NBA news: Lakers star LeBron James fires warning to Warriors

James joined the Lakers during the offseason, switching Cleveland Cavaliers for the west coast.

The Lakers started slowly with James but have won five of their last six matches to take their record for the NBA season to 7-6.

The face the Portland Trail Blazers tonight having beaten them 114-110 just over a week ago.

Golden State Warriors are the defending NBA champions having won the Finals for three of the past four seasons.

James’ Cavs were on the end of a 4-0 sweep in last year’s Finals with the Warriors facing the Cleveland side in the showpiece series in each of the past four seasons.

And while James didn’t give much away, he has warned the NBA that the Lakers are still getting better.

“I’m not one to put a cap on how many games we need to see what we are,” James said.

“We want to just try and get better every single month. I believe we are better here in November than we were in October.

“If we continue on this trend then we will be where we want to be.”

LeBron James recently admitted that he struggled during his early weeks with the Lakers.

“I haven’t changed anything outwardly, but you know me,” James told Yahoo Sports. “You know how I am.

“I almost cracked [last week]. I had to sit back and remind myself, ‘You knew what you were getting yourself into.’

“This process has been good for me. I just have to continue being patient.”

NBA expert Danny Leroux has questioned why James hasn’t scored more points this season.

“Do you remember when they first signed LeBron they said they would get playmakers for him?” he asked on the Dunc’d On podcast.

“That was so they could get him near the post, which didn’t make a lot of sense.

“Because if you throw it to him at the post, those playmakers just become more players that can’t shoot.

“The idea was that he was going to post up, well he’s only had 20 post-up possessions through the season.

“That’s less than two-per-game that he’s actually finished at the post.”