The end of October has been very scary for fans of the Los Angeles Lakers – and not because Halloween is approaching.
LA has been downright terrifying during their first four games.
In fact, they haven’t secured one victory yet.
The team has shown some promise, at times, but has failed to win even against squads that people predicted they’d beat.
The most jaw-dropping thing about this Lakers team is just how bad they have been from the field.
“I think we was shooting 20%, and today we shot 26%. So we got better.”
Patrick Beverly following the Lakers loss to Denver last night pic.twitter.com/Drc0PU13K0
— ProCity Hoops (@ProCityHoops) October 27, 2022
Their shooting has been astonishingly bad: their field goal percentage is 41.6% but their three-point percentage is 22.3%, which is the worst start the team has ever had.
Patrick Beverley tried to console fans the other night after a loss to the Denver Nuggets but he surely just made them more disappointed.
“I think we was shooting 20%, and today we shot 26%. So we got better,” Beverley said.
This is not what followers of the Lakers wanted to hear because there is no reason to celebrate 26% from the three-point line.
Getting Barely Better
Beverley is right: the team did bump up their number to 26% – and they still lost.
Ironically they actually shot better than the Nuggets from deep but they still couldn’t claim a win against Nikola Jokic and his crew.
The Lakers are making some downright embarrassing shots and it’s a wonder that Darvin Ham hasn’t instructed them to stop trying.
They landed just 8 of 30 three-point attempts on Wednesday,
On Sunday, they sank 6 of their 33 attempts against the Blazers.
Perhaps Ham feels that his team will eventually find their shots and start making these pivotal plays.
Until then, it seems that fans will just have to watch in terror as the Lakers try – and fail – to get it going from downtown.