Los Angeles Lakers: 3 Ways the suspension can help the franchise

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With the coronavirus resulting in the NBA suspending play for at least the next 30 days, here are three reasons why this can help the Los Angeles Lakers when play resumes.

Due to the coronavirus, the NBA has decided to suspend play for at least the next 30 days. For the Los Angeles Lakers, this comes with them being in first place in the Western Conference and the second-best record in the NBA overall.

After years of struggling, the Lakers are finally poised to be back in the playoffs this season. However, fans will have to wait a bit to see them back in action. As of now, we don’t know whether or not the season will resume where it left off, or if the league will jump right into the playoffs after returning.

Since the Lakers are comfortably in the playoffs, they don’t have to worry about whether the season will resume or go right into the playoffs. If the regular season is indeed over, the Lakers would be facing the Memphis Grizzlies in a potential first-round matchup.

For the Lakers, the suspension doesn’t come at a great time. While the Lakers did just recently suffer a letdown loss to the Brooklyn Nets, they proved their ability to win the NBA Championship with back to back wins over the Milwaukee Bucks and the Los Angeles Clippers.

Despite the timing not being great, the suspending of play could help the Lakers. Here are three reasons why the league suspending play will help the Lakers.