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December 14, 2012 | By Eric Pincus
If there's a rock bottom for the Lakers to hit, Friday night in Washington would certainly qualify. The Lakers (9-14), losers of four straight, will visit the Wizards (3-16), who are currently dead last in the NBA. After a taxing loss in New York on Thursday against the Knicks, the Lakers will have to muster enough energy to beat a vulnerable but desperate Washington team. The Wizards have yet to play John Wall (knee) and recently lost his temporary replacement, A.J. Price, to a broken hand.
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September 9, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
The Lakers added to their roster over the past week, inviting free agents Shawne Williams and Xavier Henry to training camp . Though terms were not released, neither is expected to have a full guarantee and will have to earn a spot on the team's 15-man roster (although the Lakers could decide to carry just 13 or 14 players). The Lakers were also linked in reports to 35-year-old forward Pete Mickeal and veteran point guard Sebastian Telfair . A player the Lakers once pursued in trade, Michael Beasley , was waived by the Phoenix Suns.
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November 19, 2012 | By Eric Pincus
The Lakers have climbed to eighth place in the Western Conference with a 5-5 record. Despite their 1-4 start, the team is only one win behind predictions for Weeks 1 , 2 and 3 . Already with Coach Mike D'Antoni's influence, the Lakers have raised their scoring average to 100.5 points a game.  D'Antoni has said his goal is in the 110-to-115 range. The Lakers haven't beaten any top-tier team yet this season.  With four games over a five-night stretch, D'Antoni's debut will not be an easy one. The following is a breakdown of the Lakers' Week 4 schedule (through Sunday)
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