Thank God Kobe’s gone, amirite?
Not that nobody saw the Lakers being better this year, but it’s safe to say they’re better than we thought. Yes, they’ll likely win at the most 40 games this season, and that might be a stretch. But getting to 18 wins before Christmas? Not out of the question, and it’s a reflection of the process. Granted, I haven’t looked at their schedule to see if there are even enough winnable games for this to happen. Let’s just go with it though, because it’s a great title and topic.
Jordan Clarkson, D’Angelo, and Julius Randle could be one of the better big 3’s in the league within 3 or 4 years. If Brandon Ingram comes on well, Lou Will keeps getting buckets, Larry Nance keeps dunking on people, and they get rid of Swaggy P, then the Lakers are on the trajectory to retake the throne in, at the very least, the city of Los Angeles.