Lakers Nation Week in Review: Nov. 23- Nov. 30

Wes JohnsonThe Los Angeles Lakers are above .500 with a 9-8 record and the team is climbing the Western Conference standings.

Not many people expected the Lakers to play this well heading into the season, but this roster has blown by expectations. Kobe Bryant is also on the verge of his return from the Achilles tear and once he hits the court, the Lakers will only get better.

The team just finished it’s three-game road trip and will head back to Staples Center winning two of the three matches. It was a news filled week  at Lakers Nation and here is a look back at the past seven days.

Lakers Nation News: 

Nick Young jokes after taking a game saving charge against the Pistons. 

Jordan Hill does not expect to miss time with his ankle sprain.

The Lakers have released Elias Harris. 

Jordan Farmar talks about Mike D’Antoni’s coaching job thus far this season.

Kobe Bryant is willing to change his game upon return. 

Nick Young sprained a joint in his left ringer finger during the game against the Nets.

Mitch Kupchak talked about what he expects from Bryant this season. 

The Lakers have not talked to Pau Gasol about a contract extension.

Bryant is still “weeks” away from his return. 

Carmelo Anthony believes Kobe should get more money than he is actually receiving. 

The Lakers signed Bryant to a two-year, $48.5 million contract extension.

Pau Gasol commented on the confidence Nick Young plays with. 

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