Tank time for Lakers? 

December, 30, 2013
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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.

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.

Chad Ford
Lakers should set their sights on the 2014 lottery
"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?"

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