NBA Rumors: Rival General Manager Believes Lakers Can Win 40-45 Games During 2018-19 NBA Season With Same Core Roster

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NBA Rumors: Rival General Manager Believes Lakers Can Win 40-45 Games During 2018-19 NBA Season With Same Core Roster
NBA Rumors: Rival General Manager Believes Lakers Can Win 40-45 Games During 2018-19 NBA Season With Same Core Roster

The Los Angeles Lakers had a relatively successful 2017-18 NBA season by winning 35 games and establishing an identity as a fast-paced, running team. In addition to a warp-speed offense, they also greatly improved on the defensive end, finishing 12th in defensive rating after landing dead last the season before. The Lakers have a young core of Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball, Kyle Kuzma and Josh Hart in place, and will have the opportunity to retain the services of Julius Randle in restricted free agency. In addition, the Lakers will have more cap space available than any other team this summer, which they can use to chase superstar free agents like LeBron James and Paul George. However, some believe

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