Predicting in-Season Trades the Los Angeles Lakers Will Need to Make

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Predicting in-Season Trades the Los Angeles Lakers Will Need to Make
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The Los Angeles Lakers made a number of changes to their roster to increase their chance of winning a championship in 2012-13, but they are far from a finished product. Although they have added all-stars Steve Nash, Dwight Howard and players to their bench, there are still a few question marks in the Lakers lineup and room for improvement in some key positions.

The Lakers management has done a great job this offseason of addressing their deficiencies from previous seasons. Nash was brought in to shore up the point guard position, an area of need that has plagued the Lakers for years. The Lakers also upgraded their bench by signing free agents Antawn Jamison, Jodie Meeks and adding depth via the Howard trade.

Despite their upgrades, small forward is still an area of concern for the Lakers. Metta World Peace still has value, but he is erratic at best and is due over $14 million over the next two seasons. The following slides will point out 5 possible trade solutions the Lakers should consider that would offer immediate improvement at the small forward position.

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