Skip Bayless Highlights One LeBron James Condition That Can Make Lakers Playoff-Ready
Skip Bayless is impressed with the LA Lakers' recent resurgence, which has seen them win 7 out of their last 10 games.
The Lakers improved their roster significantly after the trade deadline, which has helped them stay competitive even in the absence of LeBron James.
Anthony Davis has been the key performer for the Lakers in recent games, putting in an MVP-caliber performance.
Role players on the team have also stepped up and contributed consistently on both ends of the court.
The Lakers secured a season-series win over the Golden State Warriors and the Memphis Grizzlies in their last two games.
Bayless believes that if LeBron James returns healthy before the playoffs, the Lakers will be considered contenders in the Western Conference.
The Lakers have a 34-21 record, which puts them in 5th place in the Western Conference.
James has only played three games this season, while new addition D'Angelo Russell has played four.
Bayless tweeted that people should not write off the Lakers as contenders in the West, as long as LeBron James can return to the team in good health.