Suns vs Knicks Fantasy NBA: Phoenix Suns will come into the contest after losing to the Hawks despite a 30 points outing by Devin Booker. On the other hand, the New York Knicks lost to the Nuggets amidst a poor performance in the first quarter. More details about PHX vs NYK Dream11 will be given here.
Suns’ season: Phoenix Suns saw a dramatic turn in their fortunes this season and have put together a terrific season, harboring a second-best position in the Western Conference, and battling for the top one with the Utah Jazz. Chris Paul has been laudable as the veteran PG, Booker has continued to dominate defenses and Ayton has given stability with his inside scoring. They have been amazing defensively and allow only 108.9 PPG while also being ranked as the 8th best offensive squad in the league.
Knicks’ season: New York was not expected to do a lot this season but the young bucks like RJ Barrett and Julius Randle had different plans. Julius has become an elite PF and Barrett is developing in the right direction, while the host of PGs that play in the team such as Quickley, Payton, and Rose have been terrific contributors, especially in the case of Rose. New York is the best defensive team in terms of PPG, allowing only 104.7 PPG which indicates how much discipline this team has built.
Host: Phoenix Suns
Visitors: New York Knicks
Match Timing: 8 May, @ 07:30
Venue: Talking Stick Resort Arena
Streaming: WATCH Suns vs Knicks NBA Live on Sony channels including Sony TEN 1, Sony TEN 3 and Sony ESPN in India, and SonyLiv App.
NBA Projections and Analysis:
Phoenix Suns| New York Knicks
Games: 66 | 66
Wins: 47| 37
Defeats: 19 | 29
Phoenix Suns team News:
Status out: Abdul Nader and Jae Crowder have been ruled out.
Status Questionable: Cameron Johnson is “questionable” for the game.
Phoenix Suns active roster: Chris Paul, Devin Booker, Mikal Bridges, Deandre Ayton, Dario Saric, Cameron Payne, Cameron Johnson, Frank Kaminsky, Torrey Craig, E’twuan Moore, Damian Jones, Langston Galloway, Ty-Shon Alexander, Jevon Carter, and Jalen Smith.
New York Knicks team News:
Status Out: Mitchell Robinson and Luka Vildoza will not play in the fixture against the Thunder.
Status Questionable: Alec Burks is a “Game Time Decision” and is listed as “doubtful”.
New York Knicks active roster: Julius Randle, Immanuel Quickley, RJ Barrett, Kevin Knox II, Elfrid Payton, Nerlens Noel, Taj Gibson, Reggie Bullock, Austin Rivers, Derrick Rose, Alec Burks, Frank Ntilikina, Jared Harper, Theo Pinson, Obi Toppin, Norvel Pelle.
Points Per Game(PPG): 25.7
Assists Per Game(APG): 4.4
Rebounds Per Game(RPG): 4.1
Turnovers Per Game(TPG): 3.2
Projected Fantasy Points(PFP): 47
Devin Booker’s offense has been off the charts for yet another season and playing with a smart guard like Paul has taken some load off him late in the games. He has waited for the opportunity to make a Playoffs run and the current roster offers him a chance to dream of an NBA championship. He has scored 30 or more points in 6 of the last 7 games because of which he is a likely candidate for the Super-Player in the Dream11 NBA scenario.
Randle has had a breakout season and said recently that he deserves to be in the MVP talk. His performances have been indeed spectacular and he does have had a huge impact on the improved fortunes of the Knicks. He leads the Knicks in PPG, RPG, and APG, indicating what an incredible all-around player he has become. He has scored 30 or more in 2 of the last 5 games.
CP-3’s presence has transformed the Suns into a Playoffs bound and one of the top-performing teams in the league. His playmaking abilities, defense, scoring, and intangible aspects of the game make him an elite player, and one can see the outcome through the results generated by the Suns. He is averaging 10.4 APG for the last 5 games.
RJ is a superb talent at the age of 20 and has a long time to hone up his skills. He has been stellar at the professional level and has shown that he belongs to the upper crop of the young talent in the League. The youngster can become one of the premium scorers in the league and has shown a lot of defensive grit.
Deandre Ayton: PPG: 14.5 RPG: 10.6 BPG: 1.2 TPG: 1.5 PFP: 34
Ayton is a throwback big man who likes to play inside, rebound, and do the dirty job as a defender and hustle player, which makes him a lucrative overall package. He is averaging 1 SPG for the last 5 games.
Derrick Rose(Since joining Knicks): PPG: 14.3 APG: 4.0 TPG: 1.3
Rose continues to be an impact player and has given the Knicks depth coming off the bench. The former MVP is averaging 18.2 PPG for the last 5 games, scoring 20 or more in 3 games during the stretch.
Mikal Bridges: PPG: 13.4 RPG: 4.3 SPG: 1.0 PFP: 23
The youngster has a high ceiling and has helped the Suns provide regular offense and sturdy defense. He is averaging 17.6 PPG for the last 5 games and is in great touch.
Cameron Payne: PPG: 7.5 APG: 3.5 TPG: 1.0 PFP: 18
Elfrid Payton: PPG: 11.0 RPG: 3.6 APG: 3.4 TPG: 1.7 PFP: 20
Nerlens Noel: PPG: 5.1 RPG: 6.4 BPG: 2.2 SPG: 1.1 TPG: 1.1
PG: C Payne, C Paul
SG: D Booker(SP)
SF: R Bullock, M Bridges
PF: J Randle(PP)
C: F Kaminsky, N Noel