LA Lakers Training Camp 2013: Roster Projections, Team Analysis and Preview

September 24th, 2013 by Alec Nathan Leave a reply »

After a tumultuous 2012-13 campaign, the Los Angeles Lakers' prospects for the upcoming season look rather bleak.

Kobe Bryant is recovering from a brutal Achilles tear, Dwight Howard bolted for Houston and the Lakers had no cap space to sign the depth necessary to be considered a Western Conference contender. However, despite all of their apparent shortcomings, L.A. still has a solid core comprised of Bryant, Steve Nash and Pau Gasol.

The Lakers face a steep uphill battle this season, but if their big guns remain healthy they'll have an outside shot at sneaking into the playoffs. 


        Lakers 2012-13 results:

          • 45-37 record (.549)

          • 3rd in Pacific Division

          • 7th in Western Conference

          • Swept in Western Conference quarterfinals by San Antonio Spurs


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