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5 Teams That Had a Better 2012 Offseason Than the L.A. Lakers

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5 Teams That Had a Better 2012 Offseason Than the L.A. Lakers
Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE

The Los Angeles Lakers have had a very nice offseason to this point. The Lakers made a great move to open up the championship window again by acquiring Steve Nash from the Phoenix Suns. Becoming the Lakers' first premier point guard during the Kobe Bryant era, Nash will create more opportunities for Andrew Bynum and Pau Gasol.

Also, the Lakers added a valuable bench piece in Antawn Jamison. Jamison could be a dynamic contributor for a deep playoff run by the Lake show a year after scoring 17.2 points per game for the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Even with those acquisitions, the Lakers' offseason wasn't quite as good as those of a few other teams. The Hornets stepped things up with two excellent first-round draft picks and a brilliant trade acquisition. The Indiana Pacers reworked their backcourt and re-upped a key front-court player.

Following is a list of teams that had even better fortune than the Lakers this offseason.

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