3 Lessons in a weekend of Los Angeles Lakers back to back games

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Frank Vogel is definitely working to find the rotations for the playoffs.

In the past week, Rajon Rondo started at point guard against the Golden State Warriors. On Saturday, Alex Caruso started at the point. On Sunday, Kyle Kuzma started for Anthony Davis. The play may get ragged at times for the next month or so but this is a great thing.

Frank Vogel and the coaching staff is getting ready for the playoffs trying to find combinations. With Markieff Morris in the mix with a reported two-man race of J.R. Smith and Dion Waiters coming soon, Vogel has a lot of work to do in six weeks.

Both Caruso and Rondo had up and down performances this weekend. Let’s talk Kyle Kuzma.

The Lakers also got some good minutes from Kyle Kuzma, who scored 20 points in his seventh start of the season. If you don’t think that’s impressive, try scoring while banging on Zion.

Obviously he’s no Anthony Davis (Seriously, who is?), but he did his best under the circumstances. He didn’t back down.


Whatever the rotations are, hopefully Frank Vogel won’t forget Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. He is quietly being the glue guy that all championship teams need. The man tied up Zion Williamson and forced a jump ball. This is an example of how hard he is playing. He scored 11 on Saturday and 13 on Sunday.

Lake Show Life has to say goodbye to a good dude. Troy Daniels.

He was waived on Sunday to create a roster spot. Over the season, he became a favorite of this writer when he played. Did he have a real chance? Not really. Sometimes the numbers game catches up with players. That’s the NBA.

The one thing that was admired was he would fire from 28 feet with no fear. I actually screamed “Shoot!” when he hit his final shot in a Lakers uniform in Memphis.

It was reported that Rob Pelinka and Kurt Rambis showed real class releasing him so he can latch on with another team for more playing time. That really is cool. New Orleans could use him with J.J. Redick out for at least two weeks. Maybe Philly. Hopefully, Troy Daniels will get signed real soon. Every team needs shooters, this guy is one.

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The Los Angeles Lakers play title contenders in the Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Clippers this week. Lake Show Life will be there with complete analysis.