Los Angeles– With J.J. struggling to make shots, L.D. is doing probably the only thing he realistically can do under the circumstances.
(By “circumstances” I mean his lead dog, the $124 million man, is the one who’s clanking shots and so Drew’s options are limited within the franchise/team/star dynamic.)
“I told him to keep doing what he’s been doing,” L.D. said. “Keep looking for his shot. Keep taking his shot. I don’t want any hesitation.”
I’m still thinking J.J.’s issues are all about the elbow. I think this because J.J., in a rare revealing moment about the injury, said it’s still affecting his shot.
“Only he knows,” Drew said. “If that’s the case then it will be just a matter of time before that thing is to where he is not feeling any type of discomfort where it’s 100 percent and hopefully his stroke will come back to what we are accustomed to.”
J.J. doesn’t have a great history with managing his own injuries. He basically doesn’t tell anyone the extent of them until they