Checklist for LA Lakers During NBA Playoff Push

Depending on your opinion, the Los Angeles Lakers are either on the brink of collapse or are a win or two away from finding themselves in playoff contention.

With an offense that can't seem to get everyone adequate touches and a defense that simply can't muster a sustainable 48 minutes of defense, it's clear that the Lakers are still very much a work in progress.

With playoff hopes hanging in the balance, the Lakers will need to hit the ground running after the All-Star break and string together some convincing wins if they want to have any chance of averting disaster.

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