PG: Steve Blake
Blake will serve next season as the primary backup for Steve Nash. While not a starting caliber point guard, Blake's three-point shooting and solid handle allow him to be effective in limited minutes on the court.
He is not a great athlete or defender, but he can make plays for his teammates—and with Nash needing a restriction on his minutes, Blake should see the floor for roughly 16-20 minutes per night.
SG: Andrew Goudelock
A second round pick in 2011, Goudelock averaged 4.4 points per game last year, but actually had some very solid moments on the court. He's athletic and can get into the lane well off the dribble. He also is a solid shooter who can help space the floor in limited minutes.
Goudelock is really more of a combo guard, having handled the ball for much of his time at Charleston, but without a proper backup for Kobe Bryant Goudelock will likely spend most of his time as an undersized two at 6'3".
SF: Devin Ebanks
According to Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Times, the Lakers have come to an agreement to resign small forward Devin Ebanks to a deal worth just over $1 million.
In 24 games last season, Ebanks averaged four points and 2.3 rebounds, but made 12 starts and showed that he could be a valuable rotation player down the road—similar to former Laker Trevor Ariza. Ebanks is a good slasher, plays solid perimeter defense and can play both the two and the three thanks to his size and quickness.
With the decline of Metta World Peace, expect Ebanks to see some extended minutes and even make starts in the event of injury.
PF: Jordan Hill
The decision came down to Los Angeles or Minnesota, but young big man Jordan Hill has reportedly agreed to a two-year deal worth a hair under $8 million, per Dave McMenamin of ESPN Los Angeles. After being acquired from Houston, Hill played some strong basketball off the bench and became the team's go-to frontcourt reserve.
He averaged 4.7 points and 4.4 boards, but what really mattered was his energy. On a team that needed athleticism, Hill was active on both ends, did the dirty work and ran the floor well. He should be more of an offensive threat with Nash and continue to see his minutes increase.
PF/C: Josh McRoberts
Added during last year's free agency to help bolster the bench after Lamar Odom's departure, Josh McRoberts never quite found his stride while playing with the Lakers.
He is not a particularly polished offensive big man and is prone to some lapses on defense, but with his minutes likely down due to Hill's return, all he will be asked to do is finish at the rim and hit the glass consistently.
G: Darius Johnson-Odom
A late second-round pick in the 2012 draft, Darius Johnson-Odom was acquired from the Dallas Mavericks and should be a part of the Lakers' roster when the season begins. He averaged 18.3 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.7 assists in his last season as a Marquette Golden Eagle.
He does not have the highest upside, but Johnson-Odom is an NBA-ready player who can shoot the three, handle the rock and is physical and gritty on defense despite being undersized at just 6'2". He brings hustle and some much needed athleticism to Los Angeles, but still should primarily be playing during garbage time.
G: Darius Morris
Another second-round guard selected in 2011, Darius Morris did not have a great rookie season, but will remain with the Lakers, per the L.A. Times' Mark Medina. Last season Morris averaged 2.4 points and 1.1 assists while barely seeing the court.
Still, at under $1 million and still brimming with potential, Morris is worth bringing back. He's capable of penetrating and attacking the basket, is a good passer and will provide some nice insurance behind Nash and Blake.
G/F: Christian Eyenga
Acquired in last year's trade for Ramon Sessions, Christian Eyenga appeared in just one game for the Lakers, scoring eight points, and has had to prove his worth in the Summer League.
Still, Eyenga is just 23 years old, played well in Las Vegas and is a tremendous athlete to boot. He had some good moments on the 2011 Cavaliers, including a few staggering dunks. He is capable of playing the two and three spot like Ebanks and should be kept and developed as a project for the future.
C: Robert Sacre/Jermaine O'Neal
This year's "Mr. Irrelevant," the 60th pick in the draft, Sacre's size and maturity should ultimately earn him a shot in Los Angeles.
He had a solid, if unspectacular career at Gonzaga, rebounding decently, blocking a few shots and scoring in the post. However, at 7'0" needs to work on his aggression. The Lakers' roster needs another true center behind Bynum and Sacre—a big man with a high basketball IQ, Sacre should be able to find his way to the end of the L.A. bench.
Should the team decide Sacre isn't cut out for the NBA, they could possibly go with veteran and former All-Star Jermaine O'Neal. O'Neal has struggled with injuries, but he would be asked to play a very limited role with L.A. and could be a nice addition if healthy.
Dave McMenamin of ESPN L.A. reported that the team was interested in O'Neal earlier in the month.