As much as I loathe the Lakers and love to see them struggle, I'm believing that they will get it together before it's all said and done.
DH will get healthy, Pau will come back from his concussion, and they will all form some semblance of chemistry.
They are somewhat behind in the standings, but imagine the Lakers, as a 7th or 8th seed - BUT - playing with some chemistry?
They could be perhaps the most dangerous lower-seeded team since...The Boston Celtics 11-12.
As much as I can't stand them I can't count them out just yet.
I guess I am still holding out hope for one last grudge match with them...give them some payback for 09-10 finals. I'd LOVE that.
They'll need to win over 60% of their remaining games just to be in the hunt for the playoffs, and that number will go up until they get their players back. I'm starting to think they'll be more of a dangerous lottery team.
That would be a dream come true - to see The Los Angeles Lakers as a Lottery Team in my lifetime.
I don't believe that has happened in quite a while.
However, I just don't see it happening. And if the Lakers make the playoffs as even an 8th seed, they will still be extremely dangerous if they have some sort of chemistry established.