Lakers’ Austin Reaves Shares Message On Rest of Season: ‘Not Much Rocket Science’

The Los Angeles Lakers had some struggles early in the season, but managed to get back on track. Injuries plagued the franchise and head coach Darvin Ham had to overcome many obstacles to make his lineup work. NBA analysts may have some concerns about the Lakers season, but Anthony Davis is not worried at all.

Reaves knows that his team has enough assets to make the NBA Finals this season. His teammates have to continue their great work and stay on track.

“It’s just continuing to play the game the right way,” Reaves said, per Matthew Valento of Lakers Nation on February 21. “It’s not much rocket science behind it, it’s just if we have to, we’ll go back and watch the games where we played well and just replicate that. You can’t control always making shots or missing shots and all that but you can control effort and playing the right way.”

Reaves has great expectations from the Lakers this season

Reaves has an army of fans in the LA. He switched several roles on the basketball court and now holds a spot in the starting lineup. The talented player averages 17.0 points on 65% shooting. Reaves connects on 37.6% of his three-point shots to go along with 6.2 assists, 3.2 rebounds, and 1.0 steals per game in the last 22 games with the Lakers.

Lakers head coach Darvin Ham managed to get great stats from Reaves. His three-point shooting is of great help at this point of the season. The franchise ranks 13th in deep efficiency but Lakers players rank 30th in three-pointers attempted.

Injuries players plagued the team and several players have lost significant time due to injuries. LeBron James and Christian Wood were listed out due to injuries. The four-time NBA champion didn’t even suit up for the game against the Warriors.

Reaves hasn’t missed a beat and he is relatively healthy. We all hope he stays healthy.