Two contrasting teams are going to meet in this inter-conference match-up with a lot of close historical battles in the shed. In this game, a championship-aspirant squad Los Angeles Lakers take on a young and mostly inexperienced Houston Rockets. More about LAL vs HOU Dream11 such as injury report, stats, and projected fantasy points will be given here.
Lakers have eked out some wins recently and beat this Rockets team in the last game. Is this sign of some growth? Although the schedule has been a bit easy for the team, things may be changing. Carmelo Anthony has lit up opponents with his dangerous perimeter shooting while LeBron James is well… LeBron. The Rockets did well to hold the team to 95 points but then floundered against the defensive pressure.
Rockets, on the other hand, are in total rebuild mode. Most of the players are either in second/third years and then there are rookies like Green and Sengun. It is set to be another painful year for Rockets fans, but still following a youngster’s development is no less exciting than winning sometimes. Can Rockets build something special here with its young battalion?
Home: Los Angeles Lakers
Visitors: Houston Rockets
Match Timing: 3 November, @ 08:00 AM
Venue: Staples Center
The contest will take place at the iconic Staples Center which is the home floor of the Los Angeles Lakers and also the Clippers. It has a seating capacity of 20,000.
Los Angeles Lakers | Houston Rockets
Games: 07| 06
Wins: 04| 01
Defeats: 03| 05
A ton of options among Anthony Davis, Russell Westbrook, LeBron James for the Star/Pro Player in the Dream11 NBA fantasy scheme.
Christian Wood has been among points and rebounds this season.
*last game stats*
LeBron James (LAL)
LeBron has been in premium once again to start the season. As a result, he has led the Lakers for a couple of wins in a row. It is clear despite the star-studded setup, he remains the engine of the team.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 47-62
Christian Wood (HOU)
Christian Wood is the mainstay at the offensive and rebounding end for the Rockets. He has found a lot of purchase on the floor since playing for Rockets and it will be interesting to follow his career. Can he build something long-term for himself in this league?
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 32-44
Davis is yet to find his shooting stroke in full-flow. He still gives the team a ton of defense, rebounding, and an all-around effort. Anthony is a two-way force and can scrap out a lot of material on both ends.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 45-61
Kevin Porter Jr.(HOU)
Kevin is an effective Point Guard option for the Rockets. The youngster will get a ton of time and room to make mistakes for a rebuilding team. Can the dynamic PG build something out of it?
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 30-39
Russell Westbrook (LAL)
Westbrook is a triple-double machine and that makes him an interesting fantasy option. Russell has shown that he is adjusting to the Lakers system and it is a matter of time it seems that Los Angeles go on a winning streak.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 43-60
Eric Gordon (HOU)
Gordon can still score in bunches. Will he stay with the team or will be traded before the mid-season deadline?
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 22-30
Carmelo Anthony (LAL)
Carmelo has turned back the clock this season and has become one of the major contributors off the bench. His shooting from three is over 50% right now and he is killing defenses from the perimeter. Melo looks hungry for his maiden title.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 30-44
Green is shooting a paltry 33.7 % from the floor and is basically struggling to score. However, that is alright, he is just 19 years old and as a rookie, he can face a tough time.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 20-28
Bazemore plays a ton of minutes mostly due to his defensive energy. He can also lodge decent scoring games and will play a big role for the Lakers this season.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 17-22
Sengun has made a case for playing more minutes recently. He is among the host of young players in the league and can end up playing 25 Minutes per game when the season is done. Will he?
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 17-29
Jordan doesn’t play a ton of minutes but can throw some slams down every now and then.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 14-17
OTHER MAJOR PICKS
Jae’Sean Tate (HOU) poured in 6 points, 6 rebounds, 1 assist 1 steal in the last game.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 14-20
Kenyon Martin Jr. (HOU) scooped up 12 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal in the last game.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 20-27
PF: Anthony Davis
SF: LeBron James
C: DeAndre Jordan
SG: Kent Bazemore
PG: Russell Westbrook
BENCH: Wayne Ellington, Carmelo Anthony, Trevor Ariza, LeBron James, Talen Horton-Tucker, Dwight Howard, Rajon Rondo, Kendrick Nunn, Jay Huff, Sekou Doumbouya, Austin Reaves.
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, Jay Huff, Sekou Doumbouya, Austin Reaves.
PF: Daniel Theis
SF: Jae’Sean Tate
C: Christian Wood
SG: Jalen Green
PG: Kevin Porter Jr.
BENCH: Usman Garuba, Kenyon Martin Jr., Danuel House Jr., Dawid Nwaba, Eric Gordon, Alperen Sengun, Dante Exum, Armoni Brooks, Josh Christopher, Daishen Nix, D.J. Augustin, John Wall.
Houston Rockets Squad: Daniel Theis, Eric Gordon, Christian Wood, Jalen Green, Kevin Porter Jr., Usman Garuba, Kenyon Martin Jr., Danuel House Jr., Dawid Nwaba, Jae’sean Tate, Alperen Sengun, Josh Christopher, Daishen Nix, Armoni Brooks, D.J. Augustin, John Wall.
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