The Los Angeles Lakers have displayed an understandable amount of flaws in 2013-14. They’re leaning on an eclectic group of role players for production because Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash and Pau Gasol are all hobbled with varying degrees of injury. But do their problems have viable solutions?
The Lakers’ 7-8 record ranks them fourth in the Pacific Division and 12th overall in the Western Conference. Poor defense, terrible road play and the inability to force turnovers are some of the flaws that have doomed them to a sub-.500 record.
Nevertheless, they’ve remained surprisingly competitive without star power.
Getting a healthy Bryant back would solve a lot of the Lakers’ issues, but there are still big flaws Mike D’Antoni’s team must address.
Note: All stats used in this article are accurate as of Nov. 27, 2013 (prior to games played).