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Thunder head coach Mark Daigneault had high praise for the defending champions Los Angeles Lakers.

Daigneault called the Lakers ‘probably the smartest team in the NBA’.

“They’re probably the smartest team in the league, at least that (we’ve) seen, from top to bottom,” the head coach of the Thunder said about the Lakers, via Mike Trudell of Spectrum Sportsnet.

The Thunder are at 10-12 in the standings. Meanwhile, the Lakers have an 18-6 record and on a four-game winning streak.