The Los Angeles Lakers’ Top 5 Offseason Priorities

The Los Angeles Lakers' Top 5 Offseason Priorities

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The Los Angeles Lakers will be in for an offseason full of vast changes to both their roster and coaching staff. Only three players are currently under contract, while the head coaching spot remains vacant. With ample cap space as well a lottery pick, Los Angeles has the tools to fix the franchise,

5. Re-Sign Jordan Hill, Pau Gasol

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5. Re-Sign Jordan Hill, Pau Gasol

Pau Gasol
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Although neither player is an anchor on the defensive end, both are extremely talented big men. Jordan Hill is one of the best all-around rebounders in the league, while Pau Gasol is still arguably the most skilled big man in the game alongside his brother Marc. Re-signing them is vital as the Lakers have a gaping hole in the frontcourt, with just Robert Sacre under contract for next season.

4. Bring In A Veteran Rotation Player

Luol Deng
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4. Bring In A Veteran Rotation Player

Luol Deng
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Cap space has been a point of emphasis for GM Mitch Kupchak in recent years. He has set the team up to allow the signings of not one, but two, and maybe even three impact players. A veteran rotation player such as Luol Deng or Trevor Ariza would be perfect as there are no superstar free agents this offseason.

3. Make the Correct Coaching Decision

Byron Scott
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3. Make the Correct Coaching Decision

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As we still are all recovering from the Mike D'Antoni era, hiring a new head coach is perhaps the most important decision Mitch Kupchak will make in upcoming weeks, Many candidates have been mentioned, but as of today Byron Scott appears to hold the advantage. He would certainly be an excellent choice, having played many years for the Lakers.

2. Make Sure Kobe Bryant Is Ready To Go

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2. Make Sure Kobe Bryant Is Ready To Go

Kobe Bryant
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Kobe Bryant's first return did not go as well as planned, as an unlucky clash of knees with Tony Allen sidelined him for most of the 2013-14 season. Los Angeles must be completely sure that Bryant's knee is fully healthy and that his body is back into proper basketball shape before allowing him to step on the court again.

1. Score Big in the NBA Draft

NBA Draft
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1. Score Big in the NBA Draft

NBA Draft
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Luckily, Los Angeles held on to their pick in the deepest draft in several years. As the team will be selecting in the No. 7 slot, numerous talented players will likely be available. In order for the Lakers to turn it around, the draftee must make an immediate impact to catapult this lost franchise into contention once again.

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