LA Lakers: 7 Improvements Lakers Must Make Before Postseason

The Los Angeles Lakers are a title contender, but how serious a contender depends on their ability to make adjustments and improvements prior to the NBA Playoffs.

Kobe Bryant and company currently head the Pacific Division and have a grip on the Western Conference's third seed, but the Clippers are closing in.

This Lakers team is as inconsistent and vulnerable as we have seen from purple and gold over the last decade. Their older, slower and unable to keep pace for a full 48 minutes against the West's top dog in the Thunder.

However, all hope is not lost. As long as they understand what needs to be done leading up to the postseason, the Lakers have a chance to make a serious push.

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