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Best Under-the-Radar Options for LA Lakers to Upgrade Pathetic Bench

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Best Under-the-Radar Options for LA Lakers to Upgrade Pathetic Bench
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The Lakers are looking to give Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash some extra firepower this season.

The Los Angeles Lakers need a bench upgrade. Big time.

A weak bench obviously isn't the worst of the Lakers' problems. They still have to worry about where Dwight Howard's going to be playing, how to deal with a precarious salary cap situation, whether Kobe Bryant will recover fully from injury and if Mike D'Antoni's system will fit with the team's roster.

Lots of problems in Los Angeles right now.

The bench is the one problem that the Lakers actually have control of, though, so that's what we'll be focusing on here. Los Angeles isn't exactly flush with cash—it only has a mini mid-level exception and the veteran minimum at its disposal—so the team is going to have to dig deep to find valuable, cheap players to reload with.

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