Darvin Ham Drops Statement On Dennis Schroder After Lakers Lose to Mavericks
The Los Angeles Lakers lost the game to the Dallas Mavericks on Friday night. It was a disappointing loss and players couldn’t hide their frustration. Lakers had coach Darvin Ham had something to say about Dennis Schroder and a few other players following the loss. It was an extensive elaboration and Ham made sure everyone gets his message.
“Dennis, Austin [Reaves], D-Lo [D’Angelo Russell], I mean, they’ve made those shots,” Ham said via the NBA Interviews YouTube channel. “You just got to trust your players and trust that they’re going to make plays and be aggressive, and sometimes, it’s a make-or-miss league. Those same looks, you don’t even mention them when they go in. And I’ve seen those same looks go in. But I thought maybe the ball could have hopped around a little bit better.
“I thought we were trying to do the right thing and play the right way. But again, we were aggressive. Thus the 31 free throws. But you have to make more than 19. And you can’t foul shooters. We had some really bad fouls throughout the game. But again, we can’t feel sorry for ourselves. As tough as this loss is, we got to pick ourselves up, wipe off the dust, and get ourselves out of the dirt. Refill our cups up and come out and try to get a win on Sunday.”
Schroder didn’t have the best night in his NBA career. He finished the game with 16 points, one rebound, and eight assists. Ham needs more than that.
Lakers players have enough time to fix the damage. They have to watch film and spot the biggest mistakes they made on the floor. They lost a battle, but their hopes are still high. Ham and his guys have to win this one. They have to make the playoffs. NBA experts have shared their thoughts on the current situation in LA. It may be cloudy, but the sun will come out sooner than expected. Hopefully, the Lakers will sort things out and improve their shooting. They can’t afford more mistakes.