The Dallas Mavericks defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 108-93 on Saturday night.
Since LeBron James went out with a high-ankle sprain on March 20th the defending champs are 6-13.
Currently LA is in fifth place in the West and a mere 2.5 games ahead of the seventh place Portland Trail Blazers.
Following his team’s most recent embarrassing defeat to the Mavericks, their second in less than a week, Lakers guard Dennis Schroder spoke out on the chemistry issues that have been plaguing the team and resulting in a somewhat discombobulated product on the court.
“I think when [LeBron] comes back we’re going to have a conversation as a team,” he said.
“Because our chemistry, like AD said, off the court is great, but on the court we’ve just got to turn it up some more.”
That said, Schroder isn’t worried long-term. He knows this is a minor hiccup in a long process.
“We’re going to be fine, but in the meantime we’ve still got to get wins.”
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Schroder has been the source of a lot of intrigue over the past few weeks. He has served as both a stabilizing presence for the team on the court, and something of a polarizing figure off it. Between his questionable future with the organization, his racist run-in with Kyrie Irving, and his beef with Rajon Rondo – there have been no shortage of Schroder-related stories this year.
That said – he’s definitely right about the Lakers. The chemistry needs to be rebalanced, and hopefully James’ return will ultimately take care of that problem.
Charles Kruger has been credentialed to cover two Super Bowls, four NBA Finals, and one World Series. A 20-year veteran in the sports world, he has sources spanning the NBA, MLB, NFL, UFC and NASCAR. Currently residing in Los Angeles, Calif., he is Game 7’s go-to source for rumors surrounding the Lakers, Clippers and Dodgers.