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POR vs PHX Dream11 Prediction NBA Live, Fantasy Basketball Dream11 Team, Top Picks and Tips for Portland Trail Blazers vs Phoenix Suns

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POR vs PHX Dream11: With COVID-19 raging in the USA and injuries list only increasing for different teams, predictions and lineups have been fractured. Anyway, in this game, the Phoenix Suns visit the Portland Trail Blazers for a typical Western Conference game. While Phoenix is a top-two team in the league along with the Warriors, Portland has lost five games in a row and is five games below the 50% win mark.

Portland is going through a turbulent season and its campaign is screaming for some personnel change. The unit hasn’t meshed well and the rotations still look unclear with players being highly inconsistent. With CJ out of the mix, things may have only taken the turn for worse.

Suns have been holding the fort without Ayton and Booker for most parts but yeah, they are surely more vulnerable on the defensive end without Ayton and on the offensive end, without Booker. Still, there are no signs of the team getting ripped apart and Phoenix has already built the base for a deep Playoffs run.

Host: Portland Trail Blazers
Visitors: Phoenix Suns

Match Timing: 15 December, @ 08:30 AM
Venue: Moda Center

NBA Projections, Stats & Analysis

Trail Blazers: Going nowhere… Again…
Portland is going through another disappointing season and when Dame and CJ went out, the team’s offensive scheme imploded further. It is clear that the Portland team is not even a Playoffs team right now and for a team that plays no defense, a broken offense only brings further disaster. Trail Blazers have lost control of things and with Nurkic underperforming scoring-wise, things have only exacerbated. It will not be a surprise if we witness major trades this season from this team.

Suns: Deep but need its stars
The Suns are a dominating squad especially when Booker and Ayton are playing. They are an imposing squad even if one among the two plays but if both of these players are unable to play, the offense can become stagnant and the defense can suffer especially in the absence of Ayton. It is not like that the Suns don’t look like a Playoff team with these two out and Paul at the helm, but these two players define the Suns’ effort on many nights. Some players are just too irreplaceable through the bench and missing Ayton particularly hurts at the defensive end.

Portland Trail Blazers | Phoenix Suns

Games: 27| 25
Wins: 15| 21
Defeats: 12| 04

Portland Trail Blazers vs Phoenix Suns NBA Live, Team News and Lineups

Portland Trailblazers Team News

  • CJ McCollum is OUT for the game and can be out indefinitely due to a serious lung issue.
  • Nasir Little is QUESTIONABLE for the game

Trailblazers Expected Starting Five
Wings: PF: Larry Nance Jr.    SF: Norman Powell    SF: Nasir Little
Middle: C: Jusuf Nurkic
Guards:   PG: Damian Lillard

BENCH: Anfernee Simons, Tony Snell, Ben Mclemore, Robert Covington, CJ Elleby, Keljin Blevins, Greg Brown III, Cody Zeller.

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.
  • Deandre Ayton is listed as OUT for the game.

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

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

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

Bench: Cameron Johnson, Cameron Payne, Ismail Wainright, Elfrid Payton, Jalen Smith.

NBA Scores, Fantasy Basketball Top Picks

Chris Paul(PHX)
Points: 09
Rebounds: 02
Assists: 08
Steals: 03

Chris Paul is third on the all-time assists list, which speaks volumes about his playmaking abilities. With Booker out, his responsibilities have increased but expecting a 9-14 assists night from him is no big deal. He can be selected as a Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 NBA Fantasy scenario.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 30-44

Damian Lillard (POR )
Points: 24
Rebounds: 11
Assists: 06
Steals: 01
Blocks: 01
Dame has not scored in the 28-35 points range like last season and has been struggling offensively compared to the previous two-three seasons. Still, you can expect 20-26 points, 6-8 assists from the guard in most of the games.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 40-50

JaVale McGee(PHX)
Points: 13
Rebounds: 13
Assists: 01
JaVale is surely not an average requirement for Ayton, he can go up for big-time rebounds and also dazzle with some alley-oop finishes. If Ayton plays, he is expected to go for 7-10 points, 5-8 rebounds, if Ayton misses the game, he is likely to compile 10-15 points and 10-15 rebounds too.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 29-40

Norman Powell(POR)
Points: 15
Rebounds: 02
Assists: 04
Steals: 01

Norman is a stellar scorer at the wing and his role expands in the wake of a collapsed lung injury to his teammates CJ McCollum. Powell can score in the 15-25 points range but he may need to expand it to a 20-28 points range with the way things are going.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 20-33

Jusuf Nurkic(POR)
Points: 08
Rebounds: 07
Assists: 01
Blocks: 01
Steals: 01
Jusuf Nurkic’s production scoring-wise has been highly irregular and there is no doubt that it has hurt his squad big time. The big can still compile 8-12 points, 7-12 rebounds on a regular basis.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 21-33

POR vs PHX DREAM11 LINEUP BALANCERS

    • Robert Covington(POR ) had 3 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 5 steals, 4 blocks in the last game.
    • Cameron Johnson(PHX) had 17 points, 6 rebounds, 1 assist, 3 steals in the last game.
    • Anfernee Simons(POR ) had 26 points, 1 rebound, 3 assists in the last game.
    • Jae Crowder(PHX) had 6 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal in the last game.
    • Larry Nance Jr(POR ) had 8 points, 12 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 block in the last game.
    • Mikal Bridges(PHX) had 16 points, 3 rebounds, 2 steals in the last game.
    • Ben McLemore(POR ) had 15 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists in the last game.
    • Cameron Payne(PHX) had 12 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists in the last game.

POR vs PHX Dream11 Team

PG: C Paul(PP), D Lillard(SP)
SG: A Simons
SF: N Powell, C Johnson
PF: R Covington
C:   J McGee, J Nurkic


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Shubham Singh

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