NBA Power Rankings: Is it time to start talking about San Antonio Spurs?

San Antonio Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge (12) is a good play from today's DraftKings daily picks. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
San Antonio Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge (12) is a good play from today's DraftKings daily picks. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports /
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NBA: Phoenix Suns at Los Angeles Lakers
NBA: Phoenix Suns at Los Angeles Lakers /

19. team. 20. The gang is finally all back together for the Los Angeles Lakers. D’Angelo Russell returned after being sidelined for the team’s past 10 games. However, he only played 16 minutes in his return against the New York Knicks on Sunday night. The rust showed as he shot 1-8 from the field and finished with four turnovers. Nick Young also returned and his gunner instincts picked right back up where they left off. With the full roster back — and the added experience Brandon Ingram got playing extra minutes due to the injuries — this team is better suited for a playoff run than many thought they would be when the season began. The Lakers need to get their situation turned around quickly if they still have any aspirations of making a run to the playoffs this year. Regardless of whether or not they do make the postseason, this year can only be thought of as a successful one for the franchise. While Los Angeles isn’t a city for rebuilding teams, the Lakers being one of the most exciting teams in the NBA makes up for the lack of winning, at least for this season.. 11-20. . Los Angeles Lakers