The Lakers Should Have Traded LeBron James to New Orleans

28 February, 2019, 05:30 | Author: Greg Lawrence
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There are 22 games left in the regular season and the Lakers still have a chance to make a run for the playoffs, with the purple and golds now three games from the eighth seed.

And the Lakers' 0-2 road trip quickly erased any momentum they hoped to have generated from their 19-point comeback victory over the Houston Rockets in their first game out of the All-Star break last week. At least until they show signs of positive improvement, which is unlikely to happen until the players fix the locker-room issues stemming from the fallout of the potential Anthony Davis trade fiasco.

The Lakers are now 11th in the West and their next game comes against the Pelicans on Wednesday. "He's getting older, he has to do too much for them to win".

Following another loss to a sub-.500 team Monday evening in Memphis, James continued to express his opinions.

Much has been made about the young guys' mental toughness after the trade deadline debacle but eye tests and stats check out that Brandon Ingram and Kyle Kuzma, two of the four core who are healthy enough to play, have each taken massive leaps since Jan 1st. "If LeBron doesn't miss 17 straight games (with a groin injury), they are probably right in the thick of it, just as they were before he went down".

"At this point if you are still allowing distractions to affect how the way you play, then this is the wrong franchise to be a part of and you should just come and be like, 'Listen, I don't [think this is for me]".

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The perception that the Lakers' pursuit of Davis was going ahead with James' blessing was pounced upon by rival fans.

"Why am I gonna put more wear and tear on LeBron?"

"I don't think that Magic and Rob Pelinka have done a bang-up job this past season when it comes to creating the right roster around LeBron", Bleacher Report senior National Basketball Association writer Howard Beck said on Tiki & Tierney.

Lakers coach Luke Walton said he has tried to manage his team's mindset by steering the players toward what's said to one another in the sanctuary of the locker room, not what's being said in media sessions. "He doesn't look like himself".

The Lakers face a brutal run-in which includes games against Boston, Denver, Toronto and Milwaukee.


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