What a difference a week in the NBA can make. Just ask the Los Angeles Lakers, currently riding a four game winning streak after limping miserably through a disastrous period in late December and early January in which they were embarrassed by Milwaukee, Miami, San Antonio and Memphis.
With Andrew Bynum seemingly on the mend and looking more ferocious by the game, the team seems back on track. But this is the NBA and things change quickly. Witness one Matt Barnes, who injured his knee Friday against the Hornets, is having surgery today and is out for a couple of months.
So, despite the fact that L.A. has won six of its last seven games, including a 109-87 thrashing Sunday of the red hot, high-scoring New York Knicks, there are still a lot of people who feel the team needs another piece or two in order to secure the No. 1 seed in the West.
Here, then, are 10 ideal moves the Lakers may wish to make in order to ensure the top seed for the playoffs. Remember, though, that some of the best moves are the ones you don’t make.