Biggest Improvements to Expect from LA Lakers During 2013-14 Season

« Prev
1 of 6
Next »
Use your ← → (arrow) keys to browse the slideshow
Biggest Improvements to Expect from LA Lakers During 2013-14 Season
Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

The Los Angeles Lakers may not approach the 45 wins they mustered during the soap opera that was their 2012-13 season, but a few new additions (and one massive subtraction) should lead to a few isolated improvements.

Dwight Howard is gone, Kobe Bryant might never be what he was and everybody still thinks Mike D'Antoni has a lot to prove. Those are real problems that will absolutely have a negative impact on L.A.'s bottom line.

But the team's stopgap offseason additions should shore up a couple of weaknesses while also allowing for the existence of a nontoxic locker room. After a season filled with infighting and unrest, better team chemistry could go a long way toward making an otherwise tough upcoming year bearable for the Lakers and their fans.

Make no mistake: This season doesn't matter to the Lakers. Instead, it amounts to nothing more than the 82-game waiting period that stands between them and the 2014 free-agent class.

This is a team that is clearly taking the long view of things. In the meantime, let's examine a few ways in which the Purple and Gold could get better in the short term.

Begin Slideshow »

Follow Los Angeles Lakers from B/R on Facebook

Follow Los Angeles Lakers from B/R on Facebook and get the latest updates straight to your newsfeed!

Los Angeles Lakers

Subscribe Now

By signing up for our newsletter, you agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy.

Thanks for signing up.