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5 People The Los Angeles Lakers Should Build Around

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5 People The Los Angeles Lakers Should Build Around

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With the return of Kobe Bryant and the selection of former Kentucky standout Julius Randle, the Los Angeles Lakers are looking to rebound from two lackluster seasons. Here are five people the team should look to rebuild around.

5. Byron Scott

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5. Byron Scott

Byron Scott
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Who better than Byron Scott? The Los Angeles Lakers are the only team in the NBA without a head coach. With free agency scheduled to begin July 1, Scott should be named the head coach soon to help lure potential free agents to Los Angeles. Although Scott's tenure in Cleveland was less than average, his development of Chris Paul and a young New Orleans Hornets team should not be forgotten.

4. Nick Young

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4. Nick Young

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If only one person could be signed from last season's team, it has to be Nick Young. The 6-foot-7 forward averaged a career-high 17.9 PPG and 2.6 RPG while shooting 43 percent from the field. With the addition of Kobe Bryant next season, expect Young to learn a valuable lesson in passing the ball. In his career, Young is only averaging 1.1 APG.

3. Kendall Marshall

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3. Kendall Marshall

Kendall Marshall
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In only 54 games as the point guard of the Los Angeles Lakers, Kendall Marshall proved that he could be the team's point guard of the future. With Steve Nash out with injuries, Marshall averaged 8.0 PPG, 2.9 RPG, and a team-high 8.8 APG. Although Marshall needs to work on his shooting from the perimeter, he proved that he's capable of leading an NBA franchise.

2. Julius Randle

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Julius Randle

Julius Randle
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With the No. 7 pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, the Los Angeles Lakers added Julius Randle as the team's face of the future. With Kobe Bryant on the books for only two years and Pau Gasol not expected to return, Randle will have big shoes to fill.

1. Jeanie Buss

Jeanie Buss
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1. Jeanie Buss

Jeanie Buss
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Although the Los Angeles Lakers are currently controlled by big brother Jim Buss, it is little sister Jeanie who will determine if the team will regain its championship status or not. After the unexpected passing of Jerry Buss, Jim Buss has failed to keep L.A. atop the west. If big brother truly knows what's best for the organization, he'd surely let his little sister take over the franchise.

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