It’s beautiful…

Pete breaks down the Lakers victory over Milwaukee.

After Luke inserted Brandon Ingram and Tarik Black into the starting lineup, the team blew out the New York Knicks in Madison Square Garden.

The Lakers can’t overcome John Wall and the Washington Wizards but were able to keep the game close until late.

Quality screens are integral to offenses that feature ball & player movement, and the Lakers have been inconsistent in this respect. This video examines the Lakers screen setting, with a focus on Larry Nance, Jr., Timofey Mozgov, & Julius Randle.

 

The Lakers have been burned recently by their over-exuberance in switching screens, leading to unmanageable mismatches.

 

Young teams typically struggle with their defensive communication, and the Lakers are no exception. This video delves into their issues with Laker defenders being on the same page with their defensive coverages.

 

The Lakers had one of their poorest defensive performances of the season in their 118-110 loss to the Chicago Bulls.

 

The Lakers bench lineup of Lou Williams, Jordan Clarkson, Brandon Ingram, Larry Nance, Jr., & Tarik Black boast a robust +18.9 Net Rating, making them one of the more effective lineups in the NBA, and they’re doing so with frenzied simplicity.

 

The young Lakers are growing by the day, incorporating various ball & player movement concepts into what they do.

 

The Utah Jazz and other aggressive defensive teams bring out the worst in the Lakers offense, due to a number of factors, not the least of which are young players who don’t know how to use that defensive pressure against their opponent.

 

Luke Walton is bringing many concepts to the Lakers from Golden State, but LA has a long way to go to master them quite like the Warriors have. Here are some of the things that they can learn.