The Los Angeles Lakers face more scrutiny than your average team.
Being the Lakers, having won back-to-back NBA championships, featuring Kobe Bryant, Ron Artest, and Phil Jackson, they are always under a microscope.
That's why, despite currently sporting a healthy 36-16 record and sitting atop the Pacific Division standings, it seems like the roof is caving in at the Staples Center.
A recent stretch of five losses in nine games, including being toppled at home by both the Celtics and the Spurs, and public comments from GM Mitch Kupchak about pondering a roster shakeup, have led to rumors piling up like cars during rush hour on the 101.
Who might be going? Who's definitely staying? Let's break down the roster, player-by-player, and evaluate these questions individually.