Reasons to Believe LA Lakers Will Be Better Than Expected in 2013-14

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Reasons to Believe LA Lakers Will Be Better Than Expected in 2013-14
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LA Lakers Big Three

The Los Angeles Lakers are a talented group that will be better than most expect during the 2013-14 season.

During the 2013 offseason, ESPN.com’s Summer Forecast (as a matter of full disclosure, I was part of the panel that voted) projected the Lakers will finish 12th in the Western Conference standings.

Although I am on record in saying the Purple and Gold will miss the postseason, there are a couple of reasons to believe the team will exceed these low expectations and come close to participating in the playoffs.

There are multiple factors that give the Lakers a favorable chance at being better than projected.

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