Wait, no disagreement?
A few more thoughts on the bananas:
- The Lakers’ two headed hybrid center has appeared in 22 games, during which time they’ve compiled the best record in the NBA at 14–5, boasting the #5 defense.
- Based on the way the Lakers played against New Orleans (also limited by injuries), I almost wonder whether I should have switched Ingram and Lonzo. The Lakers have been able to beat teams Portland, Minnesota and Sacramento with Lonzo sitting on the bench the entire fourth quarter. On the other hand, they lost three winnable games against San Antonio and one against Brooklyn without Ingram, and were 7–5 overall in the games he missed (the Lakers won a the game where Ingram got injured in the first five minutes) but still played Chandler and McGee.
- With respect to Rondo, the Lakers’ bench has been awful when Lance or Svi run the point, and LeBron and Lonzo have played too many minutes to be fresh in crunch time, which has hurt the team, but have managed to get by, going 12–6.