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Buying or Selling LA Lakers' Most Surprising Stats After NBA's 1st Month
Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

The 2013-14 Los Angeles Lakers have surprised the NBA community by staying competitive despite injuries to Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash and Pau Gasol.

In addition to an unanticipated 9-9 start, the Lakers have posted some unexpected stats through the first month of the season. The question is whether to buy those surprising numbers moving forward or sell them as an unsustainable anomaly.

While the Lakers rank 28th in the league by allowing 102.9 points per game, their unselfish play on offense has allowed them to accumulate a .500 record despite defensive shortcomings.

We still don’t know whether or not these Lakers are playoff-bound because Bryant—the team’s best player—has yet to play a single minute.

With that said, the Lakers continue to exceed expectations without star power.

After one month of the 2013-14 season, it’s time to play buy or sell with the Laker’s most surprising statistics.

 

Note: All stats in this article are accurate as of Dec. 4, 2013 (prior to games played).

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