If you had to pick one between Los Angeles Lakers and the Brooklyn Nets, which of both teams do you think is going through the worst crisis? Coming up with a precise answer for this seems like an impossible task considering their current situations and how similar they are. We will try to make a peoper comparison between both institutions to come up with the most accurate response to this question. But make no mistake, Nets and Lakers are the two major NBA teams in the most deplorable situation at the moment. Getting them both to recover from it can only be beneficial for the league but we truly don’t know how long that will take. We will begin with the Lakers, who just made a decision to not get involved in a single trade before the deadline.
Lakers have a mountain to climb.
Amid the NBA Trade Deadline coming to an end on Thursday, Los Angeles Lakers decided to do nothing despite having lost 7 out of their last 10 games. Since they decided to not make a single move, Lakers will have to wait for all their players to suddenly start improving before it’s too late. With a 26-30 record, there’s still time to improve and make the playoffs but time is quickly running out. Stars like Russell Westbrook and Anthony Davis need to step up their game if they don’t want the season to go to waste.
Nets need to survive while Durant recovers.
Having just lost James Harden to the 76ers in a trade for Ben Simmons, the Brooklyn Nets lost a player who can consistently score 25+ points when he is in the mood to do it. There’s no easy way to say this, Harden decided to abandon the ship and this decision will haunt him for the rest of his career. With Kyrie not able to play at home and Durant still injured, the Nets have already lost 9 consecutive games and Simmons isn’t likely to come to the rescue just like that. Although they still have a better record than the Lakers at 29-25, these Nets are still in a pretty dire situation. If you asked us who is going through the worst crisis, choosing is almost impossible. However, just by the record, we’d say Brooklyn has a little more wiggle room than the Lakers.