Alex Regla has been covering the Lakers as a writer, podcaster and analyst since 2017. He currently continues to write for Silver Screen and Roll, and graduated from CSUN with a Bachelor’s Degree in English. His work has also been featured in outlets such as Bleacher Report, KCET and more.
Although a polarizing move at the time, the decision to "realign" Austin Reaves has since benefitted him and the Lakers.
After a slow start to the season, the Lakers have won three games in a row. One reason behind their turnaround has been their continued success in leveraging the corners.
After a breakout sophomore season and playoff run, Austin Reaves’ uneven start to the year for the Lakers is not only normal but should be expected.
The early returns of the 28-year-old’s play for the Lakers have been encouraging. Not through his traditional means, but thanks to a newly embraced role and his coach’s trust.
From self-inflicted mistakes on the break, in the half court, and Anthony Davis’ quiet second half, the Lakers got a preview of the areas they still need to clean up in their loss to Denver.
After his impressive first year as a head coach, the Lakers will need Darvin Ham to continue to grow just like his players.
Taurean Prince, the Lakers’ first offseason signing, possesses several skills that prime him for a significant role this year, and might even help him crack the starting five.
The 24-year-old and the Lakers are hoping this is the year when things finally fall into place for him.
Jarred Vanderbilt's new contract is the latest move to follow what has been a clear and refreshing offseason plan for the Lakers. However, it also raises some questions.
With reports suggesting Anthony Davis and the Lakers plan to reduce his time at the five-spot this upcoming season, the practically of this, and the surrounding discourse, rests on what being a "center" actually means.