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Los Angeles Lakers Stats, Odds, Standings and Schedule for 2023-24 NBA Season

Los Angeles Lakers Last Season Performance

Despite the Lakers beginning the 2022-23 season 0-5 and as the last winless team in the league, they finished the season strong. Los Angeles finished the regular season with a 43-39 record to qualify for the play-in tournament.

The Lakers defeated Minnesota in the Play-In to return to the postseason after missing the playoffs the year prior, making it to the Western Conference Finals. Los Angeles defeated Memphis in six games in the first round and Golden State in six games in the conference semifinals before falling to Denver in the Western Conference Finals in four straight games.

The 2022-23 season also saw the NBA scoring record broken, as LeBron James broke Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s record against the Oklahoma City Thunder on February 7, 2023. He now owns the scoring record with 38,652 points.

Los Angeles Lakers Key Additions

The Lakers made several signings in the offseason, adding Gabe Vincent, Taurean Prince, Cam Reddish, Jaxson Hayes and Christian Wood to the roster.

Vincent is a solid defender and shooter, finishing last season averaging 9.4 points on 40.2% shooting from the field while adding 2.5 assists as well. Prince also brings some strong shooting, finishing 46.7% from the field and 38.1% from three last season while averaging 9.1 points a game.

The signing of Hayes adds a backup for Anthony Davis after he averaged five points and 2.8 rebounds in limited minutes last season, while Reddish finished last year with 9.7 points and 2.2 points a game.

Los Angeles wrapped up its free agency with a low-risk signing of another forward in Wood, who averaged 16.6 points and 7.3 rebounds last season.

Los Angeles Lakers Key Subtractions

Los Angeles also lost a few players in the offseason, with Dennis Schroder, Lonnie Walker, Troy Brown Jr. and Malik Beasley being the most notable.

Schroder started 50 games for the Lakers last season, averaging 12.6 points, 4.5 assists and 2.5 rebounds last year. Walker added 11.7 points on 44.8% shooting, while Brown was a solid shooter as well, finishing last year with 7.1 points a game on 38.1% 3-point shooting.

The Lakers also let Beasley go in free agency, who finished last season with 12.7 points and 3.5 rebounds a game, while Mo Bamba and Wenyen Gabriel are also not returning.

Los Angeles Lakers Head Coaching Analysis

The 2022-23 season was the Lakers’ first under head coach Darvin Ham following the firing of Frank Vogel following the 2022 season.

Ham played in the NBA for nine seasons, winning an NBA Championship with the Pistons before he eventually transferred to be an assistant coach. He spent time as an assistant coach for 11 years for the Lakers, Hawks and Bucks, where he won his second NBA Championship with Milwaukee as a coach.

In his first season as head coach of the Lakers, Ham led Los Angeles to a 43-39 record and the Western Conference Finals.

Los Angeles Lakers Prediction for the 2023-24 Season

The Lakers’ 2023-24 season will come down to the health of LeBron James and Anthony Davis once again, who both missed their fair share of games last season. However, despite that, NBA predictions still believe Los Angeles will improve, with NBA odds having it winning around 47.5 games this season.

Los Angeles finished last season strong to make it to the playoffs, and they should figure to be a top team in the West, but to make another run, they may need to rely more on role players and their depth. Reaves was strong in the postseason, and after re-signing in the offseason, he should make another jump to help the Lakers make a run once again.

Los Angeles Lakers FAQ’s

How many NBA Championships do the Lakers have?

Los Angeles is tied with Boston for the most NBA Championships with 17.

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Who is Los Angeles’ head coach?

Darvin Ham is the Lakers’ head coach.

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Can LeBron James win the MVP?

James has four MVPs, with his last coming in 2013, but he’s not favored to win it in 2023-24 with +1800 odds.

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Who is the owner of the Lakers?

Jeanie Buss is the controlling owner as well as president of the Los Angeles Lakers.

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