With LeBron James, Anthony Davis, and a strong support cast of role-players, the Lakers are primed for a long and rewarding season.
But, as is the case with most good things, it will take time to materialize.
According to Danny Green, the Lakers are not close to where they want to be yet...
“Everybody’s excited to get the season started, but we know we’re nowhere near where we want to be at — most teams aren’t. So, even though it’s regular season, these games are going to be very much like preseason games,” Green said, per Sacha Pisani of Sporting News.
“We just try to get better and win as we’re getting better and getting to learn each other — learn the systems, learn our identity and also how to play other teams and other team’s identity,” the 32-year-old two-time champion added.
The Lakers are considered the favorites to win the NBA Championship this season. Their dynamic duo might be one of the best we've ever seen. And for the team to do things the right way, they have to remain patient and teachable as they learn and grow to play as a unit.
So far, it seems that Green has the right mentality heading into his 11th season.