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Andrew Bogut feels bad for Lakers amid COVID-19 suspension


Former NBA big man Andrew Bogut says he feels bad for the Los Angeles Lakers.

The Lakers had the best record in the Western Conference standings prior to play being suspended due to COVID-19.

Bogut, who played for the Lakers during his NBA career, says Los Angeles was really starting to round into form and it’s unfortunate the season had to get suspended when it did:

“You feel for a guy like (Jared) Dudley, though, because their team, the Lakers, were really starting to put it together, I think,” Andrew Bogut told Ethan Strauss of The Atheltic.

“They’re really looking good and getting into form and then this happens. It’s a hard situation.”

The Lakers, led by superstars LeBron James and Anthony Davis, had an impressive record of 49-14 before the season was suspended.

James is averaging 25.7 points, 7.9 rebounds and 10.6 assists on the season for the Lakers while shooting 49.8 percent from the field, 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 69.7 percent from the free-throw line.

Davis, meanwhile, is putting up 26.7 points, 9.4 rebounds and 3.1 assists in his first season in Los Angeles. The Chicago native and seven-time All-Star is shooting 51.1 percent from the floor, 33.5 percent from the 3-point line and 84.5 percent from the charity stripe.

NBA owners would like to resume the season in the summer if it is possible. We’ll see if LeBron, Davis and the Lakers get a chance to win banner No. 17 in Purple and Gold history.