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

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– Vets get a break

Coming into the season, the Lakers knew that they would be a team of veterans. The trade for Anthony Davis resulted in the Lakers giving away basically their whole young core. Last season, having guys like Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, and Josh Hart meant that the Lakers had one of the younger teams in the league. While Anthony Davis is only 26-years-old, the Lakers filled out the rest of the roster with veteran players. Getting veterans a month break right now will result in them coming back pretty fresh when the season resumes.

It has been well-noted that LeBron has played a lot of games in his career. For the first time in forever last season, James missed the playoffs. The extra couple of months off for James certainly rejuvenated him for this season, as he has been fresh this season. With the break being at least 30 days, James will once again be getting some extra rest. For a player that has played multiple extra seasons worth of playoff games in his career, this will be good for James’ body.

In addition to James, the Lakers have veterans in the rotation like Rajon Rondo, Dwight Howard, Danny Green, and JaVale McGee. For guys that have logged a lot of minutes in their careers, they should have some fresh legs when the suspension is lifted.