Los Angeles Lakers vs Washington Wizards Fantasy NBA: The Los Angeles Lakers will enter the game after losing a close 2 point battle against the Miami Heat despite a 23 points performance by Kyle Kuzma. On the other hand, the Washington Wizards will enter the game after beating the Portland Trailblazers behind a triple-double by Russell Westbrook and another 30+ points outburst by Bradley Beal. More details about the LAL vs WAS Dream11 fixture are given here.
Lakers’ season: The Lakers have stitched together a team that might be better than last season which is a scary prospect. However, the West is loaded and you know never if there is someone who can tip the scales, considering the form Utah Jazz and the Clippers have been in. But if LeBron James is playing like he is doing this season, chances are that the Lakers will repeat. Anthony Davis will return after All-Star Break but James can hold the fort till then.
Wizards’ season: Wizards have had a bizarre season and at one point, had the worst record in the League. However, things have transformed positively recently and they are on a four-game win streak, led by Beal and Westbrook. While the roster lacks depth, the Guard firepower can help them overcome those deficiencies. Wizards will look to make a long push by beating a vulnerable Lakers without Anthony Davis.
Host: Los Angeles Lakers
Visitors: Washington Wizards
Match Timing: 23 February, @ 08:30 AM
Venue: Staples Center
Streaming: WATCH Los Angeles Lakers vs Washington Wizards NBA Live on Sony channels including Sony TEN 1, Sony TEN 3 and Sony ESPN in India, and SonyLiv App.
NBA Projections and Analysis:
Los Angeles Lakers| Washington Wizards
Games: 31| 27
Wins: 22| 10
Defeats: 09 | 17
Los Angeles Lakers team News:
Status out: Anthony Davis and Dennis Schroeder will not play in the game against the Wizards
Status Questionable: Nothing further to report on the injury report.
Los Angeles Lakers active roster: LeBron James, Kyle Kuzma, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Marc Gasol, Devontae Cacok, Alex Caruso, Quinn Cook, Montrezl Harrell, Talen Horton-Tucker, Wesley Mathews, Alfonzo McKinnie, Markieff Morris.
Washington Wizards team News:
Status Out: Thomas Bryant and Ish Smith will be out long-term for the Wizards.
Status Questionable: No more troubles reported so far for the Washington Wizards
Washington Wizards active roster: Russell Westbrook, Bradley Beal, Rui Hachimura, Isaac Bonga, Davis Bertans, Cassius Winston, Robin Lopez, Raul Neto, Anzejs Pasecniks, Jerome Robinson, Moritz Wagner, Garrison Matthews, Deni Avdija, Troy Brown Jr, Anthony Gill.
Los Angeles Lakers vs Washington Wizards NBA Fantasy Analysis: The Lakers have looked like the NBA champions this season and LeBron James has continued to dominate for them. They have upgraded on the PG position with Dennis Schroeder and Montrezl Harrell has provided them with inside scoring off the bench. The Lakers are tough opponents every game and they are in a premium form.
The Wizards have had an absurd start but Beal and Westbrook have gotten in a groove recently which means that they can make a winning run. The Wizards have still plenty of time left and they can still create an impact and move back in the Playoffs’ contention. This battle will feature an array of All-Stars and will be a fun watch.
Projected Fantasy Points: 50
Beal leads the NBA in PPG and has lodged multiple 30+ points scoring games. However, his performances don’t reflect into the record for them, he has still helped win the last 4 games through his skills. He is coming off another scoring outburst, bagging 37 points, 7 rebounds,3 assists, and 2 steals. Beal is an excellent pick as the Super-Player in the Dream11 NBA scenario.
Projected Fantasy Points: 44
LBJ has continued to impress with his all-around talent, and even after eclipsing his mid-30s, he is undoubtedly one of the best players in the League. James is already a legend in the game but it seems as if his thirst for success hasn’t been quenched yet. He put up 19 points, 9 assists, 9 rebounds, 1 block, and 1 steal in a tough shooting night versus the Heat.
Projected Fantasy Points: 42
Russell is almost averaging a triple-double but that comes as no surprise as he has already registered multiple triple-double seasons. Russell has turned the ball over a bit too much and has also shot poorly, but he has been a factor in the last 4 games. Russ contributed with 27 points, 13 assists, and 11 rebounds, in the win against Portland.
Projected Fantasy Points: 29
The reigning Sixth Man of the Year has been a major contributor off the bench and has helped the Lakers secure a potent inside game. Harrell’s numbers are a bit down since last season but his impact is the same nonetheless. He posted 18 points, 10 rebounds, 1 assist, and 2 steals in the loss against Miami.
Rui Hachimura: The young Forward is averaging 13.4 PPG and 5.4 RPG. Rui has struggled this season but it is understandable since this is just the second season. He is coming off 17 points, 7 rebounds, and 3 steals in the win against the Trailblazers. Projected Fantasy Points: 28
Kyle Kuzma: The Forward is averaging 11.4 PPG and 6.0 RPG. Kuzma’s role has increased in the squad ever since Davis has been down with an injury and he has clasped the challenge with open arms. He top-scored for the Lakers in the loss against the Heat, lodging 23 points, and 4 rebounds. Projected Fantasy Points: 27
Davis Bertans: Davis has averaged 11.3 PPG and 3.2 RPG so far. Bertans hasn’t been an efficient shooter but it is understandable since the majority of his points come from long range. All said and done, he has still been inconsistent, following a 35 points performance by a paltry 6 points and 5 rebounds performance in the last game against the Trailblazers. Projected Fantasy Points: 21
Miscellaneous: Robin Lopez is averaging 8.0 PPG and 4.4 RPG for the Wizards.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is averaging 8.6 PPG for the Lakers.
PG: Alex Caruso
SG: Bradley Beal(SP), Raul Neto, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
SF: Kyle Kuzma, LeBron James(PP)
PF: Davis Bertans
C: Montrezl Harrell