The regular season is finally here. And it will be exciting to see a full 82-game schedule after the lockout limited the regular season to 66 games and a condensed slate of games. NBA players will be able to rest more between games rather than having to endure those grueling back-to-back-to-back situations, which is especially great news for the aging stars of the league.
For the first week of the regular season, the Los Angeles Lakers will feel like we’re still playing under last season’s condensed schedule. They face a four-game slate in the first six-day week, starting Tuesday against Dallas. Then, it’s a quick trip up to Portland, before a home game against the L.A. Clippers Friday, and a home game against Detroit Sunday. The Lakers are the only team in the NBA with four games in Week 1, so start all of your Lakers in cumulative Fantasy formats.