L.A. Lakers’ Biggest Strengths and Weaknesses

With the euphoria of Shaquille O'Neal's jersey retirement wearing off, it's obvious that a determined, yet flawed Los Angeles Lakers squad continues to fight for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference. Possessing a roster with a myriad of strengths, those positives are seemingly negated by an equal amount of weaknesses.

However, no team in the NBA is without weakness. Thus, the time has come for the Lakers to maximize their strengths and mitigate their weaknesses as the playoffs draw nearer. 

Hosting a bevy of veteran savvy to balance out their old legs, the Lakers need to turn the switch and utilize their weapons efficiently and effectively to make the playoffs without running out of steam.

The Lakers' three greatest strengths and three most crippling weaknesses will be analyzed in alternating order.

Stats are accurate as of April 3

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