Are the Los Angeles Lakers a playoff squad? Will they make the postseason or the return to the lottery? Hearing Lakers fans talk about their favorite team, there are speculations that the young L.A. squad is good enough to make the NBA Playoffs next year.
However, all the Lakers to the playoffs talks are very premature and that’s obvious with a small sample size for the current 2016-2017 NBA Season. This is on the same level as the observations that the Golden State Warriors are not a super team and that the Chicago Bulls are legit title contenders after their 3-0 start.
Lakers fans hopes’ rose when Los Angeles treated the Warriors to a blowout the other day and then won over the Atlanta Hawks.
Lakers fans have not seen a winning record in years so most are just confused what is really happening with their team. The reality is that the early wins over the Houston Rockets, Warriors and Hawks are just fluke wins as teams have underestimated the Lakers this season.
Los Angeles has a good future with young guys like D’Angelo Russell, Jordan Clarkson, Brandon Igram and Julius Randle. But if the Lakers fans think the young team is good enough to make the playoffs, then they are overvaluing the talent of their own team.
The Lakers will still battle for the playoffs eventually, but it’s not happening this season or in the next three years. In the next offseason, or even this year when they start struggling, the Lakers will try to solve their imbalance at the guard spots.
To be involved in Lakers rumors and trade candidates are Lou Williams, Nick Young and even Clarkson or Russell, if they can get a positive return in any deal for their guards. The Lakers are off to a nice start, but it won’t change their destiny of being a lottery team again this season.
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