Lakers Start 0-2, Shooting Woes Plague The Team

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, right, shoots as Los Angeles Clippers forward Robert Covington defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

With the team starting their 0-2 campaign, there is no doubt that this season will be an uphill battle with the Lakers shooting woes. So far, the team has been shooting poorly, going 9-for-45 in Thursday’s game against the Clippers, proceeded by a 10-for-40 outing in the opener vs. the Warriors.

After the Warriors’ loss, LeBron voiced his concern about the team’s poor shooting, stating that the team is not comprised of “lasers.” He later clarified that while it wasn’t the team’s strong suit, it was something they could work around. All said, the squad will need to put in more effort to improve their shooting if they want to stay competitive this season.

Coach Darvin Ham took a more optimistic outlook after the game, stating that the team is taking good shots according to the analytics. However, it could be noted the good looks are coming from teams packing the paint instead of guarding the Lakers earnestly. The Lakers shooting woes leaves no room for optimism, as this was a glaring concern in the off-season. The guards for LA were particularly bad. Patrick Beverly, Russell Westbrook, and Kendrick Nunn combined for 1-of-25 from the field. This is particularly concerning as Nunn and Beverly are considered 2 of the better shooters on the team.

The Brightside

It is still way too early in the season to hit the panic button. However, if the team cannot significantly improve their shooting throughout the season, it will likely be a long season. It should also be noted that there have been some positives out of the young roster. The Lakers’ defense kept them in the game against the Clippers, who are expected to be a title contender this season.

While they ultimately lost the game, they showed promise on defense with their pack-line defense and have been much more active this season than last season. The team is also missing three key players Dennis Schroder, Thomas Bryant, and Troy Brown. All of these players will likely play a significant role in the rotation upon their return.

The team also still has a trump card with their tradeable future 1st round picks. If they continue to struggle, the front office may look to move them to improve the team now. In the short term, the team will need to find ways to improve their shooting. This is especially true for the guards, who are the main drivers of the offense.

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