Predicting when the Lakers will get their first win of the year

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The Lakers are the only winless team in the NBA. When will they grab their first W of the year?

Yes, it’s probably time to panic, Los Angeles Lakers fans. The Lakers are 0-5 and the only team in the NBA without a win. On Saturday night, the Sacramento Kings were able to take the Miami Heat down, and in the process they got their first win, leaving their fellow California-based team as the final winless team in the NBA.

That’s a bad look for a Lakers team with a LeBron-shaped ticking time clock. James is averaging 25.8 points per game, but it’s not nearly enough to get it done.

There’s a lot that needs to be figured out for the Lakers, but they need to simply put one foot in front of the other and start piling up some wins. So, when will that first step come?

Here’s when to expect the first Lakers win of the year

Up next, the Los Angeles Lakers have the Denver Nuggets on Sunday night. They’re not winning that game, the Nuggets are 4-2 and are the second-best 3-point shooting team this year. Then they have the Pelicans on Wednesday. The Lakers could squeak away a win, they’re just 3-2. But the Pelicans are averaging the third-most points per game in the league.

More likely is the Utah Jazz, who the Lakers face off against next Friday. The Jazz are an impressive 5-2 so far, but they have the 10th-worst field goal percentage and are a middle-of-the-road scoring team.

Furthermore, the Jazz allow the fifth-most rebounds per game and second-most offensive rebounds per game. The Lakers are a horrific shooting team right now, but that also means more second-chance points are up-for-grabs if they Lakers muscle away at the boards. The Jazz look like a team that effort in that regard could be rewarded against.

Though the first win is important, it stinks that they’ll probably have to go 0-6 or maybe even 0-7 before getting it.

At this point, trade Russell Westbrook for whatever you can.

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