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Making the Call on LA Lakers' 5 Toughest Offseason Decisions
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The Lakers have some crucial decisions to make regarding the fates of their top players, including Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard.

The Los Angeles Lakers are at a crossroads.

A mere eight months ago, they were challenging the Miami Heat for the NBA “on paper” championship. But after a tremendously disappointing season, they’re staring at an offseason full of crucial decisions.

With no cap flexibility, the Lakers can’t simply spend their way back into contention. Space must be cleared and contracts maneuvered in order for the team to revamp the roster.

That leads to questions surrounding the future of L.A.’s star players.

The coaching situation, which has been in a relative state of flux since opening night in 2012, is not exempt from scrutiny either. The team must take a hard look at the entire organization in order to get back to the mountaintop.

Here’s a look at what how the Lakers should address their most pressing offseason issues.

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