Vegas Over/Under: 33.5

Fromal’s Record Projection: 31-51 The Bet: Prevent but lean under
The Los Angeles Lakers just aren’t ready.
This group will be made by adding Brook Lopez . So, too, will the inclusion of Lonzo Ball at the starting five and continued advancement from Brandon Ingram, who looked so much better through the second half of his rookie effort than he did during the first.
We also can’t overlook the upside of—requires a deep breath—Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Josh Hart, Julius Randle, Larry Nance Jr., Kyle Kuzma, Ivica Zubac and Thomas Bryant.
But after the additions of recognized contributors with NBA experience like Lopez and Caldwell-Pope, the Lakers will be handing far too many minutes to young players still cutting their teeth in the NBA.
The Vegas line has the Purple and Gold improving by more than seven games after last year’s 26-56 finish, which is a big ask.
Can it happen? Obviously.
Ball win Rookie of the Year and could split. Randle can make good on the enduring hype and post triple-doubles more often. Caldwell-Pope could shoot a clip that is jaw-dropping from beyond the arc. And that’s why you need to avoid this wager.
However if you had to pick much concerning this roster is still to wager on an eight-game jump.

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