Los angeles lakers are going through a very turbulent time in the current season of the NBA. The team that commands Frank vogel has shown an irregular gait that deepened after injuries to LeBron James and Anthony Davis. That is why they are beginning to think about how to solve this problem in the face of Playoffs, in case they agree, and for that announced the hiring of Ben McLemore.
As reported by The Athletic, Representative Rich Paul confirmed to the media the hiring of the basketball player who has just been cut from the Houston Rockets and will join the Lakers. This would be the fourth team in the career of the 28-year-old (7th in the 2013 Draft), who went through Sacramento and Memphis before his time in Texas. His contract will be for the remainder of 2020-2021.
HOW MUCH THE LEBRON JAMES INJURY INFLUENCED THE LAKERS
After LeBron James was injured in the game against Atlanta, the Lakers have lost six of the nine games they played., including the one who had to leave for his ankle problem. Because of that, they fell to fifth place in the Western Conference, two positions above seventh, the last in the Play-In zone, that is, they qualify for the Playoffs.
WHAT BEN MCLEMORE WILL BRING TO LOS ANGELES LAKERS
In case they get into the playoffs, the Lakers will be able to count on McLemore who is characterized by his great throw of three. Last season in Houston he averaged 10.1 points and 2.2 rebounds in 22.8 minutes, with 40 percent from 3-pointers in 6.4 attempts per game.
Furthermore, previously, when he wore the Memphis Grizzlies colors, he also kept his average above 40 percent. However, so far in the 2020-2021 edition he was below his level (33.1 percent in 5.2 attempts), the second-worst percentage of success in his career behind the 32 percent that he registers as a rookie.
LEBRON JAMES ‘TWEET WITH PRAISE FOR BEN MCLEMORE
Eight years ago, LeBron James himself had praised Ben McLemore for his level of play. “They rest at McLemore. Just watch.”the Lakers star wrote on his Twitter account about McLemore, when he was playing for the Sacramento Kings. Now they will have the chance to share equipment.