Sure enough, the once-upon-a-time championship-contending L.A. Lakers might be a team in need of drastic changes sooner than later.
Yet the question is, will anything change prior to the trade deadline following the All-Star break?
Players like PF Pau Gasol and C Andrew Bynum have been on the trade block since the beginning of the 2011-2012 NBA season, starting with what was a near-trade with the New Orleans Hornets for Chris Paul.
At just 18-13 on the season and 4-4 in their last eight games, the Lakers are surely thinking changes will have to be made sooner than later.
These are the five changes to the Lakers roster the team could well see before the trade deadline.