The Los Angeles Lakers competed Wednesday night, but couldn’t hold off the visiting Memphis Grizzlies.
The 3-12 Lakers were mildly encouraged by their effort against the best team in the Western conference in the 99-93 loss, but there’s still very little reason for optimism in Lakerland.
General manager Mitch Kupchak and head coach Byron Scott met this week to discuss the grim state of affairs.
Per the LA Dailly News and LA Times:
Lakers coach Byron Scott had what he called a “state of the union meeting” recently with general manager Mitch Kupchak, but declined to go into detail on what came out of those discussions. […] “We just had a meeting about the team in general,” Scott said. “We talked about doing that every 15-20 games.”
How do the Lakers fill an injury-depleted roster that currently features only 11 active players? […] “It’s enough depth to get us through games,” Scott said. “But our last couple of days our biggest problem has been having 10 guys that we can practice so we can get some work done that we need to do on both ends of the court. From that aspect, it might be a little bit more feasible for us to add a guy. Mitch and I will talk about it.”
As he walked to his seat at Staples Center, he was asked whether the Lakers could still make the playoffs. […] “You know, anything can happen,” Kupchak said. “We’re going to try to win every game. Certainly, we’ve dug a hole for ourselves and it’s going to take a while to climb out. The West, I believe, has 10 teams over .500 right now. But stuff happens.”