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The season of the Los Angeles Lakers must be saved. In the midst of the Western Conference, LeBron James and his teammates are spinning their wheels. However, a trade for Russell Westbrook or any other big-ticket item isn’t in the cards. Instead, the Lakers must search inside themselves since the solution is already on the roster.
The Westbrook deal, as well as all of LeBron’s and general manager Rob Pelinka’s elderly acquisitions, dominated the offseason news. However, there is a core of players that are gaining traction and might help the Lakers resurge in the second half of the season.
The first half of Los Angeles’ season hasn’t gone as planned.
The Lakers’ difficulties in the third quarter continued on Monday, as the Bulls outscored them 37-25.
In 9 of 15 games, Los Angeles has been outscored in the third quarter (and 6 times by double-digits).
On the season, the Lakers have been beaten 469-376 in third quarters. pic.twitter.com/wSflFHapaf
— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) November 16, 2021
The Lakers are on a four-game winning run heading into their meeting with the resurgent Memphis Grizzlies on Jan. 9. LBJ and his misfits (is it fair to call them that at this point?) have won four out of their past five games.
This has propelled LA to sixth place in the Western Conference rankings. When the terms “vault” and “sixth in the standings” are used together, it usually means things haven’t gone well.
There does, however, seem to be a ray of hope at the end of the tunnel. It may be an impending train or, more optimistically, a path out of the 2021-22 gloom.
The most important development is that James is on a tear right now. Despite his team’s 5-5 record over the previous ten games, the 37-year-old is the NBA’s leading scorer during that time.
On 55.3 percent shooting, The King is averaging 34.1 points, 9.6 rebounds, 6.2 assists, and 3.5 stocks (steals plus blocks).
Head coach Frank Vogel has forced to go small with their lineups without Anthony Davis, frequently putting James at center. The small-ball strategy has shown to be effective.
However, Vogel may have discovered another source of light in the process, one that is more sustainable.
The Los Angeles Lakers have been putting together a group of youthful players.
During the fourth quarter of a game against the Portland Trail Blazers at Crypto.com Arena, Malik Monk of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts after a play with teammate LeBron James. | Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images
To surround its Big Three, LA traded for Russ and added players like Rajon Rondo, Trevor Ariza, Kent Bazemore, Dwight Howard, and Carmelo Anthony.
Rondo has already been dealt to another team. Howard is a part-time player, Ariza missed the first half of the season due to injury, and Bazemore’s performance has improved from awful to mediocre.
Anthony has proven to be the team’s savior.
However, Malik Monk’s productivity has lately increased for the Lakers. Following an early-season injury, Talen Horton-Tucker has played well. Austin Reaves might be the season’s best find for any club.
Kendrick Nunn, perhaps the best free-agent signing of all time, is expected to return shortly. Even Stanley Johnson, who signed a 10-day deal with the squad, has played an essential role.
Monk is averaging 21.9 points and over 35 minutes each night during the same 10-game timeframe. THT is averaging 27.5 points per game. Johnson has averaged 24.2 minutes per game in his six appearances. Reaves sleeps for more than 20 minutes every night on average.
The following is a list of the players’ ages in increasing order:
- 21-year-old Horton-Tucker
- 23-year-old monk
- Reaves is a 23-year-old man.
- Johnson, a 25-year-old man
- Nunn is a 26-year-old man.
- (If you count Davis, he’s just 28 years old.)
Even if it was unintentional, the young revolution has begun. However, it is assisting the Lakers in winning games, which is a new phenomenon for them this season.
To turn the season around, Vogel has to continue with the youthful guns.
Wayne Ellington, Bazemore, and even Ariza are more well-known players. They are seasoned role performers with a track record of success.
The young men, on the other hand, are not.
They do, however, have the athletic guys LeBron needs to go out and run in transition, defend, and follow his example.
It’s possible that the initial intention was to surround James, Westbrook, and Davis with experience and age. Vogel, on the other hand, seems to have stumbled onto something that may save his team’s season.
NBA.com provided all data.
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