LAL vs POR Dream11 Prediction NBA Live Fantasy Basketball Dream11 Team, Top Picks and Tips for LA Lakers vs Portland Trail Blazers

Updated on: Feb 2, 2022 11:35 pm IST

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    LAL vs POR Dream11: NBA takes twists and turns as the long season unfolds. But there are some habits and precedents that teams built which carry on deep into the season. And there are times when it is difficult to shake them off because it is difficult to do away with building precedents that elevate your game or the ones that hold you back. A team is built before the season, expectations are set, and while some teams will meet them, others will defy them, and yet some others will remain an enigma.

    The two teams who meet here in Portland Trail Blazers and the Los Angeles Lakers, have certainly let their fans down. The Lakers pieced together a lineup of Westbrook, LeBron, and Davis, which hasn’t certainly worked out so far. The Lakers are three games below the 50% win mark, in the Play-in contention but are looking miles away from elite teams like Grizzlies, Warriors, Suns, Mavericks, and even Nuggets at this point.

    On the other hand, the Trail Blazers have struggled all season long, and have 21 wins and 30 losses but a decent mid-January window places them in top ten in the Conference, meaning they are still in contention. The team has played without Damian Lillard for most parts recently but yes, with the trade deadline nearby, surely, they will be thinking of some moves?

    Host: LA Lakers
    Visitors: Portland Trail Blazers
    Match Timing: 3 February, @ 09:00 AM
    Venue: Staples Center

    NBA Projections, Stats & Analysis

    Lakers: Can they get at least 42 wins?
    With LeBron out, the Lakers have lost three games in a row, and in a league where you see a lot of injuries, such kind of precedents means your team isn’t deep. The Lakers have lost 80%+ games without LeBron so you can imagine his impact even at his age. The trouble with the Lakers has been the defensive end and the lack of hustle which is one of the bad precedents and this is what I meant when I talked about precedents.

    The duo of Westbrook and Davis hasn’t fetched many wins which is a surprise for me. Offensively, the team has Monk and Anthony too, and Monk has especially been impressive with big-time production while Anthony gives decent shooting as a stretch-four. Talen Horton-Tucker has been struggling a bit and yes the team depth can be in question now too. However, the biggest issue for the Lakers has been their lack of hustle. If the Lakers are to get at least 42 wins, they will need to win 18 out of the next 31 games, and if they do so, they can carry some confidence during the Play-in tournament.

    Trail Blazers: Will they be active in the trade market?
    Hasn’t the duo of McCollum and Lillard been given enough of a run to see what they are about? Or will the management look to surround them with better fits in the upcoming window? The one major issue for the team has been the lack of defense and they have been one of the worst defensive teams for a considerable amount of seasons now. Perhaps a two-way wing or a two-way Center can help the team in the coming seasons? The Trail Blazers keep on falling each season rather than improving.

    Anfernee Simons has been playing well since late December. McCollum has been scoring in his usual rhythm. Norman Powell is a stable wing scorer. Nurkic is a big-time rebounder and scorer too. Nasir Little, Robert Covington, and Larry Nance Jr. look like a solid Forward lineup too. While Ben Mclemore has been decent too off the bench. However, the Trail Blazers need different combinations it seems and things haven’t just worked out recently. Will the team build around Lillard? Will they trade McCollum or even Lillard to fetch some high draft picks and go in rebuild mode? Let us see some of the answers can be found around the trade deadline.

    LA Lakers | Portland Trail Blazers
    Games: 51| 51
    Wins: 24| 21
    Defeats: 27| 30

    LA Lakers vs Portland Trail Blazers NBA Live, Team News and Lineups

    Los Angeles Lakers Team News

    • LeBron James is DOUBTFUL for the game.
    • Anthony Davis, Malik Monk are PROBABLE for the game
    • Kendrick Nunn is OUT for the game and heaven knows when he will return.

    Lakers Expected Starting Five

    Wings: SF: Stanley Johnson
    Middle: C: Anthony Davis
    Guards: SG: Malik Monk | SG: Avery Bradley | PG: Russell Westbrook

    BENCH: Carmelo Anthony, Talen Horton-Tucker, Austin Reaves, Trevor Ariza, Deandre Jordan, Wayne Ellington, Kent Bazemore, Dwight Howard.

