LeBron James, the NBA’s all-time leading scorer, has been asking the Los Angeles Lakers to wade into the trade market for a number of months, and their recent actions may finally fit his criteria. The Lakers beat the Golden State Warriors 124-111 Thursday night, with neither James nor Anthony Davis leading the scoring charts.
After a confirmed All-Star weekend, the Lakers are on fire as NBA action returns, with newly acquired owner Beasley stealing the show.
It’s been a busy trade window for the Lakers, as Russell Westbrook finally left, and six new faces were brought into the locker room. One of those was Beasley, who scored his second 20-point game in four games with the Lakers after joining on February 9.
Beasley scored 25 points Thursday night, and there were eight different Lakers players who reached double figures against the Warriors. There is a new sense of optimism within the camp, and Davis believes they may have the “full team” after the deadline.
“We’re still thinking things through quickly,” Davis said after the Lakers’ victory over the Warriors. “In the last two games we looked really good as a whole. I think we have a whole team that we can do.”
Davis scored 12 points on Thursday while James scored 13, but with the rest of the squad stepping up there is a belief they can make a serious playoff push. Paisley was of course very pleased with his burdens, and thinks they made a statement by demonstrating that they need not rely solely on James and Davies.
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