Skip Bayless says they lost that ‘dog” in Rondo and Dwight and takes shots at the entirety of the Los Angeles Lakers roster.
It should be understood by now that Skip Bayless will never shy away from an opportunity to bash a team LeBron James is on. Whether this stems from the fact that he believes Michael Jordan is the GOAT, it’s quite unclear.
The Los Angeles Lakers had arguably the best offseason in 2020 than any other team. Somehow the defending champs got even better than they were when they won the championship.
Rob Pelinka deserves all the credit in the world for surrounding LeBron and Davis with talent that compliments their playstyles.
Skip Bayless however, doesn’t see it that way, and believes the Lakers actually got worse when compared to last season.
Skip Bayless believes the 2019-20 Lakers roster was better.
In the latest instalment of Undisputed, Skip Bayless gives us his thoughts on the Lakers’ offseason moves.
He said, “The Lakers have lost their mental toughness, edge, and nastiness. You lost Rondo and Dwight. And you lost JaVale!”
He later tweeted out to reiterate the importance of Rajon Rondo and Dwight Howard, saying, “The Lakers don’t have that dog in them without Rondo, Dwight, and JaVale.”
The Lakers don’t have that dog in them without Rondo, Dwight and JaVale. And Trez got exposed in the Bubble. He cannot guard the post, he cannot rim protect. He is a liability on defense. More @Undisputed, now on FS1 https://t.co/2L8nzEfj5T
— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) November 23, 2020
He continued on by taking shots at Montrezl Harrell. He brought up Montrezl’s poor post defense and rim protection.
Are the Lakers roster worse now than they were previous season?
Nothing can be set in stone until this revamped Lakers squad takes to the hardwood in an official NBA game. However, bringing in the pieces the Lakers brought in would generally make any team better.
Losing Rondo was tough for the LakeShow but signing Dennis Schroder was a massive win for them. Same goes for Dwight and JaVale. They were both lob threats but so is Harrell.
Harrell’s defense is questionable but with Anthony Davis and Marc Gasol at the helm, dictating the defensive schemes, Harrell will be able to hold his own.