Lakers vs Magic Fantasy NBA: The Los Angeles Lakers will enter the game after beating the Cavaliers behind a 24 points outing by Montrezl Harrell. On the other hand, the Orlando Magic will come into this contest after losing to Portland Trailblazers in the first this game season after trading Vucevic. More information about LAL vs ORL Dream11 will be here.
Lakers’ season: Lakers were in great form despite losing Anthony Davis in February with an injury, but now they are in a fix as they have also lost LeBron for at least the next three weeks. Los Angeles will need to regroup and look for more production from Kuzma, Harrell, and Schroeder. Lakers didn’t make any major moves during the trade deadline and stuck with the roster they have. However, recent news has come that Andre Drummond may sign with them.
Magic’s season: Magic is rebuilding right now and after shipping Vucevic, Fournier, and Gordon, which means that they will work on acquiring young talent. Terrence Ross has also been in form recently but the team will need more from other players.
Host: Los Angeles Lakers
Visitors: Orlando Magic
Match Timing: 29 March, @ 07:30 AM
Venue: Staples Center
Streaming: WATCH Lakers vs Magic 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| Orlando Magic
Games: 46| 45
Wins: 29| 15
Defeats: 17 | 30
Los Angeles Lakers team News:
Status out: Anthony Davis, LeBron James, and Jared Dudley are ruled out for the fixture
Status Questionable: Nothing further to report on this front.
Los Angeles Lakers active roster: Dennis Schroeder, Kyle Kuzma, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Devontae Cacok, Quinn Cook, Montrezl Harrell, Talen Horton-Tucker, Thanasis Antetokounmpo, Alex Caruso, Marc Gasol, Wesley Mathews, Alfonzo McKinnie, Markieff Morris.
Orlando Magic team News:
Status out: Jonathan Isaac, Markelle Fultz, Gary Harris, and Cole Anthony will not play in the game and will not see action anytime soon.
Status Questionable: Terrence Ross, RJ Hampton, Wendell Carter Jr., and Otto Porter Jr are questionable for the game.
Orland Magic active roster: James Ennis III, Terrence Ross, Michael Carter Williams, Dwayne Bacon, Mo Bamba, Khem Birch, Jordan Bone, Chuma Okeke, Karim Mane.
Projected Fantasy Points: 38
Schroeder will have to assume both primary scorer and playmaker duties with LeBron James out with injury. The guard is also an effective defender who makes it tough to score through his shifty frame. Dennis is averaging 18 PPG, 6.4 APG, and 2.2 SPG since the last 5 games. He can be picked as the Super-Player in the Dream11 NBA scenario.
Harrell has been in great form this season and he has been able to produce at an elite rate courtesy of tenacity and skills. He will need to continue his production and some more for a short-handed squad. He is averaging an incredible 19.6 PPG and 7.7 RPG this month.
Michael Carter Williams
Carter Williams has not lived up to the hype he generated in his rookie year and has now relegated himself to a role player. But now with the top 4 scorers out for the Magic, he will get the balls more in his hands and a chance to generate offense.
Bacon has been in decent shooting touch for the Magic and his role increases with a host of the players traded and injured. He plays the SG position and will like to raise his FG% to at least 40. Magic will depend upon him to produce decent offense.
Kyle Kuzma: PPG: 12.2 RPG: 6.8 TPG: 1.6 PFP: 31
Kuzma has stepped up his game without Anthony Davis in the picture and he has proven to be an effective scorer and rebounder at the PF position. He is averaging 16.0 PPG and 7.7 RPG in March.
James Ennis III: PPG: 7.8 RPG: 4.0 PFP: 22
Ennis’ role will increase with the two major forwards for the Magic being out now and he may find more shooting touches in the upcoming games, playing for a totally demolished squad because of trades.
Talen Horton-Tucker: PPG: 8.1 RPG: 2.7 PFP: 20
Horton came into public notice during the Preseason but he has done a great job of playing a third-guard/second-guard reserve role throughout the season as someone who can score in multiple ways.
Markieff Morris is averaging 11.3 PPG and 5 RPG since the last 3 games.
Chuma Okeke has scored 17 or more points in two games in a row.
PG: D Schroeder(SP), M Carter Williams
SG: D Bacon
SF: T Horton-Tucker
PF: K Kuzma, C Okeke
C: M Harrell(PP), K Birch