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Malik Monk believes the Los Angeles Lakers could be a sleeping giant under one condition

One small detail - we've seen no indication that Monk's condition has any chance of happening.
Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James celebrates with guard Malik Monk

Malik Monk, LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, and Austin Reaves

The L.A. Lakers are still figuring things out and if they get it done, expect them to be a sleeping giant next season, according to ex-Lakers Malik Monk. But his one condition for it to happen doesn't seem to be likely.

Can LeBron, AD and Westbrook make it work?

Given their dismal performance last season, there were many rumors and fanfare as to who would go or stay on the Lakers. Many people think Russell Westbrook should be the first one to go, but there’s a real chance the team’s Big 3 of Brodie, LeBron James, and Anthony Davis are not going anywhere next season.

When TMZ Sports caught up with Monk in LAX, the forward was asked if he sees the Lakers as a sleeping giant next season. Malik answered there’s a real chance of it happening, but only if the Big 3 figure things out.

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The King, The Brow, and Brodie allegedly huddled on a phone call to iron out differences and map out what they need to do for things to work out next season. One, they need to stay healthy because availability is the best ability. Two, they need to follow new coach Darvin Ham’s system, even if that means coming off the bench, committing more on defense, or playing a lesser role. The first one is obviously directed at Davis, the second one at Westbrook. 

They grown men. Especially when they have convos like that, it’ll work out for them. They all great,” Monk said.

The new Sacramento King also warned the rest of the league that his new team would be a sleeping giant next year. It’s interesting to see how Monk performs against his former teammates after giving this kind of statement.

Can the Lakers' Big 3 work things out?

Last season was a disaster, but the Lakers have no choice but to stick to what they have on the roster. Things have to change if they want to improve their win-loss record.

Is Monk correct in believing that Bron, Brodie, and AD can find the right chemistry on the floor? The three are veterans, and winning a championship is their priority right now over money or personal accolades. However, saying the Lakers could be contenders after a disastrous season without adding any good signings could be difficult.

The road back to greatness is going to be long for the Lakers. But if there’s a team that could pull it off, it’s them. Any team that parades three future Hall-of-Famers is bound to be good; they "just" need to play together, stay healthy, and be motivated. 


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