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PHX vs MIN Dream11 Prediction NBA Live Fantasy Basketball Dream11 Team, Top Picks and Tips for Phoenix Suns vs Minnesota Timberwolves

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PHX vs MIN Dream11: NBA has reached closer to the All-Star Break and well, before that, there will be a trade deadline. What does that signify? Well, it means that we can see a bunch of trades soon and it will not be surprising if some “big names” are exchanged during this window. There are many teams who must be desperate to engage in the trade scenario to fill the floor.

One of the teams who will feature in the Phoenix Suns certainly doesn’t need to engage in the trade scenario. They are the only team not to lose ten games so far and well, going on winning streaks has become a habit for this brilliant team. Will the team carry the same spirit during the postseason, after all, they reached the Finals last season!

And they will meet Minnesota Timberwolves in this game. Minnesota has been winning around half of their games. This team has been finding a lot of offensive output from the young players and well, despite a lean Forward-Center reserve lineup, the team has at least done better than the last season.

Host: Phoenix Suns
Visitors: Minnesota Timberwolves

Match Timing: 29 January, @ 07:30 AM
Venue: FootPrint Center

NBA Projections, Stats & Analysis

Match-ups
The Center match-up may be the one where the Timberwolves can make hay. Suns’ Bismack Biyombo will take on the Karl Anthony-Towns. Karl is one of the best Centers in the league and he has mastered the art of scoring from all areas on the floor. Biyombo can be a big-time scorer and rebounder too, so if he finds a way to get 15 points and 8 rebounds or so, he will have done his job well to even up this Center match-up. Most nights, it is one match-up that the Timberwolves are bossing.

Both starting guards for Timberwolves in D’Angelo Russell and Patrick Beverley are questionable for the game. However, even if they are fit, this is one area where the Timberwolves can get extinguished because they face one of the best if not the best backcourt of Paul and Booker. Booker is torching teams with his scoring and well, Floor General Chris Paul has been dishing off assists and to the opponent’s chagrin, he has also picked up his scoring these days. This is one area where the Timberwolves can face a lot of hiccups.

Interestingly, the Forward match-up is an intense one. Scoring-wise, Anthony Edwards at wing has been in phenomenal touch, and well Johnson and Bridges are both terrific defenders so he will have his hands full here. Then we see Jarred Vanderbilt and Jaden McDaniels, with Jarred being the hustle player and McDaniels doing okay. Bench-wise, the Suns are running thin and the Timberwolves do have Nowell and Beasley, but no team has a definite edge. Overall, I believe the way the Suns have played, they are surely the favourites.

Phoenix Suns | Minnesota Timberwolves

Games: 47| 48
Wins: 38| 24
Defeats: 09| 24

Phoenix Suns vs Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Live, Team News and Lineups

Phoenix Suns Team News

  • Dario Saric is OUT for an indefinite period.
  • Frank Kaminsky is OUT and he has no timetable to return.
  • Abdel Nader is OUT and he hasn’t played for many games.
  • Regular rotation players DeAndre Ayton, Cameron Payne, Jae Crowder, JaVale McGee are OUT for this game

Suns Expected Starting Five
Wings: SF: Cameron Johnson | SF: Mikal Bridges
Middle: C: Bismack Biyombo
Guards: SG: Devin Booker | PG: Chris Paul

BENCH: Landry Shamet, Elfrid Payton, Jalen Smith, Ismail Wainright.

Minnesota Timberwolves Teams News:

  • Jaylen Nowell, Patrick Beverley are QUESTIONABLE for the game

Timberwolves Expected Starting Five
Wing: SF: Anthony Edwards
Middle: PF: Jarred Vanderbilt | C: Karl Anthony-Towns
Guards: PG: D’Angelo Russell(QUESTIONABLE) | PG: Patrick Beverley(QUESTIONABLE)

BENCH: Malik Beasley, Naz Reid, Jaylen Nowell, Taurean Prince, Jaden McDaniels, Leandro Bolmano, Jordan McLaughlin, Josh Okogie, Nathan Knight, Jake Layman.

