What would happen if the Lakers were in the East? Could they actually make the playoffs?
I think they would and here’s why. The Lakers are currently 3-0 against the Eastern Conference and have beaten the top team in the conference and another win on the road against the 4th best team in the conference.
So where would the Lakers finish if they played in the Eastern Conference? I am not crazy. I still don’t think they would finish in the top 3, but I do think a 4th or 5th place finish would be out of the cards. That’s how much different the conferences are. In the West they are in last, in the East they would in 10th with a 4-13 record. That’s pretty sad if you ask me.