During LFR Live vs. the Suns on 2/15/17, Pete goes on a passionate, honest rant about D’Angelo Russell.
D’Angelo Russell’s return saw him put up the first double-double of his career, posting an impressive 22 points, 10 assists, & 7 rebounds with solid defense in 34 minutes of action in a 120-116 win over the Denver Nuggets. In this video, Pete Zayas takes a look at deeper look at his big game.
Ivica Zubac has taken significant steps forward over the course of the season. In this video, Pete Zayas takes a deep dive into what elements of his game have helped him emerge, and where he still needs to improve.
Brandon Ingram had his full arsenal on display in a 127-100 win over the Miami Heat, showing off his improved ability to drive to the basket & explode off of one foot, his touch on catch & shoot opportunities, and his post up skills.
Julius Randle & D’Angelo Russell demonstrated some of the best chemistry of their young careers in a 116-102 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies, combining for 37 points, 18 rebounds, 17 assists, & just 4 turnovers on 64.3 TS%.
In this video, Pete Zayas examines D’Angelo Russell’s turnover difficulties, and we he can do to resolve them.
With 9 points, 10 rebounds, & 9 assists, Brandon Ingram narrowly missed becoming the youngest player to ever record a triple double in a 119-108 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Pete Zayas takes a look at D’Angelo Russell’s first 100 shots of the season in an effort to discover why and where he is struggling.
After being drafted with the 46th pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, Jordan Clarkson has done well to turn himself into a quality contributor, earning a 4 year, $48M contract from the Lakers this offseason. Yet his defense remains problematic, largely due to technique.
The Los Angeles Lakers have signed Luol Deng to a 4 year, $72M. In this video, Pete Zayas discusses the strength & weaknesses of Deng’s game, and what Laker fans can expect from him.
The Lakers acquired Jose Calderon along with 2nd Round picks in 2018 & 2019 from the Chicago, in a salary dump that sent the rights to Ater Majok to the Bulls. Pete Zayas takes a closer look at what Laker fans can expect from him this upcoming season.
The Lakers signed Timofey Mozgov to a controversial 4 year, $64M deal, making him one of the first NBA Free Agents to agree to terms in the 2016 offseason. Pete Zayas takes a look at his abilities as a pick & roll man, his deficiencies in pick & roll defense, and several other key aspects of his game.
The Lakers signed Yi Jianlian to an incentive-laden, non-guaranteed 1 year deal. Pete Zayas takes a look at his performance in the Chinese Basketball Association, and how that might translate back to the NBA, where Jianlian hasn’t played since the 2011-12 season.
The Lakers got their first look at the 2nd pick in the 2016 NBA Draft in the Las Vegas Summer League, where Brandon Ingram averaged 12.2 points, 4.8 rebounds, & 1.8 assists in 27.4 minutes per game.
Laker fans immediately fell in love with Ivica Zubac, the precocious 32nd pick in the 2016 draft, who averaged 10.6 points, 7.2 rebounds, & 2.6 blocks in 23.2 minutes per game at the Las Vegas Summer League.
Larry Nance, Jr. stuffed the stat sheet in his 2016 NBA Summer League stint, tallying 9.0 points, 7.8 rebounds, 2.8 steals, & 1.8 blocks per game.
D’Angelo Russell was arguably the best player in the Las Vegas Summer League, putting up an impressive 21.8 points, 6.2 rebounds, & 4.0 assists per game. In this video, Pete Zayas takes a look at where he excelled, and where he still needs to grow.