NBA Scores, Fantasy Basketball Top Picks

Devin Booker(PHX)
Points: 43
Rebounds: 12
Assists: 04
Steals: 01

Devin has been one of the best scorers in the January window and well, that is barely a surprise coming from Booker. The off-guard has usually scored 30+ recently while pulling down 4-12 rebounds and dishing 4-6 assists a game regularly. Devin can be chosen as a Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 NBA Fantasy scenario.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 44-66

Chris Paul(PHX)
Points: 21
Rebounds: 04
Assists: 05
Steals: 01

Paul has been having an MVP-like season and he has even picked up his scoring while dishing assists constantly. The Guard has been in the 16-25 points and 8-15 assists range regularly these days.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 36-46

Karl Anthony-Towns(MIN)
Points: 31
Rebounds: 12
Assists: 06
Blocks: 02
Karl is one of the best scoring Centers in the league and has been having another great season. A 20+ points, 8+ rebounds range is expected while tapping down a bunch of blocks and steals.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 40-55

Anthony Edwards(MIN)
Points: 27
Rebounds: 06
Assists: 06
Blocks: 02
Anthony has become a stable scorer at the wing position and the Timberwolves have benefited from him a lot. The SF has been in the 20-27 points range while pulling down 5 rebounds or so regularly each game.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 33-45

D’Angelo Russell(MIN)
Points: 08
Rebounds: 04
Assists: 05
Steals: 01
Russell has been a reliable shooter from long-range all season long for the Timberwolves. The Guard has usually been in the 17-23 points range while dishing 5+ assists regularly. He is a “Game-Time Decision”.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 29-40

Mikal Bridges(PHX)
Points: 07
Rebounds: 04
Assists: 02
Blocks: 01
Steals: 01

Bridges is a dynamic two-way wing and he is known for his slashing abilities. The Small Forward has been in the 7-13 points range usually while even going past 20 during some games every now and then.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 24-34

PHX vs MIN DREAM11 LINEUP BALANCERS

  • Jarred Vanderbilt(MIN) had 9 points, 8 rebounds, 3 steals, 1 block in the last game. Hustling big-Forward Jarred has been in the 8-15 points range while pulling 8 or more rebounds on a regular basis.
  • Jaden McDaniels(MIN) had 14 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block, 1 steal in the last game. Jaden has scored 8 or more in three of the last five games.
  • Bismack Biyombo(PHX) had 12 points, 6 rebounds, 3 blocks, 1 steal in the last game. The Center has played on a high level these days. Expect 10-16 points and 6-10 rebounds here.
  • Jaylen Nowell(MIN) had 10 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 steals in the last contest. The Guard has scored in the 9-14 range these days.
  • Malik Beasley(MIN) had 4 points, 1 rebound, 1 block in the last contest. The Guard has struggled in the last three games after being in the 10-16 points range for most parts.
  • Cameron Johnson(PHX) had 8 points, 6 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block, 1 steal in the last game. Cameron can be expected to score 10+ points and pull down 4+ rebounds during most games.
  • Taurean Prince(MIN) had 5 points, 3 rebounds in the last game. Pretty much has been the usual production.
  • Naz Reid(MIN) had 4 points in the last game. The big has usually scored in the 4-9 points range.
  • Jalen Smith(PHX) had 8 points, 7 rebounds, 2 blocks, 1 steal in the last game. The youngster is getting minutes because McGee and Ayton are out.

PHX vs MIN Dream11 Team

PG: C Paul
SG: D Booker(SP), J Nowell
SF: M Bridges, C Johnson
PF: J Vanderbilt
C:    K Towns(PP), B Biyombo

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Where to watch NBA Live Score?

Well, unfortunately, TV channels MTV and VH1 will not be broadcasting this game for Indian viewers. On the other hand, streaming services Voot and JIOTV are also not going to showcase this game. This is why, rather than relying on these services, you should get the annual subscription in the NBA League Pass, which enables one to have access to all the live games and also the full game replays. To know the score, stats, and news, go to the official website of the NBA.

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.