Their new starting lineup comes as a surprise as their regular starting center Marc Gasol is still unable to play due to his enrollment in the NBA’s COVID-19 health and safety protocols.
Departure for the Lakers: Dennis Schroder, KCP, Kyle Kuzma, Markieff Morris and Devontae Cacok (first career start).
– Mike Trudell (@LakersReporter) 23 mars 2021
Devontae Cacok is on a two-way contract with the G League Lakers and South Bay Lakers. At 6ft 8in, he’s undersized in the pivot, but weighs 240 pounds.
He has shown some potential as a rebounder and someone who can use his physicality to his advantage.
After winning their first four games after the All-Star break, the Lakers have now lost back-to-back games.
With both of its superstars out for an unknown amount of time, the team could very well enter a prolonged slump and lose ground in the Western Conference standings unless several players step up offensively.