Week 3 saw Kobe Bryant finally return to practice after sitting out since April with an Achilles injury.
As a team, the Lakers have struggled at the free-throw line (at least through Tuesday) -- no better than a year ago when Dwight Howard skewed the percentages downward.
The Lakers lost on Wednesday to the Denver Nuggets, playing a road game on the second night of a back-to-back.
On Friday, the team played well, but fell short in an 89-86 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies.
The team rebounded with a strong showing, especially in the second half, over the Detroit Pistons with a 114-99 victory.
Pau Gasol's photo book "Life Vida" was released, giving a glimpse of the Lakers' center/forward beyond the court.
Rookies Ryan Kelly and Elias Harris were assigned to the D-Fenders.