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CHA vs LAL Dream11 Prediction NBA Live Fantasy Basketball Dream11 Team, Top Picks and Tips for Charlotte Hornets vs LA Lakers

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CHA vs LAL Dream11: The NBA keeps going through the motions and for someone who covers multiple games and engages in different fantasy scenarios, the up-and-down nature of the league keeps on making matters tricky. The NBA midseason window has leaned into the trade deadline and many teams can be engaged in intense exchanges soon. Anyway, let us jump into this game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Charlotte Hornets.

The Hornets are having a superb season considering how they struggled last season. Charlotte has built a terrific squad, with the number of offensive options they have. If the Hornets become more physical on the defensive end, this team can enter the higher rankings soon.

The Lakers have been underwhelming all season long considering how they have three superstar-level players. The system hasn’t suited Westbrook so far and I will argue Westbrook is the type of player who needs the reins of a team and ever since he has played alongside superstars such as Harden, Beal, and now LeBron+Davis, his game has fallen off.

Host: Charlotte Hornets
Visitors: Los Angeles Lakers

Match Timing: 29 January, @ 06:00 AM
Venue: Spectrum Center

NBA Projections, Stats & Analysis

Hornets: Offensive galore
The Hornets are a terrific offensive team, this team dropped 158 in the last game versus the Pacers. Not a surprise especially against a below-par offensive team. This team is special in terms of offensive options and really, they have too many isolation players. LaMelo Ball’s ability to grab the board and initiate fastbreak situations make him a terrific option as he has enabled the Hornets to play at a quick pace and get off many shots. However, this team is more than about Ball’s all-around abilities.

Terry Rozier has been phenomenal as a scorer, even leading the team many times. Miles Bridges is having a breakout season offensively. Off the bench, Kelly Oubre brings superb long-range shooting and can go off for big nights. PJ Washington is an enticing player and he can score in double-figures. Cody Martin has done well too. Gordon Hayward, who is sidelined, has been a superb wing with his all-around abilities.

Lakers: Not the type of season they wanted
Lakers have had a disappointing season and they just can’t separate themselves from the 50% win mark and take the next step towards becoming an elite team. The team made a decision to pair up LeBron and Davis with Westbrook but this system hasn’t worked out so far. The squad lacks youth and certainly, the defense has struggled for most parts despite decent improvements recently. It is one thing or the other for this Lakers team, isn’t it? The lack of wins signifies that there needs to be some sort of change soon.

LeBron James has been a big-time scorer this season for the Lakers but that hasn’t been enough. Westbrook has had huge issues adjusting to the Lakers system. He has shot efficiently recently but he has committed way many turnovers throughout the season. Davis is back in the fray but as he came back, LeBron has been sidelined, the so-called big-three hasn’t even played together in many games. Monk has been playing well at the offensive end and Carmelo Anthony has done well off the bench too. Stanley and Bradley are two defensive options while off the bench, Horton-Tucker hasn’t been as effective, Reaves is a rookie, and Howard hasn’t played many minutes. The Lakers need some lift here or they will be a 40-42 wins team by the end of the season.

Los Angeles Lakers | Charlotte Hornets

Games: 49| 49
Wins: 24| 27
Defeats: 25| 22

Charlotte Hornets vs Los Angeles Lakers NBA Live, Team News and Lineups

Charlotte Hornets Team News

  • Kelly Oubre Jr. is QUESTIONABLE For the game
  • Jalen McDaniels is OUT for the game
  • Gordon Hayward is in COVID-19 protocols.

Hornets Expected Starting Five
Wings: SF: Cody Martin | SF: Miles Bridges
Middle: C: Mason Plumlee
Guards: SG: Terry Rozier | PG: LaMelo Ball

BENCH: PJ Washington, Kai Jones, JT Thor, Ish Smith, Scottie Lewis, James Bouknight, Arnoldas Kubolka.

Los Angeles Lakers Team News

  • LeBron James is OUT for the game.
  • Kendrick Nunn is OUT for the game and he is yet to play a game.
  • Sekou Doumbouya is in COVID-19 protocols.

