The Los Angeles Lakers will play meaningful basketball after the 2022-23 regular season concludes. Barring a surprise Golden State Warriors loss to the Portland Trail Blazers on the last day of the season, the Lakers are geared to play in the NBA Play-In Tournament. Will a seventh or eighth seed already clinched, Los Angeles had a good chance of making the NBA Playoffs.
Nobody wants to play the Lake Show in the playoffs already as the team has been red-hot since the deadline with a new-look roster. That being said, the Lakers are going to be even more deadly than teams anticipate as there are secret weapons that will become factors in the NBA Playoffs.
3 secret weapons the Los Angeles Lakers have for the NBA Playoffs:
Mo Bamba is not much of a secret to Lakers fans. He looked like he was going to be a discount version of Myles Turner when the team traded for him and on paper, this was exactly the kind of big that Los Angeles needed to bring in.
Then Bamba sprained his ankle shortly after being acquired by the Lakers and just recently became cleared to play. While his role in the rotation is naturally going to be small, playoff opponents do not have any sort of film to study how Darvin Ham might use him.
Bamba is not going to swing a playoff series alone but having that extra size on the depth chart is huge as that was one area where Los Angeles struggled while he was out. And who knows, the former lottery pick can shoot the basketball and he very well could get red-hot from three and play his way into a bigger rotation role.