Welcome to the most exhausting preseason game In NBA history.
With the “international incident” incited by Rockets GM Daryl Morey and exacerbated by that Nets owner Joe Tsai, who felt he needed to insert himself into this mess, for some reason, the tone-deaf NBA is in a weird place where two teams are in China with two preseason games (and plenty of fan engagements opps.) on the docket. All of which have either been cancelled or on the verge of being cancelled.
Couple that with the Nets and Lakers are set to tip off at 7:30 AM EST - and this all feels so very exhausting...and dumb.
But, here we are.
WHAT: Nets vs. Lakers
WHEN: 7:30 AM EST
WHERE: YES Network
WHY: Don’t ask
Throughout preseason, Kenny Atkinson will look to figure out his rotations and most importantly, the starting lineup. At power forward, Prince is the early leader in the clubhouse. Prince had a good showing on Friday night, and with Wilson Chandler and Rodinis Kurucs each dealing with their off-the-court issues, Prince will have even more opportunity to establish himself as the full time four once the season starts.
So yeah, Anthony Davis is a Laker. And yeah, he’s still REALLY good. AD made his preseason Lakers debut against the Warriors and was the best player on the court when he played in the first half. AD was sensational, scoring 22 points and grabbing ten rebounds in just one half of play. Whew!
For more on the Lakers, read: Silver Screen and Roll