In a bubble, you could understand the Lakers hesitancy in not making a trade after Anthony Davis’ injury. The Lakers were already struggling with him and the expectation was things would only get worse without him.

And, to be fair, things looked bleak initially before the Lakers rallied around LeBron James. A win on Saturday marked the team’s fifth straight win and pulled them to within two games of .500, the closest they’ve been to that mark since early December.