Rob Pelinka
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Rob Pelinka shared his thoughts on how the short offseason has affected the chemistry of the Los Angeles Lakers this season.

Pelinka believes the Lakers may need ’30 or 35 games’ to build their chemistry and get on the same page.

“I was talking to Magic the other night about this. Ordinary, you go into a season and it’s probably 20 or 25 games where you get a good litmus test.

But, in this COVID environment, we’re all citizens of the state of California, we’re all under a lot of restrictions, and the players are too because of the COVID guidelines. What it does to a team, it really keeps you from having those togetherness moments.

Whether it’s at a restaurant around a table, or watching a football game. So I think it’s going to take a little bit longer to get a real sense, for any team in the league; maybe it’s going to be 30 or 35 games until you get a real sense.

I think we’re happy with our progress so far, the new guys and how they’ve molded together. I think there will still be growth and every game we want to get better,” Pelinka told Spectrum SportsNet’s Mike Bresnahan, via Lakers Nation.

The Lakers are currently third in the Western Conference, with a 15-6 record.