When the Los Angeles Lakers' super-team came together, many expected it to take time for the unit to come together. No one expected the team to be 16-21 after 37 games and on the brink of missing the postseason.
Fortunately, there are rays of hope for Lakers fans to hold onto.
From the rise of an unexpected impact player to the increase in production from a veteran, the Lakers have shown signs of life. When you're a team that is expected to win 60 games, that may not be enough to placate the masses.
Just know that there are reasons for encouragement.