LAL vs MEM Dream 11: Can Memphis put a stop to the Lakers machine?

The Los Angeles Lakers are now 2-1 after their opening day loss to city rivals the Clippers.

The Anthony Davis-LeBron James era has started off extremely well, and the pair played a huge role in their win over the Charlotte Hornets.

The pair recorded double-doubles in the blowout win over the Hornets while the surprise performer was Dwight Howard from the bench.

LeBron James and Anthony Davis
LeBron James and Anthony Davis have been excellent for the Lakers this season

The former Rockets and Magic star recorded a double-double off the bench, and will look to continue this form throughout the season.

The next game won’t be all that easy for the Lakers as the Memphis Grizzlies came up with a huge overtime win over the Brooklyn, and will aim to shock the Lakers too.

Seven players recorded double-digit points for the Grizzlies with Temetrius Morant scoring 30 points and Dillon Brooks racking up 21.

Temetrius Ja Morant
Temetrius Ja Morant has done well for Memphis this season

Match details

  • NBA Season 2019-20
  • Los Angeles Lakers vs Memphis Grizzlies
  • 30 October, 2019 – 8:00 AM IST
  • Venue: Staples Center

Dream 11 Fantasy tips and predictions

The Grizzlies had a tough start to the season and lost their first two games but the win over the Nets will give them a huge boost.

The understanding between James and Davis is increasing with each game, and they could be the best pairing in the NBA.

There could be some high scorers from the Memphis team and Dream 11 requires stars from both sides in a predicted team.

Point guards

Danny Green hasn’t been doing enough when starting for the Lakers while Quinn Cook came up with 12 points and eight assists in the win over the Hornets.

Quinn Cook
Quinn Cook (L) has done a great job off the bench for the Lakers

Cook should be selected for this clash alongside Temetrius ‘Ja’ Morant. The Grizzlies star scored 30 points and recorded 9 assists in the win over the Nets.

Shooting guards

Jaren Jackson is the only shooting guard chosen for this game. The Grizzlies man racked up 12 points and 6 assists in the win over the Nets.

Small forwards

James was excellent for the Lakers and should continue his scoring ways against the Grizzlies too.

Troy Daniels
Troy Daniels (L) celebrating with LeBron James

The King will be joined in this position by Brooks, who racked up 21 points in the hard-fought win over Kyrie Irving’s Brooklyn side.

Power forwards

Davis was a monster for the Lakers in their previous game. The forward recorded 29 points and 14 boards, and is the only player for this position in the game.

Anthony Davis LeBron James
Anthony Davis (R) was excellent against the Clippers

Centers

Howard certainly did a great job coming off the bench, and he should be part of this team.

The other center for this clash is Memphis’ Jonas Valanciunas. The Grizzlies star recorded a double-double in the win over the Nets and could rack up some important points for his team.

Star player

Davis has been in great form since the start of the season and should be the star player for this game.

Dream 11 Los Angeles Lakers vs Memphis Grizzlies predicted starting line-up
Dream 11 Los Angeles Lakers vs Memphis Grizzlies predicted starting line-up

Prediction

The Lakers seem to be getting into their groove after the opening day loss.

Davis and company should have too much firepower for the Grizzlies and this could be a huge win for the Los Angeles side.

Disclaimer

Selections, fantasy tips and predictions are based on historical data related to the team. It is advisable to conduct additional research close to the game for more accurate team news and player availability.

Several factors were taken to build this team, however, individuals should have their own ideas for player selection as this piece only provides some guidelines.

Image credits: Getty, AFP, Bongarts, (Dream 11 for team line-up)

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