The Lakers have surprised many by their strong start to the season. In what was expected to be a rebuilding year, the Lakers are overachieving, big time. They’ve started so strong that they’re actually leading the NBA, by a lot, in one key statistical category.
While the Lakers starting lineup, featuring D’Angelo Russell, Nick Young and Julius Randle, have been recieving all the praise for the Lakers incredible start, it’s actually their role players that are carrying them. The Lakers bench is outscoring every bench in the league.
The Lakers bench is averaging 50.6 points per game, the best mark in the NBA. That’s 5+ points more than any other bench in the league.
— Serena Winters (@SerenaWinters) November 8, 2016
Jordan Clarkson has led the charge, averaging 14.1 points, 2.7 rebounds, and 1.7 assists per game. But Lou Williams, Brandon Ingram and Larry Nance Jr. have all been just behind him, putting together the best bench in the league right now. Not bad for a young team with a first year head coach in the middle of a “rebuilding” year.