All season, the Los Angeles Lakers (13-18) have been trying to get out of their own way and figure out how to win with a roster that was not built as well as previous LeBron James-led teams. The current obstacle has Los Angeles playing without Anthony Davis for the foreseeable future with a foot injury. Now, James has to carry the roster without its best overall player on both ends of the floor, the one who unlocked this team after a tough start. The Lakers take on the Charlotte Hornets (8-24) who are playing for ping-pong balls this year to get LaMelo Ball a co-star for the future.
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Game Date: Dec. 23, 2022
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So far in eight games played this season, the team is 2-6 overall with Ball back in the lineup with the former Rookie of the Year averaging 23.4 points, 8.0 assists and 4.4 rebounds per game.
In six games this season without Davis, Los Angeles is 2-4 overall, eeking out two wins against teams under .500 by a combined seven points total. Without its star big man, it is not the same team with just James, Russell Westbrook and the rest of the roster.
James is 1-3 this season without Davis in the lineup. He is averaging 30.6 points, 8.3 assists and 4.3 rebounds per game in those four games.
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