Lakers News And Rumors Recap: Los Angeles Continues To Impress
Lakers News And Rumors Recap: Los Angeles Continues To Impress
Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

After entering the season with low expectations, no one expected the Los Angeles Lakers to be where they are. After 12 games, the Lakers sit two games above .500 with a record of 7-5. If the NBA playoffs were able to start today, the Lakers would be a No. 7 seed in the Western Conference.

The most surprising part of this season is how well the team has played as a whole. They have signature wins over the Golden State Warriors, Houston Rockets, and Atlanta Hawks, but more importantly, have done what good NBA teams do: beat teams with sub .500 records. Against those teams, the Lakers are 4-2.

While the season has gotten off to a blistering start, the schedule is about to toughen up. Seven of the next eight games for the Lakers are against teams with above .500 records, including a back-to-back set against the Warriors. The combined record for of those six teams is 43-19.

We’re going to know a lot more about this team in two weeks.

Lakers Nation News

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Lakers News

Tuesday’s Lakers News: Brandon Ingram playing up to Luke Walton’s expectations – ESPN

30 Teams In 30 Days: How The Los Angeles Lakers Will Rise Again – Forbes

Lakers’ D’Angelo Russell and Nick Young are talking playoffs already – CBS Sports

Lakers are getting sparks from second unit – LA Times

Veterans are providing a lot of help to Lakers’ youngsters – LA Times

Lakers like how Brandon Ingram is developing his game – OC Register

Lakers’ Luke Walton wants team to make 300 passes per game – OC Register

NBA News

NBA rumors: Latest news on injuries, contracts, more – Sports Illustrated

NBA Stock Watch: Joel Embiid rising, Serge Ibaka falling – Yahoo! Sports

Russell Wilson joins group trying to bring NBA and NHL to Seattle – The Washington Post

NBA Trade Rumors: The DeMarcus Cousins talks are starting to percolate – CBS Sports

NBA GM On Klay Thompson Rumors: If Warriors Get Avery Bradley, Jae Crowder ‘It’s Over’ – NESN

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