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UTA vs PHX Dream11 Prediction NBA Live Fantasy Basketball Dream11 Team, Top Picks and Tips for Utah Jazz vs Phoenix Suns

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UTA vs PHX Dream11: The NBA Regular Season will be done soon and once the Postseason arrives, the intensity will only heat up. This is the portion of the season where we see some grinding battles and the players that are heavily injured also try to turn up for games. However, in this game between the Phoenix Suns and the Utah Jazz, we can see some absentees considering the teams may consider resting their players.

The Suns have been at the top of the league for most of the season and at this point, it doesn’t matter if they even put forth a third-string unit because they were bound to finish as the top team as long as two weeks ago. So, in this game, you can see some major players for the team not turning up.

On the other hand, the Jazz may field a full-strength squad or at least three of their starters considering that they still have not confirmed their fifth position status. Although that doesn’t matter in the way that they won’t be able to seize a fourth-position slot but Bojan Bogdanovic needs some minutes out there to get his flow back for sure.

Host: Utah Jazz
Visitors: Phoenix Suns
Match Timing: 9 April, @ 07:00 AM
Venue: Vivint Smart Home Arena

NBA Projections, Stats & Analysis

Who will be rested

I will do the preview for the teams for the Playoffs in their last games of the Regular Season. Here, I am confused if the Suns will even field one of their starters. Cameron Johnson, their bench player needs to get back in rhythm and he may get 20-25 minutes of run here. On the other hand, the Jazz will like to get a win or two and seize the fifth place. As of now, a fifth position means a match-up versus the Mavericks and a sixth-place will mean a series versus the Warriors, the former looks tougher at this point.

That is why it is a confusing scenario, especially for those engaging in Fantasy scenarios. And if we take into account the Suns’ last game, the team did rest Ayton, Paul, Booker, and Crowder but fielded Bridges, who can be rested here. This piece is written in advance for schedule-related and other reasons and as of now, none of the team has informed whether the starting players will play or not. That is why it is not an easy scenario.

Phoenix Suns(1st in West) | Utah Jazz (5th in West)
Games: 80 | 80
Wins: 63 | 48
Defeats: 17 | 32

Utah Jazz vs Phoenix Suns NBA Live, Team News and Lineups

Utah Jazz Team News

  • Trent Forrest, Udoka Azubuike are OUT for the game

Jazz Expected Starting Five
Scoring Wing: SF: Bojan Bogdanovic
Frontline: PF: Royce O’Neale | C: Rudy Gobert
Guards: PG: Donovan Mitchell | PG: Mike Conley

BENCH: Jordan Clarkson, Rudy Gay, Eric Paschall, Elijah Hughes, Danuel House Jr., Nickeill Alexander-Walker, Jared Butler.

Phoenix Suns Team News

  • Dario Saric will not play in the game and hasn’t played for many months.
  • Chris Paul, Devin Booker, Deandre Ayton, Mikal Bridges, Jae Crowder MAY BE RESTED.

Suns Expected Starting Five
Wings/Forwards: PF: Torrey Craig / Jae Crowder | SF: Cameron Johnson / Mikal Bridges
Middle: C: JaVale McGee / Deandre Ayton
Guards: SG: Landry Shamet /Devin Booker | PG: Cameron Payne / Chris Paul

BENCH: Elfrid Payton, Aaron Holiday, Bismack Biyombo, Ismail Wainright.

NBA Scores, Fantasy Basketball Top Picks

Donovan Mitchell(UTA)
The SG missed the last game and may play in this game. He has usually been in 23+ points and 4+ assists range. He can be selected as a Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 NBA Fantasy scenario.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 36-50

Chris Paul(PHX) has mostly been in 14-19 points and 10+ assists range. He was rested in the last game but can end up missing this game too.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 30-44

Rudy Gobert(UTA)
Points: 20
Rebounds: 10
Assists: 01
Blocks: 02
Steals: 01

Big Gobert has been on a mission lately and has led the league in Rebounds Per Game while being a huge influence on the defensive end and paint points. He has mostly been in 14-22 points, 15+ rebounds, and 1-3 blocks/steals range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 33-44

