The Los Angeles Lakers have had an interesting first month of play. With 16 games under their belt, what have we learned about the Lakers thus far?
The 2017-18 NBA season has officially notched one month under its’ belt. On October 17 the Cleveland Cavaliers squared off against the Boston Celtics; which started the season on a sour note with Gordon Hayward’s injury. Two days later, on October the 19th, the Los Angeles Lakers hosted the Los Angeles Clippers.
Since that opening affair, there has been a multitude of big storylines in the basketball world. Starting with Eric Bledsoe’s cryptic tweet and most recently LiAngelo Ball’s shoplifting incident, the entire basketball world has been intriguing to watch. The Los Angeles Lakers are no different. Despite a somewhat slow start, the Lakers have been one of the more interesting teams to watch.
The hype around the Lakers was immense. Lonzo Ball was supposed to be the team’s savior (we will get to that later). Key additions such as Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Brook Lopez were brought in to help the young core. Without a draft pick in next year’s draft, the Lakers look primed to take this team as far as it could go this season.
While most Laker fans are looking towards the future — the 2018 offseason in particular — there is still a lot to watch and a lot to digest this season. After all, the path this season very well may determine if the Lakers can make that superstar splash in the offseason.
So, with that being said, here are five things that we have learned from the Los Angeles Lakers through one month of play.