The Lakers got absolutely destroyed last night by a good Timberwolves team. But, they should be playing much better than they are at the moment. At 3-5 this season, their record is much like where most people thought it would be. Consistency has been the biggest issue. Big wins over Title caliber teams like the Rockets and Clippers. Unfortunately, they have losses to underwhelming competition.
The Lakers will be better when Kobe gets back, but a playoff appearance is seeming less and less likely.