Re: ESPN-Lakers to finish 12th in West
I think they're basing it on Kobe being healthy. If Kobe is healthy they're a guaranteed lock for the playoffs. But this team is better than last year's team, more depth, more youth, more athleticism and they might actually run D'Antoni's offense. People forget D'Antoni had the Knicks as a 6th seed with Amare at center and his best players were Gallo, Chandler and Felton.