L.A. Lakers’ Pivot Points: Five Potholes on the Road to a Repeat, Part 4

November 24th, 2009 by Hadarii Jones Leave a reply »
The last segment of this series featured the Cleveland Cavaliers, the first Eastern Conference team that the Los Angeles Lakers might face in the NBA Finals in their quest for a repeat.

The Orlando Magic are another team that could potentially give the Lakers fits if they were to reach the Finals in what would be a rematch of last year's fight for the NBA crown.

The Magic match up well with the Lakeshow and have the type of bench that could be a plus if the pairing were to happen. They also have the revenge factor on their side, which can't be taken lightly.

The roster of the Magic is impressive and is highlighted by the acquisition of shooting guard Vince Carter, who brings a different dimension to the team than the departed Hedo Turkoglu.

Many observers felt that the Magic would drop off after signing Carter, but his presence has been a comfortable fit and the defense he brings is better than anything Turkoglu ever conjured.

Besides his defense, Carter is adept at getting to the rim and shoots the deep ball as well or better than Turkoglu. One knock may be that Carter shoots the ball to much and often leaves teammates un ...

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