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Biggest Concern for Every L.A. Lakers Starter Heading into 2012-13

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Biggest Concern for Every L.A. Lakers Starter Heading into 2012-13
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The Los Angeles Lakers come into this season with the most hype of any team in the NBA. If had a meter to measure all the hype surrounding this team, it would need to go all the way up to 11—Spinal Tap style.

This team is definitely a title contender, but that doesn't mean that they are a perfect mix of characters, players and personalities, there are quite a few things left to be determined about this rashly thrown together group of extremely talented basketball players.

Questions surround the roles of each player in the offense, Dwight Howard's health, the increasing age of two of their four superstars, the merit of their bench, whether or not this team can play up to its expected potential, how quickly they can come together and play at a high level and even whether or not Howard is going to stay with the team past this season (that one seems all but a done deal at this point, however).

With that in mind, it's time to really take a look at what the biggest concern is surrounding each player. Whether it be something that will affect their play or just something that could and should be on a player's mind as the season rolls along. A successful season most likely means nothing but a title, but there's a lot to be done before that actually comes to fruition.

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