The 2012 NBA period of free agency was one that will forever define the Los Angeles Lakers as an organization. With the acquisition of stars such as Dwight Howard and Steve Nash, the Lakers further established themselves as the elite of the elite.
These paper rosters are only set to last until 2014, however, as Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol and Metta World Peace will all become free agents. The Lakers' plan to overcome such a potential loss is to target the biggest name possible.
Whether the Lakers succeed or fall short in their pursuit of King James, they cannot settle for he and no one else. The organization must pursue complementary players or even potential replacements should LeBron end up elsewhere.
Fortunately for Jerry Buss and company, the following ten players could fill those needs.
Note: Ages and Experience listed are according to that of 2014.