Inconsistent lineups and NBA Preseason are always in a happy marriage. However, it is still a more than decent way to get ready for the Regular Season. In this match, two contenders in Los Angeles Lakers and Phoenix cross paths second this month. More about LAL vs PHX Dream11 will be given below.
Lakers have lost all of their pre-season games so far and that doesn’t indicate how things will go during the regular season. The team has tested out Malik Monk who has shot incredibly well from beyond the arc. Meanwhile, Russell made his Lakers debut in the last game while LeBron also played his first game of the preseason. Who will rest, who will play, in the preseason, it all gets jumbled up.
Suns come off a resounding win against the Lakers in the last game. The Frontcourt absolutely outplayed the Lakers and it looks like the last season’s finalists are hungrier than ever. Suns will look to shore up the roster before the regular season. Note to the reader: Devin Booker is yet to play this Preseason and will not play in this game as well.
Home: Los Angeles Lakers
Visitors: Phoenix Suns
Match Timing: 11 October, @ 07:30 AM
Venue: Staples Center
The contest will take place at the Staples Center, which is the home floor for the Lakers.
Los Angeles Lakers| Phoenix Suns (Preseason record)
Games: 03 | 02
Wins: 00 | 01
Defeats: 03| 01
Dwight Howard can rack up double-doubles.
DeAndre Ayton and Chris Paul can both make major contributions.
*stats from last game*
Dwight Howard (LAL)
Howard led the Lakers in points and rebounds in the last game. The veteran Center can make an appearance in the starting five this season. How will he fare in his third stint with the team?
DeAndre Ayton (PHX)
Ayton led his team in rebounds during the last match. The Center was highly impressive in both Regular Season and Playoffs last time around and is slated for a 15-20 PPG and a 10-12 RPG season once again. He is a candidate as the Super/Pro Player in the Dream11 Fantasy NBA scenario.
Chris Paul (PHX)
Paul led his team in assists during the last game. He led the team in assists in the last game as well and will aim for another Finals trip to win his first ring this season.
Kendrick Nunn (LAL)
Nunn is going to fight for minutes at the guard spot with Talen and Monk. He can chip in with scoring and it will be interesting how he fares this season.
Jae Crowder (PHX)
Crowder led the team in defensive rebounds with 8 in the last game. He also shot a remarkable four out of seven threes. Crowder is a tough player on the defensive end and helps fill in the scoring column as well.
LeBron James (LAL)
It is weird to slide LeBron so late in the list but that is because the Legend is not going to play similar minutes as Regular Season. James will aim for his second ring this season.
Jalen Smith (PHX)
Smith will have to compete against McGee for backup minutes this season. All in all, Jalen has shown a much more physical game since the Summer League.
Russell Westbrook (PHX)
Russell is already basking in the glory of the Lakers’ legacy and will be huge in the coming Regular Season.
Miles Bridges (PHX)
What further development will Bridges showcase this season?
C: Dwight Howard
PF: Anthony Davis
SF: LeBron James
SG: Kendrick Nunn
PG: Russell Westbrook
BENCH: Kent Bazemore, Talen Horton-Tucker Wayne Ellington, Carmelo Anthony, Trevor Ariza, DeAndre Jordan, Rajon Rondo, Chaundee Brown Jr., Mac McClung, Trevelin Queen, Austin Reaves, Joel Ayayi.
Los Angeles Lakers Squad: LeBron James, Russell Westbrook, Malik Monk, Dwight Howard, Carmelo Anthony, Anthony Davis, Kent Bazemore, Trevor Ariza, DeAndre Jordan, Wayne Ellington, Talen Horton-Tucker, Kendrick Nunn, Rajon Rondo, Chaundee Brown Jr., Mac McClung, Trevelin Queen, Austin Reaves, Joel Ayayi.
PF: Miles Bridges
SF: Jae Crowder
C: DeAndre Ayton
SG: Chris Paul
PG: Landry Shamet
BENCH: Frank Kaminsky, Jalen Smith, Abdul Nader, Chandler Hutchinson, JaVale McGee, Elfrid Payton, Chasson Randle, Cameron Johnson, Dario Saric, Devin Booker, Cameron Payne.
Phoenix Suns Squad: Cameron Payne, Miles Bridges, Cameron Johnson, DeAndre Ayton, Landry Shamet, Frank Kaminsky, Jalen Smith, Abdul Nader, Chandler Hutchinson, JaVale McGee, Elfrid Payton, Chasson Randle, Jae Crowder, Dario Saric, Devin Booker, Chris Paul
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