MEM vs. LAL Dream 11 Team Prediction, NBA Regular Season: MEM vs LAL Dream11 Basketball Match Season match-up: Lakers are coming off a resounding win against the Memphis Grizzlies beating them by 14 points. In that game, LeBron scored 22 points and also dished out an impressive 13 assists. Grizzlies are struggling to generate quality offense without their stellar Point Guard Ja Morant, and have had to rely upon the likes of Dillon Brooks and Jonas Valianciunas to produce consistent offense. The Lakers have begun the season befitting of their Champion status and have lost only 2 of the 7 games they have participated in so far. Grizzlies are flailing in absence of Morant, and have only won 2 out of their 6 games. Grizzlies are at an obvious disadvantage despite playing on their home floor, and the Lakers will be highly inspired to snatch one more in this back-to-back scenario.
MEM vs LAL Dream 11 Basketball Match Season match-up
Games: 06 | 07
Wins: 02 | 05
Defeats: 04 | 02
MEM vs LAL Dream11 Match Prediction Match Basics:
Host: Memphis Grizzlies
Visitors: Los Angeles Lakers
Match Timing: 6 January, @ 6:30 AM
Venue: Fed Ex Forum
Memphis Grizzlies vs Los Angeles Lakers, NBA Team News:
Memphis Grizzlies team News:
Status out: Jaren Jackson: The promising big man will miss the start of the season with a torn meniscus.
Justise Winslow: The all-around SF will not be able to participate at the start of the season because of a hip injury.
Ja Morant: The leading PG of the Grizzlies will miss at least 3 weeks due to injury.
Jontay Porter: Porter will not be able to participate in the game because of a knee injury
Status Questionable: Killian Tillie: Killian may not be able to participate in the game against the Lakers.
John Konchar: Konchar is questionable for the game against the Lakers
Memphis Grizzlies active roster: Jonas Valanciunas, Kyle Anderson, Dillon Brooks, Grayson Allen, Desmond Bane, Gorgui Dieng, Tyus Jones, John Konchar, Sean Mcdermott, Brandon Clark, DeAnthony Melton, Xavier Tillman
Los Angeles Lakers team News:
Status out: Alex Caruso: The PG will no play in the game against the Grizzlies because of COVID-19.
Status Questionable: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope: Pope is questionable for the game against the Grizzlies.
LeBron James: The last year’s Finals MVP is questionable for the game against Memphis because of an ankle injury.
Los Angeles Lakers active roster: Dennis Schroder, LeBron James, Kyle Kuzma, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Anthony Davis, Marc Gasol, Kostas Antetokounmpo, Devontae Cacok, Quinn Cook, Jared Dudley, Montrezl Harrell, Talen Horton-Tucker, Wesley Mathews, Alfonzo McKinnie, Markieff Morris
MEM vs LAL Dream11 Match Prediction
It is clear to the most casual viewer of the game that the Lakers are a better squad than the Grizzlies in all ways. They have the talents of Anthony Davis and LeBron James, a duo difficult to beat by even the best of the squads, and bench players such as Montrezl Harrell only make life tougher for the opponents. It will not be a surprise to anyone if the Lakers beat the Grizzlies as they did in the first match-up of this back-to-back leg. The Grizzlies will want more from Dillon Brooks if they have to beat the sturdy Los Angeles Lakers.
Memphis Grizzlies vs Los Angeles Lakers Key Players:
The King is having a terrific season, which comes as no surprise for any NBA fan. He is putting up incredible numbers night after night and has found his flow despite the nagging left ankle issue. He may not play in the back-to-back scenario with Memphis, however, in his last outing against Memphis, he managed 22 points, 13 rebounds, 8 assists, and 1 steal. If he plays then the Finals MVP is an automatic pick for the Dream11 Fantasy basketball game.
Anthony is yet to his full form, but he has been an irritant for the opponents at the Big Forward position because of his obvious offensive and defensive prowess. He has been a major contributor in the wins and is coming off 17 points, 9 rebounds, 9 assists, 3 steals, and 3 blocks performance against the flailing Grizzlies. It will not be a surprise if he posts such numbers consistently throughout the season.
Slow-mo Kyle has taken upon the extensive duties at the Forward spot for the Grizzlies. He has become a better scorer and a reliable rebounder for Memphis and he will need to score even more in absence of the leading scorer for the Grizzlies in Ja Morant. He posted 18 points, 4 rebounds, and 2 assists in the loss to the Lakers.
With Point Guard Ja gone, Dillon has to now focus on the playmaking side of things for Memphis and that can affect his efficiency. The presence of Morant meant that there is more space for Dillon, and it showed in the last game against the Lakers, where he shot only 20% from the field. He registered 9 points, 5 rebounds, and 5 assists in the loss to Los Angeles and surely will need to post better numbers for the sake of Memphis Grizzlies.
Jonas Valanciunas: The big center for Memphis plays a crucial role especially in absence of Ja. He has posted more than decent numbers this season and is averaging 15.0 PPG and 11.7 RPG. He scored 14 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in the loss against the Lakers.
Dennis Schroeder: The starting PG for the Lakers has had an impact straight away, he is averaging 16.3 PPG, 4.4 RPG, and 4.9 APG. He posted a stat line of 11 points, 5 assists, and 1 rebound in the Lakers win against Memphis
Montrezl Harrell: The diminutive Center has wreaked havoc off the bench, averaging 12.9 PPG and 7.6 RPG. He registered 16 points, 9 rebounds, and 2 steals in the win against the Memphis Grizzlies.
Note– Desmond Bane lodged 13 points and 2 assists in the loss against the Los Angeles Lakers.
Wesley Matthews posted 14 points in the win against the Grizzlies.
Tyus Jones is averaging 4.2 APG and posted 14 points and 5 assists in the last fixture.