Lakers Schedule: Predicting every game for the 2017-18 season

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With the full Lakers schedule available, let’s predict how each game will go next season.

Sure, predicting 82 games sounds like a lot, but it’s really not. Given how much the Lakers have on the line in this upcoming season, it seems necessary to try and pick apart how they end each game with a win.

Some opponents will obviously be easier than others, but with the young core that they have and the potential to soon compete with the super teams, they’re who everyone should have their eyes on.

Big things are expected of Brandon Ingram and Julius Randle, with rookie point guard Lonzo Ball now entrusted with getting to run the show. Los Angeles could use their young players in a trade like they did with D’Angelo Russell, or if they’re playing well enough, keep them on the floor.

Players like LeBron James, Russell Westbrook, and Paul George all seem to be keeping their eye on LA as a potential landing spot in free agency. If the Lakers are able to use the cap space that they have to acquire one or two superstars, the outlook is much different just one season from now.

Los Angeles will kick off their season with a game at home versus the Clippers, and from there will try to launch an underdog playoff campaign. While it shouldn’t shock us if they make the post-season as a young group, it’s definitely a possibility that we see them throw themselves in the ring.

With that in mind, here’s the break down of every game in this upcoming season.