Lou Williams has found a groove to his game that other Lakers haven’t. He’s been the silver lining to a time in the season where it’s easy to look away.
In some cases, Williams has found the bigger amounts of pressure on his shoulders, but he’s produced.
Against the Suns, though, it’ll need to be more than just him.
At some point, Williams’ production will drop off because of the fact that fatigue will start taking over.
This isn’t as much the case with guys like D’Angelo Russell, Julius Randle, Jordan Clarkson, or even Brandon Ingram. A large part of that is due to their youth, which Williams doesn’t necessarily have to his advantage.
If the Lakers lose, it won’t be the end of the world, but it may be the end of playoff conversation.
At that point, Russell could return with his team five games below .500 and not doing well without him.