Can the Lakers make it to the NBA Playoffs? Match schedule, assessing the chances of LeBron James and his teammates moving forward

The Los Angeles Lakers are no strangers to the Play-In Round. In 2021, the Lakers defeated the Golden State Warriors in the first round of Playin to become the No. 7 seed in the West. Two years later, the Lakers once again won the No. 7 seed through a victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves in the Playin round.

And in the 2023/24 season, the Lakers are facing the possibility of once again starting the Playoffs phase with the Playin round. Although there is still a chance to rise and finish in the top 6, stability is something the Lakers have always lacked over the past year.

Join Sporting News in predicting the Lakers’ chances and position after the regular season ends.

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Updated NBA Western rankings

With a record of 40-32, the Lakers are currently ranked 9th in the West. They are 1.5 games ahead of the Warriors ranked lower and 2 games behind the Suns.

As of March 27

Class Team Achievements Difference
first Nuggets 51-21
2 Thunder 50-21 0.5
3 Timberwolves 49-22 1.5
4 Clippers 44-27 6.5
5 Pelicans 44-28 7
6 Mavericks 43-29 8
7 Kings 42-30 9
8 Suns 42-30 9
9 Lakers 40-32 11
ten Warriors 37-34 13.5
Rockets 36-35 14.5

Lakers’ remaining schedule

The Lakers have 10 games left, 7 of which are away from home. According to Tankathon, the Lakers have the 6th easiest schedule in the NBA’s final stretch. Tankathon’s rankings only calculate the combined winning percentage of the remaining opponents but do not consider the home – away field factor.

However, the good news for the Lakers is that the team ranked above them, the Phoenix Suns, has a very difficult schedule. Suns also have 10 matches left, however the opponents they meet are all very strong and highly ranked.

Below is a list of upcoming Lakers opponents.

Day Competitor Time (VN)
March 28 at Grizzlies 07:00
March 30 at Pacers 06:00
April 1 at Nets 05:00
April 3 at Raptors 06:00
April 4 at Wizards 06:00
April 7 with. Cavaliers 02:30
April 8 with. Timberwolves 09:00
April 10 with. Warriors 09:00
April 13 at Grizzlies 07:00
April 15 at the Pelicans 02:30

Predict the Lakers’ chances of attending the Playoffs

As of March 27, the Lakers have a 41.5% chance of making the playoffs , according to Basketball-Reference’s Playoff Probabilities.

Based on Basketball Reference’s simulations, the Lakers ranked 9th (35.2% rate) and 8th ranked (20.4% rate) are the most likely scenarios.

Ringer also predicted the Lakers had a 95% chance of making the Playin and a 39% chance of making the Playoff .

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