The Lakers Bubble Performance Review – Part 2

Where Are the Lakers After 8?

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So what constructive points can the Lakers take from their last 4 games within the NBA Bubble?

Shooting: The Lakers shooting continues to be below par, but has improved slightly in the last week or so. In their last 2 games, they have actually shot 47.5% from the field and 39.7% from 3. But if we look at their last 4 we see that LA has shot 43.9% from the field and 27.4% from 3-point land. The team definitely need to work on their consistency if they want to make a strong push for an NBA championship.

Give THT a shot?: If nothing else, Horton-Tucker has proven he can defend at an NBA level over the last 4 games. He has played an average of 14 MPG and has scored 6.7 PPG over the last 4 games. He has also shown off his defending as he finished the four averaging 1.3 SPG. Definitely, he’s a player Vogel could use as a utility asset.

Start Kuz: Kuzma has started playing out of his own mind in the bubble. Over the last four, he has averaged 16.8 PPG on 47.2% shooting from the field. He has definitely shown that he is capable of bringing consistent offensive energy. Along with his plus/minus stats and ability to finish off the dribble, he could be a solid option for a Lakers as they move into postseason basketball.

If nothing else is clear from these 4 games, it is obvious that the Lakers have struggled to find their rhythm at times, but have definitely begun to regain confidence as far as their offence looks. Laker fans know to make it out of the first round, the Lakers will have to do better. It’s as simple as that.


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