Heading into the playoffs, the Lakers are obviously not playing to our expectations and wishes as Laker fans. Regardless, as long as the Lakers are healthy, things should be fine. With that said, what do you think is L.A.'s biggest weakness? And I mean actual weakness. Obviously health is a problem, but every team deals with that. That's not a weakness. Same with lack of effort or focus, coasting through the motions, etc. Those aren't weaknesses. Like I said, I want actual weaknesses.
IMHO, L.A.'s biggest weakness is the inconsistency of the bench.
WHEN HEALTHY, we know what we will get out of Kobe, Pau, Drew and Lamar. Ron-Ron and D-Fish are somewhat wild cards, but both should be reiled upon in the playoffs.
Other than that, what can we expect? Can we really rely on six players? Blake and Brown are as inconsistent as they come. What if two big men get in foul trouble, can we rely on Smith, Ratliff or Caracter? Will Luke Walton ever gain a shooting stroke... at all? The only person I'm somewhat confident in is Barnes, but with limitations due to injury (plus he's kind of a headcase), we never know with him either. What are your opinions?