Top 5 Reasons Why the Los Angeles Lakers Won't Make the Playoffs This Season

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Top 5 Reasons Why the Los Angeles Lakers Won't Make the Playoffs This Season
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Despite acquiring a few fresh faces this summer, the Los Angeles Lakers are not prepared to qualify for playoff contention. Whether it's an inability to effectively defend opponents, the lack of a true starting-quality center or the presence of too many talented teams, the Lakers just don't possess what it takes to make the postseason in 2014-15.

Five key reasons exist to explain this case. Each one holds the potential to impact Los Angeles' performance as a whole, and the criteria are ranked in order of least influential to most influential.

Without further ado, let's begin. 

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