The extremely short Los Angeles Lakers are about to enter the court against the New Orleans Pelicans, without LeBron James and Anthony Davis.
His new starting lineup has a surprise, as his regular starting center Marc Gasol is still unable to play due to being included in the NBA’s COVID-19 health and safety protocols.
Games for the Lakers: Dennis Schroder, KCP, Kyle Kuzma, Markieff Morris and Devontae Cacok (first career starter).
– Mike Trudell (@LakersReporter) March 23, 2021
Devontae Cacok has a two-way contract with the Lakers and South Bay Lakers of the G League. At 6 feet 8 inches, he’s too small on the pivot, but he weighs 240 pounds.
He has shown some potential as a rebounder and someone who can use his physique to his advantage.
After winning their first four games after the All-Star break, the Lakers have now lost consecutive games.
With its two superstars out for an unknown amount of time, the team could slip into a prolonged slump and lose ground in the Western Conference standings unless multiple players step up offensively.