Lakers vs Cavaliers Fantasy NBA: The short-handed Los Angeles Lakers will come into the contest after losing to the Sixers despite Kyle Kuzma’s 23 points performance. On the other hand, the Cleveland Cavaliers will enter the game after beating the Bulls, in a game where Larry Nance piled up 14 points and 14 rebounds. A lineup related to the LAL vs CLE Dream11 will be given at the end of the article.
Lakers’ season: Lakers were in great form despite losing Anthony Davis in February with an injury, but now they are in a fix as they have also lost LeBron for at least the next three weeks. Los Angeles will need to regroup and look for more production from Kuzma, Harrell, and Schroeder. Lakers didn’t make any major moves during the trade deadline and stuck with the roster they have.
Cavaliers season: Cavs are in the rebuilding phase. They don’t have a playoff-contending team right now and it will be a long season for the team and its fans. The Cavaliers do have emerging guards in Collin Sexton and Darius Garland so they will be looking at this season as an opportunity to nurture their young players.
Host: Los Angeles Lakers
Visitors: Cleveland Cavaliers
Match Timing: 27 March, @ 08:00 AM
Venue: Staples Center
Streaming: WATCH Lakers vs Cavaliers NBA Live on Sony channels including Sony TEN 1, Sony TEN 3 and Sony ESPN in India, and SonyLiv App.
NBA Projections and Analysis:
Los Angeles Lakers| Cleveland Cavaliers
Games: 45| 44
Wins: 28| 17
Defeats: 17 | 27
Los Angeles Lakers team News:
Status out: Anthony Davis, LeBron James, and Jared Dudley are ruled out for the fixture
Status Questionable: Nothing further to report on this front.
Los Angeles Lakers active roster: Dennis Schroeder, Kyle Kuzma, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Devontae Cacok, Quinn Cook, Montrezl Harrell, Talen Horton-Tucker, Thanasis Antetokounmpo, Alex Caruso, Marc Gasol, Wesley Mathews, Alfonzo McKinnie, Markieff Morris.
Cleveland Cavaliers team News:
Status Out: Kevin Love and Matthew Dellavedova won’t play in the game
Status Questionable: Taurean Prince is questionable for the game.
Cleveland Cavaliers active roster: Collin Sexton, Cedi Osman, Jarrett Allen, Damyaen Dotson, Javale McGee, Dean Wade, Marques Bolden, Thon Maker, Isaac Okoro, Lamar Stevens.
Projected Fantasy Points: 38
Collin has the potential to become an all-star guard but there is a long way to go as a player for the 22-year-old. He has shown terrific talent scoring the ball but still has to learn how to become a floor general and efficient distributor, though time is certainly on his side. The young guard is averaging an impressive 26.1 PPG in March. He can be picked as the Super-Player in Dream11 NBA play.
Schroeder will have to assume both primary scorer and playmaker duties with LeBron James out with injury. The guard is also an effective defender who makes it tough to score through his shifty frame. Dennis is averaging 19 PPG, 6.4 APG, and 1.4 SPG since the last 5 games.
Harrell has been in great form this season and he has been able to produce at an elite rate courtesy of tenacity and skills. He will need to continue his production and some more for a short-handed squad. He is averaging an incredible 19.2 PPG this month.
Garland is a great option for the Cavaliers and provides decent shooting. Garland has been garnering great production this month and he has been able to average 21.6 PPG and 6.2 APG for the last 5 games.
Larry Nance Jr.: PPG: 9.6 RPG: 6.9 APG: 3.0 SPG: 1.9 TPG: 1.5
Larry has become a dependable rebounder, defender, and does a little bit of everything for his squad. He is averaging 8 RPG and 2.2 SPG since the last 5 games.
Kyle Kuzma: PPG: 12.4 RPG: 6.7 TPG: 1.6 PFP: 31
Kuzma has stepped up his game without Anthony Davis in the picture and he has proven to be an effective scorer and rebounder at the PF position. He is averaging 17.3 PPG and 7.7 RPG in March.
Jarrett Allen: PPG: 13.8 RPG: 9.7 BPG: 1.7 TPG: 1.4 PFP: 34
Allen has been exceptional at the Center position for the Cavs and has given them great production from that position. He has averaged a double-double this month in terms of points and rebounds.
Markieff Morris is averaging 7 PPG and 6 RPG since the last 3 games.
Talen Horton-Tucker: PPG: 7.9 RPG: 2.7 PFP: 20
Cedi Osman: PPG: 10.1 RPG: 3.5 SPG: 1.0 PFP: 18
PG: D Schroeder(PP), C Sexton(SP)
SG: K Caldwell-Pope
SF: T Horton-Tucker
PF: M Morris, L N Jr.
C: M Harrell, J Allen