The Los Angeles Lakers lost their five past games, and most of these weren’t even close. Most of the games were played against great teams. This time LeBron James and his teammates are playing the NBA’s fourth-worst opponent: the Chicago Bulls.
King James and the team will have to confront Zach LaVine, and we all know that he is the leading scorer of the Bulls. The good news is that Kyle Kuzma will return to action for his team after missing a couple of games due to a sprained ankle. Los Angeles doesn’t have many winnable games left on their packed schedule, and this may be one of them.
Losing this game will sure be difficult. We don’t really think that the Lakers will lose all of their final games, but they will sure lose some of them. The young players will have to work extra hard for the rest of the season.
Rajon Rondo will start for the Lakers. His defense is one of the worst problems LA faced recently, and his assist hunting is sort of blattant. Many would say that the Lakers are better off with Alex Caruso.
Reggie Bullock was added back to the starting five after one game out. His shooting is a necessity for the team given that Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is inconsistent. This spacing will help the young Lakers.
LeBron James will be playing this time, but has a few minutes restriction. He will sit out back-to-backs, and fans won’t see too much of him in the next few games.
Kyle Kuzma is starting this time. He missed a couple of games due to a sprained ankle. The team was cautious with Kuzma. If the games he missed were important, he would have played.
JaVale McGee is projected as a starter, but Walton may add Moe Wagner to see how he goes.