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Rob Pelinka: LeBron James is focused on helping his teammates

LeBron James, in his usual passive-aggressive fashion, has made it clear he isn’t exactly thrilled with the way the Los Angeles Lakers’ season has gone.

After a recent blowout loss at the hands of the Atlanta Hawks, he tweeted an hourglass emoji, which many interpreted as him saying that time is running out for the team. He could’ve meant time was running out to make a trade (which it didn’t), time was running out to salvage this season or even that time was running out on his time with the Lakers.

General manager Rob Pelinka said he recently talked to James, and that the superstar is focused on elevating his teammates.

Via Lakers Nation:

“The last conversation I had with him was that he was focused on the guys in the locker room and making them the best players and teammates they could be,” Pelinka said. “I think he said after our last game, ‘I love these guys.’ He knows as our leader and our captain, building those guys up and getting the best versions of themselves is going to be important to the run we make. So I’m excited to see that unfold.”

There are some signs of hope for the Purple and Gold. The team has won four of its last five games and six of its last nine, and it has been cooking offensively of late. In its late 15 games, the squad is averaging 123.3 points a game, which is third in the NBA, and it has even been shooting 39.8% from 3-point range, which is fourth in the league during that span.

The Lakers signed veteran guard Spencer Dinwiddie on Saturday from the buyout market, and he at least has the potential to make a significantly positive impact the rest of the season.

Story originally appeared on LeBron Wire