The NBA Regular Season is around a week away but in this preseason game, there is a lot of star power anyway. In this match, powerhouse Los Angeles Lakers will play against Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors. More about LAL vs GSW Dream11 will be given below.
Lakers have lost all of their four preseason games but that doesn’t mean much. The Preseason games are not the reflection of how the Regular Season will go for a team. Star players rest, the deep bench is involved and unstable combinations are pitched. Anyway, much has been written about the big three of Westbrook, Davis, and LeBron, and in this game, the three will potentially play together for the first time.
Golden State Warriors will be hoping that their superstar Stephen Curry is healthy this season. The team will also pray that his backcourt partner Klay returns soon after missing more than a year now. Warriors tried to bolster the roster but the Center position can still be a concern. The biggest plus has been Jordan Poole’s recent rise, which can help solidify the guard position further.
Home: Los Angeles Lakers
Visitors: Golden State Warriors
Match Timing: 13 October, @ 08:00 AM
Venue: Staples Center
The contest will take place at Staples Center which is the home floor of the Los Angeles Lakers
Los Angeles Lakers| Golden State Warriors (Preseason Record)
Games: 04 | 03
Wins: 00 | 03
Defeats: 04| 00
Anthony Davis is almost always influential on both ends of the floor.
Stephen Curry can explode in a hurry and can shoot the lights out.
*stats from the last game*
Anthony Davis (LAL)
Davis led the team in points and assists during the last game. The PF will be hungry for success after coming off an injury-ridden season. He is an option for the Super-Player in the Dream11 NBA scenario.
Jordan Poole (GSW)
Jordan shot 6/13 from three in the last game. His shooting touch has been off-the-charts this preseason and he is making a case for playing 25-30 minutes every game. Can Poole be the difference-maker this season for Golden State?
Carmelo Anthony (LAL)
Carmelo shot 5/7 from three in the last game. The Forward has predominantly become an off-the-ball perimeter shooter for the last few years. The former scoring champion is showing that he still has a lot left in the tank. Can he finally win a ring, playing with a stacked roster?
Stephen Curry (GSW)
Steph led the Warriors in scoring and steals in the last game. He has been touted as the best shooter to ever play the game and will be keen to have a 30+ PPG season. But more than that, he will like the Warriors to be one of the best teams this season.
DeAndre Jordan (LAL)
Will the Center start this season for the Lakers? At any rate, he may share almost half of minutes, if not more with Howard. One must also not forget that Anthony Davis can slide it into the Center spot and thus Lakers can use him as a 15-20 minutes player.
Otto Porter Jr. (GSW)
Otto Porter Jr. can play both off the bench or in the starting lineup. It remains to be seen how he will be used by the Warriors this season.
Russell Westbrook (LAL)
Russell is a stat-sheer stuffer and forms an intimidating lineup along with Davis and LeBron. However, he has committed 15 turnovers in two games, including 9 in the last game. What can be the reasons for this struggle? A lack of playing time with the new time and experimentations during the preseason. There is a lot of time to correct the ship.
Draymond Green (GSW)
Green led the team in assists and rebounds in the last game. The Forward’s scoring game is taking a dip every year but with his defense and all-around game, he is a big part of the team.
Kent Bazemore (LAL)
Bazemore led the Lakers in steals during the last game. Kent is a great injury cover and a back-up if LeBron gets injured or play fewer games.
Kevon Looney (GSW)
Kevon is not a premium scorer but he hustles hard at the defensive end. He is likely to play around 20-25 minutes this season.
Austin Reaves (LAL)
Reaves eked out a contract with the Lakers and may see time in G-League once Regular Season starts.
Can he loop in 15-20 minutes this season?
Other Major Picks
LeBron James is always a major pick but didn’t play in the last game.
Andrew Wiggins is “likely” to play the game after missing out in the last one.
PF: Draymond Green
SF: Andrew Wiggins
C: Kevon Looney
SG: Jordan Poole
PG: Stephen Curry
BENCH: Mychal Mulder, Klay Thompson, Avery Bradley, Jonathan Kuminga, James Wiseman, Juan Toscano-Anderson, Gary Payton II, Moses Moody, Otto Porter Jr., Chris Chiozza, Nemanja Belica, Damion Lee.
PF: Anthony Davis
SF: LeBron James
C: DeAndre Jordan
SG: Talen Horton-Tucker
PG: Russell Westbrook
BENCH: Wayne Ellington, Carmelo Anthony, Trevor Ariza, Dwight Howard, Rajon Rondo, Kendrick Nunn, Chaundee Brown Jr., Mac McClung, Trevelin Queen, Austin Reaves, Joel Ayayi.
Los Angeles Lakers Squad: LeBron James, Russell Westbrook, Malik Monk, Dwight Howard, Carmelo Anthony, Anthony Davis, Kent Bazemore, Trevor Ariza, DeAndre Jordan, Wayne Ellington, Talen Horton-Tucker, Kendrick Nunn, Rajon Rondo, Chaundee Brown Jr., Mac McClung, Trevelin Queen, Austin Reaves, Joel Ayayi.
Catch the live stream on NBA League Pass. Follow the score on the official website of the NBA.
No TV Channel in India will showcase the match but highlights will be available on the official Youtube channel of the NBA.