JaVale McGee compares abundance of playmakers within Lakers to ‘buffet in Vegas’
Los Angeles Lakers center JaVale McGee provided an interesting analysis of the plethora of playmakers his team has on the roster this year at media day. McGee is no stranger to playing teams with great depth. He became a two-time NBA champion with the Golden State Warriors.
While adding LeBron James makes any team a championship contender, McGee thinks the Lakers will pick their opponents apart with their other skilled passers as well. According to ClutchPoints’ Ryan Ward, McGee compared the team’s abundance of playmakers to a ‘buffet in Vegas’.
JaVale McGee says he feels like it’s a “buffet in Vegas” with all the ball handlers on the team #Lakers
— Ryan Ward (@RyanWardLA) September 26, 2018
James averaged 9.1 assists per game last season and did the bulk of the ballhandling for the Cleveland Cavaliers. While Lonzo Ball struggled with injuries throughout the year, he did average an impressive 7.2 assists through 52 games in his rookie year. Rajon Rondo has been dishing out dimes for years. He averaged 8.2 helpers per contest in his lone year with the New Orleans Pelicans last season. Lance Stephenson has made plenty of highlights too with his creative distribution of the rock.
All these players can grab the ball off the glass and push the offense. Each option can choose to score themselves or find open teammates in space. The Lakers announced that Rondo will be the starting point guard in the beginning, but Ball will only improve by watching one of the game’s best minds work.
JaVale McGee is predicting the resurgence of the Showtime Lakers in LA, and it might not be a stretch. The team will have creators from every position this year, making for a potent offensive attack.