Lakers News And Rumors Recap: L.A. Headed In A New Direction
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After falling to 1-3, the Los Angeles Lakers have won three straight games and now sit above .500. The team has taken drastic steps forward. Last season, the Lakers did not win their fourth game until mid December.

Such a turnaround, coupled with a convincing win over the Warriors, the presumed best team in the NBA, can easily get to a team’s head. However, the Lakers are determined not to let that happen. Players such as Larry Nance Jr. have not forgotten about the 17-win season they just endured.

After enduring a difficult early season road trip, the Lakers schedule is set to soften up. Their next five games are against the Dallas Mavericks, Sacramento Kings, New Orleans Pelicans, Minnesota Timberwolves, and Brooklyn Nets. Those teams are a combined 7-25 on the season.

The Lakers have a good chance of emerging several games above .500 after that stretch. While success like that would be tremendous, it’s important for the Lakers to focus on improving from game to game instead of getting caught up with wins and losses.

Lakers Nation News

Jordan Clarkson: ‘I Would Run Through A Wall For Coach Right Now’

Lakers News: Jordan Clarkson Takes ‘Soft’ Reference Personally

Lakers News: Team Trying To Avoid Letting Success Go To Their Head

Lakers News: Larry Nance Jr. Plans To Play Thursday Against Kings

Los Angeles Lakers Vs. Phoenix Suns NBA Highlights

Lakers News: Larry Nance Jr. Suffers Concussion, Will Miss Tuesday Game Vs. Mavericks

Lakers News

As they disprove pundits, Lakers guard against overconfidence – LA Times

Five takeaways from the Lakers’ 119-108 win over the Suns – LA Times

With victory over the Suns, the Lakers stay undefeated at home and revive the team’s first winning record since 2013 – LA Times

Lakers motivated to disprove preseason perceptions – OC Register

Lakers keep edge with 119-108 win over Suns – OC Register

League Pass Alert: Let The Lakers Into Your Heart – Sports Illustrated

Lakers have embraced Metta World Peace’s ‘I love basketball’ mantra – CBS Sports

NBA News

Warriors met with NBA discipline czar to discuss Draymond Green’s technical fouls – CBS Sports

NBA is in good hands with this plethora of 23-and-younger stars – USA Today

Stephen Curry hits 13 3-pointers to top own best, set NBA mark – ESPN

John Wall breaks Wes Unseld’s Wiz assists record, then gets ejected after 2nd technical – ESPN

Al Horford not progressing in concussion protocol – ESPN

Report: Pelicans to release Lance Stephenson, sign Archie Goodwin – Pro Basketball Talk

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