Phoenix Suns vs Golden State Warriors- 4/2/15 NBA Fantasy Sports, Basketball Picks, Odds & Predictions
The TNT late night game for fantasy mock draft managers to form a roster from will be a Western conference tilt as the Golden St Warriors are home to the Phoenix Suns. The tip time from Golden St is 10:30PM Eastern Time.
We are now less than two weeks away from the end of the NBA regular season. When setting up an NBA fantasy draft it’s important to track who will play and who will not. The Golden St Warriors have clinched best record in the Western conference with over two weeks remaining in the regular season. Head coach Steve Kerr has addressed the issue about resting his starters. Kerr was once a shooting guard and knows the importance of keeping his team sharp before the playoffs start. Kerr has made it known that he will play his starters. Expect some rest for players on back to back situations on the road. Kerr is smart enough to keep management happy by having his stars play and not sit in front of his home crowd. Look for Kerr to rest starters or limit minutes in road games moving forward.
The Phoenix Suns enters play with a record of 38-37. They have just seven games remaining in the regular season and sit four games behind the Oklahoma City Thunder for the final playoff spot out west. The Suns can ill afford any more losses now as things have gotten desperate. Phoenix in a fight for their playoff lives have lost four straight games entering play so the team could have played their way out of the playoffs this week. Scoring has been a major issue as the team has been held to under 100 points in five straight games.
Phoenix Suns Point Guard: With Goran Dragic and Isaiah Thomas moved at the trading deadline more was expected from point guard Eric Bledsoe. Some thought he could be among the league leaders in points and assists or at the very least above season averages in both categories. There has been no improvement. Bledsoe is a good point guard but he is far from elite and that’s what NBA fantasy cash league players are trying to project when looking for edges.
Phoenix Suns Shooting Guard: With Marcus Thornton out the Suns have been rotating Archie Goodwin and Gerald Green. Green has seen his minutes greatly reduced in March. The shooting guards for Phoenix right now are one to star away from for NBA draft rosters.
Phoenix Suns Power Forward: Markieff Morris put up some good numbers on Sunday in a big game at home to Oklahoma City where he posted 24 points and seven rebounds hitting 10 of 20 shots in 33 minutes. He has not produced against the Warriors this year by averaging 9 points and 36% shooting in three games played.
Phoenix Suns Small Forward: P.J. Tucker has been up and down for the Suns in recent games. In his last effort against Portland on Monday he contributed with 10 points and nine rebounds. In three games against Golden St this season Tucker has shot just 31% from the floor and averaged five points per game.
Phoenix Suns Center: Suns center Alex Len broke his nose and is expected to miss a week of play after his surgery on Thursday. Power forward Brandon Wright will get the start in Len’s place. Wright has averaged 26 minutes the past ten games and is averaging 8 points and 6 rebounds.
Golden St Warriors Point Guard: With the Warriors locking up the number one seed Curry has saw an average of 33 minutes the past three games. Curry has been good against Phoenix by scoring nearly 30 points and dishing 7 ½ assists per game.
Golden St Warriors Shooting Guard: Klay Thompson is coming off a 25 point and eight rebound performance at the LA Clippers on Tuesday. Thompson’s home road splits are significant as he hits 50% from the floor at home and 42% on the road.
Golden St Warriors Power Forward: David Lee has seen an increase in minutes for an injured Draymond Green. The nine year veteran Lee put up 17 points and seven rebounds in the win at the Clippers on Tuesday.
Golden St Warriors Small Forward: Harrison Barnes has been inconsistent of late. He scored just one point on a 0-7 night from the field against the Clippers on Tuesday and had 3 points in 24 minutes at Memphis on Friday night.
Golden St Warriors Center: Andrew Bogut has been healthy and seeing limited minutes due to past health concerns. Over his past five games Bogut is averaging 5 ½ points. 10 rebounds, a block and 3 ½ assists per game.
NBA Fantasy Draft Picks for your One-Day Cash Leagues:
PG: Stephen Curry (Warriors)
SG: Klay Thompson (Warriors)
PF: Markieff Morris (Suns)
SF: P.J. Tucker (Suns)
C: Andrew Bogut (Warriors)