You have to remember we haven't had our team healthy the whole year with Gasol and Nash missing a lot of games and Dwight being about 70% the whole year. Then you add on Steve Blake and Jordan Hill who were 2 of our top 3 bench players missing for a lot of games as well (hill for the whole season). That's no excuse to be as bad as we have been but Steve can only get better and so can Dwight. They both still have a lot of match fitness to build up and we still have a lot of time to gel. Also if you think anybody will want to face Dwight and Kobe in the playoffs you are wrong. Unless you are the Thunder ofcourse.
Look at the Spurs, if they stay number one then we might have a shot. TP is out for a month meaning his fitness isn't going to be all that good come playoffs, we also match up very well with the Spurs, even better if TP isn't 100%. Clippers, Denver and Thunder have to take out one another first atleast as well and could get injuries during that time as well.