The Los Angeles Lakers are certainly not lacking talented and promising players on its roster. The Lakers have 15 players on their roster, and 10 of those 15 players are 25 years of age or younger. The likes of top-10 picks, D'Angelo Russell, Julius Randle and Brandon Ingram have shown flashes so far in L.A. Some other members of the young core, Jordan Clarkson, Larry Nance Jr., Tarik Black, and Ivica Zubac have their place in the team as well.

Having young talent is a great thing but it has its perks, and that's not a secret. Once you get a talented player or more of them, it takes the time to develop.

The Lakers are going through that process, and it can be ugly at times. But once the process is finished, a team can enjoy the fruits of that.

The Lakers have a record of 20 wins and 45 losses on the season -- hold the last place in the Western Conference -- are the second worst team in the NBA, behind the Brooklyn Nets. After starting the year at 7-5 record, the team has since won just 13 games and ended on the losing side 40 times. So far it has been a season full of ups-and-downs for the Lakers, but this shouldn't come as a surprise. There were some innocent mistakes throughout the season, and that is okay -- if you are going to learn from them.

Consistency is needed

Newly acquired Los Angeles Lakers President of Basketball Operations Earvin ''Magic'' Johnson was clear and direct while giving his opinion on the young core.

''All of them has to get more consistent. Every one of them across the board,'' said Johnson, revealed Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Daily News on his Twitter account. The message has been sent to the core, and now it is up to them to make Johnson's wish fulfilled.

Will things get better for the Lakers?

The Los Angeles Lakers had a bad stretch recently, which saw them losing eight straight games. The negative streak was ended on Thursday after handing a defeat to the Phoenix Suns in Arizona. The Lakers had six players in double-digits in Arizona - Russell led the way with 28 points, Clarkson added 19 points, Ingram and Zubac contributed with 14 points, and Randle and Larry Nance Jr.

both had 13 points. As you can see, those six players are members of that young core. It remains to be seen how will they back up the win on Thursday over the weekend when they take on the Philadelphia 76ers at Staples Center on Sunday.

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