Mike Brown is officially on the L.A. Lakers payroll as the new head coach of the franchise, but everyone wants to know how much he will impact who stays and who goes on this aging Laker squad.
We all know that Kobe Bryant's spot is safe, but I fear the same cannot be said for anyone else on the team. Some players underperformed as of late, some clashed with the coaching staff and other players in the locker room, and some of them are just plain getting old. With the Lakers failing to even reach the NBA Finals this postseason, it's clear that things are going to change.
The question now is: Who do the Lakers keep, and who do they deal away?
Do they keep the injury-prone center who has recently shown poor sportsmanship?
Is it better to keep a highly skilled, but soft power forward?
Can their Iron Man PG still run the offense for a team that desperately needs a shot of athleticism?
These and many more questions will be answered in the pages that follow. The Lakers have a great many choices to make in order to turn this team into a contender in the near future. Many of those decisions will be influenced by head coach Mike Brown. The following is a list of players I believe Brown will send packing.