The preseason in any sport is a time for teams to work out their bad habits and develop chemistry before the season begins. That is, as long as those dreaded preseason injuries do not ruin the start of a successful season.
Much like they have done in the past, the Los Angeles Lakers had a historic offseason. Dwight Howard and Steve Nash joined forces with Kobe Bryant, making the Lakers one of the favorites to win the NBA title this season. However, talent is worthless when dressed in street clothes on the end of the bench.
In order for the Lakers to fulfill their lofty expectations, it is essential these five players stay healthy this preseason.