Lakers vs Suns Fantasy NBA: The Los Angeles Lakers enter the contest after beating the Warriors behind a combined team effort. Meanwhile, the Phoenix Suns will hit the floor after thrashing the Timberwolves behind an incredible 43 points eruption by Devin Booker. More details about LAL vs PHX Dream11 fixture will be related here.
Lakers’ season: Lakers are 2nd in the NBA standings for the Western Conference and as the reigning champions, it will be difficult to dethrone them even in an intense conference. Lakers have been without Anthony Davis for long, and in his absence, they do have faced some struggles, although LeBron and Dennis Schroeder have helped to pick up the slack.
Suns’ season: Phoenix Suns have been red-hot in February and they are inching close towards the top 3 in the Western Conference. Devin Booker has been in incredible touch and Chris Paul has done an incredible job at marshaling the troops. The Suns will be a tough team to beat in the playoffs at the rate they are playing.
Host: Los Angeles Lakers
Visitors: Phoenix Suns
Match Timing: 3 March, @ 08:30 AM
Venue: Staples Center
NBA Projections and Analysis:
Los Angeles Lakers| Phoenix Suns
Games: 35| 33
Wins: 24| 22
Defeats: 11 | 11
Los Angeles Lakers team News:
Status out: Anthony Davis will not play in the game against the Suns.
Status Questionable: LeBron James is probable for the game versus the Suns.
Los Angeles Lakers active roster: LeBron James, Dennis Schroeder, Kyle Kuzma, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Marc Gasol, Devontae Cacok, Alex Caruso, Quinn Cook, Montrezl Harrell, Talen Horton-Tucker, Wesley Mathews, Alfonzo McKinnie, Markieff Morris.
Phoenix Suns team News:
Status out: So far no one has been ruled out for the Phoenix Suns.
Status Questionable: Dario Saric is questionable for the game against the Los Angeles Lakers.
Phoenix Suns active roster: Chris Paul, Devin Booker, DeAndre Ayton, Jae Crowder, Cameron Johnson, Dario Saric, Cameron Payne, E’twuan Moore, Damian Jones, Frank Kaminsky, Langston Galloway, Ty-Shon Alexander, Mikal Bridges, Jevon Carter, and Jalen Smith.
LBJ continues to be the global ambassador for the game of basketball and his skills continue to impress even at the age of 36. LeBron seems to have retained his athleticism and his experience now allows him to read the game situation better than most players in the Association. He has done a great job of carrying the load for the Los Angeles Lakers. LBJ is a great pick for the Super-Player in the Dream11 NBA scenario.
Booker has increased his scoring significantly as the season has progressed and he has helped his team garner an incredible number of wins. D-Book averaged almost 28 PPG in February and has looked imperious on the court most of the time.
CP-3 has turned this Suns team into a mature and well-oiled unit. His playmaking, scoring, and defense go beyond the averages, and his influence can be felt upon the team record this season. He has helped decrease the load on D-Book and now the Suns have a chance to reach the Playoffs after a prolonged absence.
Ayton struggled to score in the initial parts of the season but have come alive recently. He is a difference-maker on both ends of the floor and he has made Suns a sturdy squad. He has now scored 22 points in his last 2 outings and is entering the prime of his career.
Dennis Schroeder: PPG: 14.4 APG: 4.3 RPG: 3.6 TPG: 2.3 PFP: 28
The importance of Dennis at the PG position can be underscored by the fact that the Lakers lost 4 games in a row without him and have now won 2 games in a row against tough opponents.
Mikal Bridges: PPG: 13.7 RPG: 5.0 BPG: 1.0 TPG: 0.7 PFP: 24
The SF plays a vital role in the Suns lineup and has given them a boost night in and night out. His scoring average went down to 12.3 PPG in February but his efficiency was up.
Montrezl Harrell: PPG: 13.7 RPG: 6.4 TPG: 1.1 PFP: 24
Harrell has been a terrific upgrade off the bench for the Lakers and has been tough to defend in the paint. He has done a great job in the absence of Davis and has upped his game.
Kyle Kuzma: PPG: 11.1 RPG: 6.5 TPG: 1.5 PFP: 20
Cameron Johnson: PPG: 10.5 RPG: 3.5 TPG: 0.8 PFP: 18
PG: Alex Caruso
SG: Talen Horton-Tucker, Devin Booker(PP)
SF: LeBron James(SP)
PF: Jae Crowder
C: Marc Gasol, Deandre Ayton, Frank Kaminsky