NBA rumors: Lakers would start next season in October
Last season, the Los Angeles Lakers started training camp on December 1, just 51 days after winning the Larry O’Brien Trophy at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex in Orlando. This historically short turnaround took a heavy physical toll on the league as a whole, but the Lakers had the worst of it, which ultimately was the main reason they weren’t able to live up to their repeat expectations. as champions.
The good news is that they will have a lot, a lot more time to prepare for next season. According to a report by Shams Charania of The Athletic, the 2021-22 NBA season will begin on October 19, 138 days after the day the Lakers played their last game.
Here are all the key dates for the 2021-22 season:
Sources: Key dates of the 2021-22 NBA season:
September 28: start of training camp
October 19: Start of the regular season
April 16: start of the playoffs
June 2: final match 1
June 19: Finale Game 7
June 23: 2022 NBA Draft
– Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 10, 2021
Obviously, a long offseason doesn’t guarantee the Lakers won’t have injuries in the 2021-22 season – abnormal injuries occur all year round – but it will reduce the likelihood that a person will suffer from it. a fatigue-related injury like Achilles tendinosis that kept Davis sidelined for 30 regular season games. It also gives them plenty of time to be healthy, which they clearly didn’t have last season.
Only time will tell if it will be enough for them to get back into the championship race immediately, but given how good-looking they looked when LeBron James and Davis were healthy last season and the season before, there are many many reasons to believe in all of this. this team needs a normal offseason to get back to the top of the Western Conference.
Like, you tell me LeBron James is gonna have four months to prepare for next season and does he have a chip on his shoulder? Yes, the Lakers will be okay with it.