I can't see the Lakers making the WCF. They have NO perimeter Defense. Kobe stopped playing that about a decade ago. and Artest can't guard both the wings at the same time....and then there's Fish.
Plus they have no one who can consistently drive to break down the defense.
They're ****ing shit against a good defensive frontcourt. The Thunder and Grizzlies are going to be nightmares for them in a 7 game series. Dallas and New Orleans showed us that they have problems against solid defensive front courts.