Troubling Signs from Los Angeles Lakers’ Early 2014-15 Season

The first week-plus of the regular season came and went for the Los Angeles Lakers.

Five games and five losses.

Granted, there were two back-to-backs, and each appearance was against a solid playoff contender—the Houston Rockets, Phoenix Suns (x2), Los Angeles Clippers and Golden State Warriors.

That doesn’t make a difference when it comes to the standings. The Lakers ended their week in sole possession of last place in the Western Conference.

So far, it’s the franchise’s worst start to a season since 1957.

That by itself is a troubling sign. But it’s only a start.

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