The NBA is back as the Summer League gets underway with some heated competitions. In this game, the Los Angeles Lakers will play against the New York Knicks. More about LAL vs NYK Dream 11 will be given below.
In Summer League, teams field unpredictable lineups but there are still some constant performers. Coming to the Lakers, they are not in the development phase anymore and their roster is pretty much set with LeBron, AD, Westbrook, and Melo joining forces. In this context, the players here may as well be auditioning for the other teams, especially the ones who are rebuilding, one such player can be Mac McClung. For Knicks, they made the playoffs last season but still have some spots to fill with the departure of Elfrid Payton. Meanwhile, players such as Immanuel Quickley and Obi Toppin need not worry about making the team and it is an opportunity to train and be ready for big things once the season begins.
Match Timing: 12 August, @ 07:30 AM
Venue: Thomas and Mack Center, Las Vegas
The contest will take place at Thomas and Mack Center, which is one of the designated spots for basketball matches in the NBA Summer League.
Los Angeles Lakers| New York Knicks
Games: 03| 02
Wins: 02 | 01
Defeats: 01| 01
PG: A Reaves, I Quickley(SP)
SG: M McClung, W Selden
SF: Q Grimes
PF: Y Childs, O Toppin
C: D Cacock(PP)
Devontae Cacok (last match stats)
1. Devontae Cacok
Devontae is an undersized Center but still plays like a big and perform multiple tasks. He can provide more than decent inside scoring, rebounding, and defense while being a team player. Cacok is a candidate as the Super-Player in the Dream11 Fantasy basketball scenario.
2. Immanuel Quickley
As a rookie, Quickley found his footing with Knicks last season and averaged 11.4 PPG. With Payton gone, the playing time may be increased further and in the Summer League, the highly talented guard can earn some floor general experience. He might be too good to play in the Summer League but is racking up much-needed practice time. He can be chosen as a Pro-Player in the Dream 11 Fantasy scenario.
3. Vic Law
Vic is a Forward who majorly plays off the ball. He likes to shoot the ball and can play decent team defense while being a decent rebounder.
4. Obi Toppin
Obi is one of the most athletic players in the league and provides highlight material. In addition to his jumping, the Guard/Forward can also rain it from deep. He uses his athleticism to gobble up boards and can be an interesting player to watch in the future of the NBA.
5. Mac McClung
Talk about jumping ability and Mac ranks right up there. The Guard can jump as high as anyone and even though he has struggled to shoot, he has shown the ability to get inside and draw fouls. Still, his game needs a lot of improvement.
6. Yoeli Childs
7. Wayne Selden
8. Austin Reaves
BENCH: Mac McClung, Trevelin Queen, Yoeli Childs, Chaundee Brown Jr., Romaro Gill, Jordan Floyd, Alan Griffin, Tyler Hagerdon, Zavier Simpson, Tres Tinkle.
Los Angeles Lakers Squad: Deavontae Cacock, Justin Robinson, Vic Law, Joel Ayayi, Austin Reaves, Mac McClung, Trevelin Queen, Yoeli Childs, Chaundee Brown Jr., Romaro Gill, Jordan Floyd, Alan Griffin, Zavier Simpson, Tres Tinkle.
BENCH: Miles McBride, Reid Travis, Luca Vildoza, Rokas Jokubaitis, Trey Davis, Tyler Hall, Justin Patton, Quinton Rose, Aamir Simms, M.J. Walker.
New York Knicks Squad: Immanuel Quickley, Obi Toppin, Wayne Selden, Jericho Simms, Quintin Grimes, Miles McBride, Reid Travis, Luca Vildoza, Rokas Jokubaitis, Trey Davis, Tyler Hall, Justin Patton, Quinton Rose, Aamir Simms, M.J. Walker.
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