The formula is simple. Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol act as the base on which more complex elements are added. As the team's veteran lynchpins, Kobe and Pau provide steady scoring, defense and leadership.
What's added to the solid base layer is perhaps the most exciting part of the Lakers' championship concoction. Steve Nash's savvy point guard play will add much needed versatility to the Lakers' backcourt, while center Dwight Howard's unparalleled athleticism and defensive prowess will propel the Lakers' defense to new heights.
With an influx of new talent that has Lakers' roster looking deeper than ever, here's a look at the team's revamped 10-man rotation.