Well, the season is doomed. The Lakers had six tries at it, and dropped all six chances to win a preseason game. LeBron James, Anthony Davis and Russell Westbrook clearly don’t work as a trio, and its time for Los Angeles to blow it up and rebuild around Austin Reaves. The team’s 116-112 loss to the Sacramento Kings to end their exhibition slate on Thursday night was the final nail in the coffin.
Okay, fine, maybe it’s not that bad. Or really even close to it. Because despite their bad record overall (finishing the preseason 0-6) and plenty of scoring lulls tonight, this might have been the team’s most complete effort during these glorified practice sessions, and there was a lot to like from them in this one.