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Despite a deluge of injuries, the Lakers may finally be on the verge of a healthy roster, headlined by Anthony Davis’ potentially imminent return.
On a night when he did so much right, it was the ending of Russell Westbrook’s night for the Lakers against the Sixers that will be most remembered.
LeBron James played an inarguable role in the Lakers trading for Russell Westbrook. How long should he have to pay for a decision he wasn’t alone in making?
The Lakers have competed despite a flawed roster, injuries and a generally questionable culture so when will the front office step in to fix what they’ve broken?
As the Lakers piece together a winning run and move back into playoff contention, it’s time for the front office to finally pull the trigger on a trade.
Obviously with Anthony Davis, Austin Reaves, and Lonnie Walker IV out for the foreseeable future, other guys are going to have to step up. But do the already thin Lakers have enough to stay afloat?
This season is wide open and in the west especially, the Lakers don’t need much to get right back into contention. Fans just have to hope the front office agrees.
Are the Lakers risking future stars’ interest by not helping LeBron James, Anthony Davis compete this season?
NBA stars talk to each other about their respective franchises. What will LeBron James and Anthony Davis say about the Lakers after the last few years?
Behind LeBron James’ stellar play, the Lakers have stayed afloat during Anthony Davis’ absence. But in order to make up ground, James will likely need some more help from his friends.
The Lakers roster is forcing Darvin Ham to play too many guards. Those lineups are absolutely killing their already slim chances at winning.
LeBron James signed his extension with the understanding that the Lakers front office would retool around him. They haven’t, and his patience appears to be wearing thin.
Russell Westbrook has been better than last year but we can’t mistake "better" with "good."
With a potential serious and lengthy injury on deck for Anthony Davis, the Lakers could be set for a rough and dangerous path this season.
Waiting for unattainable superstars as the season dwindles away is the kind of mistake the Lakers front office can’t make... again.
The Lakers have such thin margins for error that a head coach learning on the job might be one too many variables to figure out.
Rob Pelinka put together a bad roster and has expected LeBron James and Anthony Davis to keep it afloat. They have, mostly, and the front office has to now meet them halfway.
The Lakers have been clear on what kind of player they would prefer to use both first round picks at their disposal for. DeMar DeRozan meets those requirements, but would he help more than a few better-fitting role players?
The Lakers wrapped up their road trip with a win over Detroit to cap off a road trip that brought with it lots of positives.
Russell Westbrook didn’t have to accept his role off the bench. By flourishing in it, he’s given the Lakers options — something they didn’t appear to have a few months ago.
The Lakers loss to the Cavaliers shined light on both their recent improvements and where there continues to be areas of need.
Anthony Davis has been incredible this year and has recently been playing like an MVP candidate. Can he keep it up and what will be the key to doing so?
The Lakers front office is reportedly waiting to see more from their team before they make a trade to improve it. Anthony Davis showing out against Giannis Antetokounmpo would check a crucial box.
Has the Lakers front office actually come to a conclusion about the LeBron James, Anthony Davis era?
The Lakers may say they’re fixing things and need more data to analyze on this team but their actions point to a pretty clear conclusion: They don’t think LeBron James and Anthony Davis can spearhead a championship.
With each passing arbitrary deadline, one thing becomes painfully clear: Rob Pelinka is not the man for this job.
As the Lakers have turned a corner behind LeBron James and Anthony Davis, can they afford to wait to pull the trigger on a Myles Turner and Buddy Hield trade?
If part of waiting before trading Russell Westbrook was to see how the stars look this season, Anthony Davis has done more than enough to make the front office comfortable betting on him this year.
Difficult decisions will need to be made from the coaching staff starting as soon as Tuesday.
Another dominant display against the Spurs on Sunday from Anthony Davis was just the latest in a run of MVP-level basketball.