I didn't watch the game, but seems like Lou Will dominated. I have a hard time telling how effective Lonzo's defense is from game to game. I know he isn't all the way consistent with it either. But, he does it enough where I think it's something you can credit him for.
I'm not sure on Lonzo. His good games are really good. But, I still feel like he can be more consistent with his defense and play-making. And while he doesn't need to be an elite scorer, I don't think he can afford to be as bad as he can be with that. He needs to be enough of a threat to make teams pay when they completely disrespect him. Maybe average double digits at least. Score in the high teens-low 20s when defenses completely ignore him. He has the highest ceiling though, for sure.
Ben Simmons' only weakness is his lack of a jumper and FT shooting. He's elite at a lot of other things. He's dominant going to the rim. He's an elite play-maker and defender. I think the problems Ben's lack of shooting presents despite his talents nearly everywhere else kinda shows you how important it is for Lonzo to find some consistency as a shooter.
Well, that's 0-2 now. The Lakers are down to the 7th seed. If you're already scoreboard watching, the Nuggets had a good win that prevented the Lakers from going down to 8th.
We're 2 games in man. I can't see how the Lakers aren't going to be in big trouble if they don't turn things around soon. It's early, but these games all count in the end. It's scary to have to count on making a big run at the end when the West is as difficult as it is. LeBron is obviously great, but it's hard to ask any player to be that great all the time. And, the Lakers were already having issues before LeBron got hurt. I can't stress that last part enough. 5-7 in the last 12 now.
Lonzo is good. Period. The Lakers will make the playoffs easily. You act like every other team isn’t going to hit a rough streak. Get real.