In the month of July, the Los Angeles Lakers will need to make due with limited salary cap flexibility and ensure financially prudent decisions that result in sound signings.
That may sound difficult, but luckily there are several quality free agents available who can be had at a low cost.
While the Lakers won't be able to sign any players (sans Dwight Howard) who will have a profound impact this season, they don't need to. Instead, the Lakers must focus on going hard after quality reserves who can help rejuvenate a bench that was among the league's worst last year.
With a quality starting lineup already intact, it's time for the Lakers' front office to buckle down and focus on bolstering a second unit that can help take pressure off of the team's aging stars.