False hope can be a serious problem, even for NBA teams.
It’s hard not to act on it. We all want hope. Sometimes, we’re desperate enough for it that we see it in places where it doesn’t actually exist.
The Los Angeles Lakers may have found some false hope this season. For a while there, it looked like they were starting to round into form.
A recent loss to the Indiana Pacers may have them questioning whether that was true.
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It feels fair to say that this team still has a ceiling. The fit between LeBron James and ussell Westbrook remains clunky. The Lakers should still be a candidate to make a major trade this season.
Here’s one they could make with the San Antonio Spurs.