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LAL vs OKC Dream11 Prediction NBA Live, Fantasy Basketball Dream11 Team, Top Picks and Tips for LA Lakers vs Oklahoma City Thunder

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LAL vs OKC Dream11: Hello, NBA lovers! How is it going? Soon, we will have to say goodbye to ten teams in three days and as the Play-in tournament will begin, the number of teams will only reduce further. It is sad to see the Regular Season but thankfully, the Postseason will bring a ton of intensity. The two teams here in Los Angeles Lakers and the Oklahoma City Thunder are out of the Postseason though!

The Lakers have been amidst one of their more tension-filled seasons ever and their big three experiment has to be the worst in the league’s history. Anyway, we have heard about that enough already, LeBron is shut down for the rest of the games while Westbrook, Davis, and Anthony are questionable to play here.

On the other hand, the Thunder has been rolling all sorts of lineups these days and at this point, I have lost count of the number of players they keep bringing in. Jaylen Hoard has taken advantage of these opportunities and has been having some fabulous games lately.

Host: Los Angeles Lakers
Visitors: Oklahoma City Thunder

Match Timing: 9 April, @ 08:00 AM
Venue: Crypto.com Arena

NBA Projections, Stats & Analysis

Last home game for the Lakers
The Lakers have been the butt of many jokes and even the currently featuring players and coaches are taking shots at them. They have a lot of decisions to make as Westbrook is figuring in trade rumors. LeBron’s still a magnificent player but he is not the same athlete in terms of injuries and at some point, he will reach his limit. Although it sounds wild what if the Lakers trade away from LeBron in exchange for some young players? (I know LeBron is not the type of player you wanna trade) Just a thought… Anthony Davis can be in trade scenarios too and his availability has been a cause of concern. If Westbrook plays here, will it be the last time we watch the stellar all-around Guard play for the Lakers?

The Thunder has potential

The Thunder has been just utilizing deep bench players at this point, heck even their bench players in Maledon, Pokusevski, and Wiggins have not been given minutes as the team is what the fans call in the “tank mode”. But hey, an aspiring NBA athlete wouldn’t let this chance go and that is why Jaylen Hoard has been playing hard as a scorer and rebounder. Isaiah Roby has been doing a decent job but the Thunder at this point is just biding time as management. In the offseason, they will have a lottery pick and if they can pair up a strong two-way Center around Giddey, Dort, and Shai, hey the team can cover some miles and be better than this season because there are a lot of defensive potentials and the fix needs to come on the offensive end.

Oklahoma City Thunder (Eliminated from Play-in) | Los Angeles Lakers (Eliminated from Play-in)

Games: 80 | 80
Wins: 24 | 31
Defeats: 56 | 49

Los Angeles Lakers vs Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Live, Team News and Lineups

Los Angeles Lakers Team News

  • Anthony Davis, Russell Westbrook, Carmelo Anthony are “Game-Time Decisions”.
  • LeBron James is OUT for the game
  • Kendrick Nunn is OUT for the game and he is done for the season.

Lakers Expected Starting Five

Foward: SF: Stanley Johnson/ PF: Anthony Davis
Middle: C: Dwight Howard
Guards: SG: Talen Horton-Tucker | SG: Malik Monk | PG: Austin Reaves / Russell Westbrook

BENCH: Carmelo Anthony, Trevor Ariza, Wenyen Gabriel, Wayne Ellington, Kent Bazemore.

Oklahoma City Thunder Team News

  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is OUT for the game
  • Josh Giddey is OUT for this contest and done for the season
  • Lugeuntz Dort is OUT for the game and has missed a lot of games these days
  • Ty Jerome is OUT for the game
  • Theo Maledon, Aleksej Pokusevski, Aaron Wiggins have NOT RECEIVED any Minutes recently
  • Mike Muscala is OUT for the game.
  • KZ Okpala is OUT for the game and he was acquired recently
  • Darius Bazley is OUT for the game
  • Tre Mann is OUT

Thunder Expected Starting Five
Forwards: SF: Georges Kalaitzaikis PF: Isaiah Roby| F: Jaylen Hoard
Guards: PG: Zavier Simpson| PG: Vit Krejci

BENCH: Jeremiah Robinson-Earl, Lindy Waters III, Theo Maledon, Aleksej Pokusevski, Aaron Wiggins.

