Lakers vs Trailblazers Fantasy NBA: The Los Angeles Lakers will enter the battle after losing to the Utah Jazz, in a game where LeBron scored 19 points. Meanwhile, the Portland Trailblazers will enter the game after losing to the Nuggets despite 25 points by Damian Lillard. More details regarding LAL vs POR Dream11 NBA will be given here.
Lakers’ season: Lakers were one of the hottest teams when Davis was fit but has seen some struggles without him at both sides of the court. While LeBron has continued his elite form, the team as a whole has had some dry spells both offensively and defensively. Despite all the struggles, they are comfortably placed at the 3rd position in the NBA standings for Western Conference.
Trailblazers’ season: Portland was red-hot in the middle of the month but have lost their last 3 games. Still, they have held the fort well without C.J. McCollum, and apart from offensive maestro Damian Lillard, Gary Trent, Carmelo Anthony, and Enes Kanter have chipped in with some crucial performances to keep their season going in the right direction.
Host: Los Angeles Lakers
Visitors: Portland Trailblazers
Match Timing: 27 February, @ 08:30 AM
Venue: Staples Center
NBA Projections and Analysis:
Los Angeles Lakers| Portland Trailblazers
Games: 33| 31
Wins: 22| 18
Defeats: 11 | 13
Los Angeles Lakers team News:
Status out: Anthony Davis will remain out at least till the All-Star Break.
Status Questionable: Markieff Morris, Dennis Schroeder, and Kyle Kuzma are ‘probable’ for the game.
Los Angeles Lakers active roster: LeBron James, Kyle Kuzma, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Marc Gasol, Dennis Schroeder, Devontae Cacok, Alex Caruso, Quinn Cook, Montrezl Harrell, Talen Horton-Tucker, Wesley Mathews, Alfonzo McKinnie, Markieff Morris.
Portland Trailblazers team News:
Status Out: Zach Collins, Jusuf Nurkic, Harry Giles, and C.J. McCollum will miss the game and will be out for a while.
Status Questionable: No further reports so far on the injury front.
Portland Trailblazers active Roster: Damian Lillard, Carmelo Anthony, Derrick Jones Jr., Rodney Hood, Robert Covington, Enes Kanter, Anfernee Simmons, Gary Trent Jr., Keljin Blevins.
PFP: 45(Projected Fantasy Points)
Dame Dolla has done a praiseworthy job of carrying the Trailblazers all season long and has more than made up for the absence of C.J. McCollum. His scoring and playmaking abilities have enabled Portland to be one of the most potent offenses in the league and he can even be considered as a contender for the MVP award. Dame is also a lucrative choice as a Dream11 NBA Super-Player.
LBJ has continued to be one of the most dominating players in the league and even eclipsing the age of 36, he has looked younger than ever. He has led the team well without Anthony Davis to anchor both ends, and his contributions have reflected in his squad’s record despite two losses in a row.
Gary Trent Jr.
Gary has had a fantastic season for his team and this has been his best season production-wise. He has done all in his power to provide offense without one of their marquee players in C.J. McCollum and he has been a difference-maker so far.
Enes has filled in well for the injured Nurkic and has shown that he is a starting-caliber player. He is averaging a double-double and in his last 5 games, he has put up averages of 12.0 PPG and 13.8 RPG.
Montrezl Harrell: PPG: 13.8 RPG: 6.4 TPG: 1.2 PFP: 30
Harrell is a problematic player to defend in the paint and despite being undersized at C position, he can play winning basketball. He is averaging 17.4 PPG and 7 RPG in the last 5 games.
Carmelo Anthony: PPG: 13.4 RPG: 3.5 TPG: 1.2 PFP: 24
Melo has done well in his bench role for the Trailblazers and has come up clutch off the bench too. His experience allows him to carve ways for scoring and he has finally shown that he can be effective as a bench player and accept the role.
Anfernee Simmons: PPG: 8.7 RPG: 2.5 TPG: 0.8 PFP: 15
Derrick Jones had 18 points, 5 rebounds, and 3 blocks in his last outing.
Marc Gasol had 8 points and 2 rebounds in his last game.
PG: D Lillard(SP)
SG: A Simmons
SF: R Hood, L James(PP)
PF: D Jones
C: E Kanter, M Gasol, M Harrell