Los Angeles Lakers: 10 Things to Look for This Offseason

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Los Angeles Lakers: 10 Things to Look for This Offseason
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The Los Angeles Lakers didn't look like defending champions as the curtains closed on their quest for a three-peat Sunday night in Dallas.

The Lakers lost just as they did in 2008—by over 30. When the Lakers end their season, they like to leave no doubt about it. This time, it was the Dallas Mavericks who took it to Los Angeles, sweeping them in the Western Conference semifinals.

The Mavericks knocked down 20 threes, 11 in the first half, to slam the breaks on a team that was looking to win their third straight title. The Lakers had also been to three consecutive NBA Finals before this season. Too many ups and downs plagued the Lakers, who never could quite find their identity.

An offseason after a playoff sweep is never an enjoyable one, but one that's filled with various changes. Even if personnel remains similar, the team's style of play will be changed.

Here's 10 things possibly on the horizon for LA this summer.

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