Lakers vs Sixers Fantasy NBA: The short-handed Los Angeles Lakers will come into the contest after losing to the Pelicans after running out of gas in the second half. On the other hand, the Philadelphia 76ers will enter the battle after beating the Warriors rallying around 25 points and 13 rebounds performance by Tobias Harris. A lineup related to the LAL vs PHI Dream11 will be given at the end of the article.
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. Rumors suggest the Lakers are exploring options such as Lowry and shopping players like Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and we will know soon as this is the last day of the trade deadline.
Sixers’ season: Philadelphia had played with a lot of confidence lately and one of the main reasons for the confidence has been their bench, where Shake Milton and Furkan Korkmaz have been terrific contributors. Joel Embiid has put up monster numbers and is surely the most dominating inside player in the league with decent shooting touch, however, he is also out, so the team has to fall back on Tobias Harris as the primary scorer.
Host: Los Angeles Lakers
Visitors: Philadelphia 76ers
Match Timing: 26 March, @ 07:30 AM
Venue: Staples Center
Streaming: WATCH Lakers vs Sixers 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| Philadelphia 76ers
Games: 44| 44
Wins: 28| 31
Defeats: 16 | 13
Los Angeles Lakers team News:
Status out: Anthony Davis, LeBron James, Jared Dudley, and Marc Gasol 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, Wesley Mathews, Alfonzo McKinnie, Markieff Morris.
Philadelphia 76ers team News:
Status Out: Joel Embiid is out for the game.
Status Questionable: Seth Curry and Danny Green are questionable for the game.
Philadelphia 76ers active roster: Shake Milton, Mike Scott Ben Simmons, Danny Green, Tobias Harris, Matisse Thybulle, Dwight Howard, Tyrese Maxey, Furkan Korkmaz, Vincent Poirier, Justin Anderson, and Tony Bradley.
Projected Fantasy Points(PFP): 41
Tobias is a coach’s dream as his experience enables him to study both the offensive and ends, plus he supplements his squad with tremendous rebounding. Tobias is a prime contributor to the current record of the Sixers and remains one of the most team-oriented and underrated players at his position. He can be chosen as the Super-Player in the Dream11 NBA scenario
Ben Simmons is the floor general for the 76ers and performs multiple roles. He is also an excellent defender and has been touted as the Defensive Player of the year by NBA experts. Simmons had perhaps one of the best offensive months of his career in February, averaging 21.0 PPG. However, in March, his scoring has gone down a bit.
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. He has helped the Lakers gather wins this month and has been in excellent touch. Dennis is averaging 18.7 PPG and 5.2 APG since the last 4 games.
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 19.1 PPG this month.
Kyle Kuzma: PPG: 12.1 RPG: 6.7 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 16.4 PPG and 7.5 RPG in March.
Dwight Howard: PPG: 6.6 RPG: 8.2 PFP: 24
Dwight has a bigger role with Embiid out and he has been in great form this month, providing depth at the Center position. He is averaging 13.2 RPG and 1.2 BPG since the last 5 games.
Shake Milton: PPG: 13.8 APG: 3.1 TPG: 1.6 PFP: 24
Milton brings high-quality scoring off the bench and helps his team have some depth at the guard spot. He has created a great role with Philly and is having a stellar season.
Markieff Morris is averaging 10.0 PPG and 6.3 RPG since the last 3 games.
Talen Horton-Tucker: PPG: 8.0 RPG: 2.7 PFP: 20
Tony Bradley is averaging 10.7 PPG, 8.3 RPG, and 1 BPG since last 3 games.
PG: B Simmons(PP), D Schroeder
SG: K Caldwell-Pope
SF: T Horton-Tucker
PF: T Harris(SP), K Kuzma
C: D Howard, M Harrell