The Los Angeles Lakers are at the moment struggling to qualify for the NBA playoffs.
There isn’t a actual assure in the intervening time that they are going to even make the minimize, notably since they failed to take action final season below not all that completely different circumstances.
Within the occasion that L.A. does discover itself within the playoffs, the group has a plan.
In keeping with NBA insider Chris Haynes, there are two groups on the market the Lakers aren’t afraid of seeing within the first spherical. Actually, they’d welcome the match-ups.
These groups? The Denver Nuggets and Memphis Grizzlies.
“They consider they bought a authentic shot to take down Denver,” Haynes stated.
“They consider they bought a authentic shot to take down Memphis. I don’t learn about Phoenix when Okay.D. (Kevin Durant) is wholesome — I haven’t requested round on that entrance — however there’s no worry in any respect.”
Whether or not the Lakers are proper to be so assured in opposition to the Nuggets and Grizzlies is debatable. Nothing they’ve proven to this point signifies that they may beat both in a seven recreation collection.
Clearly Memphis is coping with some issues proper now, however prime to backside their group has nonetheless been higher and extra formidable than Los Angeles for the whole thing of the 2022-23 NBA season.
The continuing drama surrounding Austin Reaves’ future with the group and continued rumors of discontent between LeBron James and Anthony Davis additionally don’t evoke a ton of confidence within the Lakers’ short-term prospects of getting on the identical web page and making a run.
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A technique or one other, although – loads of questions will probably be answered over the subsequent couple of weeks.
Will the Lakers finally have the ability to make the playoffs and present the world why they weren’t scared to face off in opposition to the Nuggets and Grizzlies within the postseason? Time will inform.
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