Austin Reaves has cemented his spot as a star on the Los Angeles Lakers. If the front office decides to trade a chunk of the roster to get a new player, Reaves won’t be part of the group. The young player has gained an army of fans and his last shot is definitely a reason to celebrate. Reaves is not going anywhere, but D’Angelo Russell may put on a different jersey next season.
Reaves launched a strong three in the fourth quarter of the In-Season Tournament quarterfinals and gave his team a four-point lead. LA celebrated a 106-103 win over the Suns, sending a strong warning to the rest of the NBA.
Russell respects Reaves
Reaves’ three-pointer was really refreshing as the Lakers struggle with their three-point shooting. He is not the best three-point shooter in the NBA as he shoots 31 percent from beyond the arc. Reaves did 39.8 percent last season.
NBA analysts had words of praise for Reaves’ game, putting the emphasis on his three-point shot. Russell “disrupted” his postgame press conference in the most hilarious way and everyone had a good laugh. Yes, Russell was impressed by his younger teammate.
Russell is a true master when it comes to crunch-time shots. Remember his “ice in my veins” celebration? Russell knows it all. He is one of the better players in the NBA. He is also someone who understands the importance of these clutch-shots.
Lakers players have the best celebrations in the NBA. LeBron loves his Sam Cassell dance and already got fined for it. The NBA fined him with $15,000 for the obscene gesture. LeBron also received a warning “for using profane language during media availability in response to league imposed discipline.”
Head coach Darvin Ham decided to bring Reaves off the bench and it was one of the better decisions he has made lately. Reaves has all the skills and basketball intelligence it takes to win a game.