Last year, when the NBA restarted its season in Orlando, the Los Angeles Lakers only had eight regular season games to prepare for the postseason. This season, they’ve been able to play uninterrupted, but they’ll be working under a similar timeframe in spite of that.
Even if LeBron James returns from injury as soon as Friday, which is highly unlikely because he hasn’t been cleared for full on-court activities yet, he’ll only have 10 games to find his rhythm and develop some chemistry with his new teammates, Andre Drummond and Ben McLemore, before the postseason starts.
On today’s episode of “The 30,” Jas and Christian discussed whether or not the Lakers have enough time to properly evaluate the group of players they have. If not, will Frank Vogel play it safe with the players he trusted last year?
They also talked about the possibility of the Lakers falling to a play-in spot, and which teams they’d least like to see in the first-round. Right now, the Utah Jazz, Phoenix Suns and LA Clippers are all fighting for the top spot in the Western Conference.
Finally, they tried to put together the best closing lineup possible for the Lakers. James and Davis will obviously be in it, but else will be?
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