The Lakers' season could have certainly started better

as their defeat to the Kings on Friday has left them with a puzzling 2-10 record.

The Lakers are facing the very real possibility that they've waited too long to

preserve their season after exercising patience this summer and

preaching the same message to open the year.

One of the moves that appeared most likely to be completed this summer

featured the Utah Jazz and sharpshooting wing Bojan Bogdanovic

before the Lakers decided against dealing Russell Westbrook.