On Friday at Staples Center, the
The Lakers aren't much better, having lost five in a row.
The Wolves have the presumptive rookie of the year in
Both are explosive, although Wiggins is far more consistent, averaging 16.7 points a game.
LaVine is scoring 9.3 points a night, but is averaging 18.7 through three games against the Lakers, including his career high of 28 in late November.
The Lakers boast one of the season's top rookies in
If Brown starts, it'll make three rookie starters for the Lakers, along with Tarik Black and Clarkson.
Martin is a serious outside threat at 38.8% from behind the three-point arc.
The Lakers' top two scorers are out (Bryant and Young), and neither Carlos Boozer nor
After Lin's 11.2 points a game,
As poorly as the Lakers have played of late, the team should be able to take out the depleted Timberwolves.