What We Still Don’t Know About the Los Angeles Lakers

We are aware that the Los Angeles Lakers are not going to make the playoffs for the first time since 2004-05. We know that the roster has been ravaged by injuries, and its defense has been one of the worst in the NBA, but what are the questions fans still want to have answered in Lakerland?

The Lakers are floundering near the bottom of the Western Conference. They experienced a low point in 2013-14 when the rival Los Angeles Clippers blew them out in Staples Center by 48 points on March 6.

Tensions are nearing an all-time high.

Mike D’Antoni’s job security is in question. The playing days of Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash are winding to a close. Even the front office is facing major scrutiny, as it needs to put together a viable 12-man roster for 2014-15.

The Lakers are in a state of turmoil for the first time in years, which has been a foreign concept to the loyal fanbase—especially since fans are left to wonder about the future.


Who Will Coach in 2014-15?

Even though head coach Mike D’Antoni is still under contract for the 2014-15 season, it appears that his days on the sidelines of Staples Center are numbered.

D’Antoni has done an admirable job in the face of never-ending injuries and media scrutiny, which earned him a vote of confidence from general manager Mitch Kupchak in February.

“Under very trying circumstances, I think he’s done a great job,” Kupchak said, per the Los Angeles Times’ Mike Bresnahan. “Our players continue to play as hard as possible and compete in every game.”

Although the GM has stayed in his corner, reports continue to hint that Mike D is a lame duck coach.

On ESPN’s First Take, NBA analyst Stephen A. Smith said that D’Antoni will not return to coach the Lakers next season.

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