One team is young and upcoming, the other is already solidly built and has four future hall-of-famers. In this game, a highly-rated Los Angeles Lakers meet the lowly-rated Oklahoma City Thunder. More about LAL vs OKC Dream11 such as injury report, stats, and projected fantasy points will be given here.
Lakers are on a three-game win streak but they must thank the schedule. Most of the wins have come against young and inexperienced squads so the team is yet to be tested out by the big guns. Despite all of that, this Thunder team beat the Lakers after trailing by 25 which implies the unpredictable nature of the Lakers. However, the team is playing better basketball right now and Russell Westbrook has been able to muster some productive and turnover-free nights recently.
Oklahoma City Thunder comes into the game after a tough loss against the Clippers. What is ailing the team? The team has virtually no bench and the starting five only has three Giddey and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander who can have big nights. Dort and Bazley can score but they are not the 15-20 PPG types of scorers yet. One can argue that this is merely a rebuilding phase for the team and with Gilgeous-Alexander and Giddey in the backcourt, the future may not be dark.
Home: Los Angeles Lakers
Visitors: Oklahoma City Thunder
Match Timing: 5 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 | Oklahoma City Thunder
Games: 08| 07
Wins: 05| 01
Defeats: 03| 06
A ton of options among Anthony Davis, Russell Westbrook, LeBron James for the Star/Pro Player in the Dream11 NBA fantasy scheme.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander swims in a bunch of points.
*last game stats*
LeBron James (LAL)
What NBA fan doesn’t know the name of great LeBron James. He has once again started the season with a bang and continues to propel the Lakers outfit. However, please note that the superstar SF is QUESTIONABLE for the game.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 47-62
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (OKC)
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is set for another 20+ PPG season and has led his team in scoring during every game so far. The exciting PG has been impressive in every regard and will like to become the type of player who can attract All-Stars.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 32-44
Anthony regained some of his 2019-20 season form during the last match versus the Rockets. He shot 11/18 from the floor and was once again a huge factor on the end of the floor, fighting through picks and anchoring the defense. A lot is expected from the superstar PF this season. He is PROBABLE for the game.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 45-61
Giddey has justified his selection as the lottery pick. He has a pep in his step and early trends show that he can become an all-around player in this league.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 30-44
Russell Westbrook (LAL)
Russell is finding his footing with the Lakers gradually. He shot 10/21 from the floor in the last match and cut down on his turnovers too. Westbrook has a decisive season ahead of him and will like to get in premium touch.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 43-60
Darius Bazley (OKC)
As a big forward, Darius has scored in double-double figures while eking out 5-8 rebounds on most nights. He has shown the ability to shoot from long range but committed 7 turnovers in the last game.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 22-30
Carmelo Anthony (LAL)
Anthony is red-hot from beyond the arc to begin the season. His pretty-looking jumper has served the Lakers well and he is one of the main reasons why the Lakers have a winning record.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 22-37
Aleksej doesn’t receive a ton of time but can give decent points and rebounds in the game.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 20-28
Jordan doesn’t log long minutes but he is still effective even in his limited role. He has clasped a bunch of rebounds and slams a few every now and then.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 14-22
Mike is a long-range bomber. He needs to score big to bolster an extremely thin bench unit of the Thunder. He shot a horrendous 2/12 from the field in the last game.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 13-23
Kent Bazemore (LAL)
Bazemore earns his minutes mostly through his perimeter defense and ability to run on the open floor.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 14-17
OTHER MAJOR PICKS
Theo Maledon (OKC) scooped up 7 points, 7 rebounds in the last game.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 09-18
PF: LeBron James
SF: Kent Bazemore
C: Anthony Davis
SG: Avery Bradley
PG: Russell Westbrook
BENCH: Wayne Ellington, Carmelo Anthony, Trevor Ariza, Talen Horton-Tucker, Dwight Howard, Rajon Rondo, Kendrick Nunn, Jay Huff, Sekou Doumbouya, Deandre Jordan, 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, Avery Bradley, Talen Horton-Tucker, Kendrick Nunn, Rajon Rondo, Jay Huff, Sekou Doumbouya, Austin Reaves.
PF: Darius Bazley
SF: Jeremiah Robinson-Earl
C: Isaiah Roby
SG: Josh Giddey
PG: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
BENCH: Gabriel Deck, Mamadi Diakite, Rob Edwards, Derrick Favors, Ty Jerome, Vit Krejci, Theo Maledon, Mike Muscala, Aleksej Pokusveski, Luguentz Dort, Paul Watson, Kenrich Williams, Aaron Wiggins.
Oklahoma City Thunder: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Josh Giddey, Luguentz Dort, Darius Bazley, Isaiah Roby, Gabriel Deck, Mamadi Diakite, Rob Edwards, Derrick Favors, Ty Jerome, Vit Krejci, Theo Maledon, Mike Muscala, Aleksej Pokusveski, Jeremiah Robinson-Earl, Paul Watson, Kenrich Williams, Aaron Wiggins.
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