Los Angeles Lakers: Predicting the outcomes of final two seeding games

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(Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) – Los Angeles Lakers
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The Los Angeles Lakers have two more seeding games before the NBA Playoffs.

The NBA’s Orlando bubble has not been a pleasant experience for the Los Angeles Lakers thus far. The only positives about the Lakers’ experience in the bubble is beating the Los Angeles Clippers and clinching an already nearly guaranteed first seed in the Western Conference.

The misfortune started before the Lakers even played any games. Important two-way guard Avery Bradley opted against re-joining the Lakers in the bubble, citing the health of his family during the COVID-19 pandemic (and good, more power to him) and Rajon Rondo was injured during the initial set of practices in the bubble.

The team has looked very sluggish, going just 2-4 through six seeding games thus far. While most of the games really did not matter and the Lakers were toying with new rotations, it does not excuse the abysmal shooting.

The Lakers have set three new season lows in field goal percentage in a game and have been building brick houses from the three-point line. At this rate, a mansion will soon be completed.

It has extended off the court as well as LeBron commented on some ominous off the court issues that could be hurting the Lakers. LeBron said the following (via Joe Vardon of The Athletic):

"“It’s just some things that you can’t control that’s here, that I really don’t want to talk about, that’s off the floor.”"

It has not bee pretty thus far, but enough looking in the past. Let’s look ahead at the Lakers’ final two seeding games before the NBA Playoffs begin.