LeBron James & Russell Westbrook

LeBron “King”James has been Los Angeles Lakers megastar since years. However, despite his consistent performance, the team is struggling. For instance, the 2022 season started on an awful note for the Lakers. Although, the duo of Anthony David and LeBron James lifted the team up. Still, after AD got injured, James was stranded on the other end with no assistance whatsoever.

So far, LeBron James has delivered 30+ points in the last ten games, in which he scored 40+ points in two games. Hence, his performance helped the Lakers win five consecutive games. However, despite everything, the team is slipping in the points table. And now the frustration is showing as King James struggled in the last match, wherein he failed to score a single three-pointer.


LeBron James 3 Point Average Reaches All Time Low, Westbrook’s Stats Looks Better

LeBron James Russell Westbrook

LeBron James returned for the game against Mavericks after missing out on the one against the Nuggets owing to a sore ankle. However, he had a terrible comeback. In the entire four quarters, including the two overtime periods, James could not score a single three-pointer. He made various failed attempts. As a result, his average has dropped to 28.5%, which is his all-time career low. He last had such a bad season in his rookie year playing for Cleveland Cavaliers.

Moreover, NBA Analyst Jon Asaad compared LeBron’s stats with Russell Westbrook’s and said Westbrook is scoring better than Jams from the back of the court. He analyzed how LeBron James missed all three-point opportunities in the crucial seconds of Friday’s game. It seems that the lack of assistance from the other end is taking a toll on King James, who desperately has to gather himself for the rest of the tournament. There is no second opinion that James has been and will be a crucial member of the Lakers. Moreover, in the absence of AD, James’ performance will determine how far the Lakers go this season.

What’s In Store For The Lakers In The Second Half Of The Season?

Anthony Davis Injury
Anthony Davis Injury

The mid-season is approaching, and the trade window will open up. For now, the Lakers lineup led by LeBron James, looks incapable of winning the championship. Hence, they are forced to make trades. Meanwhile, a recent article by Chris Mannix and Howard Beck revealed that the Lakers are targeting Damian Lillard and Bradley Beal in the trade season. However, neither of the two is available for trade as of now.

Keeping the trade aside, the Lakers need Anthony Davis back on the court as soon as possible. AD was having an MVP-level season before he injured his foot in mid-December. It’s been a month since Davis has stepped foot on the court. However, Lakers head coach, Darvin Ham, issued some positive news as he announced that Davis is recovering well and we might see him back sooner than estimated. The presence of the LeBron James and Anthony Davis duo is vital for the club’s success.

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