Los Angeles Lakers started hot with 24-3 but suffered a four straight defeat. Three of it with LeBron James, all of these losses are against the best in the league. The worst one is they blow the lead against the Los Angeles Clippers. Without other options outside of James, Anthony Davis and Kyle Kuzma they went short. Nobody’s creator outside of these three.
If the Lakers don’t want to get caught of this weakness somebody should step up right now. Teams that will contend to a title needs depth, other options when superstars had off night or need a breather.
These guys need to contribute more than they usually worked.
The Lakers point guard needs to be more than a passer. He is a good scorer when he wants, but with the Lakers, he is just fine on setting up his guys. Rondo just manages to score just eight points per game. If he will look for his shot Rondo will lessen the pressure to like of James. The defense will extend up to him, his guy will stay to his front.
This man can really make it on his own. Bradley can score from anywhere, he is a slasher who is not afraid of big bodies inside. He can really shoot from the distance efficiently. From his Celtics days, he never backs down in big moments. Again he can do this with the Lakers. Step up his game more than a spot-up shooter.
Kentavious Caldwell Pope
A good defender who had his size that can be used offensively. But he just attempted as a spot-up shooter most of the time. He has never been aggressive driving the lane to create for himself. Caldwell Pope can use the post to take advantage of his size. If he can do consistently, LeBron James will not get burned in the offense.
These three guys are vital to Laker’s contention when the postseason comes. They will give a breather to their own big three. They can protect their own lead when James, Davis, and Kuzma run out of gas. The coaching staff had another option in the final possession if they can come up more than a 3 and D.