The willingness of the Los Angeles Lakers to shoot shots from beyond the three-point line has been the narrative of the team’s preseason play thus far. The Los Angeles Lakers’ three-point shooting has substantially improved from the previous season, as seen by the fact that they have made 93 of their 200 tries throughout the preseason. Davon Hamm, the head coach of the Pelicans, advised Anthony Davis to be more active on the perimeter of the court.
The Los Angeles Lakers will play their third exhibition game against the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday evening at the Honda Center in Anaheim. The Lakers will be looking to keep their hot shooting going against the Kings. As a result of the fact that LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Austin Reeves, Jared Vanderbilt, and Cam Reddish are all out for a second time in the preseason, it will be possible for other players to get more playing time.
D’Angelo Russell, who has performed really well during the preseason, ought to earn even more attention now that important players are out for the season. The fact that Russell just committed one turnover while shooting 61.1% from the field and 75% from deep and handing out 11 assists is maybe the most unexpected aspect of his performance.
Due to the fact that a few players have made it clear that they will not be participating, Avon Am will have to fight for the final rotation position. Despite Prince’s ongoing foul trouble, Jaxson Hayes and Taurean Prince both had outstanding games against the Brooklyn Nets. Both players scored in double figures. Te consistency of both Max Cristie and Cristian Woo is something that needs to be monitored, as both of them have excelled and struggled at various points over the preseason.
The 2022–2023 season was one in which the Kings had high hopes of achieving their first win of the preseason and putting together a good campaign. However, they shocked everyone by winning the Pacific Division and clinching the third seed in the Western Conference.
Despite Murray’s absence, De’Aaron Fox and Domantas Sabonis continue to be one of the best duos in the NBA. Harrison Barnes and Keegan Murray are also good supporting players for the Nuggets. A player to keep an eye on is Sasha Vezenkov, who won the Most Valuable Player award in the Greek League a total of three times and was signed by the Sacramento squad to a contract for $20 million during the offseason.