NBA Scores, Fantasy Basketball Top Picks

Jaylen Hoard(OKC)
Points: 23
Rebound: 05
Assists: 03
Steals: 01

Hoard has emerged out of nowhere and he has been eking out some quality production as a scorer and a rebounder too. The Forward can be in 20-24 points and 10+ rebounds range here.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 30-45

Isaiah Roby(OKC)
Points: 18
Rebound: 05
Assists: 05
Steals: 01
Forward Roby has done well in the starting role, both as a rebounder and a scorer. He has mostly been in 14-18 points, 5-9 rebounds, and 3-5 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 24-40

Anthony Davis(LAL)
Points: 21
Rebounds: 13
Assists: 01
Blocks: 01
Steals: 01
Power Forward Davis has missed a ton of games due to injury, he remains an elite scorer, rebounder, and defender. He has mostly been in 21-28 points, 9-13 rebounds, and 1+ steals/blocks range. He is QUESTIONABLE here.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 44-56

Zavier Simpson(OKC)
Points: 04
Rebound: 03
Assists: 11
Steals: 03
Guard Simpson has also taken advantage of the minutes that have opened up. He has been mostly been in 4-10 points and 5-11 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 14-23

Russell Westbrook(LAL)
Russell has actually done well as an all-around threat despite the mud being thrown at him all season at him. He has mostly been in 20-28 points, 6-10 rebounds, and 5-10 assists range. He is QUESTIONABLE here.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 39-51

Malik Monk(LAL)
Points: 24
Rebounds: 07
Assists: 04
Blocks: 02
Steals: 01
Malik has been a superb scorer but he has also shown the ability to become a playmaker going ahead. He can be in 18-25 points and 4-7 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 28-41

LAL vs OKC DREAM11 LINEUP BALANCERS

  • Jeremiah Robinson-Earl(OKC) compiled 18 points, 2 rebounds in the last game. Power Forward Jeremiah has scored 8+ points and 3-5 rebounds range these days
  • Talen Horton-Tucker(LAL) had 40 points, 3 assists, 3 rebounds, 4 steals in the last game. Guard Talen showed his best game last night but if Westbrook and Davis play, he may not get enough minutes to exert an influence.
  • Vit Krejci(OKC) had 9 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists, 1 steal in the last game. Vit has given some quality minutes, mostly being in 9-12 points and 4-6 rebounds range.
  • Dwight Howard(LAL) had 16 points, 12 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal, 1 block in the last game. Center Howard has been doing his bit lately but if Davis plays, he can see a decrease in production. He can be in 8-13 points and 8-11 rebounds range here.
  • Lindy Waters III(OKC) had 10 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assists in the last contest. Waters III has mostly been in 10-16 points and 4-5 rebounds range.
  • Austin Reaves(LAL) had 12 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist in the last game. Reaves has mostly been in 6-9 points range.
  • Stanley Johnson(LAL) had 8 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals in the last game. Johnson has mostly been in 4-8 points and 3-6 rebounds range.

LAL vs OKC Dream11 Team

(If Westbrook and Davis don’t play)
PG: A Reaves

SG: M Monk(SP), T Horton-Tucker
SF: G Kalaitzakis
PF: I Roby, J Robinson-Earl, J Hoard(PP)
C:   D Howard

(If both Davis and Westbrook play)
PG: R Westbrook(PP)
SG: M Monk, T Horton-Tucker
SF: G Kalaitzakis
PF: I Roby, J Robinson-Earl, J Hoard
C:   A Davis(SP)

(If both Davis plays but Westbrook doesn’t)
PG: A Reaves
SG: M Monk, T Horton-Tucker
SF: G Kalaitzakis
PF: I Roby, J Robinson-Earl, J Hoard(PP)
C:   A Davis(SP)

(If Westbrook plays but Davis doesn’t)
PG: R Westbrook(SP)
SG: M Monk, T Horton-Tucker
SF: G Kalaitzakis
PF: I Roby, J Robinson-Earl, J Hoard(PP)
C:    D Howard

Where to watch NBA Live Score?

This is a strange game but still, we will see professional basketball players here, so wouldn’t you wanna watch it? In not the most encouraging news, this game can’t be viewed on streaming services Voot and JIO TV, the official streaming services for NBA viewers in India. So how can you catch this action! The most viable way to catch most of the NBA action is to dive into the NBA League Pass and if you buy the annual subscription(599 rupees for a year), you can get both the live stream and the full game replay. To know the scorecards, stats, and news, visit the official website of the NBA.

Shubham Singh

Basketball is an intense sport and NBA has the most varied talents in the world. I like analysing basketball and uncover the nuances that dictate the game.