Andrew Bynum and Ron Artest to Show Great Improvement

September 25th, 2010 by Hayk Jernazian Leave a reply »
Although the Miami Heat have taken much of the spotlight away from the two-time defending champion Los Angeles Lakers, there have still been numerous projections regarding the Lakers, both positive and negative.

The fact is: The Lakers have drastically improved since last season. Most notably for strengthening their most glaring weakness—the point guard position. 

Laker offseason acquisitions have been thoroughly discussed, and I'll leave this one alone by simply stating that Steve Blake, Matt Barnes, Theo Ratliff, Derrick Caracter, and Devin Ebanks are a major upgrade over Jordan Farmar, D.J. Mbenga, and Josh Powell.

Both Bryant and Fisher now have consistent, veteran replacements to fill in quality minutes for their aging legs.

While the superstars on the Lakers are likely to maintain their heightened level of play or improve, two other Lakers should make strong leaps forward this season: Ron Artest and Andrew Bynum.

Although statistical analysis could be used to project the level of play of these two, statistics are not always the strongest factor for evaluating players. Oftentimes, it is simply sheer motivat ...

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