As the season comes to an end and the Lakers lock up the 1 seed in the West, it is inevitable that Frank Vogel will make the decision to rest his superstars. Luckily for the Laker faithful, there are 3 players sat at the end of the bench hungry for the opportunity.
The Lakers currently sit atop of the Western Conference with a record of 49-14, their closest competition is the Los Angeles Clippers as they hold a record of 44-20. With the 8 competitive regular-season games they are scheduled to play in Orlando, it won’t be long before the Lakers are to far adrift from their competition as they look to secure the 1 seed.
In this eventuality, it is likely that the Lakers coaching staff look into other options as they attempt to give the starters as much rest as possible prior to the start of the Playoffs.
Luckily for Frank Vogel and Co., 3 youthful talents have travelled with the team to Florida. The first is a 6’4″ rookie that the Lakers selected with the 46th pick in last years NBA draft, Talen Horton-Tucker. The second is a player who is mostly mentioned in the same sentence as his better-known brother, but he is a talent in his own right, Kostas Antetokounmpo. And the third is G-League phenomenon who could be destined for big things, Devontae Cacok. We’ll take a look at all 3 and consider what we can expect from the promising trio.