Far Fetched Friday: Lakers Make the Conference Finals

02/09/2019

Welcome to Far Fetched Friday where every Friday we give you a bold prediction that we think will come to fruition. 

This Friday my prediction is that the Los Angeles Lakers, who are currently not in a playoff spot, make the conference finals.

The Lakers have LeBron James and before he missed 5 weeks with an injury the Lakers occupied the 4th seed in the West and looked to be one of the best teams in the league after defeating the Golden State Warriors on Christmas day. However, LeBron did miss 5 weeks and in his absence the Lakers came crashing down.

As of today, the Lakers are the 10 seed in the West a game and half out of a playoff spot. Not only would the Lakers have to sneak into the top 8 with just 27 games left, they would have to make the conference finals despite having one of the lower seeds. 

Good news is there is an opportunity to jump some of the teams occupying the eight playoff sports. The Clippers, who are currently in the eight spot, essentially traded away all their stars in an effort to sign marquee free agents this summer. The Jazz and Spurs have both been erratic this season and the Kings, while impressive, are still too young to win the games needed late in the season.

The Lakers will get either a seven or six seed and at that point anything is possible.


Latest posts in our blog

Read what's new this week
 

Considering Jeff Okudah was the third overall draft pick in 2020, his first two seasons in the NFL were quite poor to say the least. In fact, many people were already quick to throw around the word "bust" when mentioning his name. Towards the end of his rookie season, Okudah ranked dead last in yards allowed per route, and according...

Even before Chet Holmgren's season-ending injury, Banchero was the favorite to win the rookie of the year award, but I'm going to go a step further. I think Paolo Banchero will make the all-star team as a forward in the eastern conference. I am convinced he's a bonafide star. He can score, playmake, and I can tell the game is...

Once seen as one of the most promising young stars in the NBA, Washington Wizards big man Kristaps Porzingis has had injuries derail every one of his seasons since his rookie year. He had a great end to his season last year, however, after being traded to the Wizards from the Dallas Mavericks, averaging a stat line of 22/9/3. I...