At this point, the Los Angeles Lakers should consider changing everything in hopes of claiming at least a few more wins.
The team was defeated yet again on Thursday night, taken down by the Los Angeles Clippers.
It was their fourth-straight loss since the All-Star break and yet another sign that this season has almost completely slipped away from LeBron James and his squad.
The team and head coach Frank Vogel swear that they can save the season – but fans aren’t buying it.
However, when asked about making some major lineup alterations to salvage the season, Vogel said everything was on the table.
Frank Vogel is asked if the Lakers coaching staff has discussed changing Russell Westbrook’s role to come off the bench as the season moves on: “We’ve talked about everything, yes.”
— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) March 4, 2022
When asked if he and his staff had discussed changing Russell Westbrook‘s role to come off the bench, Vogel said, “We’ve talked about everything, yes.”
This change could accomplish something but is it too late in the season?
The season is nearly over for most teams in the NBA but it feels already finished for the Lakers.
LA now sits at ninth place in the Western Conference with a record of 27-35 and they can’t seem to win a single game lately.
Westbrook’s performances have been part of the problem all season long and the idea of changing the way he plays and when he plays is smart but it might be too little, too late.
If the Lakers want to be salvaged, they will have to change a whole lot more than Westbrook’s time on the floor.
Their defense is still awful, their shot selection is laughable, and the amount of turnovers they give up is embarrassing.
But this season is all but lost at this point so if Vogel and his staff want to tweak the roster and try new things, now is the time – but it probably won’t turn this season around.