5 Moves LA Lakers Must Make Between Now and Start of Next Season

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5 Moves LA Lakers Must Make Between Now and Start of Next Season
Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Lakers are poised to miss the playoffs for just the fifth time since the organization moved from Minneapolis for the 1960-61 season. As the storied franchise faces rare adversity, the front office needs to make savvy moves between now and 2014-15 to revert the team toward winning ways.

Obviously the turnaround in Lakerland will start with the 2014 NBA draft. Every team wants to compete for a championship, but losing enough games to “earn” a high draft pick isn’t a bad consolation prize.

LA may even land a top-five pick that could yield a franchise-changing star, which they’ll need a couple years down the road when Kobe Bryant decides to call it a career.

The Lakers face plenty of questions as only three players—Bryant, Nash and Robert Sacre—have guaranteed contracts for next season, per ShamSports.

Management will have to draft well and fill out a 12-man roster while keeping Bryant happy. That won’t be an easy task.

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