Montrezl Harrell could possibly lead the Lakers in rebounding, from the bench!
The main gauge of how a player is analyzed in this series is effort. If a player does not bring forth the intensity, it is accounted for. Montrezl Harrell is not going to have that problem with Lake Show Life. He always plays with high energy.
After starting slowly missing a few layups, Harrell finished the game with yet another double-double, tallying 19 points, a team-high 11 rebounds (5 offensive!), with 3 assists and 2 blocks.
We would be amiss if we didn’t mention that he knocked down a 3 pointer as well. That might not mean much to many, but when he went 0-18 last year with the Clippers, well that’s just more fuel to fire that’s burning up Clippers Nation right now.
Remember, the Clippers let this type of energy walk across the hall.
By the 4th quarter, the Clippers front line wanted little to do with him. He banged them hard, shrugged them off scored on them with ease.
Frank Vogel is loaded in the front and backcourt. Some call it a blessing and a curse. Tell that to the New York Knicks or the Charlotte Hornets. Talent wins championships. The Lakers’ dominance will come with the depth and versatility of rotations that can run against any team.
The challenge is which guys will get the key minutes and which ones won’t. It took this website almost through the conference finals to figure Vogel’s rotation policies last year so good luck following along.
The final lesson shows why this is a good problem to have with a prediction of who will be starting alongside LeBron and AD.