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Video Breakdown: Lakers' offense without Kobe

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The Los Angeles Lakers prepare for a potential playoff run, and for the first time in over a decade, it will be without Kobe Bryant. Can Dwight Howard and Pau Gasol lead the Lakers through the playoffs? A deep look at what to expect out of the Lakers' offense going forward.

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Jared Dubin of HoopChalk.com is putting together a playoff capsule series for all teams "in" the playoffs (Lakers and Jazz both included) in preparation for the post-season. He reached out to Silver Screen and Roll to represent the Los Angeles Lakers. The video submission is up top, and to read the full capsule head over here. Also, be sure to check out the full capsule list right here which features a ton of talent from around the basketball blogosphere. An excerpt of the capsule below...

Let’s be honest with each other for a moment — without Kobe Bryant the Los Angeles Lakers are about to tip-toe into the deep end of the pool without knowing how to swim. Or, shorter, they’re screwed. So screwed. Much of their offense over these 82 games has been built around Bryant’s ability either make a play, beat his defender, draw a double team, or do something Kobe-esque that, on shot release, Lakers’ fans sigh at another wild shot only to have to cheer after Bryant sinks another ridiculously difficult basket.

For the full read, head over to HoopChalk.com

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