The NBA season has gotten off to a rocky start for some of the league’s top contenders.
While it is still early in the year and most teams are trying to figure out what they are, there are a few teams that are in serious trouble.
As we enter November, there are a few teams that need to make serious changes.
Here are three NBA teams that are in trouble this season.
1. Los Angeles Lakers
The Lakers have not gotten any better from last season.
They are once again terrible and have started the season 1-5.
With a roster of old/injury-prone players, it seems likely the Lakers miss the playoffs again.
For a team led by LeBron James and Anthony Davis, you would think they would be surrounded by shooters.
Instead, the Lakers are one of the worst shooting teams in the NBA.
Lakers 3P% leader:
54.5% — Matt Ryan
47.1% — Austin Reaves
The only players shooting above 30% on the Lakers. pic.twitter.com/8e9QpQ0meL
— StatMuse (@statmuse) October 31, 2022
The only thing that could save them is if they trade Russell Westbrook for some shooting.
But, even that will not make them championship contenders.
2. Brooklyn Nets
The Nets are another star-led team that is in trouble this season.
It just seems wherever this team goes, drama follows.
The Nets just fired head coach Steve Nash after a 2-5 start to the year.
With the Celtics suspended head coach Ime Udoka expecting to be the next lead man in Brooklyn.
Suspended Celtics coach Ime Udoka has emerged as the likely next Brooklyn Nets head coach and his hiring could be finalized as soon as the next 24-to-48 hours, sources tell ESPN. Celtics will let him leave for another job.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 1, 2022
Brooklyn looks like a mess again this season.
Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving are a lot to deal with.
While Ben Simmons has looked bad to start the year.
The Nets have problems all over their roster and there does not seem to see an easy fix.
3. Los Angeles Clippers
The Clippers were expected to be one of the best teams in the Western Conference this year.
While that may still be the case, they have some issues to start the season.
The main issue is the health of Kawhi Leonard.
The former Finals MVP has only played in two games this season due to a knee issue.
Leonard missed all of last season recovering from a torn ACL, so to see it still bothering him this season is concerning.
The Clippers will only contend this year if Kawhi is healthy, and that does not look to be the case.