LAC vs ORL Dream11: The NBA Season is long and grinding and if you insert COVID-19 in such a scenario, naturally, a lot of players can end up missing multiple games. In this game, the Los Angeles Clippers host the Orlando Magic in a cross-conference scenario. Clippers are two games above the 50%-win mark while Magic is nowhere near close to that having four times more losses than wins.
Clippers are not the most consistent group but yes, they have a lot of experience at their disposal. Paul George had driven this team for most parts in the early season but lately, some other actors have stepped up. I believe this team will need to stay close to the 55-60% win mark till Kawhi returns.
Orlando Magic is in rebuilding mode and is one of the least experienced teams in the league. While Cole Anthony has been phenomenal at the guard position, leading the way in points and assists, the frontline of Franz Wagner, Wendell Carter Jr, and Mo Bamba is looking like a solid foundation.
Host: LA Clippers
Visitors: Orlando Magic
Match Timing: 12 December, @ 02:00 AM
Venue: Staples Center
Clippers: Morris has played well recently
Marcus Morris has been playing some exceptional ball for the Clippers. He has scored around 20 points and has given the team much-needed impetus. The thing is that in a long season, cold spells are going to come by and that is why Reggie Jackson and Paul George have seen a reduction in contribution. Brandon Boston lodged 27 points in the last game and perhaps, these are the type of sparks you need from different players to become a winning team. If the Clippers hold on to a winning record till Kawhi Leonard, can’t they turn around the season?
Magic: Looking ahead
See, for a team like Magic, losing 21 out of 26 games isn’t the concern. The squad fields a rookie, two under 23 years old players, and a sophomore in the mix. When Jalen Suggs is healthy, you get a lineup of youngsters, who are still learning the NBA system. However, Wagner has shown he can become 16-22 points per game scorer, Wendell Carter Jr. has become a double-double threat, while Mo Bamba has been having a wonderful season. Magic’s season is different than the Clippers, the management is solely focused upon the development of young blood.
LA Clippers | Orlando Magic
Games: 26| 21
Wins: 14| 05
Defeats: 12| 16
Los Angeles Clippers Team News:
Clippers Expected Starting Five
Wings: SF: Marcus Morris PF: Nicolas Batum
Middle: C: Ivica Zubac
Guards: SG/SF: Paul George PG: Reggie Jackson
BENCH: Serge Ibaka, Jay Scrubb, Luke Kennard, Terance Mann, Moses Wright, Justise Winslow, Keon Johnson, Amir Coffey, Brandon Boston Jr., Isaiah Hartenstein.
Orlando Magic Team News
Magic Expected Starting Five
Wing: SF: Franz Wagner
Frontline: PF: Wendell Carter Jr C: Mo Bamba
Guards: Gary Harris PG: Cole Anthony
BENCH MAIN ROTATION: Chuma Okeke, Moritz Wagner, Terrence Ross, Robin Lopez, R.J. Hampton.
Paul George(LAC ) has averaged around 25 points, 7 rebounds, and 5 assists per game. His production has slipped from the 25-30 points range to the 18-22 points range recently but that is also due to injuries. He didn’t play in the Clippers’ last fixture but is likely to get a chance here. He can be selected as a Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 NBA Fantasy scenario.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 39-55
Young Cole has led the Magic in points and assists this season and has risen his game considerably. He has scored 24 or more in three of the last four games while also dishing 7-8 assists each in those games.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 30-44
Reggie Jackson (LAC )
Like George, Reggie Jackson’s production has been a little down this month. After scoring in the 18-24 points range early in the season, he has slipped to a 14-18 points range. I believe he will rediscover his touch soon.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 23-34
Wendell Carter Jr.(ORL)
Wendell has been exceptional in the Magic jersey and he has shown the acumen for averaging a points-rebounds double-double. The big has showcased the ability to lodge 12-19 points, 8-13 rebounds on a regular basis.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 37-48
Mo is a clean-up Center who picks up the boards, block shots, and can provide decent scoring. You can expect 6-14 points, 7-10 rebounds, and 2-3 blocks from him on a regular basis.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 19-30
Marcus has been huge for the Clippers and has made key buckets late in the game. The talented Forward has scored 20 or more in three of the last four games and has improved his play this month.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 20-33
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