This article will look at five reasons why the Los Angeles Lakers could potentially be a better team next season.
For a team who had been to three straight NBA Finals and won back-to-back championships, it was three-peat or bust last season for the Lakers.
Unfortunately for the team and fans, it was bust. The team was surprisingly swept in their conference semifinal series against the Dallas Mavericks.
Not only did the sweep signify the end of the team’s season, but it marked the end to the coaching career of Phil Jackson.
A combination of the team’s disappointment in the playoffs, and the hiring of Mike Brown as head coach, have fans wondering what to expect next season from the team.
While some believe the team needs to make serious changes before making another run at a championship, there is still reason to believe this group of Lakers can get the job done.
Here are five reasons why the Lakers could potentially be a better team in 2011-12.