Los Angeles Lakers: 3 trends from the scrimmage games

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Three trends emerged from the Los Angeles Lakers’ scrimmage games.

Times have been hard with the pandemic running rampant across the world. Luckily, the NBA’s coronavirus-induced hiatus ended just about a week ago, giving Los Angeles Lakers fans a reason to rejoice. We’ve needed an escape, and Purple and Gold basketball offers up that perfect blend of excitement and intrigue to help us all take our minds off more worrying issues.

The Los Angeles Lakers kicked things off by playing in their second “preseason” of the year. The Purple and Gold completed three scrimmage games as a ramp-up towards the restart of the regular season.

Scrimmages aren’t real games (obviously), they’re a form of practice, and for a veteran squad like the Purple and Gold, the results of these training exercises should be taken with a grain of salt.

However, just because the final score doesn’t matter, it doesn’t mean that we can’t find a few trends that rose to the surface. In the end, we discovered three tendencies during the Lakers’ scrimmage games that should carry through into the restart of the regular season and the postseason as well.

Next, we’ll examine the three trends that emerged during the Lakers’ scrimmage games.