Nobody likes a quitter. Most people don't like to give up. It can also be the only way out. Sometimes, the NBA teams have to give up.

Let's suppose that work is making you crazy. Your relationship is in decline. You can't sleep. This is not an easy decision to make. However, you might have to quit your job.

No, not in the long-term. Every team is working towards success. Sometimes it's better to accept that it won't happen soon.

Los Angeles Lakers doesn't have this luxury. The New Orleans Pelicans are the ones that this team owes their upcoming first-round selection. They will not be able to profit from the season being called off.

The Toronto Raptors, however, could. Some would even say they should.

Here's how they can do it - and what the Lakers' short term prospects will look like.