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PHX vs WAS Dream11 Prediction NBA Live, Fantasy Basketball Dream11 Team, Top Picks and Tips for Phoenix Suns vs Washington Wizards

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PHX vs WAS Dream11: COVID-19 causes a lot of anxiety and insecurity in the prediction scenario while injuries already cause a lot of trouble. In this game, the Phoenix Suns host the Washington Wizards in a cross-conference battle. Suns have one of the best records in the league and have four times more wins than losses, meanwhile, Wizards have lost six of their last seven games and are totally out of sorts right now.

Suns have won the majority of the games without Devin Booker which indicates their roster depth and team balance. Yes, but without Booker, their offense can get stagnant at times which can create ruptures in terms of gaining a bit of steam. Phoenix is still heading towards a landmark season and remains a favorite for the NBA title.

Wizards are playing their worst basketball right now. The team has no control over the game usually and even struggling opponents have dominated them on both ends of the floor. Washington’s defense has now folded and Wizards are all of a sudden looking like a non-Playoff team. The long NBA season can really overturn fortunes.

Host: Phoenix Suns
Visitors: Washington Wizards

Match Timing: 17 December, @ 07:30 AM
Venue: Foot Print Center

NBA Projections, Stats & Analysis

Suns: Paul, Ayton, two stellar wings, and deep bench
Suns don’t let go of the pressure even if they play their bench players. Phoenix is a deep team that has benefited from Chris Paul’s brilliant leadership that brings cohesion, discipline, and clarity of roles. A team with two wings like Bridges and Crowder, who can be two-way threats, a center like Deandre Ayton, who can go big in terms of scoring, rebounding, and block shots, the Suns can present a challenging number of combinations and can overpower opponents of all sorts. Devin Booker was burying 30 points or more before his injury and when he will come back, the Suns will look even scarier.

Wizards: Lack of intent
Washington has played some of its most awful basketball this month. With Spencer Dinwiddie’s struggles, the position of the Wizards team has taken a significant hit and it has now become a cause of concern. What can this Washington team do better? Their defense was an elite one at the beginning of the season but then they have been short on contesting shots and now opponents are piling up 110+ against them regularly. Wizards have an inefficient offense, a crumbling defense, and perhaps a few trades are needed at this point.

Washington Wizards | Phoenix Suns

Games: 29| 27
Wins: 15| 22
Defeats: 14| 05

Phoenix Suns vs Washington Wizards NBA Live, Team News and Lineups

Phoenix Suns Team News

  • Dario Saric will not play in the game and will be OUT for the long term.
  • Frank Kaminsky is OUT for the game.
  • Devin Booker is OUT for the game and can miss a “few” more.

Suns Expected Starting Five
Wings: PF: Jae Crowder        SF: Mikal Bridges
Middle: C: Deandre Ayton
Guards: SG: Landry Shamet PG: Chris Paul

Bench: Cameron Johnson, Cameron Payne, JaVale McGee, Ismail Wainright, Elfrid Payton, Abdul Nader, Jalen Smith.

Washington Wizards Team News

  • Rui Hachimura is OUT for the game.
  • Thomas Bryant WILL NOT play in this game and will remain out at least till mid-December,

Wizards Expected Starting Five
Frontline: PF: Kyle Kuzma C: Daniel Gafford
Guards: SG: Bradley Beal SG: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope PG: Spencer Dinwiddie

Bench: Raul Neto, Davis Bertans, Deni Advija, Montrezl Harrell, Aaron Holiday, Anthony Gill, Corey Kispert.

NBA Scores, Fantasy Basketball Top Picks

Chris Paul (PHX)
Points: 24
Rebounds: 08
Assists: 14
Paul has led the league in assists this season. Chris has scored in the 10-24 points range recently and he has been handling his duties well as the deputy of the Suns. He can be selected as a Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 NBA Fantasy scenario.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 30-44

Bradley Beal (WAS )
Points: 30
Rebounds: 05
Assists: 05
Steals: 01
Beal’s scoring average is down this season but he still leads the league in scoring and if Wizards have to win more then he will have to pick his scoring.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 40-50

Deandre Ayton(PHX)
Points: 28
Rebounds: 13
Assists: 01
Steals: 02

Ayton can occupy the middle and cause a lot of problems on both ends of the floor. He usually scores in the 17-21 points and grabs 9-14 rebounds plus 1-2 steals/blocks on a regular basis. He can also score 25 points or more every now and then.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 29-40

Kyle Kuzma(WAS)
Points: 06
Rebounds: 03
Assists: 04
Blocks: 01

Kyle has been a great rebounder this season for the Wizards but his production has been a bit down recently. The Forward needs to pick his scoring up as he has been highly inconsistent.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 20-33

Daniel Gafford(WAS)
Points: 14
Rebounds: 06
Assists: 01
Steals: 01
Gafford has done a decent job of playing at the Center position and he has filled the void of Thomas Bryant to a certain extent. Usually he figures in the 6-10 points and 4-7 rebounds a game on a regular basis.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 21-33

Cameron Payne(PHX)
Points: 17
Rebounds: 03
Assists: 05
Steals: 01
Cameron is a vital part of the Suns bench and his scoring and playmaking make him a complete guard. He has scored 17 points in two of the last three games.

PHX vs WAS DREAM11 LINEUP BALANCERS

    • Deni Advija(WAS ) had 15 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal in the last game.
    • Cameron Johnson(PHX) had 12 points, 8 rebounds, 1 assist in the last game.
    • Kentavious Caldwell-Pope(WAS ) had 10 points, 7 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 blocks, 1 steal in the last game.
    • Jae Crowder(PHX) had 11 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists in the last game.
    • Spencer Dinwiddie(WAS ) had 4 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 steal in the last game.
    • Mikal Bridges(PHX) had 8 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal in the last game.
    • Montrezl Harrell(WAS ) had 14 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist in the last game.
    • Cameron Payne(PHX) had 12 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists in the last game.

PHX vs WAS Dream11 Team

Lineup will be updated soon.

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Shubham Singh

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