Thanks for the Lakers shout out. Luke’s ability to install Golden State’s system has been a revelation, especially with regard to Randle. I was one of the doubters, because of his lack of interest and intensity on defense last year. But Randle is making the recovery block after players drive past him an almost daily occurrence, he won’t back down from anyone (see Sacramento game), he’s improving his mid range shot, and he’s learning to use his right hand.

I love the way he has gotten the team to share the ball by asking Ingram, Deng and Young to take turns advancing the ball up the floor, in addition to the three ball handling guards.

Randle as Draymond Green is one of the four reasons the Lakers are such a joy to watch this season after the nightmare of last year. Here’s another reason why I think the Lakers are again becoming the talk of the town:

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