Los Angeles Lakers: 10 Ways They Could Miss the Playoffs

The Lakers are struggling more than any other "playoff contender" in the NBA. As it currently stands, the Lakers sit in 11th place in the Western Conference standings.

If the playoffs were to start today, they would obviously miss them.

While most fans have been overly optimistic about the Lakers' recent struggles, the fact of the matter is that the team isn't playing well right now. And to think: This was a squad that was supposed to win 73 games, but that ship has obviously sailed. 

Here are a few things the Lakers are doing that will currently keep them from having a shot at contending for a ring, let alone make the postseason. 

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