The Los Angeles Lakers are, currently, the best team in the West and, with a lineup of Avery Bradley, Danny Green, LeBron James, Anthony Davis, and Dwight Howard, they are at their best.
This five-man lineup is, analytically, the best in basketball with an offensive rating of 137.9 and a defensive rating of 63.3.
A 5-man lineup of LeBron, AD, Bradley, Green, and Dwight currently has an Offensive Rating of 137.9 and a Defensive Rating of 63.3. Yes small sample size, not sustainable, etc….but still. Wow
— Trevor Lane (@Trevor_Lane) November 4, 2019
The jury is still out on just how good this Lakers team is, but obviously something is working for them. Led by LeBron and Davis, who are both averaging over 25 points, the supporting cast that has been arguably even more impressive.
Danny Green is shooting 48% from three, Dwight Howard is averaging over 2 blocks per game in 21 minutes, and Avery Bradley is putting up over 10 points per game on 51% shooting.
Though the West is loaded with talent, the Lakers are proving to be the team to fear. If their health holds up, and they continue this pace, the results could be historic. It will be interesting to see if these numbers are sustainable.