The New Orleans Pelicans are starting to find a nice way to play basketball after acquiring McCollum nearly three weeks ago. On the other side, Lakers already have seven loses in the last ten matches of competition. They are ninth in the west with an awful currently season.
The Lakers have gone to win the biggest teams on NBA to try to win low classification teams. Some fans are claiming to win for at least been on Play-in. However, some fans think that is better to lose now. This bring the opportunity to start from the beginning and with a better planning than this year.
McCollums´s effect is producing results. In less of a month, CJ McCollum are giving an impressive results and feelings to his new team. In the last seven games that he has played, has twenty-eight points average. Actually, he is giving a new aspect to Pelicans and some hopes to climb positions on the league table. So it is certainly one of the best movements on this winter market (in which Lakers did not make a move).
To make things worse, the Crypto.com Arena were with a very critical attitude to their players. LeBron was also whistled by “yellow supporters” for his performance. Both LeBron James and Russell Westbrook lost 14 balls out 23 in all the game. Also, Westbrook was disastrous in plenty of field shoots. It is very unusual that LeBron was whistled. He was the best of his team with 32 points, 3 assists and 6 rebounds. Despite of the good performance of LeBron James and McCollum, the MVP of the match was for Brandon Ingram. With 19 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists completed a great exhibition.
On the one hand, the next Wednesday LeBron and the Lakers team will face to face against Dallas Mavericks of Luka Doncic (current MVP of his team). We will see a precious fight of Luka and LeBron. On the other hand, New Orleans Pelicans will play against Sacramento Kings this Thursday . The team of California in on low places of the West Conference. So, beforehand, should be an easy game for local team in the New Orleans Arena.