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L.A. Lakers Do Not Need a Superstar, They Need Common Sense

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L.A. Lakers Do Not Need a Superstar, They Need Common Sense
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There seems to be an absurd idea floating around. People seem to think the Lakers, as they are currently built, cannot contend anymore. People think Dwight Howard for Bynum, Kevin Love for Pau Gasol or Deron Williams/Chris Paul for whoever will fix the Lakers.

They are wrong.

The Lakers need to make two moves in terms of personnel, none of which involve major trades.

It is the team philosophy that will determine if the Lakers will win or not.

If the Lakers follow these steps, I guarantee a competitive 2011-12 Lakers team that can contend with anyone else, including the champion Mavs and the super Heat.

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