5 Goals the LA Lakers Must Achieve During 2015-16 Season

November 16th, 2015 by David Murphy Leave a reply »
The 2015-16 season began with hopes that the Los Angeles Lakers could at least be competitive in the West.

But despite a 97-85 win against the Detroit Pistons Sunday night, a 2-8 record offers scant expectations for a playoff run.

Nevertheless, this is a team with an abundance of young talent and a manageable payroll that offers future free-agent flexibility.

L.A. can’t just sit back and wait for tomorrow to arrive, however. There’s work to be done and growth to be cultivated. That means recognizing priorities and improving fundamentals. Whether the Lakers’ current head coach Byron Scott is up to the challenge is an open question. But if he can’t achieve some reasonable goals, there will be one more item to add to management’s list.

There are both pipe-dreams and reasonable goals when it comes to the months ahead. But one thing’s for sure: The Lakers won’t be chasing titles again anytime soon if they don’t start concentrating on the basics.


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