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The worst position you want to be in as a professional sports franchise has to be the middle of the pack. No one really believes that the Los Angeles Lakers are built to contend for a title right now. For one, their head coach is useless, his resume pretty much speaks for itself, no team wins in the playoffs without being great on defense, and D’antoni don’t know DEFENSE, nor does he know BO! But that is neither here nor there. Secondly, judging by all the new faces, the Lakers roster is in somewhat of a flux, only five players are on the pay roll for next season. No, Kobe Bryant is not one of those players. Unfortunately for the franchise and all Lakers fans worldwide, the current team and its current configuration is simply TOO GOOD to be BAD ENOUGH for them to earn a lottery pick and a shot at one of the potential megastars entering the draft next year. So, while the teams at the top are fighting to add more hardware to the trophy case, and the teams at the bottom are licking their chops at the prospect of taking Andrew Wiggins or Jabari Parker in the spring, the Lakers are 4 and 6 and looking at an outside shot at the 7th or 8th seed in the west and another first round departure from the playoffs. Depressed yet? Oh it gets worse.