The Los Angeles Lakers had an eventful offseason bringing in Anthony Davis, DeMarcus Cousins and several other smaller players to fill out the roster, but NBA coaches and executives are not impressed, according to an ESPN survey.
The survey asked 20 executives, coaches and scouts who they thought would win the conference finals and NBA championship, along with several other interesting questions. Out of the 20 responses, zero predicted the Lakers to win the Western Conference. The Lakers also received zero votes to win the NBA Finals.
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The team’s LA rival, the Los Angeles Clippers, received 16 of the 20 votes to win the conference and 13 to win the NBA Finals. It seems that the Lakers are not being acknowledged as a powerhouse in the West like many analysts believe.
It’s extremely surprising that the Lakers didn’t receive a single vote from anyone. Either...