The Los Angeles Lakers are back on track and we have more than one reasons to believe that the team will make the big game this time. Players made the Western Conference Finals last season. They couldn’t handle Nikola Jokic and the Denver Nuggets, but players showed that they can win. Anthony Davis took another great role with the team and he was an excellent contributor in the win over the Portland Trail Blazers.
The Lakers entered the in-season tournament with a great task and they seem to be doing a good job. Players are healthy and efficient and beating the Blazers was a piece of cake.
Davis was in great shape in the win over the Blazers. He embraced his defensive role and took a different approach this time. AD discussed this approach in his session with the media and even used a football analogy to make things clear for everyone.
“I’m the d-line, the linebacker, safety, cornerback,” Davis said. “Everything, I’m everywhere… I just try to be that anchor for the guys, knowing that they got protection on the back line.”
Davis was a great contributor in the win vs Blazers
Lakers players showed great performance after suffering a loss to the Sacramento Kings. Players elevated their game on both ends of the game. Blazers players were limited to 95 points in the game and didn’t even come any near to the purple and gold. In the win over the Blazers, AD delivered 16 points, 14 rebounds, and three steals. It was a good night for the NBA big man.
The Lakers have a 7-6 record at this point of the season and an improved defense can really make a difference.
Head coach Darvin Ham is happy with the current roster despite all trade rumors. The Lakers have been linked to several players, including Zach LaVine and DeMar DeRozan. Well, the front office will have to wait until December 15 to make a trade as most tradeable players are ineligible to be traded by this date. One thing stands for sure. The Lakers won’t give up on Austin Reaves.