3 Lakers who have been lighting the world on fire this preseason

Oct 3, 2022; Los Angeles, California, USA; Sacramento Kings guard Davion Mitchell (15) defends Los Angeles Lakers guard Kendrick Nunn (12) as he drives to the basket in the second half at Crypto.com Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 3, 2022; Los Angeles, California, USA; Sacramento Kings guard Davion Mitchell (15) defends Los Angeles Lakers guard Kendrick Nunn (12) as he drives to the basket in the second half at Crypto.com Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports /
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2. Matt Ryan

The Los Angeles Lakers signed Matt Ryan right before training camp started and it did not seem like that big of a deal. However, we here at Lake Show Life told our readers that it was an exciting signing for Lakers fans and that is exactly what it has been thus far: exciting.

Ryan came to the Lakers with no real NBA experience but had some eye-popping numbers in the G League that cannot be ignored. While the level of competition is not the same, it is impossible to not be impressed by the fact that Ryan shot 40% from three last season on over nine attempts per game.

The only players to do that in NBA history are Stephen Curry and Damian Lillard. Comparing Ryan to those two is obviously ridiculous, but it showcases just how good he is at shooting the basketball.

That has translated to the preseason as Ryan has been the team’s best three-point shooter outside of Nunn. Ryan has been so good, in fact, that LeBron James openly petitioned for the Lakers to sign him to a standard contract during the team’s game against the Warriors.

The inverse of Ryan playing so well has been the fact that Cole Swider has not been as good as expected. However, Swider is at least on a two-way deal, so he can stick around with the team and be elevated when they need him.

Ryan does not have that luxury, and thus, probably earned himself an NBA contract from the purple and gold.