The LA Lakers will probably have a better season this year. Kobe is expected to be back by tip-off. Steve will be healthy again. And D12 or as I call him "Dead Weight of LA", is out to Houston. Even though Nash is not as good as he was before, he is still the Steve Nash. Also, Chris Kaman and Pau Gasol would be a dominant duo for the LakeShow. I guess their main problem would really be injuries. Keep everyone healthy. Even with MWP gone, they got a lot of new players. Young is the man I am looking at to step up for the Lakers. I guess they could go back to winning form. Maybe 4th or 5th or 6th place finish would be reasonable.
man kobe is not a team player (he had few game last season with 10 and more assists but it won't happen again), young can score 20 points but when he started to miss he will continue to shot and team lost 10 or more balls. I don't like lakers and I hope that they won't be in playoffs