With the Los Angeles Lakers in the midst of another disappointing year, it only makes sense that the priorities for the team as a whole begin to change. As the playoffs become less of a possibility, the top priority will begin to shift towards the development of the team’s young core.
Many fans would prefer the Lakers move veterans like Lou Williams or Nick Young if they can get a good draft pick or young asset in return, but what they could fetch in return for either of them remains to be seen.
Head coach Luke Walton recently said he thinks Zubac could start at some point this season. The sooner the Lakers give the rookie big man minutes, the better as Mozgov hasn’t quite made the impact everyone hoped when he was signed this summer.
Although the Lakers may not win many games in the second half of the season, they should be an exciting team as Walton gives the keys to the team to his young players.
Lakers Nation News
Lakers’ Luke Walton thinking of starting Ivica Zubac, but when? – OC Register
Luke Walton wants Lakers to keep the ball moving, but passes need to have a point – LA Times
Some mystery remains about Lakers’ last three lottery picks – LA Times
Lakers: What Luke Walton’s Lineup Changes Could Look Like – Fox Sports
Lakers: Ivica Zubac Earning His Spot In the Rotation – Fox Sports
Lakers have no choice: Jeanie Buss must fire her brother, bring in franchise legend – CBS Sports
Lakers top team in NBA merchandise sales in China – ABC
NBA seeking answers for players affected by Trump’s controversial travel ban – CBS Sports
NBA Rumors: Knicks Eyeing Celtics As Third Team In Carmelo Anthony Trade – NESN
The NBA Has A New Generation Of Hometown Heroes – FiveThirtyEight
Vertical NBA trade guide: The title contenders – Yahoo! Sports
NBA trade rumors: Magic step up efforts to trade Serge Ibaka ahead of free agency – Sporting News
Ex-NBA player Stephen Jackson says he smoked weed before games – ESPN