Based on the franchise’s lofty standards, the Los Angeles Lakers are going through a bad season.
Injuries and lack of talent have resulted in a spot near the bottom of the Western Conference standings, but the team still has a few bright spots to build on that can potentially cheer up the fanbase.
The positive things going for the Lakers are not exclusive to this season. Indeed, some of the team’s good fortunes impact this campaign as well as the next ones.
We will focus on factors that affect the present and future of the franchise. Decisions or moves that affect the landscape of the Lakers now and later will likely end up being part of what helps L.A. get back to the top.