The NBA Season will tip off on October 24th.
The preseason is in full swing, as teams are ramping up to begin the year in a few weeks.
Ahead of the season starting, analysts are starting to make their predictions about how they see the season unfolding.
In a recent segment of “First Things First” on FS1, Chris Broussard outlined his expectations for the Los Angeles Lakers.
“The Lakers are stacked if it comes together for them,” Broussard said.
"The Lakers are stacked if it comes together for them."
— First Things First (@FTFonFS1) October 11, 2023
The Lakers still have LeBron James, Anthony Davis, and Austin Reaves on their team from last year, among several other returners looking to make a difference.
They have an established rapport with some of their core players, one reason for their potential success this season.
Alongside their established players, the Lakers have also added some young players throughout the offseason.
Jalen Hood-Schifino, Jaxson Hayes, and Cam Reddish are three of their most highly-regarded young players.
Hood-Schifino has received a lot of praise throughout training camp, as many of his teammates are looking forward to seeing what he can do.
Among the majority of sportsbooks, the Lakers currently have the fourth-best odds to win the Western Conference.
They are behind the Denver Nuggets, Phoenix Suns, and Golden State Warriors.
All three of those teams have also made several offseason moves, making the Western Conference much more top-heavy.
If the Lakers want any shot at a title run, they’ll need significant production from their superstars, along with solid minutes from their young role-players.NEXT: Stephen A. Smith Has Strong Reaction To New Anthony Davis Challenge