Wednesday January 12

#1: Anthony Davis

AD is still suffering from a sprained MCL and won't be playing vs the kings on wednesday night. Expect to see Dwight Howard or Lebron James at Center for the Lakers

#2: covid centers

the kings' will have 2 centers out with covid as both damian jones and richaun holmes are out due to health and safety protocols

#3: De'aaron fox

if the kings want to make the game competitive, fox needs to step up. he's shooting 25% from 3 and averaging 20 ppg, which is underwhelming for a player of his caliber. 

#4: russell westbrook

Russ has gotten a lot of stick this season, but he leads the lakers in assists at 8/g. if he limits his turnovers, the lakers are a consistent threat

#5: Lebron James

lebron james is playing out of his skin on defense, getting 2 steals and 1 block per game. when lbj plays d and russ spreads the floor, the lakers are unstoppable

conclusion and pick

if the kings want to win they will need to shoot from deep to draw the lakers out.  the lakers are too good in the paint right now and the kings will suffer without jones and holmes at center.  lakers will win by 15.