02

After a slow start to the season, Cameron is in mid-season form and has proved once again that despite coming off the bench, he is a starting level player. The guard has started in the last five games, scoring 19, 12, 20, 14, 18, and has grabbed rebounds in the 5-7 range in most games during this spell.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 28-41

Eric Bledsoe(LAC)
Points: 01
Rebounds: 03
Assists: 05
Steals: 01

Eric has been doing a great job at the one/off-guard who has done a great job of pitching in with more than decent numbers when his number is called. Bledsoe has scored 15 or more in three of the last five games and has also dished 4-6 assists a game regularly.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 20-34

PHX vs LAC DREAM11 LINEUP BALANCERS

  • Serge Ibaka(LAC) had 17 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block in the last game. Serge has been a decent option at the big position. He has scored mostly in the 4-7 points range and has clasped 3-7 rebounds a game regularly.
  • Mikal Bridges(PHX) had 23 points, 2 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 block in the last game. The wing has usually scored in the 10-15 range during the season.
  • Terance Mann(LAC) had 7 points, 1 rebound, 3 assists in the last game. Mann has had some outings in the 17-19 points range but usually scores in the 6-9 range.
  • Jalen Smith(PHX) had 12 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist in the last game. The 21-year old Power Forward has scored in the 11-19 points and has grabbed 5-14 rebounds in his starting role. Impressive development.
  • Amir Coffey(LAC) had 9 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists in the last contest. Amir has scored 8 or more points in the last five outings.
  • Justise Winslow (LAC) had 15 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 steals in the last contest. He is scoring in 8-15 points and grabbing 4-7 rebounds.
  • Cameron Payne(PHX) had 4 points, 2 rebounds, 5 assists in the last game. Payne has scored 14 or more in three of the last five games while handing over 4-7 assists in four of those games.
  • Xavier Moon(LAC) had 13 points, 4 assists, 4 rebounds, 4 steals in the last game. He has scored 8 or more in the last two games.
  • Bismack Biyombo(PHX) had 16 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 blocks, 2 steals in the last game. What a pick-up he has been on a ten-day deal. Perhaps will see little to no action once both McGee and Ayton return.

PHX vs LAC Dream11 Team

PG: R. Jackson(PP), C. Paul, E. Bledsoe
SG: D. Booker(SP)
SF: M. Bridges, C Johnson
PF: M. Morris
C:   J. Smith


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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.

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