Satisfied LeBron: “I like all the new players”
LeBron James (LA Lakers) finally showed his satisfaction with the team.
The Los Angeles Lakers won 120-102 in a home game against the New Orleans Pelicans in the 2022-2023 NBA regular season held at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, California on the 16th (Korean time). It was a valuable win for the Lakers. With this win, the Lakers can continue their hopes of making the playoffs.
After returning from injury, James scored 21 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists, and Anthony Davis scored 28 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists. The performance of the players recruited during the trade deadline was also effective. D’Angelo Russell had 21 points and 7 assists, Jared Vanderbilt had 6 points and 4 rebounds, and Mo Bamba had 4 points and 6 rebounds in his Lakers debut game.
I haven’t played a few games since the trade, but so far the Lakers trade for Russell Westbrook seems like a godsend. Unlike Westbrook, who has a weakness in the 3-point shot, Russell is a player whose strength is the 3-point shot. In terms of supporting James and Davis, it seems to be a much more fitting piece than Westbrook. In the game that day, he received a pass from James and made a 3-point shot, showing good teamwork.
The best recruits are different. That’s Vanderbilt. The Lakers have struggled with the low stature of their forwards all season. When Vanderbilt joined, the worries completely disappeared. Vanderbilt, a tall forward of 203cm, is a player with great abilities except for his 3-point shot. He shows strength in activity and rebounding, and is also good at defense. He is an optimal resource as Davis and James’ staunch bodyguard. Vanderbilt is the type of resource the Lakers have been wanting all season. 토토사이트
Bamba and Beasley, who made their debut, are not yet active, but Beasley is expected to play the role of a professional 3-point shooter that the Lakers are looking for, and Bamba to serve as Davis’ backup. James, too, appears to be very happy with the team’s reinforcements.
In an interview after the game, James said, “I am happy with the trade deadline the Lakers sent. Russell has great BQ and Beasley is the sniper we didn’t have. Vanderbilt is as versatile as a Swiss knife,” he praised the freshmen.
Although they are 27-32 in 13th place in the Western Conference, the Lakers’ season is just getting started. The Lakers will take home Golden State on the 24th after the All-Star break is over.