Recent Lakers news has been about what the practices have looked like for the team as they get ready for the season to resume.
As the NBA gets ready to resume, recent Lakers news has been pretty positive for the last couple of weeks.
Despite a lot of uncertainty about what was going to happen with sports, the NBA and the NBPA have agreed on a plan to finish up the season in Orlando. For the Lakers, the season resuming is great news.
Since the start of the regular season, the Lakers have been one of the best teams in the NBA. Due to the move to trade for Anthony Davis last summer, the franchise also went into a win-now mode with Davis and LeBron James. By trading a lot of assets for Davis, the Lakers got another superstar, but they also lost most of their young core.
With the restrictions being eased from the coronavirus, the Lakers have been allowed back into their practice facility. However, that doesn’t mean that they are full systems go. Recently, Alex Caruso spoke with Bela Kirpalani of UPROXX about how the practices look for the Lakers.
"They’ve been good. It’s been pretty minimal as far as the number of bodies in the facility. They try to keep as many people away as they can at a time just so there’s less chance of catching anything, spreading anything, bringing anything in. It’s been one-on-one work with the coach and one-on-one work with the strength coaches and one-on-one work with the training staff, but it’s been good. Everything was going to eventually have a first step, and I think this has been a good first step to kind of getting back to it."
While playing a sport, socially distancing is not easy, especially in basketball. However, the Lakers and the rest of the NBA are being very cautious with how they are running things as of now.
As we get closer to the season resuming in Florida, we should see teams get closer to normal practices. Once everyone is being tested regularly, there shouldn’t be a reason as to why the team can’t have normal practices.
However, while the limits on practice are strict, this is in the best interest of the players and coaches involved. For Caruso, he is working hard on getting back to where he needs to be for the season to resume.