Frank Vogel opened up about a small-ball lineup he used during the Lakers’ seven-game road trip.
Vogel, the head coach of the Lakers, chose a lineup of Alex Caruso, Talen Horton-Tucker, LeBron James, Kyle Kuzma and Montrezl Harrell, which had an impressive 67.7 defensive rating.
“I think we still have a lot of basketball to be played. I think it’s only two games that we’ve looked at that, but it’s part of roster exploration.
We hit a speed bump on our last trip where we felt like we could get a little bit of a burst by shortening the rotation. It wasn’t by design to just throw those particular five guys together, but sort of moving up two guys that have been playing well in Talen and Alex,” Vogel said, via Lakers Nation.
Vogel and the Lakers went 5-2 during their seven-game road trip.