Frank Vogel explains why Wesley Matthews, Markieff Morris didn’t play vs the Celtics


Frank Vogel Vogel opened up about Wesley Matthews and Markieff Morris having no playing time against the Boston Celtics.

PHOENIX, ARIZONA – DECEMBER 18: Head coach Frank Vogel of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts during the first half of the NBA preseason game against the Phoenix Suns at Talking Stick Resort Arena on December 18, 2020 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Vogel, the head coach of the Lakers, explained that Matthews and Morris didn’t play, because he decided to make changes to the rotation.

However, he admitted this was a difficult decision, since both Matthews and Morris have played very well on both ends this season.

“Vogel said he went to the 9-man rotation to try and get guys that played a better rhythm, so Matthews + Morris were the odd men out.

Vogel said it’s a tough call, because both are good players that deserve minutes, but they wanted to look at it. It’s not permanent, he added,” Mike Trudell of Spectrum Sportsnet report.

Even without Matthews and Morris, the Lakers survived a late thriller against rivals Celtics (96-95).


Yiannis Bouranis is a 28-year-old sports journalist, with a Master’s degree in Sports Journalism from Sheffield Hallam University. Yiannis is TalkBasket’s Chief Editor and has covered the EuroLeague Final Four (2017 – 2019), the FIBA Basketball World Cup (2019) and the NBA Paris Game (2020) as an accredited journalist.

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