The Lakers were playing great basketball as of late and secured their 8th straight win against the rising Oklahoma City Thunder. Despite the fact they were shorthanded with both AD & LeBron out, other guys stepped up big time. Last night's game was proof the Lakers are a deep team capable of playing good basketball without their two superstars. After the game, Kyle Kuzma, who lead all scorers with 36 points, said everybody on this squad has something to prove.
"Everybody on this team has something to prove. AD is trying to win a ring. Bron is trying to win one in LA. I'm trying to establish myself just down the line. Dwight's redemption. We don't take games lightly. We're just a tight-knit group, and we want to go out and dominate every game."
Kuzma's name has been connected to a lot of trade rumors lately. It's evident he is less efficient this season, averaging 5 points less than the previous season. He said he is not concerned with those speculations and said he already got used to these discussions.
"That's for y'all to talk about, I don't really care. I've been through it multiple times, and obviously, you see it, but it doesn't even matter at this point."
The Lakers are currently the best team in the western conference with a 32-7 record and a great winning streak to start the year. The next few weeks will be exciting to see if the Lakers will make some moves and trade certain players. They are in a good rhythm now, so it might make no sense for them to make drastic changes to the roster, but we'll see in the next week or two what happens.