WAS vs PHX Dream11 Prediction NBA Live Fantasy Basketball Dream11 Team, Top Picks and Tips for Washington Wizards vs Phoenix Suns
Updated on: Feb 5, 2022 8:56 pm IST
WAS vs PHX Dream11: NBA has been in its trade deadline window and that is why you can see a stream of changes in the upcoming window. Trail Blazers and Clippers have already engaged in an exchange and I am sure there will be more trades sooner than later. The task of then evaluating teams can be tricky but yes, some of the squads like the Phoenix Suns have mounted such a season that their depth doesn’t require a big-time trade and can sustain the momentum with the existing unit.
And the Suns will visit the Washington Wizards here in an inter-conference match-up after their eleven-game winning streak got snapped by the Hawks. However, the team has already clinched 40+ wins and have just ten losses, being on a couple of lengthy winning streaks this season and having one of the best seasons ever in their Franchise history.
On the other hand, the Washington Wizards have been struggling recently and they indeed require some lineup shuffles as their season has crumbled since the mid-November window. They have not won many games even with Beal around and now that he is gone, their offensive balance can be disturbed big-time.
Host: Washington Wizards
Visitors: Phoenix Suns
Match Timing: 6 February, @ 05:30 AM
Venue: Capital One Arnea
NBA Projections, Stats & Analysis
Suns: Favourite for the championship?
I know the championship window is a long way away, but hey, historically, teams like the Suns have been the most likely candidate to win it all. For those who say that the Regular Season doesn’t matter and that is all about the Playoffs. Hey, you can’t make the Playoffs without having compiled enough wins during the Regular Season even if the Play-in tournament opens up the window to the ninth and tenth ranked team to advance ahead. But historically, the top teams have been the contender for the Finals, and for a team that reached the Finals once, a deep postseason run is highly likely.
Well, when the team decided to pair up Chris Paul with Devin Booker in the backcourt, the move paid dividends straight away. Not only do you have two big-time closers with these players, but Paul is also the type of player who motivates others to play hard on both ends of the floor. That is why players like Bridges, Cameron, Ayton, and the other reserves have been compounding big offensive nights because they will be rewarded when they are open with Chris running the show. Ayton will be vital in the coming window as the postseason nears because, with a Center like that, you benefit in terms of halfcourt styled game as the pace is slower and the intensity is high. When such things happen, you need someone who can get inside and roll in some easy buckets every now and then.
Wizards: Trades incoming
Now the trade deadline is near, the Wizards can be active and they do need some foundational changes. Spencer Dinwiddie hasn’t proven to be the right fit so far and well that is the case many times. We have seen cases where even big-time players(All-stars) are unable to adjust to some systems and perhaps the team needs an off-the-catch type of Point Guard alongside Beal rather than someone who needs the ball in the hands to make things work. However, there are also rumors that Beal’s days may also have been numbered with the Wizards which is a shame because the guard has shown insistence to stick with the Franchise.
Kyle Kuzma has been perhaps the strongest offensive player and the most stable presence these days and he has surely lived up to his billing especially since January. However, the big-Forward and Center position is in murky waters and surely have a logjam. Since Thomas Bryant and Rui Hachimura have returned, the rotations have been all over the place. Will the team sort out the issue during the trade deadline too? I think if the management surrounds Beal with an off-the-catch Point Guard and a two-way wing, the Wizards can get things together.
Phoenix Suns | Washington Wizards
Games: 51 | 51
Wins: 41 | 24
Defeats: 10 | 27
Washington Wizards vs Phoenix Suns NBA Live, Team News and Lineups
<Washington Wizards Team News
- Bradley Beal is going to be OUT for some weeks.
Wizards Expected Starting Five
Frontline: PF: Kyle Kuzma | C: Daniel Gafford
Guards: SG: Aaron Holiday| SG: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope | PG: Spencer Dinwiddie
Bench: Rui Hachimura, Raul Neto,Thomas Bryant, Deni Advija, Montrezl Harrell, Davis Bertans, Corey Kispert, Isaiah Todd.
Phoenix Suns Team News
- Dario Saric is OUT for an indefinite period.
- Frank Kaminsky is OUT and he has no timetable for a comeback.
- Abdel Nader is OUT and he has not played for a long time.
- Landry Shamet, Cameron Payne are OUT for this game
Suns Expected Starting Five
Wings: PF: Jae Crowder | SF: Mikal Bridges
Middle: C: Deandre Ayton
Guards: SG: Devin Booker | PG: Chris Paul
BENCH: Elfrid Payton, Bismack Biyombo, Cameron Johnson, Javale McGee, Jalen Smith, Ismail Wainright.
NBA Scores, Fantasy Basketball Top Picks
Booker has been on fire all season long and he has hit one of his regular sweet streaks on the shooting end. Devin has been scoring 30+ points on a regular basis. Devin can be chosen as a Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 NBA Fantasy scenario.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 37-51
Kuzma has been doing a great job at the big Forward position and has risen his game since January. The Forward can be expected to score 20-25 points and grab 7-11 rebounds regularly especially since Beal is out.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 34-45
Paul has been dropping dimes and has also scored his most points since the January window. The Guard is surely an MVP candidate alongside Booker and has dipped in 18-27 points and 10-15 assists a game regularly.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 42-58
Spencer has been struggling to shoot for most parts of the season and has been in the trade rumors lately. The guard can be expected to score 13+ points and dish 6+ assists but let us see for how long he stays.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 28-41
Harrell has been a big-time Center off the bench once again this season and has been big on boards and points. Harrell can be in the 13-18 points and 4-8 rebounds range here.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 22-33
Bridges has also hit his purple patch offensively and well, he is a two-way wing so he brings a lot to the table game in and game out. The wing has scored 24 or more in three games straight while pulling down 8 rebounds in each of those games.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 37-49
WAS vs PHX DREAM11 LINEUP BALANCERS
- DeAndre Ayton(PHX) had 6 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 steal in the last game. Deandre is grappling with an injury so his production is down. The Center will be soon in the 12-19 points and 9-14 rebounds range.
- Rui Hachimura(WAS) had 11 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist in the last game. Rui has missed most of the season and his game has been affected and minutes slashed. Hachimura can be expected to score 7-11 points.
- Deni Avdija(WAS) had 8 points, 6 rebounds in the last game. The second-year wing can be expected to be in the above range more often than not.
- Kentavious Caldwell-Pope(WAS) had 4 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist in the last game. Kentavious has scored 12 or more in three of the last four games.
- Cameron Johnson(PHX) had 13 points, 8 rebounds, 2 steals in the last game. The off-the-bench wing has been in the 11-19 points range and 3-6 rebounds range throughout the season.
- Corey Kispert(WAS) had 11 points, 6 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block in the last game. The wing has scored 5 points or more in three straight games, grabbing 3-5 rebounds a game.
- Daniel Gafford(WAS) had 9 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 block in the last game. He hasn’t been receiving consistent minutes as earlier.
- Jae Crowder(PHX) had 10 points, 6 rebounds, 1 block, 1 steal in the last game. Jae has scored 10 or more points and pulled down 5+ rebounds range throughout the season.
- JaVale McGee(PHX) had 12 points, 2 rebounds in the last game. McGee has been in the 6+ points and 4+ rebounds range throughout the season.
WAS vs PHX Dream11 Team
PG: S Dinwiddie, C Paul(SP)
SG: D Booker(PP)
SF: M Bridges, C Kispert
PF: K Kuzma, R Hachimura
C: D Ayton
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