The Lakers have a relatively friendly 82-game schedule through the 2014-15 season, with few games on consecutive nights and short road trips.
If the franchise is close enough to make a playoff push, a home-heavy April might help -- although this Lakers roster will probably max out at 45 wins. It took 49 for the
Should the Lakers find themselves too far out in mid-March, the team may fizzle out through the final stretch. If so, 35 wins isn't out of the question.
For the Lakers to have success, they'll need