CHI vs LAL Dream11 NBA Team Prediction – Fantasy Team News
Los Angeles Lakers vs Chicago Bulls
Match Timing: January 16, 2019, @ 09:00 AM IST
NBA Regular Season
Venue – Staples Center
CHI vs LAL Dream11 MATCH PREVIEW:
A shorthanded Los Angeles Lakers will be looking to get back to winning ways when they host Chicago Bulls in an NBA match at Staples Centre, in Los Angeles, on Wednesday morning (IST).
Nobody saw that coming, but perhaps a certain may have had a premonition for what was coming. Magic Johnson’s tweet from 2011 is going viral after he rallied into his side’s shock loss that year.
The Lakers were the defending champion in 2011 when they faced the Cavaliers during the regular season. Lakers lost that match and Johnson tweeted, “That’s what happens when you disrespect the Cavs.” The Lakers may not be as intimidating as they were back then but still, the Cavs are so pathetic that at times it seemed as if they have forgotten how to play Basketball.
But Lakers were so benign in the absence of their biggest star and Cavs’ own son that they gifted the 2016 NBA champions their first win in the last 13 games.
Chicago Bulls, on the other hand, lost their last game 102-110 against Utah Jazz. It was their seventh negative result on the bounce.
Regular Season Record-
Los Angeles Lakers: W-23, L-21
Chicago Bulls: W-10, L-33
Players to watch out for:
Los Angeles Lakers:
Kyle Kuzma – It’s hard to look for positives when the defeat comes as a shocker and threatens to unravel the very fabric of the team which flattered to show big things. But Kuzma managed to stand out, as he dropped 29 points in the match, a game-high. The young superstar also had 9 rebounds in the match to round off his personal good outing. The 2017 1st round pick is dropping 18.8 points per game.
Brandon Ingram – Another player who had a decent game against Cleveland Cavaliers is Brandon Ingram. He had the game’s second-best efforts, scoring 22 points in the match. He is averaging 16.5 points per game.
Zach LaVine – He has been a consistent performer for Chicago Bulls this season. The young prodigy is accumulating the most points per game for this team, at an average of 23.6 points per game this season. Still just 23, the Miami born guard has a great future ahead of him if can keep his feet on the ground.
Lauri Markkanen – Another player in Chicago Bulls’ rank who is impressing is Lauri Markkanen. The 21-year-old Finnish has taken his game to new heights this season, averaging a career-high 16.5 points per game. He is also racking up the most rebounds per game for his team this season.
Kris Dunn – Another player who needs a mention is Kris Dunn. He missed the first 27 games of the season with an ankle injury but is back now. The 24-year-old is going for 13.9 points per game.
CHI vs LAL Dream11 TEAM NEWS:
Los Angeles Lakers:
Injured – The biggest setback for Los Angeles Lakers this season is the unavailability of Lebron James. The former Cleveland Cavaliers superstar is still recovering from the groin injury he suffered against Golden State Warriors. According to reports, the 33-year-old has made progress but remains a week or so from regaining full fitness.
Rajon Rondo is another star player spending time in the treatment room these days. He is suffering from a finger injury and won’t be playing against the Bulls.nMi
Questionable – None at the moment.
Suspended – None.
Injured – Denzel Valentine is yet to feature for the Bulls this season. The 25-year-old is recovering from an ankle injury and there’s no time scale for his return.
Questionable – Bobby Portis missed the last match with an elbow injury and remains questionable ahead of the match. The 23-year-old power forward has been in and out of the squad with an injury and has played just 12 games this season.
Suspended – None.
CHI vs LAL Dream11 Teams (Probables):
From the bench:
CHI vs LAL Dream11 Fantasy Team:
INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:
There has to be some reaction from the Los Angeles Lakers’ player after the horrendous show against Cleveland Cavaliers in the last match. But can Lakers recover mentally and get back to winning ways against another struggler?
Yes, we think so as a win for the Showtime is our call.
NOTE: THIS CHI vs LAL Dream11 MATCH PREVIEW IS BASED ON OUR RESEARCH AND UNDERSTANDING FROM VARIOUS NEWS SOURCES. YOU CAN SELECT YOUR OWN PLAYING 11 ON THE BASIS OF TEAM NEWS.