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 Rudy Gobert and forward Derrick Favors. Guard-forward Gordon Hayward is having a strong season, and though Utah isn't playoff-bound, they're a young, capable team.
Friday vs. Milwaukee Bucks
The Bucks recently beat the Lakers in Milwaukee in a wild overtime game. Milwaukee has since dealt guard Brandon Knight to the Phoenix Suns for Michael Carter-Williams, formerly of the Philadelphia 76ers.
Carter-Williams has yet to play with a toe injury; veteran Jerryd Bayless has filled in as the starter.
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 All-Star guard is averaging 26.1 points and 8.0 rebounds. Oklahoma City recently acquired forward-center Enes Kanter from the Jazz, along with D.J. Augustin and Kyle Singler from the Detroit Pistons.
Oklahoma City has serious playoff aspirations, which doesn't bode well for the struggling Lakers.