On April 1, Beijing time, the Los Angeles Lakers won a very, very important blockbuster card battle, defeating the Timberwolves, and in this game, the Lakers once again showed the power and reign of terror of their new roster.
This new lineup is a new lineup after the trade takes place, and the Lakers rush to the first place in the West at the same time. You read that right, it is the first in the west. After today's victory over the Timberwolves, the Lakers' last few card games can be said to have won all of them, and at the same time, who remembers what the Lakers did at the beginning of the season? The start was a five-game losing streak, losing 10 of the first 12 games, 2-10.
At that time, the Lakers were directly hit to the bottom by this wave of 5-game losing streak, and the performance was very bad. But just after the start of 2-10, the Lakers are 37-28 in the following game, and this record in the same period can also rank 4th in the West, and more importantly, we count, after completing those big deals, especially after sending away 47 million Wei Shao, what kind of results are the Lakers?
The Lakers have completed a number of operations in a row at the end of the deal, and have introduced six new signings, and now in addition to Reid often not playing, such as Hachimura Takashi will also give some contributions, and people like Vanderbilt and Beasley have brought great help to the Lakers, and Russell has also occupied a position in the team's 3rd giant.
And all this is to send away Wei Shao, and the 47 million pit has been slowly filled. In the meantime, let's look at what is the Lakers' record after the trade? After the completion of the deal, the Lakers' win rate was 14-7, ranking first in the West during the same period, with a win rate of 67%, and no team in the West played a winning percentage close to the Lakers during the same period, which is a very scary point.
This shows that the Lakers are now the strongest team in the West, because Wilson is gone, and you measure the Lakers by the new lineup. So is the new lineup of the Lakers 14-7 the best team in the West? Obviously, there is still a long time in the middle James does not play, Zhan Huang does not play on the Lakers' combat effectiveness must have caused a huge impact and losses, as a result, he does not play, thick eyebrows single-core leadership team can still win a lot of strong opponents, this is now the Lakers very, very terrifying place.
And now this lineup is arguably the strongest in the West, and they will use this lineup to attack the final games and even the playoffs. Don't evaluate the Lakers by their current results, the teams in the upper half of the division, who meets the Lakers lineup will be unlucky, the Lakers may become the only team to win the championship.