D'Angelo Russell and Anthony Davis dispute the Lakers' system following blowout home defeat to the Suns.

D'Angelo Russell questioned the Los Angeles Lakers' "system" after a disappointing 127-109 loss to the Phoenix Suns on Thursday at Crypto.com Arena.

"I don't know," Russell said when asked what the Lakers could do to improve their offense. "There's a lot we could speak about right now in terms of what we could fix in the short term to figure it out and improve for the next game. 

There are a lot of gaps in our system right now. You use the regular season to figure out these things. The ups and downs, digressions, setbacks, all of this, ailments, just keep playing a role."

Russell's comments (he neglected to speak to reporters after the previous few games) came after a performance in which controversial head coach Darvin Ham's club was never competitive with their Pacific Division rival.

Russell scored 19 points in 27 minutes off the bench. The Lakers (19-20) entered Thursday ranked 23rd in offensive rating, far off the benchmark for true blue contenders. 

Despite Russell's judgment, the Lakers shot 50% from the field against Phoenix, two days after dropping 132 points on the Toronto Raptors. On Thursday, the Lakers' problems stemmed from early turnovers, a concerning lack of effort, and their stars being outshined. 

. LeBron James scored a season-low ten points. Anthony Davis scored 13. Meanwhile, Kevin Durant (17), Devin Booker (31).

For the season, the Lakers are 22nd in opponent 3-point percentage (38.3). Ham and the Lakers, who intentionally leave below-average shooters open as part of their drop.

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