I’ll be honest, I think Steph was definitely up to the challenge of playing Lonzo Ball, it’s just that his right hand injury wouldn’t let him do what he normally does in a game. You could tell Steph was frustrated. He wanted to drop 50 on the kid.
He overdid it with bad shots and errant passes. The rest of the Warriors followed suit with the sloppiness and lack of focus. The Lakers made the Warriors look like they were a bunch of 50-year-olds out there because the Warriors let them. There’s a haze of boredom in the Warriors’ midst, but while they’ve shown flashes of snapping out of it, they dip right back in.
It’ll likely be peaks and valleys for this team until after the All-Star break. Luckily those “valleys” are just stretches of uninspired play rather than 10-game losing streaks.
Are the Warriors as fun to watch as they’ve been in the last few years?
2) The Lakers have some pieces
Forget all the Lonzo Ball talk. He’ll be what this team needs him to be, a solid facilitator who becomes more savvy as the years go by. He’ll be good because of Brandon Ingram, Kyle Kuzma and Larry Nance Jr. Those three have a really promising potential of length, skill and athleticism. Combine that with the right coaching, then this team will be fun to watch in the next couple years.