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NBA 2018-19: Top 3 performers for the Los Angeles Lakers so far this season

Jame
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775   //    23 Nov 2018, 17:32 IST

With more than a month into the NBA season, the Lakers finally seem to have found their footing
With more than a month into the NBA season, the Lakers finally seem to have found their footing

The NBA season is well underway. After a very timid 2-5 start, there were some concerns whether the Lakers are ready to challenge in a very loaded Western Conference this year.

With more than a month into the NBA season, the Lakers finally seem to have found their footing.

They have won eight out of their last 10 matches and are currently sitting at seventh position in the Western Conference playoff standings with a 10-7 record.

The Lakers started off the season playing at a record pace. They were looking like a great offensive side but failed to impress on the defensive end.

But since the signing of Tyson Chandler, some of the defensive woes have been taken care of. They are 6-1 since the signing of Chandler.

Others have also developed playing chemistry and right now the team is playing with better coordination. So let's have a look at the top three performers for the Lakers this season:


#3 Josh Hart

Josh Hart defending the centre position
Josh Hart defending the centre position

Josh Hart was taken as the No. 30 overall pick in the 2017 NBA draft by the Los Angeles Lakers.

Since then he has continued to impress and even cracked the starting line-up on several occasions. He was chosen as the summer league MVP this year and has currently become a vital cog for the second unit.

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His efforts on defence and rebounding are hugely helping the team. He is never shy of guarding the opposition big men too which enables the Lakers to play small ball lineups.

Hart is averaging 11 PPG in 26 minutes of action this season and leads the team in 3PT percentage shooting 42% from the deep.

He has become a legitimate three and D player for the Lakers. He has also played in some of the clutch moments for the team making some good defensive stops and getting crucial rebounds.

Lakers will hope that Hart keeps on improving and provide able support to LeBron James.

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