The NBA season has been suspended indefinitely due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Even though we have more questions than answers about the future of this season, it’s only appropriate to recap how has this season been for the Lakers.
The Lakers sit at top of the Western Conference with a record of 49-14. This gives them a .778 winning percentage, being the second-best percentage in the league just behind Milwaukee. If the season would be completed, the team is on pace to win 64 wins.
It would be the first season since 2008-09 to win 60 plus games, where the team won the NBA championship against the Orlando Magic. Los Angeles ranks first in field goal percentage, 9th in assists, 8th in total rebounds, 4th in steals and first in blocks.
All these numbers reflect how dominant the team has been in many different aspects.
In terms of individual numbers, Anthony Davis has delivered a great season leading the team in multiple individual categories. Davis leads the Lakers in points (26.7), rebounds (9.4), steals (1.5) and blocks (2.4). Despite the phenomenal year Davis has had, he’s being outshined by teammate LeBron James, who’s leading the team and the league in assists at 10.6.
James is being strongly discussed in the MVP conversation, especially after an outstanding weekend where he led the Lakers to two victories against the Bucks and Clippers. James has been the leader of the team playing point guard, and for the first time in his career has averaged double-digits assists.
All of these numbers tell how special this Laker season has been. It’s clear that the team is capable of competing for the championship. But now, the season will be suspended for at least 30 days, and the NBA will have a lot of decisions to make.
Will the regular season be completed? Do you go straight to the playoffs? Will these events push the next season to other dates?
All of these questions will be answered over time. Until then, stay safe!
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