Alot of attention has been placed on how the Lakers are doing this season and critics have questioned their confidence before the All-Star break, due to the 3 game loss.
What will the Lakers do to maintain their current strong position in the League after this season has ended. We all now that this is Phil Jackson's last season, so that poses the first question of who will be the new coach? What will happen to the current roster? Did they not trade anyone now, so they could trade key players during the summer?
When Phil left in 04' it was for entirely different reason's, but the state the Lakers got into were'nt pretty at all. Currently, the Lakers are ranked to high in the league to get a good enough first round draft pick for next season, so will it be a case of history repeating itself like the last 3-peat the Lakers experienced (which is how Bynum was select in the first place). The next question that will be brought up are the age of the players, especially the Lakers starting five. With the exception of Andrew Bynum, the remaining 4 Lakers are in their 30's and this season has proven how the speed and athleticism of the other younger team's is a weakness which at times they struggle to deal with (next game against the Thunder will test how true that is).