Surprising, to say the least, but 20 games in, the Lakers are a .500 team hanging on the edge of the playoff ladder. To put things in perspective, last season the team’s 10th win didn’t come until February 2nd. This year? November 30. Aside from the most optimistic heart-over-head diehards, few saw this coming. But it has, so what does it mean going forward? We break it down, focusing on…
- Nick Young’s injury. What does it do to the rotation? What if he misses a full month?
- Brandon Ingram. His progress to this point, and whether it’s time to go all in and call the kid a future star.
- Luke Walton. Why he’s been successful, and how a combination of coaching talent and good timing could serve the Lakers very well for a long time.
All that and… well, actually, no more. Just all that.