We are six games into the 2016-17 NBA season and the Lakers are a surprising 3-3 with a 20 point win over the Warriors. You’re used to hearing from us and other writers all the time tell you what the positives and negatives are, so we took to Twitter and let you give the analysis. Here are some of answers we received.
Positive: This young team is competing til the very end and look hungry.
Negative: Not doing a good job of closing out games
— LAKERS 3-3 (@JCHubert15) November 5, 2016
@LakersPulse they're a Team again, negative: turnovers.
— Fabricio López (@mimaxima_expres) November 5, 2016
@LakersPulse +: scoring balance ; -: defense at the rim
— Vincent L. (@peylayous) November 5, 2016
@LakersPulse positive: unselfish play on both ends, negative: paint protection, lack of size
— I LOVE BASKETBALL! (@Kontra402) November 5, 2016
@LakersPulse Pos: they're having fun again. Neg: fouling
— Bleeding Gums Murphy (@DjNastyNipplez) November 5, 2016
Positive: team is competing hard and giving themselves a chance to win.
Negative: Slow starts in 1st quarter.
— Omar Garibay (@Omargaribay8) November 5, 2016
These were just some of the responses, and we have to say, we agree with most of them. Personally, the biggest positive for me has been the complete buy in from the players. They completely trust Luke Walton and they’ve bought into what he’s teaching and they are executing. The biggest negative has been the slow starts. The Lakers are near the bottom of the league in first half offensive and defensive efficiency in first halves, but in second halves that bumps up to top 5 in each. If they can figure out a way to execute in the first half at the level they do after halftime, the sky is the limit for the team.
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