As the Staples Center prepares for the Grammy Awards, the Los Angeles Lakers prepare for a road trip that could define the current roster's season.
The Lakers play six games in 11 days against their stiffest competition yet. Games against Denver, Utah, Boston, Philadelphia, New York and Toronto await them, and they must improve their miserable 2-7 road record or risk significant changes.
We all know that Kobe Bryant is the only untouchable player on the Lakers' roster, so if these next six games go badly, what will Laker management do to satisfy the needs of the future Hall of Fame shooting guard?
Here are six ideas Lakers management could consider.