So the Lakers enter the second half of the season with the All-Star break about a week away, and already there are more questions about this team then there were last season.
In the last week alone, there have been rumors of a mega trade that would bring Carmelo Anthony to town, rumors of a trade that would've taken Ron Artest out of town, rumors that Artest wanted a trade and questions about the Lakers' toughness and ability to win games against the NBA's elite.
Mitch Kupchak's ears must be burning.
Truth of the matter is that the Lakers are definitely struggling right now, but these are still the defending champions. So with that in mind, here are 10 bold predictions for the Lake Show entering the second half of the season.