Lakers Rumors: What Will Help the Los Angeles Lakers Contend for a Championship?

February 18th, 2012 by Ben Rolph Leave a reply »
The Los Angeles Lakers currently sit at fifth in the Western Conference and two games back of the suddenly relevant squad who also occupies the Staples Center, the Los Angeles Clippers. While they have won seven of their past 10 games, it would be difficult to find any Lakers fan who thinks the purple and gold have had an above-average season.

There has just been something off with Los Angeles this season. They are certainly a playoff team, but by no means a legitimate championship contender at this point. However, playing in Tinseltown will always mean a number of rumours swirling around the franchise. Who will stay? Who will go? And what can the Lakers do to improve their chances at postseason success?

An interesting story was released this week by ESPN about the Lakers allegedly trying out Gilbert Arenas. This is certainly an interesting one and may sound kind of desperate to some Lakers fans. L.A. could certainly use a proven guard on their team, and Gilbert Arenas was a star in the NBA several years ago. Unfortunately, he has garnered more negative headlines than anything in the last few years. His production on the court has severely dipped, while his ...

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