The Lakers "are not considering a buyout or firing of Mike D'Antoni," according to beat writer Kevin Ding.
It's so bad for the Lakers right now that there is already speculation beginning to swirl that the team could fire D'Antoni, but that simply won't happen. The team signed him to a three-year deal after firing Mike Brown, but D'Antoni has really struggled in his Lakers tenure thus far. Los Angeles enters Friday's game against Utah at 17-25, eight games below .500 and not in the playoff picture. Including a preseason where the club went 0-8, the Lakers are just 17-33 over their last 50 games.