JaVale McGee confident Lakers will make a ‘deep run’ in upcoming 2019-20 season
JaVale McGee is confident his Los Angeles Lakers will be playing well past April this upcoming 2019-20 season, trusting that this new-look team can make a “deep run” in the postseason.
The 7-footer, who recently netted a two-year, $8.2 million deal to return to La La Land, told Omar Raja of House of Highlights why he feels so good about his team’s chances:
“I feel like the GM, they went on 2K and cheated and just put a whole bunch of good players on the same team,” said McGee. “It’s definitely going to work out. I feel like we’re going to make a deep run.”
The Lakers did a lot of wheelin’ and dealin’ in the offseason, first trading for Anthony Davis and getting rid of a vast majority of their young core, only to keep Kyle Kuzma — a potential starter or the first cog off the bench.
Los Angeles did play a waiting game in a pursuit of Kawhi Leonard, but pivoted quickly to make a wave of signings after the next few hours, reeling in Danny Green, re-signing Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and adding a bevy of shooters around LeBron James.
McGee was among those signings, and while he could be coming off the bench behind DeMarcus Cousins, he could see a good run of minutes with former teammate Quinn Cook and lob extraordinaire Rajon Rondo.
The Lakers’ dream team will only be that if they manage to get their chemistry down, something that might take some time with so many new faces.