Lakers vs Timberwolves Fantasy NBA: The Los Angeles Lakers will enter the game after beating the Warriors behind a triple-double performance by LeBron James. On the other hand, the Minnesota Timberwolves will come into the fray after beating the Trailblazers, capitalizing on a 34 points outburst by rookie Anthony Edwards. More about LAL vs MIN Dream11 will be related in this section.
Lakers’ season: Los Angeles is primed to make the playoffs despite dwindling without their star Forward Anthony Davis. LeBron has unsurprisingly carried the major load and has made sure that his squad doesn’t whittle down in the face of intense pressure. They are placed 3rd in the NBA standings for Western Conference.
Timberwolves’ season: Minnesota has the worst record in the league and has been pulverized by many teams throughout the season. They are in their rebuilding phase and grabbed a great pick in Anthony Edwards, who has turned up the heat. Minnesota will most likely miss the playoffs again this year.
Host: Los Angeles Lakers
Visitors: Minnesota Timberwolves
Match Timing: 17 March, @ 08:00 AM
Venue: Staples Center
Streaming: WATCH Lakers vs Timberwolves 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| Minnesota Timberwolves
Games: 39| 39
Wins: 26| 09
Defeats: 13 | 30
Los Angeles Lakers team News:
Status out: Anthony Davis, Alex Caruso, Marc Gasol, Kostas Antetokounpo, and Jared Dudley will not play in the game.
Status Questionable: Nothing else to report on the injury front.
Los Angeles Lakers active roster: LeBron James, Kyle Kuzma, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Dennis Schroeder, Devontae Cacok, Quinn Cook, Montrezl Harrell, Talen Horton-Tucker, Wesley Mathews, Alfonzo McKinnie, Markieff Morris.
Minnesota Timberwolves team News:
Status out: Jarret Culver, Jordan McLaughlin, and D’Angelo Russell are out for Minnesota
Status Questionable: Nothing further to report here.
Minnesota Timberwolves active roster: Josh Okogie, Jake Layman, Malik Beasley, Karl Anthony-Towns, Ricky Rubio, Anthony Edwards, Naz Reid, Juancho Hernangomez, Ed Davis, Jarred Vanderbilt, Jaden McDaniels, Ashton Hagans.
LBJ continues to be the global ambassador for the game of basketball and his skills continue to impress even at the age of 36. LeBron seems to have retained his athleticism and his experience now allows him to read the game situation better than most players in the Association. He has done a great job of carrying the load for the Los Angeles Lakers. He can be picked as the Super-Player in the Dream11 NBA fantasy scenario.
Karl Anthony Towns
Towns is one of the most intelligent offensive players at the Center position and is capable of supplying quality output at that end. While he needs to improve defensively, he hasn’t had the squad around him which can help him reach the Playoffs so far in his career.
Malik has been the offensive juggernaut for Minnesota and he has been a revelation. He has done a great job of taking the scoring load and has made sure that his squad is able to put up at least a decent fight. He has passed the 25 points+ mark in the 3 of the last 5 games.
The Lakers struggled without Dennis Schroeder and lost 4 games in a row. As Dennis came back, the Lakers notched a win and this proves how much the Guard means to the team. He is averaging 6.4 APG and 1.4 SPG for the last 5 games.
Anthony Edwards: PPG: 15.8 RPG: 4.1 TPG: 1.9 PFP: 27
Anthony has proven that he was the right choice for Minnesota during the last draft. He has been able to produce some terrific performances and despite lapses that are understandable for a rookie, he has shown a lot of character, as his teammate Ricky Rubio said in a recent review.
Kyle Kuzma: PPG: 11.9 RPG: 6.8 TPG: 1.5 PFP: 25
Kuzma hasn’t been as productive as was thought earlier, but it is also because of a bench role. However, he has stepped up his game since the injury to Davis and has averaged 16.4 PPG and 10.4 RPG in the last 5 games.
Montrezl Harrell: PPG: 14.2 RPG: 6.4 TPG: 1.1 PFP: 28
Harrell has played an integral role this season and his value increases even more with Davis out. He has gone past 26 points mark twice in the last 3 games.
Naz Reid: PPG: 11.8 RPG: 4.7 BPG: 1.2 PFP: 26
Ricky Rubio is averaging 11.4 PPG, 7.6 APG, and 1.6 SPG since the last 5 games. PFP: 26
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope: PPG: 8.8 TPG: 1.1 PFP: 14
Talen Horton-Tucker is averaging 12.0 PPG and 1.4 SPG for the last 5 games. PFP: 22
PG: J Nowell, R Rubio
SG: T Horton-Tucker, A Edwards
SF: L James(SP)
PF: M Morris
C: M Harell, K Anthony-Towns(PP)