The Los Angeles Lakers recorded their fourth victory of the 2015-16 NBA season and it was perhaps the most efficient win they’ve had thus far. The ball movement was exceptional Tuesday night and the 26 total assists helped them get over the Milwaukee Bucks, 113-95.
The ball did not stick in Kobe Bryant’s hands and he let the other players dictate what happened on the offensive side. Not only does that help the others on the court, but it allows Bryant to be more selective with his shots. In fact, Bryant was 7-of-15 on the floor and finished the night with 22 points and six assists.
After the game, Jordan Clarkson spoke to the media and talked about what happens when the Lakers share the basketball, via Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Daily News:
Clarkson on Kobe deferring: "When we move the ball, the mindset definitely changes. This is the blueprint for how we got to play every game"
— Mark Medina (@MarkG_Medina) December 16, 2015
Los Angeles will not be making a push for the postseason, but developing their young talent should be the number one priority. By moving the basketball around, the Lakers are giving their players the opportunity to make contributions on both ends of the court.