The Los Angeles Lakers' season has clearly not gone as intended. They are currently 22-22 around the halfway mark for the season, and despite the talent on the roster, the Lakers simply don't look like a contender.
There is no doubt that there is a lot of reasons that the Lakers are not doing as well as they should be. Some people have suggested that it is Frank Vogel's fault, and there have been reports that suggested Frank Vogel's job was in jeopardy even with the Lakers recently beating the Utah Jazz.
An article by Eric Pincus of Bleacher Report relayed the words of several NBA sources who shared questioned if firing Frank Vogel is the right move. A former executive even claimed that the Lakers would be a "lottery team" without Vogel's coaching.
It wasn't necessary to ask around the league for takes on Vogel's potential firing. Multiple NBA sources reached out to B/R, asking why the Lakers would fire Vogel.
"I do not understand how this is Vogel's fault," one former Western Conference executive said. "It's garbage. They're probably a high lottery team without him."
An Eastern Conference executive added, "That's not going to solve anything."
At the end of the day, Frank Vogel is still a championship-caliber coach. Every coach has some weaknesses, but there is no doubt that the Lakers have bigger problems than Frank Vogel. A lot of the players the Lakers acquired over the summer have not been playing well, and they have bad depth on the roster.
We'll see if the Los Angeles Lakers will end up righting the ship and starting to get more weeks in the coming weeks. We've seen teams pull off amazing winning runs in the 2nd half of the season before. Perhaps that can be the case with the Lakers, and any team with LeBron James as its leader shouldn't be taken lightly.