    Portland Trailblazers Team News

    • Damian Lillard is OUT for the contest after an abdomen surgery. He may return around March.
    • Norman Powell is OUT for the game.
    • Larry Nance is OUT for the game and his timetable to return is unclear
    • Cody Zeller is OUT for the game and will probably return around late March.
    • Nasir Littleis OUT for the game.
    • Anfernee Simons is PROBABLE for the game
    • CJ Elleby is QUESTIONABLE for the game

    Trailblazers Expected Starting Five
    Forwards: PF: Robert Covington | SF: Norman Powell
    Middle: C: Jusuf Nurkic
    Guard: SG: CJ McCollum | PG: Anfernee Simmons

    BENCH: Ben McLemore, Dennis Smith Jr., Trendon Watford, Greg Brown III, Tony Snell.

    NBA Scores, Fantasy Basketball Top Picks

    Anthony Davis(LAL)
    Points: 27
    Rebounds: 05
    Assists: 04
    Steals: 02

    Blocks: 01
    Anthony has been playing well on the offensive end since returning from the injury. He has scored 27 or more in two games straight and I expect him to pull down 7-14 rebounds a game regularly. The Power Forward/Center can be selected as a Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 NBA Fantasy scenario.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 40-55

    Jusuf Nurkic(POR)
    Points: 14
    Rebounds: 09
    Assists: 01
    Blocks: 01
    Steals: 01
    Jusuf is a top-quality big and he has been playing well since the beginning of December. Nurkic has been scoring 18 or more and grabbing 9 or more rebounds in most of the games these days. 
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 28-42
    Jusuf Nurkic LAL vs POR Dream11

    Russell Westbrook(LAL)
    Points: 20
    Rebounds: 07
    Assists: 12
    Steals: 01

    Westbrook has done a more than decent job of cutting down on turnovers and has also shot well from the field. His numbers are down compared to last season but 17-24 points, 6-9 rebounds, and a 6+ assists range can be expected.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 39-52

    CJ McCollum(POR)
    Points: 21
    Rebounds: 03
    Assists: 07
    McCollum is a terrific off-guard and has been a viable scorer for many seasons now. He has scored 20 or more and has dished 4-7 assists a game these days.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 30-40

    Malik Monk(LAL)
    Points: 33
    Rebounds: 10
    Assists: 05
    Monk is having a decent season scoring-wise and can explode for big scoring nights every now and then. I expect 15+ points and 4-5 rebounds with LeBron out of the fray.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 29-41

    Anfernee Simons(POR)
    Points: 08
    Rebounds: 05
    Assists: 02
    Anfernee has been on fire since late December and has hit another gear. The guard has been scoring 20+ and dishing 6-7 assists a game regularly these days. He is PROBABLE for the game.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 30-42

    LAL vs POR DREAM11 LINEUP BALANCERS

        • Norman Powell(POR) had 17 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists in the last game. The wing has scored in the 17-22 points and has grabbed 4 or more rebounds regularly these days.
        • Carmelo Anthony(LAL) had 11 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal in the last game. Carmelo has been in the 11-19 points and 3-5 rebounds a game recently.
        • Robert Covington(POR) had 2 points, 4 rebounds, 3 blocks, 3 steals in the last game. The Forward has usually scored 8 or more points, has grabbed around 5 rebounds and clinches 2 steals/blocks a game regularly these days.
        • Stanley Johnson(LAL) had 10 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists in the last game. The defensive wing has been in the 4-7 points range these days.
        • Talen Horton-Tucker(LAL) had 8 points in the last game. The guard’s production has fallen and he is in the 5-8 points range recently.
        • Ben McLemore(POR) had 4 points, 1 rebound in the last game. The off-guard has been scoring in the 8-9 points range usually these days.
        • Avery Bradley(LAL) had 4 points, 1 rebound in the last game. The guard has been in the 4-5 points range these days.
        • Austin Reaves(LAL) had 6 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists in the last game. Well, he has been rather erratic with his production.
        • Dennis Smith Jr.(POR) had 6 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal in the last contest. Dennis has been in the 2-6 points range these days.

        LAL vs POR Dream11 Team

        PG: R Westbrook(SP)
        SG: M Monk
        SF: S Johnson, B McLemore, N Powell
        PF: A Davis(PP), C Anthony
        C:    J Nurkic
        Carmelo Anthony LAL vs POR Dream11

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