Despite a 10-10 start, the Los Angeles Lakers' season has not gone well.They are 9-39 (29th in the league) with an average scoring difference of -8.0 (29th) since Dec. 1, per NBA.com. Their offensive rating is 103.2 (26th), their defensive rating is 111.9 (29th) and their net rating is minus 8.8 (30th) in the same span, per NBA.com.Clearly, some things need to change.Over the last four seasons, the Lakers are 84-220, according to Basketball-Reference.com. Only the Philadelphia 76ers have been worseand the 76ers are in a much better position than the Lakers are going forward.Rebuilds don't always go as planned; injuries, player decisions and personal conflicts can get in the way. Sometimes draft picks don't pan out as most expect them to.It's a process, and while this team with a young core could certainly be in worse shape, it could also be doing much better.There are steps the front office can take between now and the end of the year to at least get to where fans can start dreaming about the postseason again.These are ranked sequentially, not by importance. It is a blueprint on how to speed up the rebuilding process.Begin Slideshow Click here to read full news..