Los Angeles Lakers: 3 players the NBA suspension benefits

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The NBA suspending operations was unexpected, but these three Los Angeles Lakers players will benefit from the added time off.

The Los Angeles Lakers have been rolling throughout the 2019-20 season. They are leading the Western Conference by 5.5 games over the rival LA Clippers and only the Milwaukee Bucks have a better record in the NBA.

The team was beginning to truly gel, as they were playing strong basketball. Unfortunately, things came to a screeching halt with the coronavirus pandemic.

It has only been just over two weeks since the NBA suspended operations, but it feels like it has been just over two months. There hasn’t been much positive news, as the timeline for teams to get back on the court seems to move further and further down the line with each passing day.

These are trying times for everyone. Players are unsure if they will be paid in the coming weeks. They cannot go to team facilities are work out in groups. If the NBA does, in fact, return to finish the 2019-20 season, this layoff will have a major impact on all the teams not only for this season but potentially for future seasons as well.

How players and teams navigate this unexpected break could determine which organization takes home the championship for this season if it occurs later down the line.

For the Lakers, this break could be a blessing in disguise for a few reasons. Here are three players on the team that will benefit from the suspension and added time off.