They'll play three times through Week 18, visiting the
To date, the Lakers are one game worse than the cumulative prediction of 15-40.
Wednesday at Utah Jazz
The Jazz boasts a sizable frontcourt with center
The Lakers played well against the Celtics, but the team may be additionally short-handed with
Friday vs. Milwaukee Bucks
The Bucks recently beat the Lakers in Milwaukee in a wild overtime game. Milwaukee has since dealt guard
Carter-Williams has yet to play with a toe injury; veteran
Milwaukee might be somewhat vulnerable as the team adjusts to the trade -- but the Lakers have rarely been able to take advantage of teams this season.
Sunday vs. Oklahoma City Thunder
The Thunder won't have
The All-Star guard is averaging 26.1 points and 8.0 rebounds. Oklahoma City recently acquired forward-center
Oklahoma City has serious playoff aspirations, which doesn't bode well for the struggling Lakers.