NBA Season brings to the basketball fans a lot of brilliant experiences and sparkling talents. What better to sum up the spirit of the NBA than to mention the name of just LeBron James! In this match, Phoenix Suns pay a visit to the Staples Center and play Los Angeles Lakers. More about LAL vs PHX Dream11 will be given below.
Lakers suffered a big loss in the last game against the Warriors, not in terms of points differential, but in terms of defensive discipline. The team has a new-look roster and Russell Westbrook may need a few weeks to learn this new system himself. Anyway, the team has three, and as of now, two high fantasy-value picks in LeBron and Anthony Davis. Apart from that, Kent Bazemore can bring in decent value for his credit score.
Phoenix Suns squandered a lead in the second half and lost to the Nuggets in the last game. Well, you can’t win games if your star player Devin Booker shoots 20% from the floor. However, he will bounce back, write that down somewhere. In terms of fantasy points, Deandre Ayton and Chris Paul are perhaps the most consistent options in the team. Meanwhile, a player like JaVale McGee can round up the lineup through a low credit score. Oh, and keep an eye on Landry Shamet.
Home: Los Angeles Lakers
Visitors: Phoenix Suns
Match Timing: 23 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
Games: 01 | 01
Wins: 00 | 00
Defeats: 01| 01
LeBron James is usually switched on in terms of all-around play
DeAndre Ayton and Chris Paul have been great fantasy options recently.
*stats from last game*
LeBron led the Lakers in points and defensive rebounds with ten. James embodies the definition of an all-around player and has the ability to take over games. He is a great fantasy option and can notch a lot of fantasy points.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 47-62
DeAndre Ayton (PHX)
Ayton is a highly effective-Center and helped the Suns a lot in the last Playoffs. Deandre is a throwback player and has a strong back-to-basket game while being a superb shot blocker and rebounder. His ability to get points-rebounds double-doubles makes him a strong fantasy player.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 34-42
Chris Paul (PHX)
Chris Paul has been one of the best floor generals in the league for years now. The guard turned out the Suns’ franchise and played a key role in last year’s NBA Finals run. Expect CP-3 to have around 15-20 points and 8-12 assists on regular basis. He is an option for Pro Player in the Dream11 Fantasy NBA scenario.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 37-44
Davis is a fighter at both ends of the floor. He is one of the league’s best Power Forwards and can also slide into the Center in the small-ball scheme of the Lakers. Davis is an incredible fantasy points hoarder.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 49-60
Booker had a terrible season opener, shooting 3/15 from the floor. But that is fine, the guard has more than enough tools to bounce back from such nights. Expect him to have a 25+ PPG season.
Westbrook is receiving a lot of flak for his 4/13 shooting night in the opener. But can you blame him? He has played hardly many minutes with the current lineup and of course, it takes time to adjust. While Russell may see his scoring, assists, and rebounds down a little but still, he will remain a threat.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 29-41
Mikal Bridges (PHX)
Bridges will be expected to hit new strides this season after a couple of impressive seasons in the league. The Forward plays as the third/fourth option in the lineup so the points flow is affected. He is a solid two-way player nonetheless.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 27-35
Once a scoring champion in the league who could do it all on the offensive end, Melo is now primarily a perimeter shooter. Can Melo muster up a 10-14 PPG type of season in his quest for a maiden NBA title?
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 19-24
Cameron helps give some serviceable long-range shooting off the bench. What will he bring to the table this season?
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 18-24
Kent played 31 minutes in the last match. Will he get similar minutes regularly?
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 14-19
Effective veteran Center off the bench. A great Fantasy option to even out the Fantasy lineups.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 16-22
Landry Shamet (PHX) scored 11 points in the last match.
Malik Monk (LAL) had 6 points in the last game.
Rajon Rondo can be picked as a decent option with low-credit.
PF: Anthony Davis
SF: LeBron James
C: DeAndre Jordan
SG: Kent Bazemore
PG: Russell Westbrook
BENCH: Wayne Ellington, Carmelo Anthony, Trevor Ariza, Malik Monk, Talen Horton-Tucker, Dwight Howard, Rajon Rondo, Kendrick Nunn, Jay Huff, Sekou Doumbouya, 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, Talen Horton-Tucker, Kendrick Nunn, Rajon Rondo, Jay Huff, Sekou Doumbouya, Austin Reaves.
PF: Jae Crowder
SF: Mikal Bridges
C: DeAndre Ayton
SG: Devin Booker
PG: Chris Paul
BENCH: Frank Kaminsky, Jalen Smith, Abdul Nader, Chandler Hutchinson, JaVale McGee, Elfrid Payton, Chasson Randle, Cameron Johnson, Dario Saric, Landry Shamet, Cameron Payne, Ismail Wainright.
Phoenix Suns Squad: Cameron Payne, Mikal Bridges, Cameron Johnson, DeAndre Ayton, Landry Shamet, Frank Kaminsky, Jalen Smith, Ismail Wainright, Abdul Nader, Chandler Hutchinson, JaVale McGee, Elfrid Payton, Jae Crowder, Dario Saric, Devin Booker, Chris Paul
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