The Lakers have a whole bunch of new rotation players (Jamison,Howard,Nash,Meeks,Duhon) and adapting to a 3rd new offense (Brown's,Princeton,D'Antoni's) in the past 6 months,as well as a new coach. They'll get it togther eventually and make the playoffs. Their struggles are explainable/excusable and you can't really judge them until Nash returns to the line up for this team as D'Antoni with coach.
are dispicable,have an on going problem that they can't solve and things are getting worse. They have assets that are under performing so its gonna be hard for them to recoup any type of decent value for them at the moment,the rookies are under achieving and they don't have their 1st pick most likely,for the upcoming draft. Toronto is in a tough spot,may have a lame duck GM,a coach who may have already lost his team after less than 100 games. This situation is really bad and far worse compared to the Lakers in my opinion.