On Wednesday, new Los Angeles Lakers recruit Marc Gasol played in just his second game for the Purple and Gold. It didn’t take long for him to get acclimatized with his new teammates, and at this point, he’s already dishing out some trademark assists.
In one of the highlight plays of L.A.’s Wednesday night preseason matchup against the Phoenix Suns, Gasol threw a very impressive, full-court pass to a wide-open Anthony Davis, who himself finished the fast break play with a two-handed jam:
Marc Gasol full-court assist to AD 👀
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Gasol knew exactly where his new frontcourt partner was going to be, and unsurprisingly, he dished out a pin-point assist to a wide-open Davis on the opposite side of the court. Lakers fans won’t have any problems getting used to these types of plays from Gasol.
It was on Sunday that Gasol made his preseason debut for the Lakers. He logged 22 minutes as the squad’s starting center, finishing with six points (on 3-of-4 shooting), four rebounds, and five assists. It was an efficient performance from the former Defensive Player of the Year winner, as he helped the Lakers to a 131-106 win over cross-town rivals, the Los Angeles Clippers.
On the other hand, Wednesday’s matchup against the Suns featured Davis’ first time to take the court this (pre) season. Along with LeBron James, the pair sat out L.A.’s first two preseason contests—both wins against the Clippers—with coach Frank Vogel providing his two superstars a couple of nights off ahead of what should be a grueling title defense ahead.