The Los Angeles Lakers got blown out by the San Antonio Spurs 138-110 on Thursday night in the last game at Staples Center; which is set to be introduced as Crypto.com Arena on Christmas Day.
“We have no chemistry with any lineup from the simple fact that we literally haven’t logged enough minutes,” Lakers’ star Lebron James said after the game, via Ballislife.
“What is our starting lineup besides me, Russ & AD? Or AD & Russ? Or me & Russ?” – fair questions from the 4x NBA MVP.
The Lakers have struggled to find any sort of consistency with their supporting cast.
Talen Horton-Tucker has failed to live up to off-season hype, averaging 10.9 points and 4.4 rebounds on a dismal 38% shooting from the field and 24% shooting from three.
Veterans Carmelo Anthony and DeAndre Jordan have been major detriments on defense.
COVID-19 and injuries have also cost the Lakers a chance at developing chemistry.
It will be curious to see if the Lakers stick with their core group.
The Lakers don’t have many assets to trade, so they’ll have to rely on external leverage; like they did when Anthony Davis forced his way to LA.