- Joe Kaiser, Fantasy, Insider
This week, the Lakers (13-18) make an appearance on Chad Ford's Tank Rank.
Here's Ford with more on the situation Mike D'Antoni's squad finds itself in after dropping a home game to the lowly Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday.
"The Lakers have lost their last five, and their last two losses came at the hands of the teams ranked No. 2 and No. 3 on our list. With Kobe out again, the Lakers have a very difficult decision to make. In the West, their chances are slim. Why not pull the plug and use the pick to pair with a healthier Kobe next year?"
The losses continue to mount for the rebuilding Lakers team that, without Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol in the lineup, look nothing like a playoff-caliber team out West.