No, the Lakers will not make it to the playoffs. The Lakers have never returned to the glory that they had back in the 1990s. Back then, everyone knew they were the team to beat. Ever since then, they've had a downslide. This year, they just don't have the longevity or depth to make it to the playoffs.
In the off season, the Lakers lost many of their key players, including Metta World Peace. This season, it would have been a struggle for them to make the playoffs in a stacked Western Conference. Injuries to Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash and Steve Blake all but guaranteed the Lakers will miss the playoffs.