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The Los Angeles Lakers offense is on pace to be one of the worst in NBA history

The Lakers offense has been the worst in the league so far this season, and they are on pace to be as bad as the 2015-2016 Philadelphia 76ers
The Los Angeles Lakers offense is on pace to one of the worst in NBA history

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The Los Angeles Lakers 2022-23 season has gotten off to a terrible start. They have lost each of their first four games and will attempt to finally pick up a win on Friday night against the Minnesota Timberwolves. That will be easier said than done, as Minnesota has gotten off to a good start this season, and it's fair to wonder how long it will take for Los Angeles to pick up their first win of the current campaign.

The Lakers' offensive struggles are becoming a very big issue

It's been harped on in the early going that the Lakers' offense is arguably the worst in the league. They have a severe lack of shooting on their roster, particularly in their starting lineup. That lack of shooting has made things far easier for opposing defenses, who aren't paying too much mind to L.A.'s players when they settle for jump shots. With that in mind, it's not hard to understand why the Lakers' offense has been so bad to open the season.

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The extent of their struggles is becoming worrying, though. The Lakers' team averages in points per game (102.3), field goal percentage (41.6%), and three-point field goal percentage (22.3%) are all the worst in the NBA, with their three-point field goal percentage being the worst in the league by quite a large margin. And the scariest piece is that there has been virtually no sign of improvement in any of these areas for the Lakers.

This could be a simple four-game cold stretch, but there isn't anything that makes fans believe that's the case. That's not good news, and according to ESPN's Brian Windhorst, the Lakers are currently scoring just 96 points per every 100 possessions, which doesn't even equate to a point per possession. The last team to have an offense that bad was the 2015-16 Philadelphia 76ers, who ended up losing 30 of their first 31 games that season.

How long will it be before the Lakers win their first game of the 2022-23 season?

This isn't suggesting that the Lakers will only win one of their first 31 games, but this stat shows just how bad their offense has been to open the season. But unless something changes soon, the Lakers could begin to sink even further into despair, which is hard to envision given how their season has started.

Some fans aren't convinced that the Lakers are bad and that this is just a cold stretch to start the season. But it's becoming clear that Los Angeles may very well be one of the worst teams in the league, despite boasting talented players such as LeBron James and Anthony Davis on their roster.

If the Lakers can't figure out their offensive woes soon, they could end up falling apart right before our eyes this season. If that does happen, these stats show that their offense will shoulder a large chunk of the blame, and even though the season is just four games old, Los Angeles may be running out of time to figure things out.

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