Lakers still looking for shooters


With 12 award-winning baskets each night and just under 35% success last year, the Lakers were in the lower part of the ranking of the best teams in the league at 3-pointers. We will therefore not be surprised to learn that the Californians want to correct the situation.

Adrian Wojnarowski reports that Rob Pelinka rest  » very active to pick up shooters, as well as possibly adding some size to the roster. The GM should continue maneuvers in this direction until the opening of the « training camp » and the start of next season.

It must be said that the leader has certainly injected new, young blood into his workforce, but not really a specialist in the discipline. Troy Brown Jr. turned for example at 35% success behind the 3-point line, while the other newcomers, Lonnie Walker IV (31%) and Juan Toscano Anderson (32%), did less well.

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With its 38% address in 2021, the revenant Kendrick Nunn could be useful in this area. But it is not certain, as it stands, that the Lakers are progressing much collectively compared to last season. Especially since the good elements in this area are no longer there. Malik Monk went to the Kings and carmelo anthony still doesn’t have a contract.

We know, however, the importance of surrounding LeBron Jamesas well as’Anthony Davis and Russell Westbrook, shooters to optimize the “spacing” around this trio. Last season, the first city was the one who returned and attempted the most winning shots of the team (3/8 on average, or 36%). The « King » had never relied so much on the award-winning shot in his career.

On the side of the slopes, the one that leads to Buddy Hield seems complicated since the Pacers are not interested in Russell Westbrook, and the Lakers do not want to drop two first rounds of the Draft. We also mentioned Joe Harris in an exchange involving Kyrie Irving. But doubts about his physical condition and his two years of contract at 19 million dollars per year are obstacles to a possible arrival.

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