There is an unfamiliar air of uncertainty with the Los Angeles Lakers.
The Lakers are far from the team that they were just a year ago. Personnel moves, roster and coaching staff alike, have the entire organization in a controlled and comfortable disarray, and there are still possible moves to be made.
Some are even questioning the team's playoffs chances, but most won't take the situation that far.
In a shortened season, there are numerous questions that will surround all the teams in the NBA. The elite teams will always be put under a microscope and the Lakers are familiar with the territory.
Here are seven of the biggest questions facing the Lakers for the 2011-2012 season.