Not only was L.A. able to fill a huge area of need by securing a top-5 point guard in Steve Nash, the Lakers were also shrewd enough to land Dwight Howard to compliment Nash, Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol, giving them arguably the best starting five in the league.
After back-to-back second-round playoff exits, not only did the Lakers need to upgrade their roster but they also need a change of strategy to max out the considerable talent on their roster.
NBA success doesn't come without proper use of the talent on hand. A great example of this would be the 2003-2004 Lakers, who stacked their roster with future Hall of Famers only to be upset a well-managed Detroit Pistons squad.
With that in mind, let's examine five critical strategic changes the Lakers need to make for the 2012-2013 season that will put them in great position to win the NBA title.