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Are the Los Angeles Lakers truly done?

It’s now or never for the Los Angeles Lakers. It’s unlikely that they’re going to miss the playoffs but there’s a high chance that they’re going to have to win the play-in tournament in order to qualify for them.

That said, I’m not sure how anyone can have any kind of confidence in the Lakers. Even more so considering that Anthony Davis is currently sidelined with a foot injury and he’s slated to miss at least a month.

Their entire season truly hinges on something clicking for Russell Westbrook and the rest of the supporting cast. LeBron James has been excellent but that hasn’t seemed to matter much.

Are the Lakers truly done? We’re going to find out over the course of the next few weeks.