5 big questions before the NBA All-Star break.
The impromptu NBA All-Star break has arrived and we’re roughly halfway through the 2020-21 season. In a season like no other, there are a lot of storylines that started playing out through the first odd 30-sum games. However, there are still a few unanswered questions as we approach the second half of the season.
We explore 5 big questions as we enter the NBA All-Star break.
How are the Los Angeles Lakers going to ensure health ahead of the playoffs?
There are two things we know about the Los Angeles Lakers this season. First, when healthy, this team could be head and shoulders above the rest of the league. Definitely above any Western Conference team (no-fault, Utah Jazz). Second, when the Lakers aren’t in good health, they don’t make a great team and might not even be a championship contender.
Specifically, when Anthony Davis or LeBron James is not in good health. Since Davis was ruled out from his recent injury, the Lakers are 3-7 (including the game he came out in early). There might not be a team that could use the All-Star break more than the Lakers right now.
If the Lakers are to win another championship this season, or even play one at a high level, they’ll need a healthy squad heading into the playoffs. How will they ensure this in the second half of the season?
Will we see more days off for Anthony Davis (when he returns) and LeBron James? It’s definitely something to keep in mind over the next few weeks.