US-based NBA oozes with basketball talent and the Association continues to produce top-notch ballers. In this game, the Los Angeles Clippers host Portland Trailblazers looking for their first win. More about LAC vs POR Dream11 such as injury report, statistics, and Expected Fantasy Points Range will be given below.
Clippers have started by losing their first two games. While their ace Paul George has gone all-out on offense, there are some glaring issues with the frontline, especially with Ibaka out. Defensively, the team has not shown promising signs so far but it is early in the season. In terms of fantasy value, Eric Bledsoe has emerged as a major contributor while Terance Mann is still searching for his form. Always keep a tab on Nicolas Batum for those rebounds and steals.
Portland Trailblazers come into this game after beating the Suns comprehensively. CJ McCollum clicked for 28 points and Anfernee Simons showed his flair again off the bench. However, the team also lost Norman Powell due to injury which can affect the rotations(Will Nasir Little start?). We will see if it is the old Portland team that struggles on defense or will they step up their tenacity. Interesting times ahead.
Home: Los Angeles Clippers
Visitors: Portland Trailblazers
Match Timing: 26 October, @ 08:00 AM
Venue: Staples Center
The contest will take place at the iconic StaplesCenter which is the home floor of the Los Angeles Clippers.
Los Angeles Clippers | Portland Trailblazers
Games: 02| 02
Wins: 00| 01
Defeats: 02| 01
Paul George is a superstar. He is an option for Star/Pro Player in the Dream11 NBA fantasy lineup.
CJ McCollum has dealt some offensive blows so far.
*stats from the last game*
Paul George (LAC)
Paul has done all he can do to keep the Clippers’ ship afloat since last season. He is set to lead the team in points, rebounds, and assists until “The Claw” Kawhi Leonard returns. He is coming off a terrific game and we can expect more of the same from him on most nights.
EXPECTED FANTASY POINTS RANGE: 50-65
CJ McCollum (POR)
McCollum is one of the best scorers in the league at the two-guard position. He led the team in points during the last game and a 25-35 points outing is no surprise. Will McCollum continue to steamroll defenders?
EXPECTED FANTASY POINTS RANGE: 38-52
Eric Bledsoe (LAC)
Bledsoe will come into the game after a tough 3/11 shooting night. However, he did dish out 7 assists. His production is heavily needed by a depleted Clippers squad.
EXPECTED FANTASY POINTS RANGE: 25-33
Damian Lillard (POR)
We haven’t seen the prototypical Lillard outburst yet but worry not, it is coming soon. Damian is one of the best scorers to play the game and his long-range shooting accompanied by tough dribble drives make him a superb choice in the fantasy scenario. The guard is also the assists leader for Blazers for more than 5-6 years now.
EXPECTED FANTASY POINTS RANGE: 40-48
Jackson is a strong offensive player and has done an exceptional job as a Clipper. He will need to retain his hunger for 15-25 points every night and he is still getting in his groove.
EXPECTED FANTASY POINTS RANGE: 23-29
Nurk plays the role of carrying a depleted frontline of the Trailblazers. He is set to have another strong season and will potentially lead Portland in rebounds this season.
EXPECTED FANTASY POINTS RANGE: 35-40
Terance Mann (LAC)
Mann was on fire to close out the 2020-21 season. However, we are yet to see the same spirit this season. Perhaps, he is just settling in and will show his strength soon.
EXPECTED FANTASY POINTS RANGE: 14-19
Robert Covington (POR)
Covington is a “3-and-D” type of player. He can shoot from long-range and can chip in with defense and rebounds.
EXPECTED FANTASY POINTS RANGE: 15-23
Batum is way past his prime but still fights hard at the defensive and rebounding end.
EXPECTED FANTASY POINTS RANGE: 28-34
Simons has a superb start to his season and has now posted two strong games in a row.
EXPECTED FANTASY POINTS RANGE: 19-28
Isaiah is not part of the regular rotation but had a strong game versus the Grizzlies. Will he see more minutes?
EXPECTED FANTASY POINTS RANGE: 05-15
Nasir Little (POR)
Nasir has made a strong case of being a regular rotation player.
EXPECTED FANTASY POINTS RANGE: 26-34
Luke Kennard (POR) had 10 points, 2 rebounds in the last match. EXPECTED FANTASY POINTS RANGE: 11-17
Larry Nance Jr. had 8 points, 2 assists,2 steals in the last game. EXPECTED FANTASY POINTS RANGE: 15-21
PF: Marcus Morris
SF: Paul George
C: Ivica Zubac
SG: Eric Bledsoe
PG: Reggie Jackson
BENCH: Kawhi Leonard, Ivica Zubac, Nicolas Batum, Marcus Morris, Serge Ibaka, Jay Scrubb, Justise Winslow, Moses Wright, Terance Mann, Jason Preston, Keon Johnson, Amir Coffey, Brandon Boston Jr., Luke Kennard, Isaiah Hartenstein,
Portland Trailblazers Squad: Kawhi Leonard, Paul George, Reggie Jackson, Nicolas Batum, Ivica Zubac, Marcus Morris, Serge Ibaka, Eric Bledsoe, Jay Scrubb, Luke Kennard, Terance Mann, Moses Wright, Justise Winslow, Jason Preston, Keon Johnson, Amir Coffey, Brandon Boston Jr., Isaiah Hartenstein.
PF: Robert Covington
SF: Nasir Little
C: Jusuf Nurkic
SG: CJ McCollum
PG: Damian Lillard
BENCH: Tony Snell, Ben McLemore, Larry Nance Jr., Norman Powell, Dennis Smith Jr., Anfernee Simmons, CJ Elleby, Keljin Blevins, Greg Brown III, Cody Zeller.
Portland Trailblazers Squad: Larry Nance Jr., Tony Snell, Norman Powell, CJ McCollum, Damian Lillard, Jusuf Nurkic, Ben McLemore, Robert Covington, Anfernee Simmons, Dennis Smith Jr., CJ Elleby, Nasir Little, Keljin Blevins, Greg Brown III, Cody Zeller, Trendon Watford.
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