Ike Diogu and 5 Olympic Standouts the L.A. Lakers Should Seriously Reach Out To

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Ike Diogu and 5 Olympic Standouts the L.A. Lakers Should Seriously Reach Out To
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With the recent acquisition of Dwight Howard, the Los Angeles Lakers have a starting five that can compete with anyone. Now, L.A. needs to fill out its roster with some quality reserves.

This year's Summer Olympics should provide the team with the perfect opportunity to do just that, as the Olympics served as a scouting combine of sorts for NBA teams—only in a lot of respects, the Summer Games are better than the combine.

The London Olympics pitted the best national teams and the world's greatest players against each other. It's live, high-quality basketball, and you know you're going to get the best effort from players because national pride is on the line.

Under those circumstances, some players absolutely shined. Whether it's NBA veterans looking to impress teams with their improved play or young players looking to break onto the scene, there were plenty of stand-out players in London.

Of those players, here are five that would fit in well with Los Angeles and that wouldn't be impossible for the Lakers to acquire.

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