Pre-Game Report: Lakers vs. Wizards

Wizards Projected Starting Line-up

Nov 2, 2010; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Laker Girls cheerleaders perform during the game against the Memphis Grizzlies at the Staples Center.  Photo via Newscom


PG: John Wall
SG: Kirk Hinrich
SF: Alonzo Gee
PF: Andray Blatche
C: JaVale McGee

Key Reserves: Gilbert Arenas, Yi Jianlian, Nick Young

Tuesday night the Lakers take on the Wizards who are 0-10 on the road.

Frontcourt: It’s a blockparty every night with JaVale McGee who is swatting 2.6 shots per game. McGee is still raw but he’s taken a big step in his development this year and established himself as a formidable post defender. Blatche is the offensive weapon down low for the Wizards, but his defense leaves something to be desired. He hasn’t played up to expectations this year and has resorted to chucking up bad shots (44.1% FG). The return of Yi has given the Wizards more depth, but he plays like a wing player trapped in a seven foot body rather than a power forward.

Backcourt: Make no mistake, this is John Wall’s team. Even though he’s a rookie, he’s the star. He has incredible speed and can get to the basket in a hurry. No doubt, he will give the Lakers’ defenders trouble. At the two, Hinrich is a smart offensive player and an above average defender. Sixth man, Arenas can change the course of a game with his quick scoring. He is dangerous from beyond the arc, averaging 2.3 treys. At the small forward position, Gee starts but he’s been a non factor. Off the bench, Nick Young is a pure scorer who shoots very well. As a unit, the Wizards backcourt is averaging an alarming 6.8 steals per game – hide ya kids, hide ya wife, hide ya husband, cuz they robbing everybody up in here!

Keys to Laker Victory:
The Lakers broke a four game losing streak by getting an easy win against the Queens, but it would be prudent for them to not look ahead to their marquee match-up against the Bulls. Let’s be honest, the Wizards and Clippers suck, but in this league any team can win on any given night. These are exactly the type of trap games that the have given the Lakers trouble in the past.

Fisher and Blake need to keep Wall in front of them and turn him into a jump shooter. Wall scores most of his points within 2-3 feet of the basket; on the other hand, his jump shot is very poor. Another benefit of keeping Wall out of the paint is to limit his superb passing ability.

I expect Gasol and Odom to outplay Blache and McGee. The Renegades should be able to dominate the Wizards’ thin bench. Let’s hope the Lakers don’t make the mistake of taking this game lightly and are able jump out in front early so that Kobe and Gasol can rest on the bench in the fourth.

Laker Injuries: Andrew Bynum, Theo Ratliff

I simply want to mention I am new to blogging and site-building and absolutely enjoyed this page. Almost certainly I’m planning to bookmark your blog post . You absolutely come with amazing articles. Thanks a lot for sharing your webpage.

  • I must say, as a lot as I enjoyed reading what you had to say, I couldnt help but lose interest after a while. Its as if you had a wonderful grasp on the subject matter, but you forgot to include your readers. Perhaps you should think about this from far more than one angle. Or maybe you shouldnt generalise so considerably. Its better if you think about what others may have to say instead of just going for a gut reaction to the subject. Think about adjusting your own believed process and giving others who may read this the benefit of the doubt.

  • There are certainly a lot of details like that to take into consideration. That is a fantastic indicate bring up. I provide the ideas above as basic ideas however plainly there are inquiries like the one you raise where one of the most vital thing will be working in truthful good faith. I don?t understand if finest methods have actually emerged around points like that, however I make sure that your task is clearly recognized as an up for grabs. Both young boys and also ladies really feel the influence of just a moment?s pleasure, for the rest of their lives.

  • There are some intriguing points in this write-up yet I don?t recognize if I see all of them center to heart. There is some credibility but I will hold opinion until I check into it even more. Great post, many thanks and also we desire much more! Included in FeedBurner as well

  • I have not checked in here for a while as I thought it was getting boring, but the last several posts are great quality so I guess I will add you back to my everyday bloglist. You deserve it my friend

  • I found your blog website on google and also inspect a few of your very early articles. Remain to keep up the very good operate. I just added up your RSS feed to my MSN News Visitor. Looking for ahead to finding out more from you later on!?

  • I discovered your blog site on google and examine a few of your early articles. Remain to keep up the great run. I just added up your RSS feed to my MSN Information Reader. Looking for forward to reading more from you later!?

  • Can I simply claim what an alleviation to locate a person that really knows what theyre talking about online. You certainly understand exactly how to bring a problem to light and make it vital. More individuals need to read this and comprehend this side of the tale. I cant think youre not a lot more popular because you most definitely have the present.

  • Aw, this was a really great message. In idea I would like to put in writing like this in addition? requiring time and actual initiative to make a great short article? however what can I say? I put things off alot and also never appear to obtain something done.

  • you have an excellent blog site below! would certainly you like to make some welcome blog posts on my blog?

  • When I initially commented I clicked the -Alert me when new comments are added- checkbox and also now each time a remark is included I get four e-mails with the exact same comment. Is there any way you can eliminate me from that solution? Thanks!

  • I seriously love your website.. Excellent colors & theme. Did you build this site yourself? Please reply back as I’m attempting to create my own blog and would like to find out where you got this from or just what the theme is called. Kudos!

  • There are some intriguing times in this short article yet I don?t recognize if I see every one of them facility to heart. There is some credibility but I will hold viewpoint till I check out it better. Great write-up, thanks as well as we want more! Contributed to FeedBurner as well

  • I discovered your blog site on google and check a few of your very early blog posts. Remain to maintain the very good operate. I simply extra up your RSS feed to my MSN Information Reader. Looking for forward to learning more from you later!?

  • You made some good factors there. I viewed the net for the issue and discovered most individuals will certainly go along with with your site.

  • When I initially commented I clicked the -Notify me when brand-new remarks are included- checkbox as well as currently each time a remark is included I get 4 emails with the very same comment. Exists any way you can eliminate me from that solution? Many thanks!

  • You made some suitable factors there. I searched the net for the concern and also found most people will certainly go along with with your website.

  • Oh my goodness! an impressive short article dude. Thank you However I am experiencing issue with ur rss. Don?t know why Not able to subscribe to it. Is there anybody obtaining similar rss problem? Anybody that understands kindly react. Thnkx

  • The next time I check out a blog site, I wish that it does not disappoint me as long as this set. I indicate, I recognize it was my option to check out, yet I in fact believed youd have something intriguing to claim. All I hear is a number of grumbling regarding something that you could deal with if you werent too hectic seeking attention.

  • This is very interesting, You’re an overly skilled blogger. I have joined your feed and stay up for seeking more of your great post. Also, I have shared your site in my social networks

  • These are really enormous ideas in concerning blogging. You have touched some pleasant points here. Any way keep up wrinting.

  • This web site is actually a walk-through for every one of the info you desired concerning this and didn?t recognize who to ask. Glimpse below, as well as you?ll absolutely discover it.

  • I?m satisfied, I should state. Actually rarely do I encounter a blog that?s both educative and also amusing, and also let me inform you, you have actually hit the nail on the head. Your idea is outstanding; the problem is something that insufficient people are speaking intelligently about. I am very pleased that I stumbled across this in my search for something relating to this.

  • Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published.