The Lakers hope to break a four-game losing streak on Friday night in Washington against the Wizards.
Meanwhile the Lakers' D-League affiliate just ended a similar four-game slide. The D-Fenders beat the Reno Bighorns on Thursday, 113-102, to improve to 3-4 on the season.
Lakers rookie guard Darius Johnson-Odom has played in all seven games, averaging a team-high 20.4 points per game along with 5.6 assists. Against the Bighorns, he scored 28 points while dishing nine assists and making all 10 of his free-throw attempts.
While Johnson-Odom may be one of the best players on the D-Fenders, he's not quite ready to help the struggling Lakers. He still has to prove he can compete against NBA-caliber talent.