The Los Angeles Lakers might just win every game on their new schedule.
The reigning NBA champions begin the 2020-2021 season later this month, playing their first preseason game against the Los Angeles Clippers on December 11. This season seems to be on pace to have another desirable ending to it as the Los Angeles Lakers somehow improved their roster from a roster that was obviously already quite capable of repeating as champions.
The additions of Montrezl Harrell, Marc Gasol, Wesley Matthews, and Dennis Schroder will go a very long way for the team. Even bringing back the familiar faces of Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Markieff Morris could prove to be excellent moves on the part of the front office.
This team remains a formidable force in a formidable conference and repeating as champions seems like a definite possibility. As the season draws nearer, the NBA has released the first 37 games of the upcoming season’s schedule. They likely are only releasing about half the games to keep some flexibility with the COVID-19 pandemic still raging on.
On the most recent episode of the Lake Show Life Podcast, site expert Jason Reed and I predicted every game’s outcome for the upcoming season. We both agreed on most of the games, but we did have our fair share of disagreements. One thing that was paramount that we were in agreement on was the Lakers absolutely steamrolling the competition through early March.
The Lakers likely will not lose many games in the early part of the season given the context of their schedule. They play a lot of weak teams and even the ones they do not play through the first half are non-contenders from the Eastern Conference.
This team is more than capable of winning more than 80 percent of their games this upcoming season, contingent on LeBron James not being out for large portions of the season due to load management.
Let’s take a look at every game on the newly-released schedule and predict a win or a loss.