The Los Angeles Lakers have officially ended the preseason winless. What exactly does this mean, if anyhthing at all?
Well, the typical response you'll get from a Lakers fan right about now sounds like, "It's a process man, we'll get it together. It's preseason, they weren't even trying because they knew it didn't matter," or something along those lines.
Well, here's the thing. The same problems that consistenly persisted during the preseason will still factor in when the real deal tips off next week. As a matter of fact, the problems will be magnified. Just hear me out.
What's L.A.'s biggest issue? That would have to be depth. Let's begin with the fact that once the starters need a breather they've got nobody coming off the bench who can create his own shot.
I get it, Jodie Meeks is a good shooter, Antwan Jamison averaged 13 points a game last year, and Jordan Hill's motor is always running. But, that's nowhere near the caliber bench it takes in order to compete for a championship, especially in a league continuing to improve across the field.