Devin Booker(PHX) has mostly been in 23-33 points 4-6 rebounds, and 3+ assists range. He was rested in the last game and can miss this game too.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 30-48

Bojan Bogdanovic(UTA)
Points: 27
Rebounds: 05
Assists: 00
Wing Bojan picked up his game with Mitchell out in the last game. The terrific scorer can be expected to be in 15-22 points range during the Postseason.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 18-31

Mikal Bridges(PHX)
Points: 09
Rebounds: 03
Assists: 01
Steals: 01
Wing Bridges has been having a breakout season and he is a contender for the Defensive Player of the Year award. He has mostly been in 15+ points range in the second half of the season but may not play many minutes here.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 23-40

UTA vs PHX DREAM11 LINEUP BALANCERS

  • Jordan Clarkson(UTA) had 18 points, 10 assists, 1 rebound in the last game. Off-the-bench stellar guard Jordan has mostly been in 17-22 points range lately.
  • Cameron Payne(PHX) had 13 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 steal in the game versus the Spurs. Guard Payne has been a solid role player, mostly figuring in 6-9 points range but if Paul doesn’t play, he can end up in 12-16 points and 5-7 assists range.
  • Aaron Holiday(PHX) had 16 points, 7 assists, 6 rebounds, 1 steal in the game versus the Spurs. Guard Aaron has been a decent deep bench player and can end up with a chunk of minutes here.
  • Hassan Whiteside(UTA) had 15 points, 11 rebounds, 1 assist, 5 blocks in the last game. Center Hassan may see a fall in his minutes during the Playoffs, he has mostly been in 5-6 points and 5-10 reboun ds range
  • Cameron Johnson(PHX) had 7 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals, 1 block in the game versus the Spurs. Guard Johnson has been off his game since his injury. When he is healthy and in the full groove, he mostly figures in 13-20 points and 3-6 rebounds range.
  • Royce O’Neale(UTA) had 6 rebounds, 2 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal in the last game. Defensive Forward Royce has mostly been in 4-7 points, 3-6 rebounds, and 1-2 steals range. +
  • Hassan Whiteside(UTA) had 14 points, 10 rebounds, 4 blocks in the last game. Center Hassan has been getting it done, mostly figuring in 5-6 points and 5 rebounds range while blocking 1 or more shots.
  • Bismack Biyombo (PHX) had 14 points, 12 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 block, 1 steal in the last game. Biyombo can get a ton of minutes if the Suns rest their starters again. He can be in 9-14 points and 9-13 rebounds range.
  • JaVale McGee(PHX) had 6 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist in the last game. Center JaVale’s numbers are down compared to first half of the season.
  • Ismail Wainright(PHX) had 20 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 steals in the last game. Will he replicate such numbers if given major minutes?
  • Landry Shamet (PHX) had 8 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist in the last game. Off-guard Landry has mostly been in 8-12 points range these days.

UTA vs PHX Dream11 Team

PG: C Payne(PP), J Clarkson
SG: A Holiday
SF: B Bogdanovic(SP), C Johnson
PF: T Craig
C:    J McGee, H Whiteside
(if both teams field second-string units and Bogdanovic plays)

PG: C Payne, D Mitchell
SG: M Conley
SF: B Bogdanovic(PP), M Bridges
PF: T Craig
C:    J McGee, R Gobert(SP)
(if Mitchell, Bridges, and Gobert play)

PG: C Paul(SP)
SG: M Conley
SF: B Bogdanovic, M Bridges, C Johnson
PF: J Crowder
C:    H Whiteside, R Gobert(PP)
(if both teams field their full strength)

{May Update but not sure if I will wake up before the game. This is a tough one, isn’t it?}

Where to watch NBA Live Score?

Do you want to catch the game between the Suns and the Jazz? However, If you are an NBA viewer in India, this game can’t be seen on the TV channels MTV and VH1. Meanwhile, streaming servicesVoot and JIO TV are not going to showcase the game. Anyway, these services at most show one game per day, and if you want to watch multiple games at the same time, purchase the annual subscription of the NBA League Pass. To know the scores, news, and stats, you can 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.