NBA Playoffs 2012: 5 Steps the L.A. Lakers Must Take to Get Back into Contention

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NBA Playoffs 2012: 5 Steps the L.A. Lakers Must Take to Get Back into Contention
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It's hard to say a team needs to be drastically changed when they made the second round of the playoffs, but the Lakers looked slow and downright old in their series with Oklahoma City. This group of Lakers has had their time to shine and must now be dismantled. 

Fortunately for them, there's a lot of talent in place. While it won't take a complete overhaul to get back to the NBA Finals, there are a few big moves that must be made. 

Here are five things that the Lakers must do to get back into true title contention. 

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