3 Reasons It Will Take Time for the New-Look Lakers to Find Team Chemistry

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3 Reasons It Will Take Time for the New-Look Lakers to Find Team Chemistry
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Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard getting ready to make a move towards the hoop against the Clippers.

The Los Angeles Lakers are off to a rocky 1-3 start in the 2012 NBA season, and their team chemistry is still at least a month away from hitting its peak. 

However, there is no need to hit that panic button quite yet, Lakers fans.

After losing the first three games of the year by an average of nine points, Los Angeles finally turned it around in an impressive showing against the winless Detroit Pistons on Sunday. 

This game is not entirely telling of what is to come for a couple reasons—Nash is out and the Pistons are among the bottom dwellers in the NBA. 

Yet, it does temporarily give the Lakers’ fan base a sense of reprieve. 

When the Lakers were clicking on all cylinders against Detroit, they showed a glimpse of what they are capable of. 

However, due to a new offense, new players, and the injury to Steve Nash, the Lakers most likely won’t reach their true potential until Christmastime.

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