The Lakers' postseason fortunes made TNT analysts Charles Barkley and Kenny Smith laugh loudly.

"There's a zero percent chance they make the playoffs," Barkley said Thursday in a conference call to promote the network's coverage next week of NBA All-Star weekend in Houston.

It doesn't help Pau Gasol tore the plantar fascia of his right foot, an injury that will sideline him for at least six to eight weeks. There's also Dwight Howard's torn labrum in his right shoulder he tried playing through against Boston.

"There was zero chance before the guys got hurt," Barkley said. "Now it's negative 17. They got no chance of making the playoffs."

The Lakers remain in 10th place in the Western Conference, three games behind the Houston Rockets for the eighth playoff spot.

"They weren't playing well all year," Smith said. "Then they had a little stretch where they played well. Now they're injured. What would give you a reason to believe they could make the playoffs? What hope are you holding on?"

Meeting of the minds

With Gasol's injury and the Feb. 21 trade deadline approaching, Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni said he will meet with Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak in Miami before playing the Heat on Sunday.