If healthy, the Lakers have a lot of weapons offensively. With Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol, Steve Nash, Chris Kaman and Nick Young, the team is going to score a lot of points nightly.
The bigger question is on the defensive side of the ball.
While Dwight Howard and Metta World Peace -- both accolade-winning defenders -- are gone, the Lakers hope to use some of their newer, younger faces to pick up the slack.
“Jordan [Farmar] has already told me he wants to pick up 94 feet [defensively],” Wesley Johnson told Alex Lambeth and Jory Dreher of LakerNation.com. "I told him, ‘I got the back. If you’re picking up 94 feet, then I’m picking up right there with you.' "
The Lakers added a number of younger, athletic players including Young, Elias Harris, Marcus Landry, Shawne Williams, Xavier Henry, Johnson and Farmar. The team also picked up shooter Ryan Kelly, though he's pushing through a foot injury.