Once the season restarts, the Los Angeles Lakers are in prime position to make a deep playoff run. Led by stars LeBron James and Anthony Davis, having ancillary pieces step up will be key for LA’s success. While many believe the Lakers will be one of the last teams standing, there are a few hidden aspects standing in the way between them and a title. Here they are. 3. Free Throw Shooting James attempting a free throw The Lakers rank among the bottom three in the league in free throw.