There's no question the Los Angeles Lakers' acquisition of Steve Nash immediately makes them a better team.
But how much better, and is it good enough to seriously contend for a title?
Is it a band-aid solution destined to be too little and too late to return this franchise to glory? Or is it just what Kobe Bryant and company needed to extend the dynasty for another couple of seasons?
Forget for a moment just how much youth this team forfeited in order to land Nash. There's been no secret that Los Angeles is interested in winning now come hell or high water when the rebuilding begins.
So, let's take a look at how the league shapes up in the short term and just how much difference Nash's relocation will mean.