Lakers News: Sacramento Kings Demolish Shorthanded Lakers In Preseason Conclusion – All Lakers

After your Los Angeles Lakers opted to move their priciest player to the bench, they suffered the karmic consequences, falling in embarrassing fashion to the Sacramento Kings for the second time this preseason, 133-86. LA wrapped up its preseason with a 1-5 record.

Darvin Ham experimented with his sixth starting lineup in as many preseason games, auditioning a first five of Patrick Beverley, Austin Reaves, Max Christie, LeBron James and Damian Jones. Ham mentioned to reporters that he did not view Westbrook’s demotion to the bench as a demotion, calling it a “realignment” instead, per ESPN. Mike Trudell of reports Ham also noted that “the door isn’t closed” on Brodie returning to the starting lineup.

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