The Los Angeles Lakers fell to their fourth-straight loss at the hands of the Denver Nuggets, 110-99, on Wednesday, Oct. 26, something that raises more questions about the troubles plaguing the team.

It should be noted that the Lakers played sans Russell Westbrook who is reportedly out with a hamstring injury. The nine-time All-Star has been singled out as a liability but the loss to the Nuggets exposed how the woes of Los Angeles extend beyond the subpar performance of the 2017 NBA MVP.

It seems pretty clear that the Lakers are lacking the offensive sock in their first four games. And that will continue unless head coach Darvin Ham can find someone to convert shots that would make life easier for resident stars LeBron James and Anthony Davis.

After their latest loss, James quipped that they are trying to get themselves acquainted, USA Today reported.

“It’s a new system. It’s a new group of guys together,” James stated. “We’re still trying to get familiar with one another.”

The good news for the Lakers is that their woes are happening with the season still early. However, they must be able to find answers – particularly their shooting.

In an exclusive interview with PTV Sports, American book author Roland Lazenby feels the Lakers will need to address their problem at the earliest. He also mentioned one name that could make sense – Duncan Robinson.

Robinson has fallen off the starting rotation of the Miami Heat after starting strong in his first two NBA seasons. A change in scenery could work but only if the South Beach squad can get a good deal from the purple and gold.

"I don't know about any impending trade. But you can imagine a Duncan Robinson in Miami who shot the ball well. He's not as in the rotation of Miami as he has been. But if Miami parts with a weapon like that, I don't know what the Lakers could offer any team like Miami," the decorated book author said.

Duncan Robinson
Duncan Robinson #55 of the Miami Heat reacts during the second quarter against the Toronto Raptors. Getty Images | Megan Briggs

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