3 Major Questions Lakers Face After Playoff Elimination

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The Los Angeles Lakers season has mercifully come to an end. While there are still three regular-season games to play, they have officially become ineligible for the NBA Play-In Tournament, which means we likely saw the last of LeBron James and Anthony Davis on the court this season.

This was their third season together and was by far their worst. Injuries derailed both of them, as James has played in only 56 while Anthony Davis is only at 40 games. The acquisition of Russell Westbrook didn’t help matters too much.

All of the critics who said Westbrook was a poor fit as the third member of the Big 3 were proven correct repeatedly throughout the season. He never quite found his niche on the team, and his shortcoming defensively and shooting stood out.

Coming into the season with championship aspirations, this is arguably the most significant failure the Lakers have ever had. It will undoubtedly lead to some significant changes being made this offseason as they will search for ways to get things back on track.

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