LeBron James seemingly did everything he could to help the Los Angeles Lakers on Saturday, but depth was an issue in the team's 122-115 loss to the Brooklyn Nets.
Acting head coach David Fizdale had a potential solution to this problem after the game:
James had 39 points, nine rebounds and seven assists while the Lakers were plus-nine when he was on the court. The problems came when he went to the bench as all four other starters were outscored on the court Saturday.
Russell Westbrook finished a team-worst minus-23 in 37 minutes.
Los Angeles was short-handed because of a COVID-19 outbreak, while Anthony Davis is out because of a knee injury, but the Nets were also missing plenty of talent.
The Lakers are seemingly left without any real solutions after falling to 16-18, potentially forcing a turn to science fiction.