Does Mike D'Antoni Make the Lakers Western Conference Finals Favorites?

JR Jackson@@JRSportBriefAnalyst INovember 12, 2012

The Los Angeles Lakers shook up their roster during the offseason by taking advantage of the free agent market. After a few games into the season, they fired head coach Mike Brown and hired Mike D'Antoni.

Will all these moves the Lakers front office are making shake up the Western Conference's playoff positioning?

Jim Buss and Mitch Kupchak sure hope so.

Bleacher Report's Aliko Carter and I discuss whether the Lakers will become serious contenders with their newest acquisition at the head-coach position.

Will the Lakers lead the conference in the wins column or will the defense be the downfall of an uptempo offense? Let me know what you think in the comments below!

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