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. Malik Monk, Talen Horton-Tucker, Austin Reaves, Trevor Ariza, Deandre Jordan, Wayne Ellington, Kent Bazemore, Dwight Howard.

NBA Scores, Fantasy Basketball Top Picks

Anthony Davis(LAL)
Points: 31
Rebounds: 12
Assists: 01
Blocks: 04
Steals: 03

After missing around three-four weeks due to injury, superstar big Forward is figuring it out, back for just two games. I expect 25+ points, 10+ rebounds, 1+ blocks/steals range from him especially with LeBron out.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 52-66

LaMelo Ball(CHA)
Points: 29
Rebounds: 10
Assists: 13
Steals: 01
Blocks: 01

LaMelo has already become an elite guard at such a young age, proving his worth game in and game out. Ball has figured in the 20+ points, 6-10 rebounds, and 6-13 assists range per game throughout the season. He is a candidate for the Star-Player in the Dream11 NBA scene.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 48-61

Russell Westbrook(LAL)
Points: 20
Rebounds: 04
Assists: 03
Steals: 01
Blocks: 01
Westbrook’s numbers are down across the boards ever since he has joined the Lakers. I expect 18-25 points, 4-7 rebounds, and 5-10 assists range for this game because LeBron is out.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 29-39

Terry Rozier(CHA)
Points: 20
Rebounds: 02
Assists: 03
Steals: 02

Terry is a terrific isolation scorer and has been helping out the Hornets on that end frequently. The guard has scored in the 20+ points range throughout the month.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 27-36

Malik Monk(LAL)
Points: 11
Rebounds: 04
Assists: 05
Steals: 02
Monk’s role will be huge as James is out. The Guard shot 3/13 in the last game but I expect the high-scoring guard to score at least 15 points.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 24-38

Miles Bridges(CHA)
Points: 22
Rebounds: 04
Assists: 01
Miles is having a breakout season and the athletic Forward has become a consistent scorer. He has continually scored 20 or more, grabbed 4 or more rebounds a game this season.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 27-37

CHA vs LAL Dream11 Lineup Balancers

    • Kelly Oubre Jr.(CHA) had 39 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals in the last game. Usually, the off-guard has scored 14 or more regularly this season and some big nights are always round the corner. He is questionable for the game.
    • PJ Washington(CHA) bagged 9 points, 4 assists, 1 rebound, 2 steals in the last game. PJ has scored 12 or more each game throughout the season.
    • Carmelo Anthony(LAL) bagged 9 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist in the last game. The wing brings scoring off the bench and I expect a 12-17 points range here at least.
    • Stanley Johnson(LAL) chipped 2 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 blocks, 1 steal in the last game. Stanley has been in the above range for most of the season, more of a defensive wing.
    • Cody Martin(CHA) bagged 11 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 blocks, 1 steal in the last game. Cody Martin has scored 9 or more on a regular basis.
    • Mason Plumlee(CHA) had 7 points, 6 assists, 4 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 block in the last game. Mason has usually scored in the 6-8 range while grabbing 6 or more rebounds a game consistently.
    • Avery Bradley(LAL) bagged 2 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist in the last game. The defensive off-guard has figured in the 6-9 points range usually.
    • James Bouknight(CHA) had 13 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist in the last game. He has scored 13 or more in two games straight but I doubt that he can sustain that for long.
    • Talen Horton-Tucker(LAL) had 7 points, 2 rebounds, 1 steal in the last game. Talen has usually been in the 6-11 points range these days.
    • Dwight Howard(LAL) had 2 points, 7 rebounds in the last game. This is pretty how the season for the veteran Center has been.
    • Austin Reaves(LAL) had 2 points, 5 rebounds, 6 assists in the last game. Reaves scores in the 5-6 range usually.

CHA vs LAL Dream11 Team

PG: L Ball(SP)
SG: T Rozier, M Monk, K Oubre
SF: C Martin
PF: S Johnson, A Davis(PP)
C:    M Plumlee

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Shubham Singh

Basketball is an intense sport and NBA has the most varied talents in the world. I like analysing basketball and uncover the nuances that dictate the game.