In contrast to years past, the Los Angeles Lakers seem to be in a state of desperation rather than in a state of confidence.
After being swept by the Dallas Mavericks in the 2011 Playoffs, it was evident that the team was unmotivated and most importantly, old, especially at the point guard position.
Derek Fisher, the Lakers current starting point guard, has been an outstanding player for years.
However, at 37 years old, Fisher is unable to keep up with opposing point guards and his contributions have diminished.
Clearly, the Lakers addressed the point guard issue when they drafted Michigan’s Darius Morris in the second round of the 2011 NBA Draft.
Nonetheless, Morris is very young at 20 years old, and it seems irrational and too risky to start him as early as next season.
Thus, the Lakers point guard issue is still a significant problem, and it is vital that the team addresses the matter as soon as possible.
Fortunately, there are a few free agent point guards that can help fill the void and make the Lakers transition at point guard much smoother.