While some argue about the Lakers' ability to win a championship, you'd be hard pressed to find someone who would completely discount them as contenders... this year.
The future of the Lakers is still pretty much in question. With Phil Jackson leaving and no young players with superstar potential, their championship window can be limited to this year.
The only players on the roster who are under 30 are Devin Ebanks, Derrick Caracter and Andrew Bynum.
The Lakers need to get younger quickly if they want to continue to be a championship contender.
Here are some moves that the Lakers can make to brighten up the future.