Video: Lakers’ JaVale McGee drops the euro-step on Derrick Favors
JaVale McGee actually made it look easy, all seven feet and 270 pounds of him, as he continues to be a major force for the Lakers.
The Lakers won this matchup at home 90-83. McGee registered 12 points, four rebounds, and two blocks. More impressively, he made six of his nine field-goal attempts.
Brandon Ingram and LeBron James led the way for the victorious team with 24 and 22 points, respectively. A two-time champion with the Golden State Warriors, McGee headed south and brought his talents to Tinseltown.
In his two seasons with the two-time defending champions, JaVale McGee played in 142 games, starting in 27 of those contests. He averaged 5.5 points and grabbed 2.9 rebounds per game.
Currently, he is performing at his best with the Lakers and has been a great fit for the team. Through 18 games this season, he is averaging 13.3 points, 6.4 rebounds, and 2.6 blocks per game while shooting 63.8 percent from the floor.
The new-look Lakers continue to improve in a stacked Western Conference. They just ascended to seventh in the conference standings after this win.
They are currently on a hot streak, having won 8 of their last 10 games to improve to 11-7.
— Ryan Ward (@RyanWardLA) November 24, 2018
The improvement could not just be attributed to James’ arrival as the Lakers have been good because of the players that surround him, and JaVale McGee is one of them.