The Los Angeles Lakers have missed the chance to live up to their lofty preseason predictions, and just finishing with a respectable record might be an achievement in itself.
No one expected that the Lakers would be below .500 after the All-Star break, but most pundits and fans agree most of the team's problems this season are a result of poor chemistry.
To be fair, the Lakers have begun to scratch the parameters of what it takes to be a good team, but in order to qualify for the postseason and possibly beyond each player on the roster has to be comfortable with each other first.
Familiarity might solve some of the Lakers' issues and there are other steps the team could take to unlock the potential that is hiding inside.
Don't get it twisted.
The Lakers have the talent and experience to be a factor when the NBA's second season begins, but first they may need to check out this script.