LA Lakers 2012-13: Roster Breakdown and Predictions for the Season

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LA Lakers 2012-13: Roster Breakdown and Predictions for the Season
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The Los Angeles Lakers' roster underwent quite an overhaul during the offseason, all in preparation for a run at the championship during the 2012-13 campaign. Amazingly enough, though, the Lakers acquired multiple stars without giving up too much. 

After a disappointing exit from the postseason at the hands of Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder, Kobe Bryant and his teammates, both new and old, will be looking to start a ring collection on hand number two.

With Dwight Howard and Steve Nash throwing on purple and gold jerseys, along with a revamped bench, Bryant very well could achieve that goal come the summer of 2013. 

Here's a quick breakdown of how we got to this point: 

 

2011-12 W-L

41-25

 

Final Finish in Standings

First in Pacific Division

Third in Western Conference

Sixth in NBA

 

New Acquisitions over Summer 

Earl Clark, Chris Douglas-Roberts, Chris Duhon, Dwight Howard, Antawn Jamison, Darius Johnson-Odom, Jodie Meeks, Steve Nash, Reeves Nelson, Robert Sacre 

  

Departures

Matt Barnes, Andrew Bynum, Christian Eyenga, Jason Kapono, Josh McRoberts, Troy Murphy, Ramon Sessions, Luke Walton

 

2012-13 Depth Chart and Head Coach

Point Guard: Steve Nash, Steve Blake, Chris Duhon

Shooting Guard: Kobe Bryant, Jodie Meeks

Small Forward: Metta World Peace, Devin Ebanks

Power Forward: Pau Gasol, Antawn Jamison, Earl Clark

Center: Dwight Howard, Jordan Hill

Coach: Mike Brown

 

You can also check out Bleacher Report's preview of the Lakers' season in podcast form here. Trust me, you don't want to miss out on Joel Cordes and Ethan Norof talking about everything from the Princeton Offense to a throwback comparison with the 2004 squad. 

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