Los Angeles Lakers logoLos Angeles Lakers

NBA Podcast: 2013-14 LA Lakers Season Preview

This is it, Lakers fans.
This is it, Lakers fans.Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Joel C. CordesNBA Associate EditorAugust 1, 2013

The LA Lakers lost Dwight Howard this offseason.

But that doesn't mean they've lost all hope for the future. They still have Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash and Pau Gasol.

Heck, they might even be a more likable and watchable crew this year after adding some "Mike D'Antoni parts" in Chris Kaman, Nick Young, Jordan Farmar and Wes Johnson.

But will it add up to enough wins and yet another playoff berth? Will Kobe be back as Kobe? Can Lakers fans embrace at least one season of lowered expectations?

Lead Writer Josh Martin joins NBA Assistant Editors Ethan Norof and Joel C. Cordes for the latest episode of Basketball by Association

(If the embedded player fails to load, you can find the full episode here.)

We look at the best and worst of the Lakers' offseason, along with the biggest questions heading into 2014. We'll also details their keys to a successful year while also predicting their final standing.

 

Basketball by Association cast members and pro hoops analysis can be found at Bleacher Report's Court Vision blog.

Where can I comment?

Stay on your game

Latest news, insights, and forecasts on your teams across leagues.

Choose Teams
Get it on the App StoreGet it on Google Play

Real-time news for your teams right on your mobile device.

Download
Copyright © 2017 Bleacher Report, Inc. Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. All Rights Reserved. BleacherReport.com is part of Bleacher Report – Turner Sports Network, part of the Turner Sports and Entertainment Network. Certain photos copyright © 2017 Getty Images. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of Getty Images is strictly prohibited. AdChoices