If you look closely, there's talent to be found on this roster—a concept that is often overlooked by those league-wide. The problem is, injuries have massacred any chance this team once had, and even some who are healthy are struggling with Mike D'Antoni at the helm.
The interesting part about the Lakers is that, depending on how you view it, they could be buyers or sellers at the deadline. There are a number of narratives that justify each approach, and it all depends on what direction general manager Mitch Kupchak wants to take the organization.
One way or another, moves should be made. The question is whether those moves are aimed toward success now or into the future.
We'll find out which one it is soon enough, as the 2014 deadline is Feb. 20—less than one month away.