The Los Angeles Lakers ended a rough start this season, many predictions considering the fuel roster faced the challenge opponents were in the playoffs. But improvements in defense led to change and the team is now 11-9 finish Thursday.
The head coach of the Lakers, Luke Walton evaluate the players in & # 39; & # 39 increments; 10 games and is happy with the way his team has progressed since the beginning raw. Although, Walton noted that while defending the Lakers picked up, step and their offense suffered, and then is balance.
By & # 39; & # 20 game in 39; this season, below is looking at what appears in the roster of the Lakers and remaining brands & # 39; questioning.
LeBron is still LeBron
Sixteen years, and LeBron James still has it. James manage the team in points (27.6), rebounds (7.9), assists (6.7), and steal (1.4). It is shooting 37 percent from three, not to mention exploding for nights & # 39; recording.
Ball aggressive is the best Ball
Ask any of his teammates or coaches about Ball Lonzo, and they can tell you how & # 39; influence the game …. As long as it aggressively. No year. 2, Ball boost and is showing signs of & # 39; increasing confidence.
He is shooting from three b & # 39; less hesitation and accuracy & # 39; 35 percent. Its growing assertion, which includes more drives to the basket, will be key to keep the offense the Lakers raised by & # 39; full speed.
JaVale McGee is an actor & # 39; impact
How will Javale McGee look as the first big man for the Lakers after two seasons where he averaged & # 39; nine & # 39; minutes per game? Twenty appearance in & # 39; & # 39 McGee are b; average & # 39; 24 minutes, 12.7 points, 6.3 blocks and 2.9 wins (!) For each game.
McGee made himself a bona fide presence for the Lakers & # 39; below.
The team can & # 39; take better care of the basketball
The sales problems intensified Lakers themselves with & # 39; Rajon Rondo for the last two weeks. In effort to keep pace, transfer forward, lose and sometimes ambitious.
Cough the ball not only mean lost opportunities in the offense, but easy buckets for opponents. On average, teams went 18.5 points & # 39; away from the Lakers income. Currently 21 in turnovers per game and had only two games with & # 39; entry feature & # 39; single figure.
Scoring is not the issue
The Lakers have found ways to generate offense. They spent the first 20 game in the top 10 of the league in points per game. The question is, not custody & # 39; their opponents.
LeBronZo can & # 39; work
The game style & # 39; & # 39 utilized; Ball has shown the ability to coexist along with & # 39; James. Both players & # 39; high IQ coordinated several points & # 39; good moments. In lineups & # 39; five handles having more than 20 minutes together, both the highest rating are both offensive and James Ball.
Rajon Rondo is not toxic
Rondo has some baggage & # 39; reputation regarding the presence of his locker room. But a quarter of the way during the season in & # 39; Los Angeles and biggest drama was ħawwet regarding & # 39; battle with Chris Paul. Nothing interior.
If you see Rondo during games, whether within or tying on the floor, he is always talking and giving training to his teammates. Even with a broken hand, the veteran point guard has been on the court with the Lakers practice working with his team.
The West is Wild
It's crazy here! Only about one quarter of the mark, the Clippers rely on the Western Conference and Houston Rockets are 14. It's jam packed in & # 39; half the class and the Lakers actually cut & # 39; & # 39 in the seventh; place. Every game is important, and we are loving.
The head office of the Lakers will take action
The early meeting & # 39; November & # 39; Magic Johnson & # 39; Luke Walton for acquisition & # 39; Tyson Chandler, there is evidence that the head office must win, and win now. If the Lakers continue to exceed about 500 to December, it is not surprising that this change in the roster be made until February.
Regarding & # 39; what we do not know about the Lakers …
How patient can & # 39; LeBron James is?
The record & # 39; 11-9 start is the worst that James had a season since 2007. Remember that warned on 29 & # 39; October, "Do not want to be around me when I lose patience". After that loss in & # 39; Minnesota and start & # 39; 2-5, the Lakers have won nine & # 39; by 11 the next game.
But after two ugly losses (home to the Orlando Magic and blowout in & # 39; Denver) the Lakers went back to inconsistency on defense and turnover problems. B & # 39; which way the momentum swing to December and as much as & # 39; patient is King?
Who is the second guy on the team?
There were five games in & # 39; this season when James does mexxax team to score: Kyle Kuzma (3), Brandon Ingram (1), Lance Stephenson (1). Second two major scores in the team are Kuzma (16.7 points per game) and Ingram (15.7).
Not to mention, we still see lacquer than LeBron near the clutch.
Brandon Ingram can & # 39; expanding to play along with & # 39; LeBron?
It's frustrating because Ingram was promoted as young people who benefit the most from the game along with & # 39; James. Unfortunately, the states say otherwise. And James Ingram had 417 minutes together. According to ESPN, when James is in court, Ingram is graduating 15.1 points per 36 min at 44.1 percent.
When James ends, those numbers jump to 29.5 over 56 percent from the field. Developing & # 39; & # 39 Ingram is in, more than one model. Can & # 39; achieve global gathering 2016 2 together with the King? If not, will develop enough to be a significant piece of business to stepping in & # 39; another market?
Be safe from being moved (except James)?
Dates to keep in & # 39; mind: December 15 is when offices & # 39; advance can officially negotiate guys who changed teams as free agents this summer. Also, February 7 is the trade deadline.
The aggressive maneuvering Lakers president of basketball operations Magic Johnson and general manager Rob Pelinka past suggests that this list can & # 39; to see the same to February 8.
Will support the move?
The Lakers are currently in second place in the league in & # 39; & # 39 points; fastbreak per game, and they rank first five b & # 39; step (103.93). The team wants to play fast, but & # 39; it is reality with & # 39; James is a senior in the mixture heads in court offense & # 39; half?
This track team will maintain its speed will succeed or that season?
Can & # 39; that pace complement solid defense?
As the Lakers are looking to lock in the defense end, will affect how they play on the other end of the court? You & # 39; big strong defensive rating accompany flying offense?
The bags & # 39; inside here to stay?
Please? Enter the hand drawn emoji.
They spread with & # 39; anything that felt?
This team struggled at the charity stripe through the first 20 game. The Lakers are the fifth & # 39; & # 39 downwards by, shot by & # 39; nothing (71.5) and f & # 39; xuttat b & # 39; nothing made per game (16.2). Not to mention, in the general landscape of the league, it is not making much hay team line.
The Lakers rank 25 in the overall percentage of points scored by & # 39; nothing (14.3 percent).
Can the Lakers get more consistent production from their bank?
Early suspensions, the Rondo injury, and with a new roster created the ideal opportunity to develop a consistent linews chemistry. It's early, but the Lakers bench is the bottom 10 in points per game (33.7), so that tampering can & # 39; to make a Walton to maximize production when James is not on -qorti?
Where is LaVar Ball?