The Los Angeles Lakers have been a disappointing team all season. They were expected to be an NBA championship contender team, but for various reasons they were unable to make it.
Currently, the Los Angeles Lakers are the 11th seed. They fell out of the play-in tournament with their recent loss to the New Orleans Pelicans. Despite this, Anthony Davis recently said the Los Angeles Lakers can go 5-0 in their last 5 games.
“We know the situation we’re in, and even though my foot hurts, he hurts his ankle, we felt like that was the game we needed to play and obviously the next five games too. , just try to control what we can control Our mindset is to go 5-0 in these games and drop the chips where they can We dropped this one but there are five left to try, you know, to control what we can control and hopefully things will work out in our favor.”
However, the chances of making it to the qualifying tournament are low for the Los Angeles Lakers. A Reddit user recently shared a graph showcasing ESPN’s BPI projections, which reveal the Los Angeles Lakers have just an 11% chance of making the qualifying tournament.
There is no doubt that the Los Angeles Lakers will fight hard to try to participate in the qualifying tournament. At this point, they have nothing to lose by doing so. They still have LeBron James, Anthony Davis and Russell Westbrook on the roster, and that should be enough talent to make a late-season push to the top.
However, if the Lakers don’t end up making the qualifying tournament, their next focus will be going into the offseason and figuring out how to build a more competitive team around LeBron James and Anthony Davis, who won the team their last title in 2020. We’ve seen them win before, and maybe they can win again with the right roster around them.