Dwight Howard is advising fans of the Los Angeles Lakers to be patient as their new pieces come together and chemistry is formed.

"I know everybody wants it right now, right now," Howard said Sunday. "But we want to win in June, that's what counts."

The Lakers had an 0-8 record in the preseason.

The Lakers' expected starting five has played one preseason game together.

"We don't expect to win every game and be 82-0," Howard said. "But we do expect, say by midseason, that everybody will have the offense down pat and we'll be flowing."